Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden are both long-time members of the entertainment industry, but despite their individual star power the couple have managed to keep their relationship very low-key.
In an essay for InStyle, Diaz has made a rare declaration about their relationship calling her husband “the greatest human being”.
“Getting married to him was the best thing that ever happened to me,” she said.
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“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.
“I don’t know if I was ready [when I got married], but I knew Benji was special. He’s just a good man. There’s no bullshit. It’s really refreshing. I’m really grateful for him.”
Diaz, 46, and Madden, 40, were introduced by the actress’s close friend – and now sister-in-law – Nicole Richie in May 2014. Just seven months later they were engaged, and in January 2015 they married.
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During her wedding speech, Diaz addressed her previous assertions that she would never get married.
“I waited because I didn’t want to settle,” she said. “Now I got the best man ever. My special man. He’s mine.”