Matthew McConaughey Says Woody Harrelson Could Be His Real Brother After a Wild Family Revelation

During a podcast interview with Kelly Ripa, Matthew McConaughey recently revealed that his longtime friend Woody Harrelson might actually be related to him. McConaughey shared that during a family vacation in Greece, his mother made a comment about knowing Harrelson’s father in a way that left everyone intrigued. This prompted McConaughey to investigate his mother’s past to seek the truth. He found that Harrelson’s father may have been on furlough while McConaughey’s parents were going through their second divorce, leading to the possibility of a connection between their families.

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Matthew McConaughey revealed that his longtime friend Woody Harrelson may actually be related to him. (David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

McConaughey and Harrelson have been friends for two decades and have worked together in movies such as “EDtv” and the TV series “True Detective.” They will also star in an upcoming Apple TV+ series titled “Brother From Another Mother,” where they will play fictionalized versions of themselves. McConaughey described the series as a “love story” about their families coming together, based on truth.

While McConaughey and Harrelson have talked about taking DNA tests to confirm they’re possible familial connection, McConaughey noted that it’s a more difficult decision for him due to the emotional implications of potentially finding out that his father may not be his biological father after 53 years of believing so. Nevertheless, he acknowledged that they are on the precipice of deciding on taking the DNA test and uncovering the truth.

It’s important to note that while McConaughey and Harrelson’s story is intriguing, it’s still speculative and has not been confirmed through any official means. It’s possible that further investigation or DNA testing may reveal more information about their potential familial connection in the future.