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Cameron Diaz shares what it means to become a mum aged 47

Shola Lee

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Cameron Diaz shares what it means to become a mum aged 47

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Cameron Diaz has opened up about becoming a mum in her 40s.

The Charlie's Angels actor gave birth to her first daughter, Raddix, in 2019 with husband Benji Madden.

She's since been candid about how motherhood has changed her perspective on things and honestly, we couldn't love her more for it!

Diaz opened up about becoming a mum. Credit: London Entertainment / Alamy Stock Photo
Diaz opened up about becoming a mum. Credit: London Entertainment / Alamy Stock Photo

Look, it's hard not to adore Diaz. She starred in basically every childhood film we ever loved, from The Mask to Charlie's Angels and The Other Woman; seriously, the woman's a walking girls' night in.

So, we couldn't be happier to hear how much she's enjoying time with her tiny tot Raddix.

Speaking to Jimmy Fallon about becoming a mum, the talented actor said: "Every single day, there are leaps and bounds, and these things that happen — she’s not the same baby she was yesterday.

"It’s so gratifying to actually get to see that growth and to be a part of it and to help let her be her, and it’s just amazing."

Anyone that's been around a baby for more than a couple of days knows that watching them pick up new things is both wonderful and terrifying; I'm still not sure how my niece managed to work out Chromecast before I did.

Diaz welcomed the baby with her partner Benji Madden. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo
Diaz welcomed the baby with her partner Benji Madden. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo

And the new adventure has given Diaz a fresh perspective on ageing, as she relayed to People: "The whole concept of ageing has just changed completely, even in the last 10 years.

"It's totally opened up. I'm excited. I've got 50 or 60 years to go—I want to live to be 110, since I've got a young child."

To be fair, we're looking forward to getting past 100 and retiring at some kind of vineyard.

Becoming a new mum also allowed Diaz to appreciate her relationship with her parents, adding: "I think you have this amazing moment in your 40s where you appreciate who your parents are, and I want to have that moment with her—be there with her in her 40s."

The new mum wrote a sweet message on Instagram. Credit: @camerondiaz/Instagram
The new mum wrote a sweet message on Instagram. Credit: @camerondiaz/Instagram

And she has every intention of getting there, explaining that her family are from a pretty sturdy stock: "My grandmother was running around in the hot San Fernando Valley sun at 72, hauling big bags of rabbit feed and chicken feed around. I think I've got some of that.

"And as is true for most people, I think how I look and feel is some combination of what I do and what I don't do."

Well, we can't wait to see what the actor gets up to 40 years from now.

Topics: Celebrity, News, TV And Film, Parenting, Life

Shola Lee
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