There’s only a handful of events in a person’s life that will truly change him/her, one of which is motherhood. Cameron Diaz happily welcomed her first baby just before the new year arrived but her mindset on this all-important occasion wasn’t always the same.
The Charlie’s Angels star and her husband Benji Madden announced on Instagram that they welcomed their first child, Raddix, days before New Year, shocking everyone who didn’t know that she was even pregnant. Despite sharing the big news about the newest addition to their family, they also revealed that they plan to keep the bundle of joy out of the public eye to protect her.
As per a source, Cameron was so delighted of what’s been happening to her life, what with the arrival of her baby. Another insider claimed that the 47-year-old actress had always wanted to become a mother and together with the guitarist, they had long hoped to have a baby.
While both of them are reportedly elated over their baby, Cameron didn’t always imagine herself as a mother. Eight years ago, the Bad Teacher star revealed that even though there are a lot of expectations from her to bear a child at her age, she still didn’t want to because of how the world was.
Cameron also revealed about her assumption — that she would be married and have two kids at 21, but her career flourished around that time, so this had to take a backseat. It’s not that she doesn’t want to have kids, it’s just that it had not happened yet, she shared at the time.
In 2014, Cameron was still singing the same tune of not being drawn to motherhood, saying that raising children would require you to put in a lot of work – on top of handling your own life. However, she also said that she was not closing her doors to the possibility and if she already wants them, she’s going for it.
Cameron and the Good Charlotte member exchanged I Do’s in 2015, a year after Nicole Richie introduced them to each other. Of the marriage, she said that it was one of the biggest steps she had taken and didn’t expect that she would tie the knot.
After that, the There’s Something About Mary star had since taken a break from spotlight, opting to keep her marital life private. However, both of them gush over each other when asked about their better halves.