Cameron Diaz's Husband Shocks Media With 'Rare' Post

Some are eyerolling at media hype around Benji Madden's sweet birthday note
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2017 2:38 PM CDT
In 'Rare' Move, Cameron Diaz's Husband Talks About Her Publicly
Actress Cameron Diaz is shown April 5, 2016, in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden are married, but you'd be forgiven for forgetting that fact given how rarely they talk about each other on social media. As People reports, the last time the Good Charlotte rocker posted about his actress wife on Instagram was April 2016—until Wednesday. It was Diaz's 45th birthday, leading Madden to post a picture of the two of them together on a boat along with the message, "Happy Birthday to my Beautiful Wife. I feel like I am the LUCKIEST guy ALIVE. I don't think anyone could ever know the Depth, Kindness, and Compassion that I get to experience everyday thanks to My One and Only- You got me til the end baby."

Jezebel calls out People for its apparent "shock" at Madden's post, noting "there's something inarguably condescending about calling out Madden's last post about Diaz. It's as though they don't believe a couple should be taken seriously unless they turn their love into a never-ending performance piece." People wasn't the only outlet calling the post "rare," though: Hello, Life & Style, Page Six, Hello Giggles, Just Jared, and InStyle did the same, while Refinery29 just set the bar pretty low for birthday expectations by calling Madden's post about Diaz "the cutest way" ever to celebrate a spouse's special day. (More Cameron Diaz stories.)

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