Actor Matthew McConaughey and his partner, actress Camila Alves, are celebrating the birth of their second child.

People magazine reports that the couple's daughter, Vida Alves McConaughey, was born on Sunday, 3 January, weighing 7lbs and 7oz.

McConaughey wrote on his website: 'Vida' is Portuguese for 'life' and that's what God gave us this morning. Camila's recovering wonderfully and we are both truly honored to welcome this little lady into our family. Thanks for all of your well wishes and prayers along the way, another blessed day, we give thanks."

Forty-year-old McConaughey and 26-year-old Alves also have a 17-month-old son, Levi.