Benji Madden, Cameron Diaz, Joel Madden


Whoa, if they only knew then what they know now.

In an effort to bring you one of the greatest contributions to your Throwback Thursday festivities, we would like to present you with a couple of snapshots that are clear blasts from the past, featuring now-married couple Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden, hanging out as friends during a charity basketball game in 2004.

One photo shows the Good Charlotte singer resting his head on Diaz's shoulder while she poses in a white spaghetti strap tank top and pink hoodie prior to the 'N Sync Challenge For The Children Celebrity Basketball Game at Office Depot Center in Florida. Another picture shows the two standing on the court in their jerseys, which shows that they were on opposing teams.

Trash talk? Maybe.

Benji Madden, Cameron Diaz

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At the time, Diaz was dating Justin Timberlake, hence the appearance at his band's charity event (well, and her baller skills, of course).

Fast-forward 11 years later, and Diaz and Madden ended up deciding to spend the rest of their lives together! The couple tied the knot in January at Diaz's Beverly Hills home after a whirlwind courtship and blink-and-you-missed-it engagement

There were reportedly 100 guests in attendance and, while a massive tent was set up in the yard, the ceremony took place inside the house. Friends and family filed into the reception tent after the I-dos.

"You can just tell when people are good partners to one another and are kind to one another and compassionate and generous and thoughtful," she told E! News during the Annie junket just weeks before getting engaged. "I think that's a really nice thing and you can see that," Diaz added. "Because you can also see what people don't think about their partners [laughs] and aren't kind, aren't generous. I think it's obvious. Those things are obvious."

So what do you see when you look at these two lovebirds way back when?

Benji Madden, Cameron Diaz


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