Cameron Diaz Engaged to Benji Madden -- But Will She Really Walk Down the Aisle?

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden

Well, it looks like Cameron Diaz is gonna do the one thing she swore she never would. She's getting married! The Annie star is reportedly engaged to rocker Benji Madden, her boyfriend of only seven months. So after years of saying she would never walk down the aisle, dare we ask the big question? What changed Cameron's mind about saying "I do"?


According to sources close to the couple, they really are "incredibly happy" together. But apparently Cameron is only getting married to appease her new fiance. The sources say that Benji is way more traditional. Cameron wants babies so Benji wants to get engaged and married first.

Sounds like a great plan for these two, but I hope it sticks. It's not like Cameron has been quiet about her extreme skepticism of ever getting married. After she turned 40 in 2012, Cameron told UK Esquire that she never wanted to get married in her 20s and 30s. "It just wasn't the thing I was drawn to," she said then.

And after high profile break-ups with a string of boyfriends including Justin Timberlake and Alex Rodriguez, Cameron was a little stronger in her convictions when she talked to the UK's Stylist magazine, saying:

I think the big misconception in our society is that we're supposed to meet the one when we're 18 and we're supposed to get married to them and love them for the rest of our lives. Bulls**t! Who would want to be with the same person for 80 years? Why not break it up a little bit?" I think people get freaked out about getting married and spending 20 or 30 years sleeping with the same person, but if that's the case, don't do it.

But recently, Cameron has been backtracking just a tad. She told Marie Claire last month that, "I'm not looking for a husband or marriage or not not looking for that stuff. I'm living, not thinking what I should or shouldn't be doing with my life." And just a few weeks ago, when E! News pressed Cameron on whether or not rumors she was going to marry Benji were true, she said, "I've never said never to anything. Believe me, I'll try anything once or twice or maybe even three times."

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Well then, it looks like Cameron is following her own advice -- never say never! Or she's just desperately trying to make the public (and possibly her new fiance) forget about all her years of marriage bashing. I hope Cameron and Benji get their happily ever after -- and Cameron can finally see that a good marriage is definitely worth the hype. But I have to be honest, I just don't think this is a wedding we should hold our breath for. I'm not saying she's going to break up with Benji right away, but she's been with a lot of different guys in a lot of long-term relationships and she's never tied the knot. I personally think she's set in her ways -- and independence -- but I'll listen to Cameron's own advice right now and never say never when it comes to her happily ever after!

Do you think Cameron and Benji will make it down the aisle?

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