Cameron Diaz married Benji Madden last night in a home ceremony

Cameron Diaz

This is a surprise! Cameron Diaz and Benji started dating 8 months ago. Things moved fast, and they announced their engagement last month. That was unexpected, but hey. Good for them. I assumed they’d stay engaged for several months before tying the knot. Nope. Cami and Benji wasted no time at all and got married last night. They did the deed in front of friends and family at Cameron’s home. Outlets were tipped off yesterday, but the official word was that Cameron was pretending to throw a pre-Globes party at her house. Why would she do that? She’s not up for any awards. The paparazzi flew helicopters over her home and saw tents in the backyard, and the ruse was up. Us Weekly (which nabs all the Diaz-Madden scoops) has the details:

The Sweetest Thing! After years of claiming she wasn’t necessarily the marrying type, Cameron Diaz tied the knot with Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden on Monday, Jan. 5.

The pair said their vows at the Annie star’s Beverly Hills pad in front of close friends and family on Monday evening, including guests Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samantha Ronson and Robin Antin. Benji’s nephew, Joel Madden and Nicole Richie’s son, Sparrow served as the ring bearer. Joining Diaz as her bridesmaids were her BFFs Richie, Drew Barrymore, her sister Chimene and assistant Jesse Lutz. The event was orchestrated by wedding planners Yifat Oren and Stefanie Cove and featured flowers from The Velvet Garden – all companies used by Diaz’s longtime pal and Charlie’s Angels costar Barrymore in her June 2012 wedding to Will Kopelman.

Before saying “I do,” the couple celebrated with a rehearsal dinner catered by Lucques at the star’s Beverly Hills pad on Sunday, Jan. 4.

[From Us Weekly]

People confirmed the ceremony with a statement from one of Cameron’s friends: “Getting married is the next step when you are totally in love and comfortable with someone. Cameron has found true happiness.” Wow. Does this say more about Benji being a nice guy or about all of Cameron’s ex-boyfriends? Both. She spent decades dating an army of douchebags. When Cam found a guy who treated her well, she tied it down fast. A few months ago, we all chuckled when People hinted at wedding bells for these two, but those reports were true.

I can’t help but wonder if Cameron was really serious about not believing in monogamy and not wanting marriage all along. Perhaps she truly believed those things until Benji came along. These two seemed like such an unlikely couple from the beginning, but it all worked out. Congrats to Cameron and Benji!

I’m including photos of Cameron’s backyard during tent setup yesterday. She’s also been flashing her engagement ring around town.

Cameron Diaz

Benji Madden

Cameron Diaz

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  1. Josephine says:

    So nice that they went low key. I think they’re cute together and wish them happiness. I’ve always liked her spunk.

    • someonestolemyname says:

      Congrats. Nice they just did it, no fuss, no weeks of leaks. Just married.

    • RocketMerry says:

      Yay! So happy about this, congrats! Fingers crossed that they last forever.
      Just a teeny tiny side note: Cami better not break this sweet guy’s heart. Be gentle, Cami! 🙂

  2. Abbott says:

    I suppose noted Nobel laureate Paula Abdul was correct, opposites do attract.

  3. Loopy says:

    Awww that is sweet,well I am glad they did not have a long drawn out engagement. This happened to my sister she said the same thing all her life and boom at 37 she decided she wanted a baby and to get married and she did.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      She’s 42.

      • Loopy says:

        I am just saying my sister was pretty adamant her whole life that she did not want kids or a hubby, then at some point when she was 37 she just decided that what she wanted and by the next year she was married with a baby.

      • Kitten says:

        @Loopy-that happens a lot. It’s not unusual at all.

        My friend is 50 and had pretty much given up on the idea of marriage and kids until he started dating my friend who’s 42. Now he’s contemplating trying to have a child with the woman he loves.

        I think we’re socially conditioned to think that there’s a set timetable for marriage and kids, when really children should be the byproduct of love, period. Sure, there are biological/fertility concerns as we get older, but the point is that people move at their own pace.

      • Stef Leppard says:

        Oops, I misread your comment 🙂 I didn’t mean to say it can’t happen, I was just (wrongly) correcting you.

    • AnnieFannie says:

      I too was a firmly committed single girl until 45! I was engaged two months and boom…pregnant!
      I still giggle at the number of nurses that came to my room to determine if the hospital rumors were actually true. I felt like happiest freak show alive!

  4. MelissaManifesto says:

    Congratulations to Cameron and Benji. I wish them all the very best.

    Given her past interviews, I never expected her to be married. However, everyone is allowed to change their perspective as life comes and goes, it’s healthy. I would not be shocked if she has a child some day. That said, I think sometimes celebrities give grand statements that are out of the ordinary, maybe it’s done to craft a certain image, maybe they don’t want to be perceived like everyone else. I understand why some (like J-Law) refuse to answer questions about marriage or children; it’s something that is deeply personal and life-changing.

    • Jegede says:

      I think her past interviews were a reaction to being in relationships where the guys had emotionally abused her.

      Her last interview ( I forget the magazine) suggested Cameron had finally found some peace in her mind, especially in relation to the dynamics of relationships.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I am surprised by this as well, but fully agree that people have the right to change their mind as they go through life. Things happen, people come in and out of your life, etc.
      This does seem very quick, especially the engagement, but hopefully it all works for them and they are happy together.

  5. Neelyo says:

    Ew, Robin Antin was a guest???

    • Loopy says:

      She just seems like such a parasite cling on.

    • Kcarp says:

      Don’t make me google. Who is she?

      • Neelyo says:

        Her claim to fame is creating the Pussycat Dolls and her face has been slowly melting for the past decade.

      • Loopy says:

        Founder of Pussycat Dolls.

      • Kitten says:

        I Googled and I wish I hadn’t. I just do NOT understand why women do this to their faces!
        She was perfectly pretty before that. I mean…isn’t the idea behind plastic surgery to make your face look BETTER?

        Ugh, and sorry for the rant.

      • Janet says:

        Plastic surgery is to make you look however you want to look. Google Jocelyn Wildenstein sometime.

      • Lady D says:

        Joyce Wildenstein received 2.5 billion in her divorce.
        That kind of money should buy you the freedom to look however you want. Money can’t buy everything.

  6. Dawn says:

    Well even though I don’t get the attraction congrats to them! I hope they are very happy together.

  7. Sayrah says:

    Awww, congrats to them!

  8. Beth says:

    Wow! She looks happy! I hope they have a long, happy marriage.

  9. launicaangelina says:

    Sweet! I like them together!

  10. timetokill says:


  11. Talie says:

    It’s known that he’s a good guy, so I’m glad she recognized it and wasn’t afraid of that, after years of romantic torture.

  12. Jag says:

    Congratulations to them!

  13. Tiffany says:

    If an announcement of children come next, I will believe that the sky really is falling in around me.

  14. Alihar999 says:

    So happy for her. And is it bad to say I hope she is already pregnant? I just think she covered up her desire for a happy ending by acting like it wasn’t important to her for years while she dated jerk after jerk. Hope this one is a keeper. He sounds like one.

    • supposedtobeworking says:

      or now that she has one, she’s embracing it?

      She’s always seemed happy where she’s at.

    • Camille (The Original) says:

      I agree, I think that was her MO about ‘not wanting marriage’ etc as well…

  15. sara says:


    Cue baby in 3…2…1

    I guess she really wanted a marriage after all.

  16. Jayna says:

    I don’t know why people say she wasn’t the marrying type. I think it was just the wrong guys later on as she got older and it wasn’t something on her mind that she had to do, not that she wouldn’t with the right guy. Rodriquez dumped her. She was obviously crazy about him and spent time with his kids. I think she would have married him. Justin Timberlake. she spent three years with, and she was so crazy about him that after they broke up and was being seen with his current wife and for a bit with Scarlett Johansson , she cornered him at a party and went of to a separate room having an argument with him. when he was there with one of the other girls. I think she was really hurt. They worked out their friendshhip and even made a movie together years later, but I think Justin hurt her at the time.

    I just think she met a guy that was crazy about her and she about him, all the right timing for both, not one.

    I don’t mind some tattoos, but Benji’s body is covered with them, his whole torso, no inch of skin left, and up his neck. Unappealing to me. I love a man’s body as far as their skin. But I have always loved the Madden brothers, both sweet guys.

    And I always remember what a great thing Alex Rodgriguez said about Cami long after their breakup. “I don’t like talking about my relationships, but I will tell you about CD: She’s probably one of the greatest human beings I’ve ever met, and just an amazing light.”

    She might be prego with the rush with engagement to marriage. Benji always said he wants kids. He loves his niece and nephew so much. I’m happy for them. She seems like a great person and so is he, minus dating Paris Hilton. LOL

    • MonicaQ says:

      I think people said she wasn’t the marrying type because she kinda dissed monogamy before. Not saying people don’t have open marriages but that is a lower percentage than people who don’t.

      • Jayna says:

        I forgot the monogamy thing she carried on about.

      • Bridget says:

        Because she’s spent the last couple of decades in long relationships with no hint of marriage. Matt Dillon, Jared Leto, Justin Timberlake, even the male model – she was each of those guys for pretty significant amount of time. And I’m fairly certain she’s actually said she was not the marrying type.

    • Kitten says:

      I can only speak for myself but at 35, it was hard for me to find monogamy appealing when I never meet a guy that held my interest for more than a few months. Plus, I got used to the freedom of being single and I really enjoyed it. This past year at 35 I met a guy that was too good to pass up and things just kind of fell into place.

      I really can’t say why it happened because I had ZERO interest in settling down, but I think it was just meeting the right person who was the right fit for me. I was never unhappy being single-I loved it-but now I love sharing my life with someone amazing too. It was great before and it’s great now–there is no “better scenario” for me.

      So yeah, I can relate to her–I think Cami was pretty free-spirited for a long time but finally met the right person at the right time and things just fell into place.

      It happens.

      Sometimes you don’t know what you want until you find it.

      • Jayna says:

        Aw, that was a sweet post. Congrats, Kit.

      • Gracie says:


      • V4Real says:

        Good for you Kit. I’m in a similar situation as you. Had a few bf’s with no emotional attachments or heart break after the relationships ended. I couldn’t care less about marriage and didn’t struggle with being single. Now I’m in a serious relationship with a man who is younger than me and it’s everything. He’s practically moved in already.

      • Misti64 says:

        Aww congrats Kitten.
        But does this mean no more funny, cryptic, posts from you! *sobs*

      • **sighs** says:


      • Kitten says:

        Thanks, you guyses!

      • kri says:

        awww, basalt heart cracked a smile. Thanks. So sweet. Stay happy!!

      • Jess says:

        Kitten, this gives me hope! I’ve really lost interest in dating the last few years, and I’ve never fantasized about being married, but I want to be the type who wants to get married and settle down, if that makes any sense, lol. Good to know the right person can change everything, congrats:)

  17. Elizabeth says:

    I love Cameron and I really want her to be happy but I don’t know if this marriage will last. Weren’t there rumors that Drew Barrymore thought Cam was moving too fast? And I can’t forget Benji was engaged to Paris Hilton! I hope they prove me wrong.

    • Kitten says:

      I’m going to be projecting a lot on this thread (apologies everyone) but things tend to move really fast when you’re in your mid-thirties and forties.

      Cam has dated a LOT so I think she’s someone who has a pretty clear idea of what she’s looking for. Also, if she wants kids then she’s really on-the-clock you know?

      • GreenTurtle says:

        Yep, same here. By the time I hit my 30s, I’d been around long enough to know what I didn’t want. I thought maybe marriage wouldn’t happen and I was very at peace with that. I liked being single. Then I met my husband, who was both what I wanted and needed. We got engaged after four months and have been happily married since.

    • TeresaMaria says:

      I can totally relate to Cameron on this one.
      I had the same scenario throughout my adult life: mostly single, dating a lot and happy with my life. Never wanted marriage, never really thought about children.
      Then (in my 30s) I just met a man who was different from all the guys I had been with and things just clicked. Been in a satisfying relationship (+2 kids) since.

    • Kori says:

      I thought he was only engaged to Sophie Monk back in 2008 or so?

  18. JH says:

    What in the huh?!? Damn, that was lightening fast!
    But I’m happy for them. Random as all get out, but hey. If it works, it works.

    • QQ says:

      Lol I wasn’t coming to speculate on if she is the Marrying Kind or the guest list or dress (none of that interests me) but all I came to say was exactly your Comment I just let the highest pitched WHHHEEEEEEEEEEETTTTT?? in this office LOL

  19. siri says:

    She looks really happy, and relaxed since being with him- can’t be bad. Congrats! Feels like this is a real person, nothing fake about him. After quite a few frogs she had to kiss, I’m happy for her, seems like she can trust this one.

  20. Pandy says:

    Congrats to them! I wish them well.

  21. snowflake says:

    I’m happy for her. i think she’s the type that always went for bad boys and got treated badly by them. now she prob realizes the value of a good man and with benji, he has the bad boy look so it works out well. good for them! I always felt for Cam, when she started getting older, people were slamming her for looking older, and then when she got work done, people were slamming her for getting work done. she seems like a cool chick, wish her the best.

  22. MrsBPitt says:

    First Clooney…now CD….whats going on in Hollywierd??

  23. Tulip says:

    Aw, what a sweet couple! Congratulations!

  24. jujoki says:

    I just remembered he was dating Paris Hilton.

  25. Lucy says:

    Congrats to them!! I actually like her and want good things for her, and I’ve always read and heard nothing but good things about him (apart from the Paris Hilton thing, which lasted two seconds anyway), so I’m positive they will last.

  26. funcakes says:

    Okay, I Wil be the one to pee on the birthday cake. This is bs. This is a big mistake. Aging actress, douche man dressing like high school weed seller, divorce, may. I’m done.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      I’m thinking so too. However, she hasn’t ever been with anybody that made her a priority. They might actually make it long-term, but they didn’t even wait long enough to see it through the honeymoon phase – by that, I mean the first year together – married or not – really shows you who eachother are. They don’t even know yet what eachother’s idiosyncracies are and we all have them. I wish them the best, but Cameron Diaz is a total spaz. I have no faith in her ability to make wise decisions – nice guy or not.

  27. Toot says:

    Aww , she found her Shrek.

    Congrats to Cam and Bengi.

  28. kibbles says:

    It’s easy to be cynical about love, especially if you have the misfortune (or made the wrong choices) in dating men/women who don’t treat you well, are commitment phobes, or don’t believe in monogamy. Many people say they aren’t the type to settle down or have a family, and for some that is true, but I sense that a good number of those people have been hurt or haven’t found the right person. I’m happy to see that Cameron found someone who treats her well and makes her happy after a long line of guys everyone knew would not be a wise choice to marry. Thankfully she waited for a more decent guy before tying the knot.

    • kai says:

      I’m a little disappointed, because I’d like to see more older* , cool and HAPPY single or at least unmarried women, just to show that it doesn’t always have to end with a husband, a fence and 2.2 kids for it to have been good. Do those exist?

      *I don’t mean that Cameron is old, but I thought she may become such a woman.

      • Kori says:

        Diane Keaton? Though she did adopt kids. But while she’s had many relationships over the years, she never married and seems fine with her life. Katharine Hepburn married young but that was over quickly. She had other relationships but never seemed to care about marriage, even if it was possible. And she was pretty upfront about no kids ever. Loved her nieces and nephews and that was enough.

      • Camille (The Original) says:

        Um Oprah Winfrey?

      • perplexed says:

        Dana Delaney seems pretty content.

        Winona Ryder seems content as a single woman, even though she may have troubles in other areas of her life. She’s never seemed to bemoan the fact that she’s not married, despite having dated a lot of men.

  29. Jess says:

    I’m shocked they actually got married, but congrats to them! I’ve always liked her, she seems honest and down to earth, and from what I’ve read he’s a nice guy, best of luck.

  30. kri says:

    I am just waiting for the pregnancy. Who knows what will come out of her mouth then?? Cam and her Vag Talks were certainly entertaining. Can you imagine what we will hear when a fetus rents that space?

  31. OTHER RENEE says:

    Maybe she went on and on about having no interest in marriage so she wouldn’t be labeled in the press as “Poor Cameron, can’t find a man to marry her. ” Like some other women… cough cough… Jennifer Aniston… cough cough.

  32. scout says:

    Yup, saw her uppity interview with Oprah, her saying not wanting to get married, kids, how to drink gallon of water at one go (don’t do it!), health food, not wanting surgery etc. BS.
    Well…now that she is married, hope it lasts.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Can we break that down? married – check! Kids – don’t know yet, but wouldnt’ surprise me if she did get pregnant and very soon. drinking a gallon of water at once – um, that kills people. health food – can’t rip on that one. Not wanting surgery – bwaaaahaaahaaaaa!

  33. sauvage says:

    I wish them nothing but happiness. The End.

  34. Sabrine says:

    He has way too many tats, but seems like a nice guy. So it doesn’t last forever….it’s going to be good for a while before it falls apart. In the meantime they’ll have a great time. There was no point in having a long engagement. They wanted to try the marriage experience and got on with it. I laughed when I read that Carmen dated “an army of douchebags.” I agree that none of them were marriage material.

  35. Ginger says:

    Wow! I’m pleasantly surprised! I never expected she would get married based on what she’s said in interviews up until now. Benji must be quite the guy for her to turn around like this. Good for them! I hope they are happy and wish them well. I’m also impressed at the low key, under the radar wedding planning and execution. There were obviously a lot of people that kept quiet about this for their sake. Now I have to wonder if there will be babies on the horizon?

  36. JenniferJustice says:

    Sure, everybody has the right to change their mind, however, when a person spouts off in broad fashion slamming marriage as a whole and spouting the rhetoric that there’s no such thing as monogamy and how unnatural it is, likening us to animals and such, I still give her the biggest side eye. People need to just shut up about stuff they know nothing about just because it didn’t happen for them…yet. She was bitter and resolute in her stance against marriage. She never once considered the problem was her and the choices she made. I don’t have respect for that. Good luck to her, but she’s still a dink.

    • Gorgonia says:

      I agree with you on this: people often talk too much and oppresse the world with unsolicited statements . During my life, I met a lot of women which spoke ill about marriage, in a really convincing way, until they ended up marrying someone. To change our mind is a right, still to avoid useless pontification would be greatly appreciated.

    • perplexed says:

      I didn’t think she sounded bitter. I’ll admit I don’t know why celebrities talk about this stuff, except that they’re asked about these opinions in relation to their movies, but she generally sounded cheerful. I didn’t think she was trying to proselytize about it or get anyone to change their minds.

      I suppose her next interview will be interesting for explaining the turn-around and why she chose the guy above though.

  37. sarah says:

    Benji is really cute. I can see how she would find him attractive. Hope they last.

  38. magpie says:

    Baby will come fast. She and Nicole Richie are now sister in laws!

  39. Hellion says:

    Wasn’t there some story not too long ago that her Goopness had a friend intervention with her after she split from ARod? About needing to find someone to date who didn’t treat her like crap? She seemed to stay single after her breakup with him and didn’t immediately dive into something else.

    I am glad she found someone who appears to worship the ground she walks on vs. the other decades of douches.

  40. MJ says:

    I’m happy she’s happy, really I am. But I will be disappointed if the one celebrity my age who actually said publicly that kids weren’t for her, ends up happily having a child. I don’t begrudge her whatever makes her happy, but it was nice to have a highly attractive woman of her age and celebrity, who actually seemed to enjoy her child-free life, speak of not wanting kids. I’m afraid now she’s going to up and join the mommy crew. Now everyone can point and say “see, she really did want kids, and so do you, you just don’t know it yet”. That’s what people always think about women like us anyway, her experience will just feed into that. And no I’m not saying she doesn’t have a right to change her mind or has to uphold some previous version of herself, it’s her life. But all the same it was nice to think she was like me and others who really don’t want kids.

  41. G says:

    I always scoff at women who say they’ll “never marry” or “don’t feel they need to”. They always seem to jump right in when a man puts a ring on it. Congratulations Cameron and Benji on your continued happiness.

    • Jayna says:

      It’s just the Cameron went around ad nauseum in interviews about not needing marriage, kids, on and on about monogamy, in reality people are meant to be in many long-term relationships and move on was her philosophy and she was almost Goopy in the way she was preaching to the masses. She dates Benji, he pops the question, and off she goes.

  42. Miss M says:

    Congrats to the couple!!!

  43. Newgirl says:

    as she has gotten older in my opinion she has become more likeable. Zoe Saldana got married after dating that guy for like three weeks and I’m not a fan of Zoe. So 8 months isn’t bad. Guess there won’t be any interviews about how she will ” never marry” lol. Congrats to them though

  44. Snowpea says:

    Quick story bout the Madden bros.

    I live in a beachside suburb of Sydney and was having coffee in the sunshine out the front of the bakery there about six months ago. The Madden brothers sauntered past, not in any hurry when some kid noticed them and shyly asked for a pic. All smiles, they both put their arms around the kid and let him take a selfie.

    People walking past noticed who they were and soon people were lining up to get their pic taken with them. The whole time they were joking, smiling and completely humble and modest and kind.

    They look like really nice guys. Cami you did good marrying a Madden darling!

  45. Venuslotus says:

    Congrats! Wow, she looks so lovely in that top photo.

  46. Angie says:

    She looks so happy! I really hope it works out. I hope he really is a good guy and this isn’t a Jesse James/Sandra Bullock situation.

    I was very cynical about love when I met my husband – who was ALSO very cynical about love. lol. Sometimes it’s just a matter of finding the right person at the right time. Just when you think you’ll never find someone or you’re totally “over it” someone can come into your life and turn it all around. 🙂 There’s always hope!

  47. Lotta says:

    I might be alone on this, but I have to say that I love men with lots of tattoos. I think he’s sexy.