Cameron 'would not have become a mother if it wasn't for' Gwyneth

Cameron Diaz tells Gwyneth Paltrow: ‘I would not have become a mother if it wasn’t for you’

Cameron Diaz dished to Gwyneth Paltrow this week, telling her: ‘I would not have become a mother if it wasn’t for you.’

The 47-year-old, who welcomed her daughter Raddix in January with her husband Benji Madden, made the revelation in an interview for Gwyneth’s brand Goop.

‘You used to talk, I’d be like: “I’m not having kids.” And you’re like: “You are having kids, you’re getting married, you’re having children,”‘ Cameron remembered.

Side by side: Cameron Diaz dished to Gwyneth Paltrow this week: ‘I would not have become a mother if it wasn’t for you’

‘And I was like: “No, I’m not!” And you’re like: “You have to do it, you have to!” And I was like: “I’m not gonna do it,”‘ she shared.

The Charlie’s Angels star recalled: ‘You were just on me all the time. You were like: “You have to. You don’t understand. If you don’t do this you will be so sad that you didn’t do it.”‘ And so I credit you so much with the fact that you never let up on me.’

Cameron said with a laugh: ‘You were so, you know, I would say, encouraging and also…’ prompting Gwyneth to finish: ‘…a pain in the a**.’

Gwyneth said: ‘I think I could see, and I knew what a natural mother you are. Some women aren’t but you, I was like: “You’re born to do it.”‘

Look of love: She married Benji Madden of Good Charlotte fame in 2015 after a 10-month romance, and this January they welcomed their firstborn daughter Raddix

‘Well, all of my: “I’m not going to do this,” was just fear,’ said Cameron. ‘I was just scared. I was afraid. I was afraid I wouldn’t, you know, find a partner. I had no luck – you know, I didn’t have people that I, in my life prior to that.’

‘Yeah, you had some real humdingers in there,’ said Gwyneth knowingly, and she and Cameron shared a huge laugh. 

Cameron’s dating history has reportedly included Justin Timberlake, Diddy, Alex Rodriguez, Jared Leto and Matt Dillon.

She married Benji of Good Charlotte fame in 2015 after a 10-month romance, and this January they welcomed their firstborn daughter Raddix.

Meanwhile: Gwyneth shares her children Apple, 16, and Moses, 14, with her ex-husband Chris Martin and is now married to Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk

Meanwhile Gwyneth shares her children Apple, 16, and Moses, 14, with her ex-husband Chris Martin and is now married to Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk.

Cameron, whose last film was the 2014 remake of Annie, also told Gwyneth she found ‘peace’ after withdrawing from show business.

Her departure from the movies allowed her ‘to really focus on my personal life, my personal relationships with my family, my friends.’

‘Focus on my personal life’: Cameron, whose last film was the 2014 remake of Annie, also told Gwyneth she found ‘peace’ after withdrawing from show business

She added: ‘And then Benj and I met each other and we got married pretty much immediately, ‘cause we both knew that we had to kinda like, we both had to do it.’

Cameron said: ‘We went hard for a few years where we just like ironed it out and hacked it out, and it was a lot of work but it was really you know, we had to.’

The There’s Something About Mary star added: ‘I’m older than him, but not so much older, but he was at the place in his life too where he wanted to do that as well.’

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