cameron diaz and benji madden welcome first child

Cameron Diaz Welcomes Her First Child, Raddix, After Saying She ‘Was Never Drawn to Being a Mother’

A new year means a new baby for actress, Cameron Diaz, and husband, Benji Madden. Cameron, 47, welcomed her first child and posted about it to her Instagram account. Benji, 40, is the lead guitarist for the band, Good Charlotte.

The couple has been married since 2015 and they live in Beverly Hills. They’ve named their newborn girl, Raddix Madden. Although they made the announcement for fans on Instagram, they did not include any photos of their newest addition to the family.

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Just days into 2020 Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden both posted their baby news on Instagram.

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“Happy New Year from the Maddens!” Diaz and Madden began the post. “We are so happy, blessed and grateful to begin this new decade by announcing the birth of our daughter, Raddix Madden. She has instantly captured our hearts and completed our family.”

“While we are overjoyed to share the 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 cute!! Some would even say RAD:)” the post continues, “From our family to all of yours, we’re sending our love and best wishes for a Happy New Year and Happy New Decade.”

We’re so excited for Cameron and Benji. What a great way to start off the 2020s.

We respect their privacy and always think it’s smart for celebrity parents to do what they think is best for their child. It’s not just their Raddix’s privacy the couple is protective of. They’ve been notoriously hush-hush about their relationship.

Way back in 2016, Cameron posted a video of Benji performing with his band.

Along with the video of Benji performing, Cameron shared a sweet caption. She said, in part, “One of my favorite things about being married, is how much pride I take in my husband.”

Fans got another taste back in 2017 when Benji posted a sweet Birthday tribute to Cameron.

Benji posted a photo of the couple embracing on a boat with the caption, “Happy Birthday to my Beautiful Wife ❤️ I feel like I am the LUCKIEST guy ALIVE❤️ I don’t think anyone could ever know the Depth, Kindness, and Compassion that I get to experience everyday thanks to My One and Only- You got me til the end baby❤️❤️❤️.”

It was a glimpse into their relationship and the only other time the couple has really posted about one another.

Before getting married, Cameron held different opinions about becoming a mother.

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Hello Ladies! Happy Fall! Hope everyone is enjoying this glorious time of year; the chillier air, the changing and falling leaves; all of the markers of another year coming to a close, and a hint at the new one about to unfold. I first wanted to thank all of you who answered our call this past summer to send in any questions you might have about aging in a female body. I am so grateful for your participation, as it allowed us to address your inquries in the next volume of the @TheBodyBook. It is centered around the mental, physical and emotional journey of aging. And as we diligently put the finishing touches on the book, we’d like to ask for your help once more. This book is for you and about you and that’s why we’d like to see you on the cover. Much like the cover of the Body Book, under the jacket, were we featured women of all different shapes, sizes, builds and ethnicities. We would like for you to feel represented again, this time to show where you are in your process of aging. So we invite you to take a picture of yourself. It should look much like the one I have here; against a plain background, this general framing-you can crop closer to a portrait, and the higher-def the better! We’d like to see more of that beautiful face of yours than the body this time. And if you want to snap one with yourself and your mom and your daughter together, or any multiple generations or expressions of your journey with aging, we’d love to see those, too! And for the 50 we use on the actual cover, we’ll send you a signed copy of the book when it hits bookstores in April. So be yourself with it, be brave with it, have fun with it, and we can’t wait to see. Thank you again and Happy Selfie-ing!! Ox, Cameron To submit, click the link in my profile.

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Back in 2014, Cameron told Esquire that she “was never drawn to being a mother.”

Ahead of her marriage, she had more to tell the magazine, “Not having a baby might really make things easier, but that doesn’t make it an easy decision,” she said at the time, adding it was “so much more work to have children … lives besides your own that you are responsible for.”

“I have it much easier than [moms],” Diaz said. “Doesn’t mean life isn’t sometimes hard. I’m just what I am. I work on what I am. Right now, I think, things are good for me. I’ve done a lot. And I don’t care anymore.”

Sometimes motherhood seems like the right idea when you find the right person to do it with.

We’re happy that Cameron decided that being a mother was right for her. We all have misgivings, especially when it comes to something as monumental as bringing a child into this world.

It’s got to be such an exciting time for this growing family and although we don’t expect to see any pictures of baby Raddix any time soon, we know that Cameron’s already being a great mom by protecting her child’s privacy.

Congrats, Cameron!

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