10 Things You Didn’t Know About Cameron Diaz And Benji Madden’s Relationship

  
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If there is one celebrity couple that no one saw coming, it would have to be Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden. The stunning movie star was known for her high-profile relationship with men such as Matt Dillon, Jared Leto, Justin Timberlake, and Alex Rodriguez, so tattooed Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden did not seem like her type. After years of promising relationships coming to an end, however, Diaz and Madden found true love together, and have remained very elusive about their relationship to the media and the public. Get to know the pair better with these 10 things you didn’t know about their relationship:

10. How They Met

Although both Diaz and Madden have been pretty tight-lipped about their relationship, a few months into their marriage, they started opening up a little more. It was revealed early on that Diaz’s good friend Nicole Richie had introduced the two as Benji Madden is, of course, the twin brother of Richie’s husband Joel Madden. In an interview in April 2016 on Andy Cohen’s radio show, Diaz opened up even further about their initial meeting and her instant attraction to Madden. “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. 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.” She revealed that she then saw him again when she had a dinner party at her house with Nicole and Joel, and Joel asked if he could invite his brother too. “Then I saw him again and I was like, ‘Wait a second, still hot!'”

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9. Moving Quickly

It is really hard to get a concrete timeline on their relationship because of how coy they were about dating, but to it seems they officially starting dating around May of 2014 and wasted no time flying through the romance. By June it was already reported the pair were living together with sources stating, “Since he’s been with Cameron, he’s been staying at her place! They’re moving really fast!” That same month the two jetted off to Florida where Diaz, 44,  introduced Benji, 37, to her parents, and by December, their engagement was confirmed when, only a few months before in October, Diaz told Marie Claire, “I’m not looking for a husband or marriage or not not looking for that stuff. I’m living, not thinking what I should or shouldn’t be doing with my life.”

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