Wow! Talk about a whirlwind romance. This couple has only been dating seven months, engaged only one month and they are reportedly set to marry tonight. Us Weekly magazine exclusively reported that Diaz, 42 and her fiancé Benji Madden were getting married on Monday, Jan. 5, 2105.
The rumors were correct because Diaz is Benji’s Bride!
Let me give you a breakdown of the day:
Prior to the ceremony, the couple got ready in separate rooms — with Diaz, 42, and her bridesmaids Nicole Richie (her new sister-in-law!), Drew Barrymore, her older sister Chimene Cain, and Diaz’s assistant Jesse Lutz getting their makeup done by Lona Vigi. Madden, 35, and his groomsmen Josh and Joel Madden changed into their black tuxes. Madden gave his bride a special note that she received just before the vows and Madden requested to be alone 30 minutes after the ceremony because it’s a Jewish tradition. The event, which was planned by Yifat Oren and Stefanie Cove, featured a Jewish ceremony on a stage set up inside of Diaz’s home. The bridesmaids wore black dresses and carried white bouquets, entering the room to a Ryan Adams song. Benji’s nephew Sparrow Madden, the 5-year-old son of Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, was the couple’s ring bearer. Diaz entered to “Stardust” by Nat King Cole. She wore a gown with a low-cut back and lots of sparkle.
An officiant presided over the service, reading the seven blessings for the couple. When the time came for the pair to exchange rings, Benji accidentally dropped his, and the 100 guests laughed along with the bridal party. To seal the deal — as is custom in a Jewish ceremony — Madden stepped on and broke a glass as the crowd shouted, “Mazel Tov!” After the vows, Madden requested personal time with Diaz, during which they entered a private room for about 30 minutes, asking not to be disturbed — a Jewish wedding ritual known as Yichud.
Guests, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Samantha Ronson, Lionel Richie, Toni Collette, Nancy Juvonen, Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann, and Robin Antin, enjoyed a cocktail hour in the backyard’s outdoor tent, which was decorated with olive trees, linen tablecloths, and beeswax candles. The newlyweds soon joined their friends and family in the tent, giving a welcome toast.
The couple was introduced by Madden’s sister in law, Nicole Richie. Both Diaz and Madden are known to be serial daters, being leaked to several celebrities. It seems like the two have met their match or maybe Diaz is really feeling the tick of her biological clock. Anyhoo, it seemed to be a spiritual, heartfelt ceremony. Diaz is on serious baby bump watch, I have keen sense that she already has a bun in the oven! Hence the shotgun wedding and religious expectations! I don’t think you can be a Jew and have a bastard child!