Cameron admitted that being a mother was the most "fulfilling part" of her life for which she has patiently waited since she was 21.
We all rejoiced when Cameron Diaz found love on-screen. But her journey of finding love off-screen was even more special. She married Benjie Madden on January 5, 2015, at her Beverly Hills, California home. The Charlie's Angels star's wedding ceremony was planned by Stefanie Cove and Yifat Oren, with a Jewish wedding set up. The ceremony took place at their Beverly Hills's home. At the time of the wedding, Cameron was 42 and her groom was 35. She would have a child five years later, even though she had always thought that she would become a mother at 21!
Life did not follow Cameron's timeline but it did bring her happiness. On January 5, she celebrated her eighth wedding anniversary with her husband. They have often mentioned how happy they are with each other. Now, the main focus of their life is their 2-year-old daughter, Raddix. Cameron even retired from acting to focus on her personal commitments. The couple has not shared any pictures of their daughter to maintain her privacy. During the pandemic, PEOPLE reported, the couple rarely left home and spent time with their growing daughter.
The couple had been together for five years before announcing the birth of their first child in January 2020. They made this announcement in a joint post on Instagram and surprised their fans. They wrote that they had been blessed and happy to start the new decade with the birth of their baby girl. The couple also shared how the child completed their little family and filled their heart with joy. However, they posted no further details about her.
Before Raddix was born, Cameron had discussed with In Style in April 2012, what motherhood meant to her, "Society definitely puts pressure on women to make them think their lives should go a certain way. I’ve never said I don’t want children—I just haven’t had children yet. I don’t know what’s going to happen in my life." In May 2012, she confessed to USA Magazine, "I thought I was going to be married and have two children by the time I was 21." However, Cameron added, "But then my career was starting to take off and there were still so many things I wanted to do." She had landed a role in The Mask when she was 21, and, "so that dream [of motherhood] for me was shattered early on. After that, I never put another timeline on anything in my life."
Cameron also spoke to The Telegraph in 2014 and clarified, "I can’t see the future, but one thing I do know is that I’m not childless." When she found love and got married, the couple knew they wanted a child. The pair reportedly tried acupuncture, IVF, and supplements to conceive a child. They were also open to surrogacy and adoption. When they finally became parents via a surrogate, a close source told US Weekly, that Cameron felt, Raddix was "truly a miracle."
Cameron was also interviewed on Naomi Campbell's No Filter Youtube series about motherhood at 47. Cameron said, "Having a family when you're young ... it's like anything when you're young. You do it. But when you're my age and you decide to do it, it's a real choice. You really have to work hard for it." In another appearance on SiriusXM's "Quarantined With Bruce," Cameron admitted that being a mother was the most "fulfilling part" of her life. She also said that she'd waited patiently for this part of her life!
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