“Now I Have to Live to 107”, Cameron Diaz Shared What It Means to Become a Mom at 47

Happiness increases around the time after childbirth among older mothers, whereas for younger mothers, the effect is very short-lived, studies say. Late motherhood has some impressive benefits and Cameron Diaz is an ideal example of it. Her story can change the minds of people who had doubts about becoming pregnant after 40.

It was a long journey to motherhood but the miracle happened.


In December 2019, Cameron Diaz and her husband, Benji Madden, became parents for the first time in their lives. This news blew up on the internet and became a popular topic of conversation regarding late motherhood. Diaz gave new hope to women who gave up on trying to have a baby.

Although the actress tries to keep the way her parents private, her close circle shared that the couple tried for years to conceive before finally having a daughter named Raddix. “They went through so much to get to this point,” a source said.


Diaz shares that she gave more than half of her life to the public and now she feels it’s okay “to take time for myself now to reorganize and choose how I want to come [back] into the world.” She is happy, blessed, and grateful to begin a new decade with a child. And one of her main goals is to protect her little one.

There are no longer pictures of dogs on her phone.


In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Diaz confessed that spending time with her daughter was a real form of heaven. And we believe her because she looks so fresh and peaceful. Diaz tries to enjoy each moment because “every single day, there are leaps and bounds, and these things that happen — she’s not the same baby she was yesterday.

She continued by explaining that such things never happened to her and Benji: “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.”


Diaz makes fun of herself and says that her phone is no longer full of pictures of her dogs and their poops (and she has 4 of them). Now the couple has “Baby Shark” and “Elmo’s Song” on rotation all the time and the whole family likes it. Diaz is now a proud mom who enjoys seeing her daughter looking at her daddy with limitless love.


There’s still the pressure of being a mom at 47.


In an interview with Naomi Campbell, Diaz shaed about how she liked to find balance in life. She accepts that a lot of people become parents the other way and said, “They get married [and] have a family in their youth. I’m kind of doing it in the second half of my life.”

And she loves her life to be private, finally. But still, there some pressure, even in late motherhood. Diaz said ironically, “I have to be, like, 107. So, no pressure!”


Despite this, Diaz is totally sure that this is her “sweet spot” and the happiest time of her life. Even her previous experiences while traveling and working can’t be compared to this new phase. “Having a family when you’re young, it’s like anything when you’re young, you do it. When you’re my age and you decide to do it, it’s a real choice. You really have to work hard for it.”

During the interview, Campbell noticed that Diaz looked more beautiful and happy nowadays compared to before and the balance had finally been reached.

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