Cameron Diaz gives rare details about married life with Benji Madden and their secret wedding

In a rare interview, Cameron Diaz has opened up about married life and husband Benji Madden. Saying she "just knew" he was the one from the moment they met, the actress also spilled on their intimate Beverly Hills wedding, which took place at their home after a whirlwind seven-month courtship.

"We got married in our living room in front of our friends," Cameron told radio host Andy Cohen. "Had a little party in our backyard on the tennis court and yeah. Otherwise it would have been something else."


Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz at courtside seats at a NBA game
Cameron Diaz said she and Benji Madden tied the knot in their living room

The 43-year-old, who was introduced to Benji by his sister-in-law Nicole Richie, said there was an instant attraction from the moment they met.

"It was one of those things where everyone tells you, 'You just know when you know.' I was like, 'What does that mean?' Oh, I get it. You just know when you know. Like you're my husband," Cameron explained.

"The first thing I said when I first met my husband was, 'He's hot.' How come I didn't know this before? We had never been in the same circle… You know, nothing matters now that I have my husband. Like, I don't even remember any of that."

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Cameron said she was instantly attracted to Benji

She continued: "All of that is like, that's the thing, that's how I know he's my husband… No one compares. Everything else just like washes and slips away. You realise like, 'Oh this is like the real thing is. This is what real love is. This is what real commitment and devotion is. This is the person you build your life with."

Cameron and Benji married in January 2015 and their relationship has continued to go from strength to strength, with the Good Charlotte rocker hinting that he would like to start a family in the future.

"I have a great family, so I'm lucky I've gotten to experience all the joys of having a family," Benji told Australia's WHO magazine in June. "I love kids, yeah."

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