After years of struggling to have a baby, IVF works for 45-year-old Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden were ready to become parents. But it just wasn’t happening. “Cameron’s struggles to conceive haven’t been easy,” an insider tells In Touch. “There were some really tough times when she thought motherhood maybe just wasn’t in the cards for her, but she never gave up hope that someday she would become a mom.”
Now her dreams are finally coming true. Three years after marrying the Good Charlotte rocker, Cameron, 45, is expecting her first child with Benji, 38. “Cameron finally has reason to celebrate! The IVF worked — she’s pregnant,” the insider tells In Touch exclusively. “They have a baby on the way, and they couldn’t be happier.” Now comes the best part, says the insider, “sharing the news with friends and family and getting the nursery ready.”
A LONG, HARD ROAD They feel incredibly blessed after trying unsuccessfully to conceive for so long. “Cameron was super healthy, had the best doctors — and still, nothing. There were a lot of tears,” the insider says. “Thank God for Benji, who was always very supportive. He didn’t care how they had a baby — he was determined to make Cameron a mom.” They’d explored other options, including surrogacy and adoption, explains the insider, “and then it just happened. Cameron’s pinching herself.”
MAKING PLANS Cameron and Benji haven’t wasted any time prepping for baby. “The nursery is almost done,” says the insider. “They’ve been working on baby names for a while now, so they’re all set in that department but won’t be telling anyone until the baby comes,” explains a source. “Cameron’s also not sharing the baby’s gender just yet, but everyone thinks it will be a boy because [Maryland native] Benji has been super excited about adding Baltimore Orioles items to the nursery. Of course, Benji would do that even if it was a girl, so who knows,” says the insider.
It won’t be long before they’re a family of three. “Cameron loves how into it Benji is, and she can’t wait for her baby to get to know his or her cousins, Harlow and Sparrow [Benji’s twin brother Joel’s kids with Nicole Richie; see box],” says the source. And the insider adds, “There’s no doubt that Cameron and Benji will make amazing parents.” ◼
IN IT TOGETHER Last year, Cameron gushed about Benji, calling him “my partner in life and in everything” and describing them as “totally two peas in a pod.”