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Cameron Diaz’s Husband Benji Madden Says He’s The “Luckiest Guy Alive” on Her Birthday

Cameron Diaz Benji MaddenCameron Diaz, who has dated A-list celebs like Justin Timberlake and A-Rod, said husband Benji Madden is her "partner in life." (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)

Some couples were truly meant for each other, and Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz are among them. To mark Diaz’s 45th birthday, Madden took to Instagram on Wednesday, August 30, to share a sweet message about his wife of two years.

“Happy Birthday to my Beautiful Wife,” the rocker wrote. “I feel like I am the LUCKIEST guy ALIVE I don’t think anyone could ever know the Depth, Kindness, and Compassion that I get to experience everyday thanks to My One and Only- You got me til the end baby.”

The duo dated for seven months before making their union official in January 2015, in an intimate, tented backyard ceremony held at Diaz’s Beverly Hills mansion. The bride was 42 at the time of her wedding—and she has zero regrets about waiting. “I think it’s a matter of I just hadn’t met my husband,” Diaz told Gwyneth Paltrow at a Goop conference in June. “I had boyfriends before, and there’s a really, really distinct difference between husbands and boyfriends.”

She continued, “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.”

Madden’s sister-in-law Nicole Richie introduced the pair, and also served as a bridesmaid in the ceremony. Diaz’s best friend Drew Barrymore was also a bridesmaid, opposite Benji’s brothers Josh and Joel, who both served as groomsmen.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.