Cameron Diaz has hit back at reports suggesting she has ruled out becoming a mum, insisting her comments have been taken out of context.
The Other Woman star admits she is often asked about motherhood, but recent remarks she made in one interview were misrepresented.
Diaz tells WENN, "I've never said I didn't want kids... I said, 'I haven't had children thus far'. That sort of thing just kind of gets snipped up. The reason that I haven't had kids so far is because I realise when you have children it takes up a large part of your life and, for whatever reason, I haven't had children."
Diaz, who is currently dating rocker Benji Madden, adds, "I've always said if I wanted to have children in my life prior to this, I would've had children in my life. But I'm not opposed to children. I've always said I'm totally open to having children in my life. I'm not the person who's out there saying, 'I have to have children. I'm going to make this happen'. It's just not been what's driven me. I believe that children come into your life if they're meant to and I have so many children in my life."
But she insists she's not short of experience around young kids - she has become a favourite auntie. Diaz adds, "I have three nieces and a nephew. I have all of my friends' kids who I'm really close to and I'm a part of their upbringing and their nurturing. I'm part of the tribe in the village that brings up children. We all know that's what it takes. I'm so blessed to be a part of those villages."
"I feel honoured to impart anything I can and have any experience with the children in my life. If I'm meant to have a child that is my full responsibility, I am totally open to how that's supposed to happen. If I adopt. If I'm in a relationship with somebody who has children. If I win them in a lottery! Whatever it is, that's OK."
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Cameron Diaz ranted at an Australian radio host and ended the interview early after the presenter made comments about her friend Drew Barrymore's past drug problems.
The Hollywood actress and her Sex Tape co-star Jason Segel were guests on Australian radio station KIIS 1065's The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Monday (21Jul14) to promote their new movie.
However, the interview took a turn for the worse when host Kyle Sandilands brought up Diaz's Charlie's Angels co-star Barrymore, and mentioned that she had suffered drug addiction in the past.
The comments prompted an angry outburst from Diaz, who ranted at the host, "I'm sure you've never been through it... I'm sure Kyle, you've never been through a drug phase or alcoholism (or) anything like that... pretty clean, always get it right."
After letting Segel answer the next question, Diaz cut back into the conversation to cut the interview short, concluding, "We're having to go now, sorry. They're wrapping us up."
After the interview concluded, Sandilands' co-host Jackie O scolded the star for upsetting their interviewee by bringing up Barrymore's issues and mentioning Diaz's rumoured boyfriend Benji Madden, saying, "Good one Kyle... You ruined that interview. The two things that would have got her off-side, you went there."
Socialite Nicole Richie has taken responsibility for setting up her brother-in-law Benji Madden with his new lady love Cameron Diaz. The Good Charlotte rocker and actress Diaz sparked rumours of a new romance when they were spotted spending time together in May (14), and reports suggested they had been introduced by mutual friend Richie.
Now the fashion designer, who is married to Benji's twin brother Joel, has opened up about her matchmaking project.
During an appearance on U.S. chat show Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday (08Jul14), Richie was asked if she approved of the new couple's budding romance, to which she replied, "I approve of anything that's going to make Benji happy. I am a devoted sister-in-law. I'm happy for anyone who is happy, and I want everyone to be surrounded with love."
When questioned if she was the one who officially set Madden and Diaz up, Richie admitted, "Yes. I'm going to take responsibility for everything!"
Diaz recently took their relationship to the next level by introducing the rocker to her whole family during a reunion in Florida over America's Independence Day holiday weekend (04-06Jul14).
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Actress Cameron Diaz has stepped up her relationship with rocker Benji Madden after introducing him to her whole family as they celebrated America's Independence Day holiday weekend (04-06Jul14).
The couple, which reportedly began dating in May (14), travelled from Los Angeles to Florida to attend a Diaz family reunion and it appears the Charlie's Angels star's relatives are big fans of her new beau.
A source tells Eonline.com, "They flew into Orlando and then drove to Tampa where they met up for a reunion. They also spent a few days at the beach on Anna Maria Island, where Cameron's family has a house."
"It was a great vacation and they had a blast spending time with Cameron's nieces and nephews. Cameron and Benji are like big kids themselves. They were having a great time jumping over waves and splashing in the water. They were giving the kids piggyback rides and seemed like the best babysitters ever. "The kids all couldn't wait to hang out with Cameron and Benji was right there with her having fun."
The insider adds, "He fit in well. Everyone hung out together for several days and seemed bonded by the end of the trip."
Diaz's previous boyfriends include Justin Timberlake and Jared Leto, while the Good Charlotte rocker famously dated socialite Paris Hilton.
Cameron Diaz and rocker Benji Madden appear to have gone public with their romance after they were spotted strolling down a busy New York City street hand-in-hand.
The Charlie's Angels beauty sparked rumours she is dating the Good Charlotte star last month (May14) when they were seen going to the gym together before leaving in the actress' car. They were reportedly introduced by Madden's sister-in-law, Nicole Richie, but have so far refused to comment on speculation that they are an item.
However, they seemed very much a couple earlier this week (beg03Jun14) when they were seen picking up coffees in New York City's West Village, before holding hands and walking the streets in the sunshine. Madden is not the first musician Diaz has been linked to - she previously dated Justin Timberlake and Jared Leto, while the Good Charlotte star enjoyed a high profile romance with socialite Paris Hilton.
Rocker Benji Madden has fuelled rumours he is dating actress Cameron Diaz after attempting to dodge questions about the reported romance in a U.S. radio interview. The Good Charlotte star has been photographed spending time with Diaz in California in recent weeks, and he was quizzed about the gossip during an appearance on Los Angeles radio show On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Friday (30May14).
When host Seacrest asked him if the speculation was true, Madden laughed nervously and said, "Well, Ryan, there's only one way to find out."
He then tried to deflect the attention away from himself by suggesting Seacrest play an old game he used to have on the show, titled Ryan's Roses, in which fictional listeners call in to air out their suspicions about a cheating partner. An on-air staff member then phones the accused lover, pretending to be a florist offering to send a dozen free roses to the person of their choice to see who they would pick.
Madden's change of subject prompted Seacrest to end his line of questioning.
The rocker had reportedly been introduced to Charlie's Angels star Diaz by his sister-in-law, Nicole Richie.
British singer/songwriter Eliza Doolittle has confirmed romance rumours suggesting she's dating property tycoon Nick Leslau's son. The Skinny Genes hitmaker was spotted shopping with Jake Leslau last week (ends23May14) and now she reveals the music manager is her "lover".
She tells The Sun on Sunday, "It's a summer fling that will hopefully last for a long time."
Doolittle admits she was keen to keep the identity of her new beau under wraps for as long as possible.
She previously dated Good Charlotte star Benji Madden.
Rock twins Joel and Benji Madden are set to release their first album as a double act. The siblings have been on hiatus from their band Good Charlotte since last year (13) while they focus on their side-project, The Madden Brothers.
Now the pair has unveiled plans for their new act's debut record, Greetings from California, which includes a single called California Rain, co-written with producer Pharrell Williams.
Joel says, "We went to see him (Williams) in Miami and Benji brought an acoustic guitar. We wrote the song together that night. It felt like a repeat of us leaving home at 18 for California (in search of fame) with just an acoustic guitar. All these years later, it all comes down to an acoustic guitar."
The record will be released in October (14).
Hollywood beauty Cameron Diaz has sparked rumours she is in a romance with Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden. The pair sent gossips into a spin after they were spotted spending the day together in Beverly Hills on Saturday (17May14).
They were later seen leaving the gym together and being driven away in Diaz's car. New reports in the U.S. now suggest Diaz and Madden have been dating for several weeks after being introduced by Madden's sister-in-law Nicole Richie.
Diaz has previously dated Jared Leto, Justin Timberlake and baseball star Alex Rodriguez, while Madden has been linked to Carmen Electra, Sophie Monk and British singer Eliza Doolittle.
Model/actress Carmen Electra has gone public with her romance to clothing mogul Tal Cooperman. The former Baywatch beauty met the 30 year old three months ago through a mutual friend, and their meeting set off immediate sparks.
Electra tells E! News, "We are taking it slow and really trying to get to know each other, but so far we are really happy! He's gorgeous and a lot of fun."
Cooperman, a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur, co-founded lifestyle brand DCMA Collective with Good Charlotte stars Joel and Benji Madden and their brother Josh.
Electra, 41, was previously married to basketball star Dennis Rodman and Jane's Addiction star Dave Navarro. She broke off a four-year engagement to rocker Rob Patterson in 2012 and was romantically linked to Simon Cowell at the beginning of 2013.