Cameron Diaz opened up about her marriage on The Ellen Show and things got a little introspective. "Someone asked me, 'What's your favorite thing about being married?'" said the actress. "'Well, I just learned so much about myself. I didn't know these things.' And I was like, 'I would have never known them if I didn’t meet my husband, who helped me.'" So sweet!
But there's more: Diaz, 43, joked that she would give the same answer if someone asked her the worst thing about being married. "I learned all these things about myself that I wish I never learned about myself and I wouldn't have known them if I didn’t get married," she said. "So it’s like this double-edged sword. But I'm just so grateful for it because I couldn't do it without my husband and I couldn't do it with anybody else except for him." Way to turn a negative into a positive, Cameron.
Diaz and Madden made their eight-month relationship official back in January of 2015 at their home in Beverley Hills. They kept the wedding super secret. Case in point: No one, outside of their immediate family, knew they were tying the knot until hours before the actual ceremony.
The couple were friends long before they turned their relationship into a romantic one, and Diaz totally gets the importance of having good relationships in your life—and not just romantic ones. "Our relationships are very, very important—any kind of relationship, it doesn't just have to be a marriage," she told Ellen. "Think of it as a purpose for living. Even if you're just engaged in something you really think is important. But I do think that marriage, my experience with it… when you can grow with someone, it's very important." Couldn't have said it better ourselves!