For several years now, Cameron Diaz has been quietly living her life tucked away in the Hollywood Hills with her husband, Benji Madden.
Diaz and the rocker have managed to keep all aspects of their lives private, and they surprised the world by announcing that they welcomed a baby girl named Raddix Madden in January 2020.
This week, Diaz shocked her fans by doing a lengthy interview with her good friend, Gwyneth Paltrow, where she spoke candidly about the reasons that pushed her to end her epic Hollywood career.
Diaz was a Hollywood A-lister who landed in one hit movie after another — she starred in Vanilla Sky, There’s Something About Mary, Gangs of New York, and Charlie’s Angels.
The blue-eyed beauty was on the cover of every magazine, but in 2014 she said she had enough, retired, and focused on her personal life.
Diaz said that she found herself and the peace of mind she was looking for since leaving it all behind. Diaz confessed: “I got a feeling of peace in my soul because I finally was taking care of myself, a strange thing to say. I know a lot of people won’t understand it — I know you understand it — but it’s so intense to work at that level and be that public and put yourself out there.”
Diaz opened about her dating life and explained that her romances with stars like Justin Timberlake, Matt Dillon, Jared Leto, and Alex Rodriguez failed because of her grueling work schedule.
She stated: “I stopped and looked at my life. When you’re making a movie, it’s a perfect excuse, and they own you. You’re there for 12 hours a day for months on end, and you have no time for anything else.”
Diaz continued: “I had been going so hard for so long, working, making films, and such a grind. I didn’t make any space for my personal life.”
The Hollywood power player, who dated many impressive names, said she never wanted to get married nor have children because she felt unlucky in love.
The founder of Avaline explained: “All of my: ‘I’m not going to do this’… I was just scared… I was afraid I wouldn’t, you know, find a partner. I had no luck — you know.”
Diaz’s confession pushed Paltrow to make this comment about her friend’s famous ex-boyfriends: “Yeah, you had some real humdingers in there.”
Diaz concluded by saying she is in a great place in her life, and if the perfect script comes along, she will do the movie.