Cameron Diaz Says We Need To ‘Normalise’ Married Couples Having Separate Bedrooms

Cameron Diaz believes that we need to 'normalise' married couples sleeping in separate bedrooms.
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Cameron Diaz believes that we need to ‘normalise’ married couples sleeping in separate bedrooms.

Diaz, 51, has appeared in films such as The HolidayThere’s Something About Mary and Bad Teacher.

Despite having a blockbuster career, she announced her retirement from acting to focus on her family.

However, Diaz hasn’t stayed out of the limelight and has spoken on numerous podcasts – including one on which she revealed how she maintains her ageless appearance.

Now, on a more recent podcast, the My Sister’s Keeper star has provided some marriage advice that she feels should be a norm.

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In an appearance on Molly Sims’ Lipstick On The Rim podcast, she shared that couples sleeping in separate rooms should be ‘normalised’.

The idea came up when one of the hosts said that their husband had a snoring problem, which led to Diaz saying: “We should normalise separate bedrooms.

“To me, I would literally, I have my house, you have yours. We have the family house in the middle. I will go and sleep in my room. You go [to] sleep in your room. I’m fine.

“And we have the bedroom in the middle that we can convene in for our relations.”

Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz thinks it should be normal for couples to sleep in separate rooms. Credit: Alamy

Sims did say that her audience may be taken aback by Diaz’s suggestion.

But the Charlie’s Angel star clarified that it doesn’t apply to her and her husband, musician Benji Madden.

“By the way, I don’t feel that way now because my husband is so wonderful. I said that before I got married,” Diaz stated.

The couple tied the knot in 2015, about one year into their relationship, after being introduced through Nicole Richie – who is married to Benji’s twin brother Joel – at a party in 2014.

“We were in the same room because of them, and then we found each other,” the Vanilla Sky star recalled on the Anna Faris is Unqualified podcast. “I was, like, ‘How come I didn’t see him before?'”

They welcomed their first child, daughter Raddix, now three, in 2020.

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Diaz has previously been open when it comes to discussing her marriage – especially the ways in which her husband has helped her improve individually over the years.

Speaking on a 2016 episode of the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Knight and Day star said: “I do think that marriage, when you can grow with someone, it’s very important.

“Someone asked me, ‘What’s your favourite thing about being married?’ and I said, ‘I just learned so much about myself. I didn’t know these things. I would have never known them if I didn’t have my husband to help me’.

“And they said, ‘What’s the worst thing about being married?’ It’s like, ‘Well I learned all these things about myself that I wish I didn’t know. And I wouldn’t have learned them if I didn’t get married’. So it’s a double-edged sword.”

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.