Inside Cameron Diaz’s extremely private life with husband Benji Madden

The happy couple! Cameron Diaz reached a level of success in Hollywood most people can only dream of. For two decades, she was one of the industry’s highest-paid actresses, starring in hits like Charlie’s Angels and The Holiday. Now, she lives a low-key life in Beverly Hills with husband Benji Madden.

Since her last gig — 2014’s Annie — the former star, 46, has been “very happy being away from acting,” a source exclusively reveals to Us, noting that Diaz has been “very fulfilled in her life” with the Good Charlotte rocker, 40. Cooking has become a passion, and “she’s always coming up with new recipes and loves sharing food with the people around her.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Guitarist Benji Madden and actress Cameron Diaz attend House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE on June 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for REVOLVE)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 31: Cameron Diaz, Benji Madden, and Jessie J are seen at LAX. on August 31, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Guitarist Benji Madden and actress Cameron Diaz attend House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE on June 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for REVOLVE)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Guitarist Benji Madden and actress Cameron Diaz attend House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE on June 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for REVOLVE)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Benji Madden (L) and Cameron Diaz attend a basketball game between the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 15: (L-R) Musician Benji Madden, author Vicky Vlachonis, and actress Cameron Diaz celebrate the launch of The Body Doesn't Lie by Vicky Vlachonis on May 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Goop)
Happy Birthday to my Beautiful Wife❤My best friend and Everything else- there's so much I could write. I'm the luckiest guy alive- I get to spend the rest of my life right here. I love this Woman!!❤️Many more Baby!! ❤️ 🎁🎉🎂
SUNRISE, FL - JULY 25: Benji Madden of Good Charlotte and actress Cameron Diaz during the NSYNC Challenge For The Children Celebrity Basketball Game at Office Depot Center in Sunrise, Florida on July 25, 2004. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Benji Madden and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, Lance Bass, Beverley Mitchell and Cameron Diaz (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Benji Madden (L) and Cameron Diaz attend a basketball game between the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
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Diaz and Madden, who wed in 2015, are enjoying life out of the spotlight. “She feels she spent so many years working a grueling schedule,” says the source, “she just wants to have a slow pace and normal routine now. She’s loving this time in her life.”

PHOTOS: Cameron Diaz in recent years

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: (L-R) Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu attend a ceremony honoring Liu with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on May 1, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Demi Moore, and Cameron Diaz at Lucy Liu's Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony on May 01, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Morgan Lieberman/FilmMagic)
Actress Drew Barrymore (L), Lucy Liu (CL), Demi Moore (CR) and Cameron Diaz (R) stand on the star during Liu's Walk of Fame ceremony in Hollywood on May 1, 2019. - Lucy Liu's star is the 2,662nd star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in the Category of Television. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Demi Moore, and Cameron Diaz at Lucy Liu's Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony on May 01, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Morgan Lieberman/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 14: Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden are seen on April 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG008/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
WOODLAND HILLS, CA - JUNE 10: Actress Cameron Diaz arrives at Because Age Is A State Of Mind: Cameron Diaz Joins MPTF To Celebrate Health And Fitness at The Wasserman Campus on June 10, 2016 in Woodland Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
WOODLAND HILLS, CA - JUNE 10: Cameron Diaz attends the MPTF Celebration for health and fitness at The Wasserman Campus on June 10, 2016 in Woodland Hills, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: (L-R) Katherine Power, actress Cameron Diaz and stylist Jamie Schneider Mizrahi attend House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE on June 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for REVOLVE)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Guitarist Benji Madden and actress Cameron Diaz attend House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE on June 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for REVOLVE)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Cameron Diaz attends Book Signing For 'The Longevity Book' For Independent Book Store Day at Vroman's Bookstore on April 30, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Unique Nicole/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Actress Cameron Diaz poses before signing copies of her new book 'The Longevity Book: The Science Of Aging, The Biology Of Strength And The Privilege Of Time' at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images,)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 06: Actress Cameron Diaz attends her book signing for 'The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time' at Barnes & Noble Union Square on April 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0449 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Cameron Diaz during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on April 6, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 05: Actress Cameron Diaz attends the Cameron Diaz In Conversation With Rachael Ray at 92nd Street Y on April 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 05: Actress Cameron Diaz and TV personality Andy Cohen speak on SiriusXM's Town Hall on Andy Cohen's exclusive SiriusXM channel Radio Andy on April 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 05: Actress Cameron Diaz poses at SiriusXM's Town Hall after her appearance on Andy Cohen's exclusive SiriusXM channel Radio Andy on April 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 31: Cameron Diaz, Benji Madden, and Jessie J are seen at LAX. on August 31, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Benji Madden (L) and Cameron Diaz attend a basketball game between the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Benji Madden (L) and Cameron Diaz attend a basketball game between the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Cameron Diaz attends a photocall for 'Annie' at Corinthia Hotel London on December 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Cameron Diaz attends a photocall for 'Annie' at Corinthia Hotel London on December 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/WireImage)
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