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Cameron Diaz reveals how she knew Benji Madden was the one

The actress opens up about why she waited until she was 41 to get married, and how she knew Benji was 'the one'.

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden

Gwyneth Paltrow's first inaugural Goop Health Summit this weekend kicked off with some considerable star power on the bill - and along with Miranda Kerr opening up about her intimate backyard wedding to Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, Cameron Diaz is also sharing her own words of wisdom about marriage.

When asked by Gwyneth about what kept her from getting hitched until she was in her forties, Cameron - who wed Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden in 2015 when she was 41 years old - had a heartwarming response.

“I think it’s a matter of I just hadn’t met my husband, you know?” she began.

“I had boyfriends before. And there’s a really, really distinct difference between husbands and boyfriends. And I have a husband who is just my partner in life and in everything.”

(Ex-boyfriends including Keanu Reeves, Gerard Butler, Bradley Cooper and Jared Leto, FYI.)

Cam and Benji, with Benji's brother Joel, hanging out way back in 2004...
Cam and Benji, with Benji's brother Joel, hanging out way back in 2004...
The couple aren't shy about packing on the PDA!
The couple aren't shy about packing on the PDA!

She then went on to talk about the pair’s differences – and how these differences make her and Benji’s relationship stronger.

“Talk about two very different people!” she continued.

“We are so different from one another, but we share the same values — we’re totally two peas in a pod.”

“We are both just weird enough for each other.”

“We women are objectified so much,” Cameron kept on.

“Somehow my husband has just been able to kind of show me what it’s like not to have that be a part of a relationship, and being an equal.”