Benji Madden gushes about wife Cameron Diaz on her 45th birthday

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I’d like to think that I’m up on celebrities and Hollywood’s various famous people pairings, but I honestly had no idea that Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz were married. In fact, I haven’t really heard anything about either one of them in a while – and I’m really okay with that.

Well, on Wednesday, the 38-year-old Good Charlotte guitarist shared a sweet photo in honor of Cameron’s 45th birthday. He captioned the pic “Happy birthday to my Beautiful Wife. I feel like I am the LUCKIEST guy ALIVE,” the 38-year-old rocker wrote. “I don’t think anyone could ever know the Depth, Kindness, and Compassion that I get to experience everyday thanks to My One and Only- You got me ’til the end baby.”

Speaking of Cameron, during pal Gwyneth Paltrow’s “In GOOP Health” summit this past June (which sounds as pleasurable as a root canal), she discussed why she stepped out of the spotlight after her last film, 2014’s Annie. “I just went, ‘I can’t really say who I am to myself.’ Which is a hard thing to face up to. I felt the need to make myself whole.” I would think just saying her last movie was Annie would be enough of a reason to step away from the camera, but that’s just me. No one should try to top Carol Burnett as Miss Hannigan. That’s all I’m saying.

I guess part of making herself whole was finding her other half in Benji, whom she married in January, 2015 after seven months of dating. She went on to explain why she had resisted the temptation to walk down the aisle, saying, “I think it’s a matter of I just hadn’t met my husband. I had boyfriends before, and there’s a really, really distinct difference between husbands and boyfriends.” She went on to gush about her husband, calling him her “partner in life, in everything” and noting that, “We are so different from one another, but we share the same values — we’re totally two peas in a pod.”

So, anyway, HBD, Cameron. I think Benji’s post was sweet, but some other media outlets made a big deal about the fact that the couple usually keep their romance quite hush-hush. Well, they’re not constantly making virtual goo-go eyes at each other via social media and Cameron said back in 2015 that she felt “social media is a crazy-ass experiment on society. The way people use it to get validation from a bunch of strangers is dangerous.” But I think her tune may have changed a bit, as she gave her hubby a shout out on Instagram in July, praising his talent and promoting Good Charlotte’s latest album. Benji may have been seeking a little validation of his own online, posting a pic of the tattoo of his wife’s name he got soon after they tied the knot, and, just last year, he wished Cameron a happy 44th on Instagram. I don’t mind the occasional online declarations of love, so I don’t see any big deal about Benji and Cameron’s posts. Y’all do you.

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Benji Madden leaving a Barber shop with his brother Josh Madden

Cameron Diaz signs copies of her new book

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  1. Cannibell says:

    Funny. I thought about that yesterday when I saw the birthday post – that she’s married to a Madden and that Nicole Ritchie is her sister-in-law. She seems happy and balanced. Good for her. Good for them.

  2. Erinn says:

    I like the Madden’s. They both seem to be decent guys, who very much adore the ladies in their lives. I’ve listened to some interviews on Sirius XM with them… and Benji just gushes over Joel and Nicole’s kids – he loves being an uncle.

    Plus, for the most part they seem pretty quiet on the gossip front – which is nice.

    • TQB says:

      I think I knew someone who grew up with the Maddens and said about the same – pretty decent, down to earth dudes. Definitely an upgrade from Timberlake IMO.

    • pinetree13 says:

      Yeah I’ve never liked them though ever since that song “Girls don’t like Guys girls like Cars and Money, boys will laugh at girls when they’re not funny” basically reaffirming the “Women aren’t funny” trope and just ugh. A whole generation was singing along to that awful song.

  3. Nicole says:

    They seem happy so good for them. And yea they aren’t big on social media which is also good. Funny both Madden brothers made really good husbands. They seem like cool dudes.

  4. magnoliarose says:

    They seem to be very happy with each other and in love.
    Every guy she dated can be found in the Who’s who in Celebrity Douchebag Boyfriends
    Let me thumb through my copy to refresh my memory…ah yes… Timothy Hutton… Oh who could forget James Franco before James Franco was James Franco… Matt Dillon… Jared Leto, I need not say more… Justin Timberlake, I am so shocked let me grab my pearls to clutch… Adam Levine what was she thinking there? Maybe she was bored… a few dates with Elon Musk I can’t hate he is a genius and all but 3 dates is enough to realize in the words of my sage southern uncle “somethings wrong with that boy he just ain’t right”…and of course the one the only the Douchebags of Douchebags…drum roll… Alex Rodriguez.

    With aging and lack of quality work Can you blame her for giving her old life the middle finger and saying Peace Out I am done? She has money and love with a whole bunch of freedom.
    Mazel Tov

    • emma33 says:

      Hahaha…OMG, that is quite a list! Jared, Justin AND Adam Levine?? I would have been in a nunnery by the time I got to Adam!

    • TQB says:

      Yeah, she certainly went through enough jerks to allow her to recognize a good dude when he came along!

  5. Louise says:

    It would be nice to see him without the baseball cap.

  6. Beth says:

    It’s good to see a couple happy and in love and I hope they stay this way forever. She’s totally right to have waited to find the right guy to be her husband.

  7. Adrien says:

    Cammie looks great.

    • MamaHoneyBadger says:

      My first reaction was to say, “She’s not aging well.” But I take that back. She’s aging normally, and that should be the benchmark…not the unreal expectations I/we have of women.

  8. Snazzy says:

    I love these two together. They just seem so drama free and happy

  9. Danielle says:

    I’m happy for her. She seems nice and fun, and she’s dated a lot of jerks.

  10. poorlittlerichgirl says:

    I love them as a couple and I love the fact that she seems to have found true happiness in the simplicity of life, stepping away from the spotlight a bit. I wish them all the happiness in the world.

  11. slowsnow says:

    I really believe that they don’t like social media. Look at the photo he chose: blurry, with a skeleton hand reaching to her 😂😂!
    So, yes, they are refreshing. I hate social media too but have to use it for work so I understand having a limited use of it while really abhorring it and keeping it to a post a month or less.
    They seem genuinely cool and into each other.

  12. L84Tea says:

    Erm….what’s going on with her nose?

    • marjiscott says:

      I know I will be corrected here, but to me, it looks like it has been broken. Perhaps those old fights she used to talk about ?

    • KB says:

      She has broken her nose multiple times. She had some kind of surgery to fix it a few years back, but I think it’s just never looked quite right.

  13. homeslice says:

    I like her, but she messed with her face and probably regrets it now. She seems much more down to earth and interested in being healthy and happy. As I age, I find myself in a very similar place.

  14. Va Va Kaboom says:

    What the What… I didn’t even know they dated, let alone that they’ve been married since Jan 2015.

  15. stephka says:

    Haha, a Hollywood movie star disapproving of getting “validation from a bunch of strangers”!

  16. Velvet Elvis says:

    Am I the only one who thinks she’s starting to look like Ellen Barkin?