Inside Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden’s Lasting Love

A celebrity love that thrives beyond the spotlight.
Loading the player...

Benji Madden, the rock musician known for his role in the band Good Charlotte, and Cameron Diaz, the charismatic actress celebrated for her roles in iconic films, may be one of the more unexpected Hollywood couples, but in recent years they have become one of the entertainment industry’s strongest pairings. 

Now married and the proud parents of a three-year-old daughter, the pair have remained largely away from the public eye – but that hasn’t stopped the young family from sharing rare glimpses into their private life! 

As the couple announce the arrival of their second child, we’re rounding up everything you need to know about Cameron and Benji’s relationship, from their years-long friendship and chance encounter to their wedding and expanding brood. 

Watch Below: Cameron Diaz tears up talking about her family and hubby Benji

How did Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz meet? 

Benji and Cameron were re-introduced by Diaz’s close friend and Madden’s sister-in-law, Nicole Richie. The pair had crossed paths before and struck up a friendship through industry events earlier in their lives. However, they re-connected thanks to Nicole in 2014, sparking a romantic interest that quickly blossomed into something more.

cameron diaz benji madden
Benji and Cameron in 2015. (Credit: Getty)

Are Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz married? 

Their courtship was brief yet intense. Madden and Diaz announced their engagement in December 2014, merely seven months after they began dating. In January 2015, they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at Diaz’s Beverly Hills home, surrounded by close friends and family.

“[Marriage] was the biggest thing I’ve done in my 40s, and it opened me up in different ways,” the actress told Harper’s Bazaar in May 2016, 16 months after they tied the knot. “It’s pretty awesome. I didn’t think it was something I’d do, and I don’t know if I’d have done it if I hadn’t met my husband. It was a surprise.”

In December 2023 Cameron explained on Molly Sims and Emese Gormley’s Lipstick on the Rim podcast that it should be “normalised” for married couples to have separate bedrooms. 

“To me, I would literally, I have my house, you have yours,” she said when talking about what she once considered her ideal living situation. “We have the family house in the middle. I will go and sleep in my room. You go sleep in your room. I’m fine.”

“And we have the bedroom in the middle that we can convene in for our relations.”

Later in the podcast she clarified; “By the way, I don’t feel that way now because my husband is so wonderful. I said that before I got married.”

benji madden cameron diaz nicole ritchie
Nicole Ritchie, who is married to Benji’s brother was the one to introduce the pair. (Credit: Getty)

How many children do Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz have? 

In December 2019, the couple surprised the world with the announcement of the birth of their daughter, Raddix Madden. While the couple remained private about their journey to parenthood, they shared the joyous news of their daughter’s arrival, expressing their immense happiness and gratitude.

benji madden cameron diaz
Benji and Cameron in 2016. (Credit: Getty)

Who did Benji Madden date before marrying Cameron Diaz? 

Before finding love with each other, both Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz had their share of high-profile relationships. Benji was linked to several celebrities, including Sophie Monk and Paris Hilton. Meanwhile, Diaz was in relationships with prominent figures in the entertainment industry, such as Justin Timberlake, Jared Leto, and Alex Rodriguez.

Benji madden and cameron diaz
(Credit: Backgrid)

Want a love story of your own? Start your love journey for FREE today, with eHarmony.

eharmony banner

Related stories