Cameron Diaz’s recipe for a happy life? Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight! The Annie actress, 42 — who married Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden in January — sat down with Cosmpolitan UK recently to talk about how she stays fit and healthy through a combination of diet, exercise, and, yes, sex.
“It’s something healthy that we need to be doing for many different reasons,” Diaz told the mag (via the UK’s Evening Standard) of gettin’ busy between the sheets.
Of course, this is not the first time the Sex Tape star has extolled the virtues of a healthy sex life. Back in 2010, she told British Vogue it helped to keep her young.
“The fountain of youth [for me], let’s see…I guess it’s exercise, healthy diet, lots of water, lots of laughter, lots of sex — yes, sex, we need that as human beings,” she said at the time. “It’s healthy, it’s natural, it’s what we are here to do!”
The same could be said for regular exercise. “You have to just do it,” she told Cosmo UK of working out. “Once you commit and really put in the effort, your body goes, ‘Oh, it’s not okay to be without this.’ People say, ‘My body rejects exercise.’ No, it doesn’t. Your mind rejects exercise.
Which is not to say Diaz doesn’t ever let herself relax or indulge. “Well-being is an equation,” she explained. “Remember, you don’t have to have the whole cake, you can have a piece. Don’t deprive yourself. Have fun. Just be self-aware. If your equation is 80 percent good, 20 percent bad most of the time, then a little movement toward the center isn’t going to affect you much.”
Cameron Diaz may not be looking for a husband or marriage, but that doesn’t mean she’s entirely ruling out the idea of walking down the aisle someday.
E! News’ Alicia Quarles caught up with the actress for the junket interview promoting her upcoming film Annie, and the blond beauty began discussing couples in general, telling us, “You can just tell when people are good partners to one another and are kind to one another and compassionate and generous and thoughtful.”
She added, “I think that’s a really nice thing and you can see that. Because you can also see what people don’t think about their partners [laughs] and aren’t kind, aren’t generous. I think it’s obvious. Those things are obvious.”
But does Cameron want to get married someday? Or is the idea of marriage not important?
“I just think that life is not—I don’t…I stay right present, in the moment. I’m not the person, for whatever reason, I’m never projecting myself too far forward. I don’t live in the past. I try to stay really present, right in the moment where I’m at.”
But with that said, there’s always the possibility of something happening in the future. “And so, I’ve never said never to anything. Believe me, I’ll try anything once or twice or maybe even three times.”
Amid speculation that she might be wearing an engagement ring from boyfriend Benji Madden, Diaz covered Marie Claire’s November 2014 issue and explained that marriage isn’t the be-all, end-all. “I’m not looking for a husband or marriage or not not looking for that stuff,” she said. “I’m living, not thinking what I should or shouldn’t be doing with my life.”
As for motherhood, it’ll be on her own terms. “We live in a society where everyone has kids, so they want other people to have kids. There is this culture that says celebrities are supposed to be just like us, so people think, ‘I have children, why doesn’t she?’ But I’m not going to do something because it’s expected.”
“If a family happens, then it happens,” the Other Woman star continues. “If children come to me, then I would do that, but I’m not someone who feels like she has to do something because it’s expected.”