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Inside Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden’s Super-Private and “Weird” Marriage

Did you know Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden have been married for four years?

As one of Hollywood’s most famous stars, it’s weird to think that we don’t know all that much about Diaz’s marriage with the 39-year-old Good Charlotte guitarist.

The couple married in an intimate ceremony on Jan. 5 2015, and first began dating  in May 2014.

Following high-profile romances with Justin Timberlake, Jared Leto and Alex Rodriguez that dominated headlines for years, Diaz’s relationship with Madden, the twin brother of Joel Madden, pal Nicole Richie‘s husband, has been surprisingly low-key…which is exactly how she wants it. 

In fact, the couple never even publicly confirmed they were engaged, with Diaz slightly opening up to Cosmopolitan in 2015about her romance with the rocker.

“You have to find someone in the same place as you are. Timing is everything,” the Charlie’s Angels star, who knew Madden for years before they began dating, said. “If you get into a relationship where you want something the guy doesn’t want, it’s never gonna work. You’re never going to get him to be in that place. No matter how old you are, finding the guy who’s in the same place as you are and wants to show up is the only way a relationship works, period.”

And Diaz shared her perspective on her previous relationships, choosing to look at them as lessons rather than mistakes.

“Here’s the thing: You make the same mistake over and over again until you learn your lesson,” the 42-year-old Other Woman actress says. “We girls sometimes do the thing where we pick the same person over and over again—they look and seem different, but deep down, they’re the same. And that’s on us.”

Still, in an interview with Marie Claire in 2014, Diaz said marriage wasn’t the be-all, end-all for her.

“I’m not looking for a husband or marriage or not not looking for that stuff,” she said. “I’m living, not thinking what I should or shouldn’t be doing with my life.”

So what was it about Madden, whom she met through Richie, that made him the one for Diaz?

Well, for starters, it seems like it wasn’t really about Madden at all: it was about Diaz finding herself after two decades of non-stop work in the entertainment industry, traveling all around the world from one job to the next.

In doing that, Diaz retired from acting, with 2014’s Annie remake being her last onscreen role.

On the panel, her good friend and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently married Brad Falchuk, asked Diaz about why she never wed until she was 41.

“I think it’s a matter of I just hadn’t met my husband, you know? I had boyfriends before. And there’s a really, really distinct difference between husbands and boyfriends,” she explained. “And I have a husband who is just my partner in life and in everything. Talk about two very different people! We are so different from one another, but we share the same values—we’re totally two peas in a pod. We are both just weird enough for each other.”

She continued, “We women are objectified so much. Somehow my husband has just been able to kind of show me what it’s like not to have that be a part of a relationship, and being an equal.”

Diaz also found an immediate family after she married Madden, as Richie, also participating on the Goop panel, shared that the Maddens are “a very close family. They rely on each other. When we got together it was like, you’re just in the family. It’s a large support system.”

Diaz then went on to say she’s never felt loved by anyone in her previous relationships in the same way Madden has supported her.

“I never experienced that before. I’d never been loved in that way,” she admitted. “I look at him every day and he inspires me—he works so hard. I feel so lucky.”

Madden seems to feel just as lucky to have found Diaz after his own string of high-profile relationships, including romances with Paris Hilton, Katy Perry, Holly Madison and Australian star Sophie Monk, who he was once engaged to. 

Though he doesn’t post often about his wife on social media, the dedicated a sweet Instagram post to her on her 46th birthday in August.  

“There’s so much to write, so many things that make me so proud of you and how special you are,” he wrote. “Thank you for being the best friend and partner to me and taking this journey of Marriage.”

He added, “The way you live your life everyday, and your compassion for the world shines thru in your eyes and you inspire me to want to be the best man I can be in this lifetime. You’re the realest. I’m so grateful to be yours Always&Forever, and to call you my One&Only. True Love.”

The previous year, for her 45th birthday, he called himself “the LUCKIEST guy ALIVE” in an Instagram caption, writing, “I don’t think anyone could ever know the Depth, Kindness, and Compassion that I get to experience everyday thanks to My One and Only.”

In 2016, the notoriously private Diaz opened up about knowing Madden was the one for her the moment they met.

“It was one of those things where everyone tells you, ‘You just know when you know.’ I was like, ‘What does that mean?’ Oh, I get it. You just know when you know. Like you’re my husband,” Cameron explained to Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM radio show.

She also revealed her first impression of Madden: “The first thing I said when I first met my husband was, ‘He’s hot.’ How come I didn’t know this before? We had never been in the same circle.”

But, like she said, you just know when you know.

Diaz and Madden officially became man and wife in front of 100 guests at her Beverly Hills home in 2015, with her now sister-in-law Richie and BFF Drew Barrymore serving as bridesmaids. “We got married in our living room in front of our friends,” she revealed on Radio Andy, “had a little party in our backyard on the tennis court and yeah. Otherwise it would have been something else.”

And it seems it’s been wedded bliss for the couple ever since.

“That’s how I know he’s my husband… No one compares. Everything else just like washes and slips away,” she told Cohen. “You realize like, ‘Oh this is like the real thing is. This is what real love is. This is what real commitment and devotion is. This is the person you build your life with.”

In 2015, Madden made his love for Diaz permanent, tattooing her name on his chest. 

“Thinking bout you❤❤❤ #LuckyMan,” he captioned his tattoo’s debut in an Instagram post. 

Since leaving acting behind in 2014 after becoming one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses, it’s been a low-key life for Diaz, who isn’t often seen in public aside from the occasional grocery run or appearance on Paltrow or Barrymore’s Instagram feeds.

She’s turned her focus to wellness, writing two books with Sandra Bark about health and aging, including 2016’s The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time. She’s enjoyed romantic vacations with her husband and friends, including a romantic trip this summer to Italy.

An eyewitness who saw them in Florence told E! News that Diaz and Madden looked “very much in love,” adding, “They walked around with their arms around each other always laughing and talking sweetly to one another. They are crazy about each other and it shows.”

And at the Goop Summit, Diaz said she and her husband “are totally two peas in a pod. We’re both just weird enough for each other. He’s my perfect little weirdo and I’m his perfect little weirdo.”

Here’s to many more years of these two perfect little weirdos living happily ever after.

Gwyneth Paltrow Got Wedding Advice from ‘Very Excited’ Cameron Diaz, Says Source

When Gwyneth Paltrow wanted advice for her wedding day, she knew just the person to call.

A source tells PEOPLE that Paltrow, 46, sought out tips from Cameron Diaz, also 46, before tying the knot with Brad Falchuk, 47, in the Hamptons on Saturday.

“Cameron was very excited about Gwyneth’s wedding,” the source says. “Gwyneth has been giving her updates and asking for advice during the planning.”

As for Diaz’s expertise, the insider says, “Cameron pulled off a private wedding even though the media found out about it before. Gwyneth wanted the same privacy.”

Diaz and Benji Madden, 39, wed in January 2015 at their home in Beverly Hills, California.

Diaz and Madden were two of the several celebrity pals — including Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Spielberg and Robert Downey Jr. — to celebrate the actress and the Glee co-creator at their wedding.

In April, Diaz, Nicole Richie, Rachel Zoe and others attended Paltrow’s bridal party. Paltrow captioned a picture of the group, “When some of the women you love most in the world give you a luncheon and you end up with underwear on your head…”

Paltrow and Diaz have had a tight bond for years. In 2012, the stars rapped about Chelsea Handler in honor of the comedian’s move to a new studio. In 2014, Diaz defended Paltrow and ex Chris Martin‘s use of the phrase “conscious uncoupling” to describe their split.

“I think it’s actually a very elevated and conscious and realized statement,” Diaz told Extra at the time. “I think that when people like Chris and Gwyneth, who really worked hard to be friends and keep the things that are really good and work in their relationship, which is being friends and being parents, which they are amazing at … people go their separate ways in other aspects of their life, and I think it’s really brave of them to phrase it that way.”

Cameron’s Comeback: Inside Diaz’s Plans To Return To Hollywood — Behind The Camera!

Actress suddenly ‘quit’ acting earlier this year amid pregnancy rumors.

Cameron Diaz is going back to work at long last – but RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively she’s choosing voiceover duties over movie roles.

“After a few years off, Cameron is searching for a big commercial campaign to lend her voice to,” an insider told Radar. “It’s her way of taking baby steps back into the spotlight and reminding people that she’s a charming and bankable star, but without the pressure of signing up for a movie where she’s responsible for the whole project’s success or failure.”

But as Radar readers know, the baby steps may actually just be a ploy to avoid revealing a baby bump Opens a New Window. !

Diaz, 46, sparked pregnancy rumors when she suddenly “quit” acting earlier this year Opens a New Window. . But recent photos of the There’s Something About Mary star show her looking curvier than usual, while out with hubby Opens a New Window. Benji Madden Opens a New Window. . Not to mention she hasn’t been pictured drinking!

Diaz and Madden, 39, are reportedly desperate to have a baby, which is why she “hasn’t wanted to work.” Opens a New Window.

Still, insiders insist Diaz is merely looking to dip her toe back in the acting pool

“Cameron is a lot more comfortable doing voice work these days because it’s a stress-free way to make money,” the source said. “The hope is that she will land a beer or carmaker voiceover deal that will get her back in the direction of making films again, but for now she’s taking things one step at a time.”

Would you like to see Cameron make a comeback? Let us know in the comments section.

Diaz Keeps It Low-Key During Casual Outing Ahead of 46th Birthday

Cameron Diaz kept things low-key ahead of her birthday this year.

Just days before the actress turned 46 on Thursday, Diaz was seen getting some groceries from Whole Foods on Saturday in Glendale, California.

During her casual outing, the actress wore a blue-and-white striped dress with a floral design, which she paired with a long neutral-colored cardigan and a pair of flip flops. To complete her look, Diaz carried a white bag as well as what appeared to be a glass bottle of water.

In recent years, Diaz has been living her life outside of the Hollywood spotlight — and absolutely loving it.

A source recently told PEOPLE that both Diaz and her husband, former Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden “are great” and “are both very happy living the quiet life.”

Diaz, who wed the musician, 39, in 2015, hasn’t appeared in a movie since the 2014 remake of Annie. In recent years, Diaz has also shifted focus from acting to wellness ambassador. In 2013, she released the bestseller The Body Book, followed by 2016’s The Longevity Book, in which she shared her secrets to aging beautifully.

“The quiet life she lives now with Benji, she wanted for a long time,” the source added.

Earlier this year, Diaz’s friend Selma Blair caused a stir after she told Metro News UK that her pal had retired from acting.

“I had lunch with Cameron the other day, We were reminiscing about the film. I would have liked to do a sequel but Cameron’s retired from acting. She’s like ‘I’m done,’ ” she told the publication.

Blair later clarified on Twitter that she had been making a joke during the interview, and that Diaz was “NOT retiring from ANYTHING.” But while she might not be hanging up the towel for good, the source previously told PEOPLE that Diaz “seems satisfied with her life the way it is.”

Even though Diaz has taken a step back from the spotlight, she’s still got plenty of time for her famous pals.

In July, Diaz and her longtime BFF Drew Barrymore posed together for a makeup-free selfie. While driving out for their “playdate,” Barrymore, 43, snapped a quick selfie with Diaz in the car that showed off both of their bare-faced, makeup-free skin — without any filter.

In the photo’s caption, Barrymore made sure her fans know that even when she’s not wearing makeup, sun safety is a key component to her beauty routine. “#SUNSCREENALWAYS” she hashtagged the post — in all caps for extra emphasis.

Barrymore and Diaz have been friends ever since meeting on the set of Charlie’s Angels 18 years ago.

Why Cameron Diaz’s Privacy Changed the Course of Her Career

Happy birthday, Cameron Diaz! The Golden Globe nominee is celebrating her 46th birthday today.

Ahead of her special day, Diaz was spotted out and about in Los Angeles, having dinner with her pals, including sister-in-law Nicole Richie and actress Zoe Saldana. Days earlier, Diaz was spotted running errands and picking up some groceries from Whole Foods. Photographers snapped Diaz, donning a striped floral dress and cardigan, carrying her items to her car on Saturday, Aug. 25.

These days, Diaz has been living a very low-key life away from the spotlight. In March, she confirmed that she’s “actually retired” from acting. The confirmation came amid speculation that Diaz was done with acting after two decades in the entertainment industry. Diaz’s Sweetest Thing co-star Selma Blair added fuel to the retirement rumors earlier in March when she spoke about her pal getting out of the acting game.

“We were reminiscing about the film [The Sweetest Thing]. I would have liked to do a sequel, but Cameron’s retired from acting,” Blair reportedly told Metro News. “She’s like, ‘I’m done.'”

After the article was published, Blair took to Twitter to clarify her comments. “Guys please, I was making a joke in an interview,” Blair told her social media followers. “CAMERON DIAZ is NOT retiring from ANYTHING. And for more breaking news: I am NOW retiring from being Cameron Diaz’s spokesperson.” But then, during a Sweetest Thing reunion interview with Diaz, Blair and Christina Applegate, Diaz admitted that she’s retired.

When the trio was asked by Entertainment Weekly if they’ve all reunited since filming the 2002 movie, they revealed that they haven’t.

“Goddamn it, why not?” Diaz asked.

“I don’t know. You guys tell me. I see Selma,” Applegate replied, to which Blair added, “Our kids are friends. Cameron?”

Diaz told her former co-stars, “Maybe I should, you know, I mean, I’m down. I’m literally doing nothing.”

Applegate then shared that she is “semi” retired.

“I’m literally doing nothing, too! I’m semi-retired, I haven’t worked for years. I’m a mom, that’s what we do. So I’m around, man,” Applegate said.

“That’s so awesome,” Diaz replied. “I’m totally down. I’m semi-retired, too, and I am actually retired, so I would love to see you ladies.”

It’s been four years since we last saw Diaz on-screen in 2014’s Annie. Since then, Diaz has tied the knot with Benji Madden and has been putting her privacy ahead of anything else.

Diaz has also turned her focus to wellness in recent years, releasing two books on health and aging. In 2013, Diaz and Sandra Bark co-wrote The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body. Three years later, the duo teamed up again to release The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time.

Instead of hitting the red carpet, Diaz, who was one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood before taking a step away from the spotlight, is more likely these days to be found hanging with her sister-in-law, spending time with her pal and former Charlie’s Angels co-star Drew Barrymore, or on romantic vacations with her husband.

In June 2017, Diaz offered a bit of a hint as to why she decided to leave the Hollywood scene, explaining that the non-stop work and travel was just too much. “I just went, ‘I can’t really say who I am to myself.’ Which is a hard thing to face up to,” she shared at the Goop Wellness Summit. “I felt the need to make myself whole.”

And while we may miss her infectious smile on our movie screens, Diaz seems more at peace than ever before as she enjoys her private world.

Happy Birthday Cameron!

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