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Cameron Diaz Says it’s ‘Normal’ For Couples to Sleep in Separate Rooms

December 22, 2023 9:10 am in by
Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for REVOLVE

Cameron Diaz, actress and wife of musician Benji Madden, revealed her unconventional approach to maintaining a strong marriage. She believes that it should be completely acceptable for married couples to have separate bedrooms and even separate houses.

During an interview on the Lipstick on the Rim podcast, Diaz expressed her thoughts. “To me, I would literally have my house, you have yours. We can have a family house in the middle, but I’m perfectly fine sleeping in my own room,” she explained. “And we can have a bedroom in the middle where we come together for intimacy.”

JUNE 02: Guitarist Benji Madden and actress Cameron Diaz attend House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE on June 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for REVOLVE)
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This opinion sparked a lively discussion with the podcast hosts, who suggested Diaz may have been better off keeping her views private. However, Diaz was unapologetic, stating that she had expressed these ideas before getting married.

Diaz and Madden welcomed their daughter, Raddix, in January 2020. Although Diaz has taken a step back from acting, she frequently acknowledges that Benji is her one and only interviews.

It’s clear Madden feels the same way and openly expresses his love for his wife on his social media accounts.

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In a 2016 interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Diaz admitted that marriage was a surprise to her, but it has brought her immense joy and a newfound sense of openness.

Listen to the full episode of the Lipstick on the Rim podcast on the FREE iHeart Radio app.

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