Following what could be defined as a whirlwind romance, Cameron Diaz and Benij Madden tied the knot yesterday (January 5) at the actress’s home in Hollywood with about 100 guests in attendance.
In a statement to People, the newlyweds said, “We couldn’t be happier to begin our new journey together surrounded by our closest family and friends.”
Diaz (42) and Madden (35) started dating back in May and got engaged just last month. Still, one insider said that this next step in their short relationship was a natural one.
“Getting married is the next step when you are totally in love and comfortable with someone,” the source explained. “Cameron has found true happiness.”
The news broke of the couple’s impending nuptials yesterday after florists and caterers were spotted outside Diaz’s home. According to People, the actress and Madden Brothers singer held a rehearsal dinner on Sunday, and Cameron had her bachelorette party the night before.
Some of the celebrities who attended the ceremony included Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benji’s twin brother Joel Madden and his wife Nicole Richie.
“It was a big wedding, but they still managed to make it feel very personal. Only their families and very special friends attended,” an insider revealed to People. “It all felt very down-to-earth and sweet. Guests arrived smiling and almost seemed giddy. Everyone was excited to be a part of the wedding.”
Congrats to Cameron and Benji!