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"You Just Know When You Know" Cameron Diaz And Benji Madden's Love Story May Be Unusual, But They Couldn't Be Happier With Each Other

Date July 12, 2019 13:26

A marriage between two famous people would typically be different from other marriages. For one thing, trying to build a happy union while the world is watching and weighing in can be a big issue. But many Hollywood couples have managed to make it work and so far Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden are on that list.

"You Just Know When You Know" Cameron Diaz And Benji Madden's Love Story May Be Unusual, But They Couldn't Be Happier With Each Other"You Just Know When You Know" Cameron Diaz And Benji Madden's Love Story May Be Unusual, But They Couldn't Be Happier With Each OtherGetty Images / Ideal Image

She didn't initially believe in marriage

One strange thing about Cameron's marriage is that it came as a surprise, probably even to herself. While opening up about her view of marriage to Stylist, the now-retired actress said:

I think the big misconception in our society is that we're supposed to meet [the one] when we're 18 and we're supposed to get married to them and love them for the rest of our lives. Bulls***.

"You Just Know When You Know" Cameron Diaz And Benji Madden's Love Story May Be Unusual, But They Couldn't Be Happier With Each Other"You Just Know When You Know" Cameron Diaz And Benji Madden's Love Story May Be Unusual, But They Couldn't Be Happier With Each OtherGetty Images / Ideal Image

It turned out that Cameron's view must have been influenced by the fact that she hadn't met the love of her life at the time. Because, while speaking to Harper's Bazaar in 2016, she admitted that getting married was the best thing she had ever done. She described her marital life as "awesome" and added that it was certainly a surprise.

Love at first sight

Many couples wait years to determine if they are well-suited, but Cameron and Benji found out quite quickly. According to People, the pair got engaged only four months after they met and three months later, they tied the knot.

"You Just Know When You Know" Cameron Diaz And Benji Madden's Love Story May Be Unusual, But They Couldn't Be Happier With Each OtherGetty Images / Ideal Image

The wedding itself was a beautiful affair. It was reportedly a private ceremony with about a hundred guests.

Saying goodbye to acting

Not a lot of people would turn their back on a successful acting career just to make their marriage work, but that was exactly what Cameron Diaz did. When she retired from acting, it was a decision that people didn't really understand.

Cameron has no regrets, it seems. According to People, four years into their marriage, the couple are very happy with their private, low-key life.

The feeling is mutual

Benji Madden is also very much in love with his wife. He has shared several heartwarming words about her on social media, including a birthday post where he appreciated her love.

Meeting each other and falling in love seems to be a lifechanging event for both Cameron and Benji. Even though their love story may be out of the ordinary, all that matters is that they are both happy and thriving as a couple.

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