Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden are reportedly engaged. As you may or may not recall, they are a couple. Over the summer we put them in the running for the title of “Weirdest Couple Ever,” but since then I think I personally blocked their relationship from my memory. I already have to keep track of all the rumored romances Taylor Swift is involved in, lesbian or otherwise. I don’t have time to remember that Miss Hannigan is dating that guy from Good Charlotte who made out with Miley Cyrus that one time.
So it was very helpful of Cameron and Benji to take this opportunity to remind us that they are, in fact, together. The engagement news comes via several Us Weekly sources. And apparently we’re not the only ones going, “Huh? Really? Them?” over this. One source admitted, “Everyone thinks it’s wild but are so happy for them.”
And according to a source’s statement to Us Weekly earlier this year, Benji is actually the more traditional of the two. I guess you could say that’s surprising, considering all the tattoos and piercings, etc. But here’s what the source said:
“He is more traditional then her,” the pal said. “She really doesn’t care about getting married but wants babies. He wants to get engaged and married first.”
Well, I guess he convinced her. And if you’re wondering who’s responsible for this relationship, you can apparently thank (or blame, if that’s more your style) Nicole Richie, who is married to Benji’s twin brother Joel Madden. She took responsibility for the whole thing over the summer on Watch What Happens Live.
I was under the impression that these two had more of an age difference, probably because I’m stuck in the year 2002 and imagining Benji as a wee punk rocker. But he’s actually 35 now, and Cameron is 42. Well… congratulations, I guess? #Sigh, I don’t even know.
(Photo: RA, PacificCoastNews)