Cameron Diaz finally joins the A-list mommy club

She's loving the Rad life

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden

by Katie Holloway |
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She was Hollywood’s sweetheart for years, but Cameron Diaz has been quiet of late.

It turns out the 47-year-old has been working on a different kind of project, as she announced last week that she and rock-star husband Benji Madden had welcomed a baby girl into their lives.

Cameron shared the news with her Instagram followers, writing , “We are so 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.”

An insider close to Cameron tells heat she is thrilled to have joined her showbiz pals in motherhood.

“There’s definitely a sense of joy now that she’s finally made it to the Hollywood A-list mom club, and can share baby stories with the likes of Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Drew Barrymore, and so many other friends and colleagues.

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Richard Jones

Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor welcomed her fifth child with her husband Richard Jones in January. The 'Murder On The Dancefloor' singer now has five sons.

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Carrie Underwood

Country star Carrie Underwood welcomed her second child with her husband Mike Fisher in January. They had a baby boy called Jacob Bryan Fisher.

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Ashley and Francesca Banjo

Diversity star and Dancing On Ice judge Ashley Banjo and his wife Francesca became parents for the first time in February, when they welcomed a baby girl called Rose.

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Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson gave birth to her third child in March, she welcomed a baby girl called Birdie Mae Johnson.

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Gordon and Tana Ramsay

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and his wife Tana welcomed their fifth child into the world in April, a baby boy called Oscar. Gordon wrote on Instagram, 'After 3 baftas and one Emmy... finally we have won an Oscar, please welcome Oscar James Ramsay, who touched down at 12.58 today for some lunch! Xxx.' [sic]

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Jamie Dornan and Amelia Warner

Fifty Shades actor Jamie Dornan and his wife Amelia Warner welcomed their latest addition into the world in April, after the pair announced the news that Amelia had given birth to a girl on Instagram. Amelia shared the cutest photo to announce the news of the birth by posting a pair of little, pink shoes alongside her two older sisters', Dulcie, five, and three-year-old Elva. The pair haven't announced the baby's name, but if it's anything like the previous two, it will be adorable!

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child into the world on Monday 6th May. A statement by Buckingham Palace confirmed their son was born at 5.26am, weighing 7lbs, 3oz.

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Amy Schumer

Actress Amy Schumer welcomed a baby boy into the world with her husband Chris Fischer in May.

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Alex Jones

The One Show presenter Alex Jones welcomed her second child with husband Charlie Thompson on Monday 13th May, a son called Kit. After announcing her pregnancy live on The One Show, Alex revealed the birth on Instagram with an adorable snap and the caption, 'And then there were 4!!! 'Little Kit Thomson arrived safely and very speedily last Monday at 2.21am weighing a healthy 7lbs 3. Teddy, Charlie and I are absolutely besotted by baby brother and are enjoying this special time as we get used to being a foursome and generally breathing in that lovely newborn smell!!!'. [sic]

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Frankie Cocozza

X Factor 2011 star Frankie Cocozza revealed the lovely news that he'd become a dad for the first time over the weekend of the 11th May, after his wife Bianca gave birth to a healthy baby boy. The couple decided to call him Frankie, in keeping with Frankie's family tradition, making the baby Frankie the fourth.

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Beth Tweddle

Olympic athlete Beth Tweddle announced that she and her husband Andy Allen welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Freya, on 16th May. Taking to Twitter, she shared a stunning photo of the couple holding their baby's hand, with the caption, 'Exciting news! Andy and I are delighted to welcome and introduce Freya Allen to the world. Born 16th May, both her and I are doing well. What an unbelievable feeling and we're looking forward to the amazing journey ahead x.'

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Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash

Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash welcomed their first child together on Thursday 23rd May. Despite their baby boy arriving 'a little earlier than expected', Joe confirmed both mother and baby are doing very well.

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Gregg and Anna Wallace

After years of trying to conceive, MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace and his wife Anna welcomed their first child into the world in May, a baby boy called Sid.

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Jemma Lucy

Former Ex On The Beach and Celebrity Big Brother star Jemma Lucy gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday 25th May.

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Chantelle Connelly

Geordie Shore star Chantelle Connelly welcomed a baby boy into the world in May. Her mum actually confirmed the birth whilst Chantelle was still in surgery following an emergency c-section!

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Mrs Hinch

Celebrity cleaner Mrs Hinch welcomed her first baby with her husband on 20th June 2019, a boy named Ronnie James George Hinchliffe.Her husband announced the news on Instagram, writing, 'Hello Hinchers... Mr Hinch here. Yesterday, the 20th June 2019, at 4.11am, I watched my wife, the love of my life, bring our beautiful son, Ronnie James George Hinchliffe into the world, weighing in at 6lbs 1 oz. I didn't think I could love Soph any more than I already do, but I was so very wrong. For once, I am completely lost for words.' [sic]

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Jess Hayes

2015 Love Island winner Jess Hayes gave birth to her baby with Dan Lawry on 27th June 2019, choosing the cutest name! Announcing the news to her 340,000 Instagram followers, the fashion and beauty influencer posted a photo of her new-born's hand with hers, writing, 'Welcome to the world Presley James Lawry 27th June 6lbs 11 ud83cudf0e❤ufe0f You are so perfect in every way I can't even describe the way I'm feeling right now and you really didn't want to wait around 12 days early..'. [sic].

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Verity Rushworth

Former Emmerdale actress Verity Rushworth welcomed a baby boy with her husband Dominic Shaw in July 2019.

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Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Márquez

Gemma Atkinson and her Strictly Come Dancing partner Gorka Márquez welcomed their first baby together on 4th July 2019, a little girl called Mia Louise Márquez.

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Lacey Turner

EastEnders actress Lacey Turner welcomed her first child with husband Matt Kay on Friday 12th July. In an interview with OK! magazine, Lacey revealed their daughter's unique name - Dusty Violet Kay.

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Jordan Banjo

Diversity dancer and TV presenter Jordan Banjo welcomed his second baby with partner Naomi Courts, announcing the news on Instagram with a beautiful hospital photo. He wrote, 'So yesterday 23.7.2019 at 3.24pm weighing 8 pound 9, our little angel was born❤ufe0f! @naomiella21 I cannot put into words the depth of love and respect I have for you, I can never repay the gifts you've brought into our lives with our 2 beautiful children. This time the process was so different than it was with Cass but you were so strong and amazing, thank you❤ufe0f So world please say hello to our daughter, Mayowa Angel Banjo! But we call her Mimi and so can youud83dude07❤ufe0f.'

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Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden

Emmerdale actors Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden announced that they welcomed their third baby, a son called Ace, on 29th July 2019.

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Mark Feehily

Westlife star Mark Feehily revealed on Instagram that he and his fiancé Cailean had welcomed their baby daughter Layla on 1st October.

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Alesha Dixon

Despite not actually announcing her news until October, BGT judge Alesha and her husband Azuka Ononye welcomed their second child into the world in August, a baby girl called Anaya Safiya.

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Jess Shears and Dom Lever

Love Island 2017 couple Jess and Dom welcomed their first child into the world in October! Despite posting a cute snap of their newborn's tiny feet, the pair decided not to reveal the name or gender.

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Lauren Conrad

The Hills star Lauren Conrad welcomed her second child with her husband William Tell in October, another baby boy! The reality star announced the news on social media, revealing she's called him Charlie Wolf Tell.

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Brooke Vincent

Coronation Street star and former Dancing On Ice contestant Brooke Vincent gave birth on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 to a little boy who she and boyfriend Kean Bryan named Mexx. Sharing a photo on Instagram, she wrote, 'On Wednesday 23rd October at 8.14am Our Baby Boy Arrived. Mexx S J Bryan, you complete us ud83cudf0dud83dudc99'.

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Andy and Kim Murray

Scottish Tennis champion Sir Andy Murray and his wife Kim welcomed their third child into the world in October, a baby boy!

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Steph McGovern

TV presenter Steph McGovern announced in November that she'd welcomed her first child with her girlfriend. She tweeted, 'Well hello world, just surfaced to let you know that we now have a daughter! Born on Monday morning just as @BBCBreakfast was wrapping up. We're all fine and dandy. Just getting used to the eau de sick/poo I am now regularly wearing. #babylife ❤ufe0f ud83dudc69‍ud83dudc69‍ud83dudc67'. [sic]

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Julia Goulding

Coronation Street actress Julia Goulding announced in December that she and husband Ben Silver had welcomed their son in November! She wrote on Instagram, 'Thank you to the lovely couple in the park who took this picture for us: Taken as I was in early labour on my due date. The next day Ben and I welcomed our baby son into the world. Franklin Wolf Silver born on 30/11/19. He's changed our lives for the better in every way. I feel like I've known him my whole life. ❤ufe0f'

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Natalie Lowe

Former Strictly Come Dancing professional Natalie Lowe announced in December that she'd given birth to her first baby with her husband James Knibbs! Taking to Twitter, she wrote, 'Overjoyed to announce the arrival of Jack James Knibbs weighing in at 8lbs 8oz ud83cudf89ud83eudd17ud83dude0d. We're all doing amazingly well and are so grateful for this gift of life. Massive thank you to all the incredible team at St Mary's Hospital in Manchester.'

"The other blessing is being able to share the parenting experience with Nicole [Richie] and Joel [Benji’s twin brother and Nicole’s husband].”

Cameron and Benji, 40, began dating in 2014, and were married in January 2015. Cameron’s last film role was as Miss Hannigan in 2014’s Annie – she announced in 2018 that she had “actually retired” from acting.

Our source says, “Cameron is adamant that she made the right move to back off from the limelight, and she has zero regrets about walking away."

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"The brutal reality is that her heart simply wasn’t in it any more, and she needed time to focus on her home life and starting a family with Benji.”

The source adds that Cameron – who is rumoured to have had Raddix using a surrogate – is planning on continuing her prolonged break from acting.

“Her plan right now is to enjoy these precious early days and years with Raddix and see what happens, career-wise. She may yet come back to acting after a year or so, but it would take an incredible role for her to be interested, and she’s by no means talking about it just yet. Now, it’s all about soaking up the blissful experience of life as a new mum.”

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