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Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden's 2 Kids: All About Raddix and Cardinal

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden welcomed their daughter in 2019 and their son in 2024

<p>Donato Sardella/Getty </p> Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz attend House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE on June 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

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Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz attend House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE on June 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden are happily growing their family.

After the Bad Teacher actress and the Good Charlotte guitarist got married in 2015, they welcomed their first child, Raddix, in December 2019. In March 2024, they announced the birth of their second baby, and first son, Cardinal. The news came as a surprise to fans, who didn’t know the couple were expecting.

“We are feeling so blessed and grateful 🍀Sending much love from our fam to yours 🙏❤️,” Diaz and Madden wrote in a joint Instagram post announcing Cardinal’s birth.

Since welcoming Raddix, Diaz has been open about how being a mom has been the “best part” of her life.

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“I love being a mother. It’s the best, best, best part of my life,” she said in an Instagram Live with her friend and Who What Wear CEO Katherine Power in 2020. “I’m so, so grateful and so happy and it’s the best thing ever and I’m so lucky to get to do it with Benji and we’re just having the best time. It’s so great. I’m just thrilled.”

From their births to their early passion for music, here’s everything to know about Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden’s two kids: Raddix and Cardinal.

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<p>Noel Vasquez/GC Images</p> Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz attend a basketball game between the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

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Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz attend a basketball game between the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Diaz and Madden’s daughter, Raddix, was born on Dec. 30, 2019, at Cedar’s Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. They announced her birth on Instagram, writing that they wouldn’t be sharing any photos of their daughter in an effort to protect her privacy.

"Happy New Year from the Maddens!" they wrote. "We are so happy, blessed and grateful to begin this new decade by announcing the birth of our daughter, Raddix Madden. She has instantly captured our hearts and completed our family."

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Shortly after welcoming Raddix, a source told PEOPLE the couple were in “baby bliss,” enjoying time with their newborn.

They waited for so long to have a baby, so now they are just enjoying their daughter,” the source said. “They are still in baby bliss and the happiest parents. They take turns staying with the baby and don’t really leave the house together.”

When her daughter was 6 months old, Diaz opened up about how quickly she was growing and changing during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

“Literally every single day, there’s just leaps and bounds and these things that happen. She’s not the same baby that she was yesterday,” the Other Woman actress said. “Where was yesterday? Yesterday is literally gone, and today is a new day, and tomorrow will be a new day that she’s a completely different baby. But, it's so gratifying to actually get to see that growth and to be a part of it."

Diaz was 47 years old when she had Raddix and she’s been open about the struggles that have come with welcoming a child in her 40s.

“The women who have children my age are like, literally 20 years younger and that’s an interesting place to be because I’m not that age,” she said during a March 2022 interview with BBC Radio 2’s Michelle Visage. “And that’s totally okay. But I want to feel vital like that for my child.”

She touched on the pressures of being an older mom in an October 2020 interview with Naomi Campbell, joking that she planned to live well past 100 so she could be there for her children.

“When you’re my age and you decide to do it, it’s a real choice,” she said. “You really have to work hard for it. The only pressure for me is like I have to live to be, like 107, you know? So no pressure!”

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<p>Ricky Vigil M/GC Images</p> Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden seen on December 02, 2022 in London, England.

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Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden seen on December 02, 2022 in London, England.

On March 22, 2024, Diaz and Madden announced the birth of their son Cardinal in an abstract drawing on Instagram that had the words, "A little bird whispered to me." Like his sister, the couple chose to keep photos of Cardinal private.

“We are blessed and excited to announce the birth of our son, Cardinal Madden❤️🙏,” they wrote on Instagram. “He is awesome and we are all so happy he is here! For the kids safety and privacy we won’t be posting any pictures- but he’s a really cute ☺️.”

After the announcement, a source told PEOPLE that Diaz and Madden felt “beyond lucky” to welcome their second child.

They were always hoping for a second baby because they love being parents," the insider said.

"For years, Cameron wanted to be a mom," they added. "She gets very emotional when she talks about the long journey to motherhood. She feels beyond lucky to now have two children.”

The following day, the couple attended Rob Lowe's 60th birthday party. A source told PEOPLE that while they had a fun night, they typically prefer to be more low-key with their family.

"They love spending time at home. They prefer to cook and have friends over instead of going out," the insider said. "And they love just hanging out with their children. They’re amazing parents.”

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