Cameron Diaz was a superstar from the start, jumping from modeling to big gigs in movies like The Mask and There’s Something About Mary.
She maintained a relatively high profile through the 2000s, but her star has been on the downfall in the past decade. The final blow came when she and Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden had a kid, and Diaz decided to be Mrs. Domestic.
According to Page Six, a friend of Diaz’s says that motherhood trumps everything else in the actress’ life:
“They tried forever to get pregnant. They did acupuncture, special diets, IVF, supplements. They went to the best fertility doctors. They tried to adopt. Nothing worked. But for Cam, this was her priority over acting, doing books, any kind of career. She was compelled.”
An unnamed and likely entirely fictional “studio executive” is quoted as saying:
“There was no studio who wouldn’t hire her [when she was still acting]. “They’d hire her now. They’d develop projects especially for her. But she always passes.”
As for Diaz, it’s clear that she is enjoying taking on a new role as a mother. She recently uploaded a message to Instagram gushing about her new baby and asking her fans for privacy.
Can we be honest? Good for Cameron Diaz, I’m glad she’s happy, but does anyone care? Honestly, what was the last Cameron Diaz movie that anyone talked about? There is nothing wrong with the actress choosing to live a normal life with her family, but we shouldn’t act like it’s going to be a significant loss to the cinematic world.
Where Diaz is at in her career is also a rough spot for actresses, so it may be that she is playing it smart and taking this time away from the spotlight to return to more mature rolls later. If she does, you can bet that I won’t watch those movies either. Until then, enjoy your retirement Cameron, and we’ll all continue to forget that you were once one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood.
As an actress, Cameron Diaz was likely used to seeing the impossible get turned into a reality.
At least in some sense, that is, due to special effects and all that.
But not even all that Diaz witnessed Jim Carrey go through in order to become The Mask could have prepared her for what she and husband Benji Madden are experiencing these days...
For Diaz, at the age of 47.
As confirmed by the movie star and the musician earlier this year, the couple is now parents to a girl named Raddix.
Diaz and Madden confirmed this unexpected news shortly after the calendar flipped to 2020.
"We are so happy, blessed and grateful to being this new decade by announcing the birth of our daughter, Raddix Madden," they said in a statement. "She has instantly captured our hearts and completed our family."
Concluded these stars at the time:
"While we are overjoyed to share this news, we also feel a strong instinct to protect our little one's privacy.
"So we won't be posting pictures or sharing any more details, other than the fact that she is really really cute!! Some would even say RAD [smiley face emoticon]."
Cameron, for those wondering, what never pregnant. She and Madden welcomed their miracle baby through a surrogate.
Now, according to a new E! News report, we've learned that Diaz and Madden are settling in nicely at home with Raddix -- but remain in ecstatic shock.
"They are absolutely elated," this source tells E! News. "They wanted this for so long and so many years it's all very surreal.
The pair have chosen not to hire a nanny and are instead ticked away together inside their 2,000-square-foot home in L.A.'s Studio City neighborhood.
"Cameron isn't working. She's devoted to being a full-time mom," explains the insider.
"She feels she gave up a lot of time and valuable years working instead of being at home. Now is her time to be a mom and she is cherishing it. She has no plans to work at all."
Diaz, of course, hasn't starred in a studio film since 2014.
She's spent more the last five years trying to get pregnant and trying to make this family dream come true.
Prior to meeting Madden, the actress was on record as not really wanting kids... but then true love can change everything, you know?
"No one compares. Everything else just like washes and slips away," she once told Andy Cohen. "You realize like, 'Oh right, this is what the real thing is, this is what real love is and this is what commitment and devotion is.
"This is the person that you build your life with.'"
Along with stability came the desire to start a family.
"Cameron is so much more settled, stable and happy. It was natural to want a baby," a source recently told People.
As for how husband and wife are handling this adjustment?
They're sleeping less and are probably a whole lot messier... but they're also a whole lot happier.
"It's definitely an adjustment, but Cameron and Benji have had so many years of just being the two of them, they are welcoming this change," concludes the E! insider.
"It's all very new and exciting so they are just feeling grateful and blessed she is finally here."
Cameron Diaz stunned the celebrity gossip world on two levels last week.
First, the actress announced she had become a first-time mother at the age of 47.
Second, the actress announced she had become a first-time mother at the age of 47… to a girl named Raddix!
While fans of Diaz and husband Benji Madden were understandably excited over the arrival of this baby (via surrogate), they were also a bit perplexed and curious.
Raddix?!? Where did the stars come up with such a unique name?
To be clear up front, we cannot say for certain. Neither Diaz nor Madden has commented on the name or said anything about the baby herself outside of their initial announcement.
However, friends of the beloved couple believe the name “Raddix” is a combination of “rad” (which is one of their favorite words, according to an Us Weekly insider) and a translation of “new beginning.”
This is considered a fitting sentiment after Madden and Diaz’s challenging journey to parenthood, which has been sort of well chronicled at this point.
“It’s so like Cam and Benji to pick a quirky yet meaningful name,” and “they agree it suits her perfectly,” this source tells the aforementioned tabloid.
The actress and the musician had been trying for a baby via IVF, acupuncture and supplements for about five years before they opted for surrogacy, multiple outlets have reported since this news first broke.
The stars got married in 2015, a year after Diaz’s last film, and almost immediately started trying for a baby.
Due to the actress’ age, however, or perhaps due to other factors… they were sadly unable to do so prior to agreeing on surrogacy and meeting their little one on December 30.
“They went through so much to get to this point. Cameron feels like this baby is truly a miracle,” a source previously said to Us Weekly.
We’ve also heard Madden and Diz are opting to NOT use a nanny and are instead hunkered down at home these days, being as hands-on with Raddix as possible.
“Happy New Year from the Maddens!” the couple wrote on Instagram several days ago, revealing their child’s existence and name as follows:
“We are so happy, blessed and grateful to being this new decade by announcing the birth of our daughter, Raddix Madden. She has instantly captured our hearts and completed our family.”
As you might expect, no photo was attached to this statement and we don’t expect to see one any time soon,.
Benji and Cameron went on to emphasize how much they value both their own privacy and the privacy of their newborn.
“While we are overjoyed to share this news, we also feel a strong instinct to protect our little one’s privacy,” the statement continued, concluding as follows:
“So we won’t be posting pictures or sharing any more details, other than the fact that she is really really cute!! Some would even say RAD.
“From our family to all of yours, we’re sending our love and best wishes for a Happy New Year and Happy New Decade. Sincerely, Cameron&Benji.”
We continue to send our very best wishes to Madden and Diaz.
When Gwyneth Paltrow wanted advice for her wedding day, she knew just the person to call.
“Cameron was very excited about Gwyneth’s wedding,” the source says. “Gwyneth has been giving her updates and asking for advice during the planning.”
As for Diaz’s expertise, the insider says, “Cameron pulled off a private wedding even though the media found out about it before. Gwyneth wanted the same privacy.”
Diaz and Benji Madden, 39, wed in January 2015 at their home in Beverly Hills, California.
In April, Diaz, Nicole Richie, Rachel Zoe and others attended Paltrow’s bridal party. Paltrow captioned a picture of the group, “When some of the women you love most in the world give you a luncheon and you end up with underwear on your head…”
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Paltrow and Diaz have had a tight bond for years. In 2012, the stars rapped about Chelsea Handler in honor of the comedian’s move to a new studio. In 2014, Diaz defended Paltrow and ex Chris Martin‘s use of the phrase “conscious uncoupling” to describe their split.
“I think it’s actually a very elevated and conscious and realized statement,” Diaz told Extra at the time. “I think that when people like Chris and Gwyneth, who really worked hard to be friends and keep the things that are really good and work in their relationship, which is being friends and being parents, which they are amazing at … people go their separate ways in other aspects of their life, and I think it’s really brave of them to phrase it that way.”
While it can be easy to believe celebrities live in a world untouched by the trouble’s of modern life, including the daily struggle for meals, the fact is some of those celebrities do indeed cook in their home kitchens. The kitchens of celebrities vary from bright, sunny rooms, to dark, dramatic abodes. Included here are a few celebrities who created kitchens utilizing dark cabinetry and other dramatic elements.
Sarah Jessica Parker
The $22 million dollar Manhattan townhouse occupied by Parker is a considerable step up from her Sex and the City apartment. With dramatic dark cabinets and a fireplace in the kitchen, Parker did her best to mesh the drama with sunlight from outside. Her kitchen is a seamless pairing in dark and light, creating a dramatic study in contrast.
Being a celebrity basketball star means you have to consume a lot of calories to stay healthy! James created a stunning kitchen with towering ceilings where he could feel comfortable and cook in peace. His $17 million dollar home on the waterfront, has an exceptionally dramatic kitchen that pairs a dark cabinet with white marble counters. With two large, marble-topped islands, James has more than enough space for prep work.
With a retro blue and white themed kitchen in her 1930’s Hollywood home, Deschanel pairs bright and dark perfectly. Her navy blue cabinets add a deepening element to the room that meshes with her bright white counters. Even the tiles on her floor play to the theme with a beautiful pattern of blue and white.
Catering to the green and gold, Cameron Diaz paired the dramatic and opulent in her Manhattan home. With deep green cabinets and a shining gold backsplash, Diaz’s kitchen is sure to bring out the “top chef” in anyone. Known for exemplary roles in both The Holiday and There’s Something About Mary, Diaz clearly needs time to herself when she heads off set.
Giada de Laurentiis
Even though she spends most of her days in a professional kitchen, Giada still manages to have a professional grade kitchen at home for personal use. With creamy countertops and dark cabinets, Giada’s kitchen is a study in contrast that may inspire the food she creates. A large island occupies the center of the room and deluxe refrigerators and ovens make food prep a breeze.
In New York City, Butler has created a kitchen that meshes rustic old style with a bohemian styling. His old world style integrates chandeliers, columns and rustic wooden cabinets. Butler, who is known for his dramatic portrayal of the Phantom of the Opera, has more than enough drama in his home environment as well.
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