Us: Cameron Diaz is engaged to Benji Madden after 7 months of dating

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz has been wearing a ring on her special finger for weeks, and the press has had a grand time speculating about what that means. Of course. She and Benji Madden started dating in May, and we started hearing marriage buzz in July. The tabloids also said Cameron totally wanted to get preggers with Benji, which seemed like a fake story. Cameron has always said she doesn’t really want kids. She insisted not being married at age 42 didn’t make her a spinster, and she was correct.

The tide has changed. Maybe this is what happens when a woman finally dates a guy who doesn’t treat her like crap. Us Weekly has spoken to multiple sources, and all say that Cameron and Benji are engaged:

Cameron Diaz is engaged to her boyfriend, Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly.

The Charlie’s Angels actress, 42, who has previously dated Justin Timberlake and Alex Rodriguez, amongst others, first stepped out with Madden, 35, in May of this year. And after a whirlwind seven-month romance the happy couple are ready to make things official!

“Everyone thinks it’s wild but are so happy for them,” one source told Us. “Benji always tends to fall in love easily, but this time it’s for real and he landed a great girl. They obviously both make each other incredibly happy and there’s nothing better than that.”

In September, a friend of the couple revealed to Us that Madden (whose twin brother and bandmate is Joel Madden, husband of Nicole Richie), was keen to do things right when it came to his relationship with Diaz.

“He is more traditional then her,” the pal said. “She really doesn’t care about getting married but wants babies. He wants to get engaged and married first.”

In fact the couple have Diaz’s pal (and soon-to-be sister-in-law) Richie to thank for their happiness.

“I approve of anything that’s going to make Benj happy,” the mom-of-two told Watch What Happens Live’s Andy Cohen back in July. Did she set them up? “Yes,” she answered. “I’m going to take responsibility for everything!”

Another family member who will be skipping with joy about their happy news is Diaz’s mom, who is a big fan of the heavily tattooed rocker.

“Billie has been gushing about Cameron’s new relationship,” a source told Us previously of the union. “She absolutely loves Benji and she hopes this is the man her daughter will finally settle down with.”

Looks like mom got her wish!

[From Us Weekly]

This is crazy! The tabloids recirculated this same story for weeks, and this week’s issue of The Enquirer had another one. Now it’s actually true? If these two kids are really engaged, I wish them all the best. God only knows they’ve both dated some of the biggest duds out there. Benji got with Paris Hilton back in the day, and he made out with Miley Cyrus last year. As for Cameron, every guy she’s dated — Timberlake, Matt Dillon, Diddy, A-Rod — has treated her terribly. So this engagement can only be a good thing, right?

Right. Oh … and Annie hits theaters today. Just FYI.

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

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  1. Frida_K says:

    They look alike in profile. Same jaw, nearly the same snub nose.


  2. Kiddo says:

    Any news that isn’t personal private parts grooming tips from Cameron, or “every woman” proclamations is a win. So congrats.

    • mimif says:

      I’m sorry, I just can’t. Maybe I’m just punchy today, but any dude that got with Paris needs to be interred in the CDC, forever. Plus, his whole get up is so LA lame, like Travis Barker lite. I bet he has a French bulldog named Bubba, too. Maybe a vintage Triumph motorcycle, or perhaps an Indian. Oh and a Pixie Bob, he definitely has a Pixie Bob.

  3. Dancinnancy says:

    I love Cameron. I’ll believe the baby thingnwhen I see it, but I hope this works out for both of them.

    • Juliette says:

      Yeah… since when does Cam want babies? Last I heard, she was a big advocate of a childless life. If she has a baby, I’ll eat my hat. Maybe they’ll adopt.

  4. Kitten says:

    I feel like the couples that seemingly don’t make sense, that don’t “match” or whatever, sometimes last the longest. I think it’s real with these two. Anyway, congrats Cammie!

    • katP says:

      I totally agree, they never really made sense on paper but you can tell how happy Cameron is, it’s nice to see she’s found a good guy. I wish them only the best.

    • SamiHami says:

      True enough. My parents are so mismatched…I just don’t get how they ever got together. They are opposite in just about every aspect. But, it’s been working for them for more than 50 years, so good for them!

    • Erinn says:

      I actually really like the Madden bros. I was listening to Jason Ellis a few months back now, and he had both of them on. And they were talking about Joel’s kid, and how Benji loooves this kid so much. He does school runs, and brings the kid to things kids need to go to (clearly, I am not around kids often hahaha) and just genuinely loves being an uncle. And they were both super enjoyable to listen to in an interview.

      I’d actually really like to see this one pan out. Cam isn’t someone I’m much of a fan of, but I get her appeal, and she has looked pretty darn happy lately. Her face doesn’t look as weird in that photo of her waving and smiling without much makeup – which leads me to believe a lot of the problem is the makeup she wears. She looks much more natural, and cute. I think this might be a great match, really. Here’s hoping.

    • RocketMerry says:

      Yay! I like this couple, it makes me go all “Awwwww”! You know, ’cause it looks like she would be the strong protective one whilst he continues to be the lovely sweetheart that warms her days.
      Sigh. Sorry about that, I need to get me a boyfriend.

    • rudy says:

      So true. My husband and I are Venus and Mars. Completely different people. And it is one of the major reasons we are still together over twenty years later. Communication is so important so you learn how and why. His motivations, meanings, decisions are so completely opposite of me that unless we explain someone will get hurt.

      Otherwise, opposites attract. The best part, when I get depressed he is not.

  5. ennie says:

    I like CAmeron and wish her the best. I think she is pretty, especially when she is not buffing her body too much. I am envious of her legs (and arms).

    • Jem says:

      I’m pretty much envious of every inch of her… Good luck to them both 🙂

    • Sabrine says:

      I don’t know why they’re bothering to get married and get paperwork involved. Why not just date until the thing runs it’s course as it will. This seems like an unnecessary encumbrance that they really don’t need. As for the babies, I doubt that very much. Cameron has said that she can barely take care of herself, never mind a pet or a child.

      • jwoolman says:

        Benji might be enough the nurturing type to be the main caregiver. If so, maybe that’s why she might consider it now.

  6. Ginger says:

    They still seem like such an odd pairing to me but if they’re happy then good for them! Congrats!

  7. Easi says:

    I feel like I’ve never actually seen this guy. He’s always in sunglasses and hats.

  8. Sunny says:

    I think Cameron is gorgeous, and fun, and cool, and a great friend by most reports. Most stories about her are positive.But I think she has the WORST taste in men- she has dated not only douchebags but dudes who were mean and dismissive to her.

    Benji seems like a solid, nice dude(not at all Cam’s type). But it is great that they have gotten together and connected. Her friends and family must be so relieved that she has found herself with a seemingly nice man. And as to Benji’s family, they must be so happy that he isn’t with some fame hungry(he is semi famous) lady.

  9. Luca76 says:

    She deserves to find a guy that treats her well so I hope it works out!

  10. Jenny says:

    Her performance in Annie is possibly one of the worst things I’ve ever seen. It’s a sham because she’s one of the few women who is usually a force in comedy, and she was HORRIBLE.

  11. serena says:

    She wants babies, since when? LOL, is this some kind of stunt for Annie?
    Anyway I’m happy for them so, if it’s true, congrats!

  12. Janet says:

    I like her. She’s lived her life on her own terms and doesn’t whine or make excuses. I’ve only seen a very few of her movies but she was absolutely marvelous in “The Counselor”.

  13. Birdie says:

    Congrats! Happy she didn’t marry a complete douchebag.

  14. Lisa says:

    I like her, but these two as a couple seem so odd. I always thought she would end up with an athlete, but maybe Arod turned her off to them forever.

  15. alihar999 says:

    Cameron has always seemed like a real girls girl and someone I would like to hang out with. I really hope this is the real deal. She deserves it after dating so many douchebags.

  16. Loopy says:

    Wow Cameron does not have a type at all does she,that is a random list of exes.

  17. Carrie says:

    Argh I picked the wrong story to read this morning. I was just stewing about how much I hate the word ‘preggers’ and here it is. It makes people sound like high school bimbos.

  18. I like how they’re marketing Annie. I follow AdoptUSKids on Facebook, and they did a video (Q. and Jamie Foxx) supporting/advocating AdoptUSKids, and a few social workers commented saying that they had a lot of their kids wanting to see the movie.

  19. HoustonGrl says:

    I think that’s great! 7 months isn’t that crazy at their age. They probably both know what they want.

  20. hutter says:

    I don’t think Matt Dillon treated her badly. They split because he wanted to start a family and she wasn’t ready.

  21. jane16 says:

    Ewww! Just…ewww!