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30th Oct 2020

“A lot of people do it the other way around” Cameron Diaz talks having a baby at 47

Melissa Carton

“You really have to work hard for it.”

Having a baby at any stage in life comes with certain concerns and worries, but even more so for mums in their 40s.

Conceiving a baby gets harder as we get older and pregnancy later in life can sometimes have complications.

That’s not to say that this is always the case, as I’ve known mums who’ve had very smooth pregnancies in their 40s.

Cameron Diaz recently joined the club of first time mums in their 40s back in January and recently opened up about her journey into parenthood.

Diaz gave birth to her first child, her daughter Raddix whom she shares with husband Benji Madden, in January of this year.

In a new episode of Naomi Campbell’s YouTube series, No Filter, Diaz spoke about how she knows her parenting experience will be different from most;

“A lot of people do it the other way around … they get married [and] have a family in their youth.

I’m kind of doing it in the second half of my life.

The only pressure for me now is I have to live to be, like, 107, you know? No pressure!

Having a family when you’re young…it’s like anything when you’re young: You do it. But when you’re my age and you decide to do it, it’s a real choice. You really have to work hard for it.”

Diaz, who is very close with brother-in-law Joel Madden and his wife Nicole Richie, says she’s happy out spending time with family and raising her daughter and has no intention of returning to acting.

“I feel really resolved. I mean, I never say never to anything, first of all, but I feel really resolved.

I haven’t made a movie since 2014. It’s been a long time, it’s been seven years or six years since I made a film. Girl, I am okay with that.”