Cameron Diaz Celebrates Birthday At 44 With Benji Madden

It’s hard to believe, but Cameron Diaz just turned 44 years old this week, and while most of her fans are stunned that she could be in her 40s and still look so amazing, her husband Benji Madden was busy flowering her with sweet talk. Madden, who plays lead guitar for the rock band Good Charlotte, shared an Instagram post for Cameron in which he overwhelmed his wife (and her fans) with plenty of birthday love. Diaz’s 44th birthday comes just as she appears in a new GQ feature article, proving Cameron still has what it takes to keep Hollywood and the rest of America enthralled.

Benji Madden Makes Cameron Diaz’s Special Day That Much More Special

As Us Weekly shares, Madden wasn’t about to let his actress wife’s birthday pass by without plenty of fanfare, much of which he shared with their Instagram followers. For her birthday, Benji posted a picture of Ms. Diaz and himself visiting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s popular Rain Room, while captioning the image with his unfiltered thoughts for Diaz on her birthday.

“Happy Birthday to my beautiful Wife????,” Madden wrote in the beginning of the caption for Cameron. “You’re my best friend and I’m so thankful for you, sometimes I just want to tell the world.”

Madden left three heart emojis following those opening thoughts, before continuing to lay out just a small sampling of Cameron’s greatest qualities.

“Generous, Kind, Compassionate, Selfless, Humble, Thoughtful, Patient and Loyal. Just a few of the qualities I would use to describe who you are, consistently, everyday,” Diaz’s unabashed husband continued. “Thanks for being you, I’m a lucky guy ❤️ Here’s to many more.❤️ I love you ❤️❤️❤ @camerondiaz????????????????..”

Previously, Diaz had commented that she feels marriage is very important, providing two people an opportunity to grow old together. In responding to Ellen DeGeneres on her favorite thing about marriage, Cameron said it was learning new things about herself, adding that she discovered things she might never have learned, if it hadn’t been for her marriage to Madden.

And the worst thing, according to Ms. Diaz?

“And they said, ‘What’s the worst thing about being married?’ It’s like, ‘Well, I learned all these things about myself that I wish I didn’t know. And I wouldn’t have learned them if I didn’t get married.’ So it’s like this double-edged sword, ” responded Cameron.

The Other Woman Star Cameron Diaz: “Age Is Just A Number”

GQ magazine caught up with Cameron Diaz just as she was celebrating her birthday, and instead of finding another actress mourning the passage of time, they found a vibrant wild heart embracing all that life has to offer. In fact, Cameron boldly states that life has gotten easier with age, revealing that the secret lies with how each person looks at life. Diaz says it’s all about one’s own perspective.

“I’ve matured, definitely. But I kept an open mind about everything and that keeps you young,” says Ms. Diaz. “Age is just a number anyhow.”

While she doesn’t cling to her age, Diaz also recognizes that life is short, too short to beat around the bush. The Other Woman star says she won’t play nice just to keep from hurting someone’s feelings. Cameron’s certainly not rude, because she enjoys connecting with other people, but Diaz also is not one to “fake it,” which, in the long run, may be better for all concerned.

“But if I don’t like somebody, it’s not like they don’t know. I don’t pretend,” Cameron explains. “If I don’t want to let somebody in, they don’t get in. I’m not afraid of people not liking me. If someone’s rubbing me the wrong way, they will know about it. Oh yes.”

Cameron Diaz says she has grown cynical with age, but no more than anyone else. She thinks it goes with aging, adding that the old adage that youth is wasted on the young has been proven true time and again. Diaz says aging is all about learning to appreciate what one has, before it’s lost.

“You’ll never truly appreciate what you have until it’s lost,” says Cameron Diaz. “That’s growth, that’s wisdom, that’s learning, that’s life.”

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