Us: Cameron Diaz is taking a ‘sabbatical’ to try for a pregnancy with Benji

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Cameron Diaz is reportedly taking a break from acting, according to sources who spoke to Us Weekly. Officially, she’s working on a sequel to The Body Book which is a good plan. She makes plenty of money from acting, but it can’t be too satisfying to keep churning out romcoms. Cami’s also settling into married life with Benji Madden. We’ve heard about how they’re pro-active in marriage counseling to make it for the long haul. The tabs tried to plant pregnancy stories from the moment Cameron got married. Now Us says Cameron really does want a baby. She’s taking a “sabbatical” to try for pregnancy. Hmm:

Cameron Diaz’s new role isn’t in front of a camera! A source tells Us Weekly the actress is taking a year off from making movies to “be a wife and try to have a baby” with husband of five months, Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden.

“All she wants is to stay home and enjoy this special time in her life. She has told her team she won’t answer the phone for any amount of money — even though she has received offers for various things. She is adamant that she is not available for anything.”

The pair’s $10 million Beverly Hills mansion, where they held their 100-guest traditional Jewish wedding ceremony in January, provides the perfect retreat. Diaz, who’s “all about healthy living,” meditates every day and is one of those “really spiritual” people who values her quiet time alongside 36-year-old Madden, a second insider says.

“She loves watching TV and movies at home with Benji, and she’s working on new recipes for a follow-up to The Body Book,” the insider continues. “Her priorities have 100 percent shifted. She wanted to settle down and she has.”

And when Madden’s away, his wife is always on his mind. “He’s incredibly faithful,” the source adds. “He messages her all the time and tells her how much he loves her. She does not doubt him for one moment.”

[From Us Weekly

This story makes me side-eye a bit. Not because Cameron may have reversed her previous stance on having kids. That’s fine and up to her, but no one has to “drop everything” to try and get pregnant. The media slant on women giving up their entire lives to hope for a baby is tiresome. I’d prefer to hear that Cameron simply wanted to take a break. She’s been working nonstop for decades and could use some legit time off. Us hints at these things, but they still led their story with the “giving it all up for baby” angle. So predictable.

Cameron Diaz

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  1. QQ says:

    He Is so faithful

    She Is So Spiritual
    she Really loves TV

    WHOOO wrote this Sycophantic Trash?? Their Publicists?? and to what end? Lord it reads like a fantasy Harlequin romance

    • Kitten says:

      Don’t forget about the cooking.
      She wants to stay at home and cook and meditate and make babies.

      Does she have a lifestyle website yet? Because it sounds like she’s on The Blake Lively Plan.

    • ell says:

      lmao, yeah it’s quite ridiculous.

      and i can never understand a break to get pregnant, is she planning to spend the whole day trying to? why do people need a “break” for this?

    • Katie says:

      Perhaps they think saying it will make it true?

  2. Lori says:

    I can’t stand her acting. I try to avoid any movie that she is in. There’s something about her that I just can’t tolerate on screen. I’d be fine if she stayed home from making movies just for me.

  3. Jen says:

    I do NOT like her. At all. As for her “sabbatical”, if it’s true I’m betting it means she’s using all her free time for fertility treatments and whatev. She’s 42, and while women have gotten pregnant older than that, it’s still rare to happen spontaneously.

    You would think someone would suggest to her smiling so you don’t show every single tooth you have…

    • hadlyB says:

      Thats what I think as well, at her age she’s probably not just having sex as in trying but going for other methods.

      Treatments, medicine, injections, appts — can take up a lot of your time and work a number on your body. If she doesn’t have to work it would be better to take time off. I would stay home as well during this time if I could.

    • Ennie says:

      We didn’t have enough money so I could take a break from work AND pay the treatments. If I had had the money, you bet I’d had taken a break during the treatments. OF COURSE.

  4. Kiddo says:

    She has told her team she won’t answer the phone for any amount of money — even though she has received offers for various things. She is adamant that she is not available for anything.


    • belle de jour says:

      Exactly! Somewhere in Hollywood heaven, a publicist & an agent just got their wings.

      (OT: Forgive me, but could you please explain how to make italics appear as italics on the board? Admit I’m a bit of a Luddite when it comes to any sort of code, but am heartily sick of using *asterisks* when I simply wish to italicize. Thank you very much – to you, or to anyone who can help me with this.)

      • Kiddo says:

        This <, with em, closed by this >, insert the quote, then this <, plus /em, and then this >.

    • Jegede says:

      Considering her last few films, have included Sex Tape!, Annie! and The Counselor! I can understand why she’s taking a backseat. *winks*

  5. kcarp says:

    So she is going have sex all day and lay in bed with her ankles in the air? This is the dumbest thing I have ever seen

    • taz says:

      It´s actually a pretty emotional thing having fertility treatments done (and painful) -from someone who is going through this. While I do not recommend anyone taking a sabbatical to try to get pregnant, it does mean you are waiting in clinics, meeting doctors, having all sorts of tests done, being emotional in the time left in between (from the experience, the anticipation and the stress). Once you start the treatments they monitor you every 2-3 days, and you are pretty tired from the drugs and hormones.

      If I could I wish I could take some time off, as it is stressful juggling work and clinic trips and you do feel sick and stressed out.

    • Ennie says:

      +1 no shade.

  6. Esmom says:

    It’s a distinct possibility that my brain is malfunctioning but wasn’t the last post about these two about them being on the rocks already?

  7. Coconut says:

    Maybe she’s doing IVF, which requires a lot of painful shots and side effects.

    • taz says:

      yes i think so too, given she is 42 it may be reasonable (or other types of treatments)

    • Melody says:

      And constant blood tests! If your life requires odd schedules and locations and not being occasionally psychotic, you really do need to give up that life to have IVF.

  8. sofia says:

    They are together for like less than a year and already have counseling? There’s nothing wrong with couple’s therapy but isn’t like TOO SOON? It really feels weird to me. That and his instagram messages to her calling her “bey” or whatever that is. UGH,

    • Grace says:

      I think some couples really do benefit from couples counseling early on their relationship just to make sure they have the tools to keep a relationship going for the long haul. My sister and brother-in-law had couples counseling when they got engaged just to learn better communications skills (neither of them had good role models when it comes to marriage). They have been happily married for over 12 years now, have a great kid and are going strong

  9. arbelia says:

    hum, i dont get it either . Plus it could be unproductive to be only focused on that. It’s the best way to have a mental block that delay-or even prevent – the pregnancy .

  10. Jegede says:

    Boy I was wrong.

    In recent pictures with Nicole Richie, Cameron has looked fuller.
    I would have sworn she was already pregnant.

    My guess is they’ve been trying for a while (using all options), and US Weekly is getting a heads up.

  11. Yoohoo says:

    I thought they were getting divorced a month ago and that’s why they were seeing a counselor? Now they’re seeing one because they are so committed they want to stay on top of things?

    Get your stories straight tabloids!

  12. kimbers says:

    Is it really called a sabbatical if there are no good roles heading your way because you arent the best actress? Isn’t it just called ” life” when you’re Cameron Diaz, jessica timberlake, or Blake Lively and want a baby.

    • Jegede says:

      Its all subjective I guess, but actresses, ‘good roles’ or not, have babies.

      Also there are actresses struggling for work who are NOT having babies.

      And Cameron has been working consistently for 20 years, so taking a sabbatical is not so far fetched.

  13. Kym says:

    Am I the only one here that seems to think there is something very wrong with her cheekbones!? It looks like there was filler injected in them and it then oozed down her faced about two inches. :/
    I’m quite certain I could have described that better..

  14. Wazza says:

    Well good for her! I am sure the fertility treatments are painful and unpleasant. Also if you are on set you can neither afford the time nor can you change physically for the duration of filming, it would break contracts.
    Plus Botox, hair bleach, tanning chemicals and the like are all a bad idea and would’ve been part of her routine on set.

  15. Pandy says:

    Maybe she’s keeping tabs on the surrogate – she’s a bit too old for a baby now, right? And I say this as someone in her 50s.

    • Susie says:

      No, she is not too old. A lot of women nowadays have babies after 40.

    • Starseed says:

      I was told it would be a lot more difficult at 41 to get pregnant by my doctor and not to get disappointed. One month later I was back to tell him I was pregnant. 2 weeks later after a bit of a scare I was scanned as pregnant with twins!! I was told not to get my hopes up as I was a geriatric mother (charming). Anyway I had boy and girl twins at 37 weeks and they were both around 6lb and fine. If you are fit and healthy but a bit over the hill you can still do it. If Cameron feels ready then good luck to her. Her life expectancy is probably longer than most unhealthy younger women and she will hopefully have energy to keep up with a baby/toddler at her age.