Well, that was fast. Some people might not even have known Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden were in a relationship but the couple, who have been dating since May, made it official last night.
They “were married [Monday] evening in an intimate ceremony at their home in Los Angeles,” their rep confirmed to People magazine, with the couple adding, “We couldn’t be happier to begin our new journey together surrounded by our closest family and friends.”
Cam and Benji, who got engaged just before Christmas, hosted a rehearsal dinner for family and friends including Drew Barrymore, Joel Madden and Nicole Richie.
Cameron explained away the party rental trucks, bunches of white flowers, security detail and the huge tent on the property by saying she was having a pre-Golden Globes party but that made no sense. She wasn’t up for any awards so the savvy media pounced all over it and the jig was up.
There were 90 or so guests in attendance, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Samantha Ronson and Robin Antin. Barrymore and Richie — along with Diaz’s sister, Chimene, and assistant Jesse Lutz — served as bridesmaids while Joel and Nicole’s son, Sparrow, was the ring bearer.
Somewhere, Jessica Biel is breathing a sigh of relief and Diddy is crying in his French toast. A source told People, “Cameron has found true happiness.” And good for her. Hell, good for them. Guess all that talk about not believing in monogamy and not wanting marriage is a thing of the past for Diaz. She and Benji may not have been together long but when you find the one, you just know, right? Cam has dated loads of d-bags over the years but Benji seems like a nice, down-to-earth dude who treats her well so why wouldn’t she lock that down? Congrats to the happy couple!