Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden enjoy a romantic getaway in Italy
The actress has taken a step back from the world of acting as she takes time to enjoy family life and introspecting about her choices and wanting to make herself feel whole again.
Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden have been married for three years now but despite the time, the love between them is still the same. The couple recently took a romantic trip to Florence, Italy on Thursday (June 28). The couple enjoyed a stroll in the city as they snuggled up to each other. The pair took a nice walk in a garden and Cameron had her arms thrown over her husband's shoulders.
Both Cameron and Benji settled for a casual look for the outing. Cameron was spotted wearing a lightweight teal sweater, white T-shirt, flowing trousers, and white sneakers which she rocked with a messy bun. Meanwhile, Benji was wearing a black t-shirt and jeans which he paired with a hat. Looks like Cameron is enjoying her retirement from the industry. The news about Cameron retiring from the industry was revealed by her close friend, Selma Blair in an interview.
Blair told the Mirror that over a lunch, the actress said that she was not planning to return to the big screen, preferring spending time with husband Benji Madden instead. Diaz and Blair met for lunch and were reminiscing about the 2002 film they did together, The Sweetest Thing: "I had lunch with Cameron the other day. We were reminiscing about the film. I would have liked to do a sequel but Cameron’s retired from acting. She’s like ‘I’m done'," Selma said.
Blair added that she believed Diaz has made the right decision because she has everything she needs at the moment. "I mean, she doesn’t need to make any more films. She has a pretty great life, I don’t know what it would take to bring her back. She’s happy," she noted. The last time Diaz was seen on the big screen was in 2014 when she appeared in the film 'Annie'. Since then, it has been reported, she has rejected all film offers that have come her way.
"Cameron is constantly inundated with film scripts and producers trying to tempt her out of retirement, but she’s just not interested," a source close to the actress said. "She’s happy, in love, and wants to make the most of her freedom and free time." However, Blair clarified later by tweeting that what she said had been taken out of context. "BREAKING NEWS 🚨🚨🚨. Guys please, I was making a joke in an interview. CAMERON DIAZ is NOT retiring from ANYTHING. And for more breaking news: I am NOW retiring from being Cameron Diaz’s spokesperson," she wrote.
However, Cameron had spoken about taking a break from the industry. In June 2017, she said at the Goop's Wellness Summit that she hadn't appeared in films as she faced an existential crisis of sorts. "I just went, 'I can't really say who I am to myself.' Which is a hard thing to face up to. I felt the need to make myself whole," she said.