Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden Welcome Baby: Relive Their Love Story

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden announced the birth of their first child, daughter Raddix Madden, on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.

By Corinne Heller Jan 03, 2020 7:45 PMTags
Benji Madden, Cameron DiazNoel Vasquez/GC Images

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden surprised fans on Friday when they announced, out of the blue, that they had welcomed their first child.

They are now parents to a baby girl, Raddix Madden.

On second thought, their surprise announcement should not actually come as a surprise; Diaz, 47, and Madden, 40, are one of Hollywood's most private couples. While the two do maintain social media accounts, they rarely post anything about each other on them. And they are rarely photographed together in public—they have not attended a celebrity event in more than three years.

Diaz and Madden announced their baby news almost exactly five years after they tied the knot in, yes, a surprise wedding at the actress' Beverly Hills home.

Regardless, Diaz and Madden also remain one of the most popular Hollywood couples, and while they have disabled comments on their Instagram posts announcing the birth of their daughter, fans have been leaving congratulatory messages on their other posts.

Cameron Diaz's Best Looks

Check out the couple's road to romance, marriage and baby:

December 2014: Engagement Rumors

One month before tying the knot, Cameron Diaz flashed what appeared to be an engagement ring from Benji Madden

Jan. 5, 2015: Married!

Surprise! The two tie the knot at the actress' Beverly Hills home.

Jan. 27, 2015: Courtship to Courtside

The newlyweds were all loved up watching the Lakers play the Wizards in L.A.

March 2015: Wearing His Love

Benji gets a tattoo of his Cameron's name on his chest.

April 2016: Cameron Opens Up

The There's Something About Mary star opens up on Andy Cohen's Radio Andy show about how she and Benji met.

"The first thing I said when I first met my husband was, 'He's hot,'" she says. "How come I didn't know this before? We had never been in the same circle."

Cameron adds that they formally met when she hosted a dinner party at her house with his brother Joel Madden and sister-in-law Nicole Richie. Joel asked if he could invite Benji. Cameron says, "Then I saw him again. Wait a second, still hot!" 

June 2016: We Are Family

Nicole Richie's dad Lionel Richie, husband Joel Madden, sister-in-law Cameron and brothers-in-law Josh (on the left) and Benji showed up to support her Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE launch.

June 2018: Back to Italy

The two vacation in Italy again.

August 2019: Cameron Reflects on Marriage

"Getting married to him was the best thing that ever happened to me," she tells InStyle about Benji. "My husband's the best. He's the greatest human being, and he's my great partner. Marriage is certainly hard, and it's a lot of work. You need somebody who's willing to do the work with you, because there's no 60-40 in marriage. It's 50-50, period. All the time."

January 2020: Oh, Baby!

Cameron and Benji announce on Instagram that they have welcomed a baby girlRaddix Madden.

August 2023: Birthday Love

"I'm off line mostly these days, just working, painting, making things and doing family life, but I have grown to like my little tradition of coming back on special occasions to show love to my Queen," Benji wrote on Instagram. "so today, it's a very Happy Birthday to my beautiful wife, best friend, best partner in everything, ride or die, greatest Mom to our little girl, @Avaline wine boss, family chef, advisor, collaborator and everything else."

Congrats to the family!

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