Cameron Diaz Just Made the Best Case for Waiting to Say 'I Do'

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When Cameron Diaz wed Benji Madden in 2015, she was 42 years old. Up until then, she had been in long-term relationships (cough, Justin Timberlake) but had never said "I do." Being that celebs get married about as frequently as they drink green juice, this was a big freakin' deal. And in a world where women are stigmatized for waiting "too long" to get married and have babies, Diaz's timing definitely caused a lot of raised eyebrows. The now 44-year-old spoke to her experience and timeline on Saturday while on a panel at the "In Goop Health" wellness summit, moderated by Gwyneth Paltrow herself.


"I think it's a matter of I just hadn't met my husband," Diaz, who's written two health books and has been flying a bit more under the radar in Hollywood lately, said. "I had boyfriends before, and there's a really, really distinct difference between husbands and boyfriends."

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Diaz defines that difference by explaining, "He's just my partner in life, in everything. I've never had anyone who supported me so much and gave me so much courage to be myself and to really explore myself. My husband has been able to show me what it's like to [...] be an equal. And I've learned so much from him. I look at him every day and he inspires me. I feel so lucky."

The actress and author also sees them as completely compatible, as "totally two peas in a pod." "We're both just weird enough for each other," she said. "He's my perfect little weirdo and I'm his perfect little weirdo."

Aw, that's crazy cute! And how awesome is it that she totally puts critics in their place with such a simple, straightforward explanation for waiting to wed? Although the endless barrage of friends' wedding invitations that seem to hit in your late 20s and early 30s can leave you feeling immensely pressured to just get a ring on it, one of the least advisable things you can do is rush down the aisle for the sake of just being married already.

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Oh, sure, some people are able to make marriage for the sake of marriage (and not necessarily partnership, companionship, compatibility, etc.) work. But ultimately, you'll probably do best to find the right person, someone who adds to your already full life and truly inspires you to share that life.

And that's exactly what Cameron did! Yas, kween.

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