We can’t think of any better way to begin the new year than by taking the plunge! After a whirlwind seven-month romance and a brief engagement, actress Cameron Diaz, 42, and her rocker beau Benji Madden, 35, tied the knot on Monday, Jan. 5. Cameron’s gal pal (and now sister-in-law), Nicole Richie is the one to thank for this successful match-up! The House of Harlow designer can take all the credit for playing matchmaker for this happy couple. Nicole is married to Benji’s twin brother and fellow bandmate Joel Madden.
The couple were married at Diaz’s Beverly Hills home in front of close friends and family on Monday evening. Before making their commitment official, the couple celebrated with a rehearsal dinner catered by Lucques on Sunday, Jan. 4. The star studded guest list included Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Samantha Ronson. Joining Diaz in her bridal party were Nicole Ritchie, Drew Barrymore, her sister Chimene and assistant Jesse Lutz. Wedding planners Yifat Oren and Stefanie Cove orchestrated the event. Featured at the wedding were flowers from The Velvet Garden. No doubt all highly recommended by BFF Drew Barrymore as these were the same companies she used in her June 2012 wedding to Will Kopelman.
The couples engagement was first reported by Us Weekly. Speculation as to whether Diaz and Madden were engaged had been ongoing for weeks and was further fueled when the actress was photographed wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring on her left hand while walking through NYC’s JFK airport. It looks like that was THE RING!
We wish Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden all the best!
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