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While Diaz isn't exactly known for picking the best of scripts, it's still rather shocking to examine just how badly her movies have been reviewed.
Naturally, the film's impressive box office returns warranted a couple of sequels, both of which were successes on various levels, but did Hollywood really need to stretch the franchise out to a fourth movie?
Critics said "no" and, in many ways, audiences did as well.
"You know, nothing matters now that I have my husband. All of that is like, that's the thing, that's how I know he's my husband... Everything else just like washes and slips away," she said. This is the person you build your life with.'" (Though how one could forget about dating uber-hottie Justin Timberlake, we really don't know.)She added, "We got married in our living room in front of our friends.
"You realize like, ' Oh this is like the real thing is. Had a little party in our backyard on the tennis court and yeah.
In 1997, she added depth, layer, and humor to what might have otherwise been a stock character in Diaz celebrated her 45th birthday in 2017, so she's reached a point in her career where playing the bubbly, rom-com blonde is beginning to feel tired, even if it occasionally still brings in some cash.
Indeed, in the last decade, Diaz has often played a variation of the same character: a career gal inadvertently marries a party boy in (2012).But now, finally, the 43-year-old actress is opening up about how she met her 37-year-old rocker hubby, and the sweet relationship that these two lovebirds share. You just know when you know.' Like you're my husband."Although she knew the former Good Charlotte rocker's sister-in-law, Nicole Richie, and his brother, Joel Madden, for a few years, the actress and Benji didn't really cross paths. "The two instantly hit it off and began seeing each other, leading to what would ultimately become one of our favorite Hollywood duos.During an appearance on Andy Cohen's Radio Andy, the former star recalled how she and "Benj" became an item, E! "It was one of those things where everyone tells you, ' You just know when you know,'" she explained. "The first thing I said when I first met my [would be] husband was, ' He's hot,'" Diaz confessed. We had never been in the same circle."Diaz didn't formally meet her now-husband until she hosted a dinner party at her house with Nicole and Joel, who asked Cameron if he could invite his brother Benji over. Interestingly enough, now that she's married to her rocker love, Diaz doesn't think about anyone else in her past."I just went, 'I can't really say who I am to myself.' Which is a hard thing to face up to." She added, "I felt the need to make myself whole." This fame fatigue may have prompted studios to award juicier roles to more eager actresses, or it could have been exactly what it sounds like: an extended mental health sabbatical that only rich celebrities can afford.Either way, Diaz's Hollywood hiatus seems to have been mostly on her own terms.In her new book , the actress penned the most heartfelt dedication to her spouse: "I never knew what love was until I found you," she writes."How did I ever live without your love, your friendship, your brilliant mind, your genius sense of humor, and your enormous, loving, beautiful heart?Otherwise it would have been something else." Diaz forgot to mention the slew of celebrities that joined in their nuptials, like Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore, to name a few.See More: 4 Celebrity Honeymoon Trips You Can Totally Recreate Chatting with Cohen isn't the only time Diaz has gushed about her hubs.(1982) may disagree with this one, but in a lot of ways, Hollywood missed a legitimate chance to make something great out of the 2014 remake of the beloved musical.Above all, the remake provided the rare opportunity for a major role to be played by a young black actress (Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis), which, in turn, provided the rare opportunity for Hollywood to make a movie for young black kids.