Cameron Diaz Says Her Love With Benji Madden Is "Passionate and Deep" in Anniversary Message

Happy anniversary, Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden! The actress and the Good Charlotte member marked seven years of marriage on Jan. 5 and shared sweet messages on Instagram.

By Elyse Dupre Jan 06, 2022 1:50 PMTags
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Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden's love is the sweetest thing.

The couple celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary on Jan. 5, and Benji took to Instagram to reflect on their life together.

"Today 7 years married," the 42-year-old musician wrote. "Always dreamed of having a family like this. Happy, peaceful, consistent, loyal and unconditional equally filled with passion and depth. Calling it a Honeymoon doesn't cover it. Real life. The only real challenge we have is making time go slower cause life goes by fast in the happy lane, Always and forever knowing we are home @camerondiaz Happy Anniversary I love you!"

Cameron then headed to the comments section to send a loving message of her own. "I [love] YOU MORE AND MORE EVERYDAY," the 49-year-old actress added. "Happy, peaceful, consistent, loyal and unconditional. Passionate and deep = OUR LOVE. LOVE YOU FOREVER AND ALWAYS." 

Benji and Cameron met through his sister-in-law Nicole Richie and brother Joel Madden and began dating in 2014.

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"The first thing I saw when I first met my husband, I was like, 'He's hot!'" the Charlie's Angels alum said on a 2016 episode of Andy Cohen's Radio Andy. "Like, because I hadn't met him before. I was like, 'He's hot...Like, how come I didn't know this before?' And we had just never been in the same circle. And then I saw him, like, a year later, I saw him again and was like, 'Wait a second, still hot!'"

As Cameron explained to Cohen, she had known Nicole and Joel for a "couple years" before she was formally introduced to Benji at a barbecue at her house. Joel had asked if he could invite his sibling and fellow Good Charlotte member, and Cameron agreed. The rest, as they say, is history. "And then he walked in the door," she said, "and I was like, ‘You!'"

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Less than a year later, in January 2015, Cameron and Benji tied the knot. In 2020, they announced they'd welcomed their first child together: a daughter named Raddix.

"It's just amazing," she told Jimmy Fallon that year. "It's the best thing that ever happened to both Benj and I. We're just so happy."

To look back at their love story, scroll on.

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."

March 2024: A Bigger Brood

The couple announce the arrival of their second child, a son named Cardinal Madden

"He is awesome," they share in a joint Instagram post, "and We are all so happy he is here!"