We’ve seriously missed Cameron Diaz since she all but retired from acting a few years back. Sure, she’s released some books—but it’s not quite the same as seeing her smile and charm displayed on the big screen.
Lucky for us fans, she’s been making herself a bit more public lately on social media, chatting with friends on Instagram Live and giving us a glimpse into what life is like at home for her, her husband Benji Madden, and their baby daughter, Raddix, whose arrival they announced in January.
On April 22, Diaz went live with her longtime makeup artist and good friend, Gucci Westman, and talked about her quarantine life with her family, where it appears they have the whole sleeping with a newborn in the house thing down. “Benji wants to go to bed late, and I like to go to bed early… that works so well for us as parents. I can go to bed a few hours early and he does those later feeds with her,” she said. “I can wake up early and be with her in the morning and [Benji] can sleep.”
She said it’s helped her realize how much we need other people. “It’s the tribal thing, it’s why we need tribes,” she said. “We all need somebody who doesn’t do what we do.”
Diaz says she’s pretty much going, going, going all day long—but she’s also finding time to chill out and, like so many of us, cook. “It’s my favorite thing in the world to do, is to cook. That’s my happy place,” she said. “Cooking is everything…I’m eating way too much pasta. I’m eating it every night. It’s just comforting and it’s easy and you can use so many things.”
In another highly relatable bit, the new mom says the global pandemic has her wondering about so many things and just trying to get a grasp on the uncertainty we’re all feeling. “None of us know what’s going to happen, when this is going to end [or] what the new start is,” Diaz said. “I’ve thought of a million things: ‘Are we going to move away? Where do we raise our child?’ All those things you think about.”
But she says, “The best thing to do is to stay in the moment, just take care.”