Cameron Diaz reveals she knew Benji Madden was 'special' when they first met

She described him as "the hidden gem" in her life.

Cameron Diaz reveals she knew Benji Madden was 'special' when they first met
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September 28, 2021, 10:31 AM

In a rare new interview, Cameron Diaz opened up about the love of her life, husband Benji Madden, and whether or not she confuses him with his twin brother, Joel Madden.

"They're not the same, they're so different," the 49-year-old actress laughed when appearing on the "Anna Faris Is Unqualified" podcast on Monday. "Even though they're twins, they're very, very different obviously."

Diaz then revealed the thoughts that went through her head when she first met the Good Charlotte rocker, hinting that she knew then and there that Benji was the one.

The "Charlie's Angels" star said she met her future husband through her now sister-in-law Nicole Richie, who is married to Joel.

"I met [Benji] through my now sister-in-law and brother-in-law, I met them first and then they didn't set us up but we were in the same room because of them," said Diaz. "And then we found each other."

The actress-turned-wine-entrepreneur continued, "I was like, 'How come I didn't see him before?'"

Diaz hinted that Benji landed on her radar even before their fateful first interaction, adding that she clocked him when he was heading in her direction.

"I saw him walking towards me and I was like, 'Huh, he's hot, I haven't seen him before,'" she said. "But then when I saw him, like who he was, that's what made me really be like, 'Oh you, you're special, you're the guy, you're the hidden gem in my life.'"

Diaz and Madden wed in 2015 and, in December 2019, welcomed daughter Raddix.