Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden are kissing & holding hands in public

Cameron Diaz

These are photos of Cameron Diaz not-so-subtly flipping the bird outside her gym last weekend. She veers so often between gregarious and rude with paps, but she was probably makeup free and didn’t want her photo taken. I covered a story a few weeks ago about how Cameron was probably dating Benji Madden. He’s Joel’s twin brother, and they’re both members of Good Charlotte. They also just formed a new band called the Madden Brothers. Joel is married to Nicole Richie, and Cam’s tight with Nic. It makes sense that Cam and Benji would eventually hookup.

Now E! has photo proof of the two new lovers holding hands on a coffee date. A source says, “They seemed relaxed and looked like a happy new couple. You can see the pictures here. What do you think? The bitchy part of me thinks Cameron’s face is like, “He’ll do for now.” That’s a shame because Benji has a reputation of being a super nice guy. He did dodge questions of his new new romance during a Ryan Seacrest interview. I think he’s a keeper even though, physically, I still can’t tell him apart from Joel. Star magazine (via Radar) has a photo of Cameron locking lips with Benji:

It’s true — Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden are dating, or at least locking lips.

Reports that the two were an item surfaced in recent weeks when they were photographed together at a Los Angeles gym and Madden stayed mum on the romance when asked by an Australian radio show, but Star Magazine confirmed the pair is together with exclusive photos of the duo smooching over the weekend.

“Throughout the entire meal, Cameron and Benji couldn’t keep their hands off each other,” an eyewitness who spotted the A-list actress and Good Charlotte rocker having breakfast at Manhattan’s ABC Kitchen on Sunday. “They were whispering to each other and laughing, just having the best time together.”

According to Star, Diaz, 41, and Madden, 35, were with a group of six people but appeared to be in their own world together.

“Everyone else at the table was talking and catching up, but Benji and Cameron were completely removed from the conversation. They were totally consumed with each other,” the source said. “Benji kept his arm around her, and she’d just rest her head on his shoulder and stare at him, grinning. It was obvious that she’s crazy about him.”

Madden’s brother, Joel, is married to Nicole Richie who is said to have set him up with Diaz. “I wouldn’t be surprised is they are together for a very, very long time,” the source added.

[From Radar Online]

I don’t know. This story paints a picture of Cameron being completely into Benji, but my instincts are that Cameron is gonna break Benji’s heart. Then Nicole will get mad at Cameron, and there will be all sorts of girl drama in the tabloids.

Benji is on the left in this photo … I think.

Benji Madden

Benji Madden

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & WENN

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

41 Responses to “Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden are kissing & holding hands in public”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. mia girl says:

    *Worst taste in men, ever*

  2. Kiddo says:

    Good, whatever keeps her mouth from flapping is fine by me; if it’s kissing, stay busy, enjoy.

  3. Arhodo says:


  4. magpie says:

    Would you want to come after Paris Hilton? Ew.

  5. Alice.H says:

    I’ve always liked her, she seems fun and uncomplicated but I’m having a hard time getting past her flipping the finger (so subtly), she’s 41 fgs. I don’t think she will break his heart, she always seems to be the one left broken hearted. Sad, sad, sad.

  6. Kaylen says:

    She has been off the rails ever since Jared Leto dumped her.

  7. TorontoE says:

    I would find it so weird if my friend started dating my husband’s identical twin. And vice versa. Wouldn’t you wonder if she had been attracted to your husband the whole time? And wouldn’t she feel like “Erm… I feel like I’m kissing my friend’s hubby?” Maybe that’s superficial but I would find it uncomfortable.

  8. Damaris says:

    What the hell does she expect from Benji Madden? Gonorrhea? Go away.

  9. Dominque says:

    They’re really not that damn hard to tell apart. One has always been thinner than the other.

    • magpie says:

      They do look a lot alike but Benji is a bit rounder and Joel has a more angular chin. They both dress like poser dweebs.

    • Jenna says:

      There is that… and Benji has the big honking Oriole (mascot of one sports team or the other) on the top of his hand. So if you can see the hands, it’s always an easy tell. Benji/Bird. Joel has the same bird, much MUCH smaller behind his ear.

      And now I’m slightly embarrassed I actually KNEW that fact. I’ve got a weird avian tattoo thing that always makes me geek out when I see them (Ultimately, my own spine, lower back and leading down to ‘socks’ to cover up a bunch of scarring will be done in motifs using vinework, celtic knots and ravens, magpies, owls and peacocks. Your little bit of totally pointless info for the day! lol) so I have all sorts of truly random crap in my head about them.

  10. Helvetica says:

    He’s so gross-looking to me.

    I love Cameron.

  11. Kaylee says:

    Benji has tattoos on the tops of his hands and colored tattoos, that’s how I’m able to tell them apart.

  12. paola says:

    They look like an hard-core version of Joshua Jackson

  13. Talie says:

    He’s a good guy and it may or may not work for her, usually women who go for douche bags can’t comprehend romance without drama.

    • AG-UK says:

      I knew someone like that and I would think why go thru all that each time but she did couldn’t live without it. Each bf there was something needless to day she has 4 kids and on her own.

  14. AG-UK says:

    She and Matt Dillon seemed like a good fit but who knows.

  15. ab says:

    aww, I like benji. I was a fan of good charlotte way back in the day, and the maddens have always had a rep for being really good guys. which is why I don’t think this relationship will last — cammy likes pretty-boy douchebags. it might be novel for her at first to date a nice guy, to choose personality over looks (joel was always the cute twin), but I don’t think she’ll stick with it.

  16. Sarah says:

    Madden brothers have a new album out just now. Nice timing to go public…

  17. Hannah says:

    Why is everyone saying he is nice guy and to good her? The guy dated Paris Hilton and one of hugh hefners former girlfriends. He is known for dating playmates and reality stars. If anything Cameron is a huge step up for him and he seems rather superficial in his choice of women

    • Jayna says:

      I never got Paris Hilton. He dated Holly Madison, but I actually think Holly Madison is a really sweet person even if she was Hugh Hefner’s girlfriend.

      But Benji has a reputation of being a really nice, great guy. Cameron seems drawn to douche bags usually.

  18. JenniferJustice says:

    It seems she gravitates to the guys who are intersted in her more than the guys she is interested in. I see it as settling. This woman reeks of desperation. Seriously, how could you even consider pairing up with a dude who was interested in Paris Hilton? I serously would not even acknowledge an advance from anybody who was with a total flake. What does that say about him? He can overlook the flakiness because she’s famous and rich and he wants to be famous and rich too? Yuck!

    • Jayna says:

      He was already famous and rich before Paris. I think Paris was a rebound. He was engaged to Sophie Monk and it sounds like she ended the engagement. I think he was really hurt and it was very soon after that he started dating Paris. But I agree, Paris is so shallow that I can’t imagine any guy dating her seriously and makes you wonder.

  19. Happy21 says:

    This gives me a case of the ickies all around. EWWWW!!!

  20. Jayna says:

    These guys are really great guys. If you’ve ever read interviews by them, they are not what they seem just by glancing at them, especially their background and life story.

    He’s probably too much of a nice guy for Cammie. I find Nicole’s husband better-looking because he didn’t overdo the tattoos and usually always stays in shape. Joel is loaded with them too, but they aren’t up his neck, etc., like Benji and hands. Benji can get chubby sometimes also but he slimmed down. It’s just the way they always dress that doesn’t seem to fit Cameron.

    Here’s an interview of them with Cheslea. Benji is the one closest to Chelsea.

  21. Usually, in one’s forties, one will have lost one’s penchant for douchey hipster types and public displays of The Bird when one knows one is being photographed. But then, maybe as a celeb, your development stops at the age you become famous, so the theory goes…

  22. Camille (The Original) says:

    Icky @ both of them.

  23. Wren says:

    Joel is currently a coach on the Australian version of The Voice and always seems like a super nice guy on that show. He gets Benji in as a mentor and again, he too seems like a great guy. Australia has really embraced Joel because of the show.