Surprise! Cameron Diaz announces arrival of first child with husband Benji Madden

Surprise!

Cameron Diaz stunned fans on Friday when she announced that she and husband Benji Madden had welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Raddix Madden.

The announcement came via a joint statement released on the 47-year-old actress's Instagram account in the form of a black-and-white text note with the comments turned off. Madden, 40, who is a member of the band Good Charlotte, also posted the note on his account.

"Happy New Year from the Maddens! We are so happy, blessed and grateful to begin this new decade by announcing the birth of our daughter, Raddix Madden," the statement read. "She has instantly captured our hearts and completed our family."

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"While we are overjoyed to share this news, we also feel a strong instinct to protect our little one's privacy," the famously private couple went on. "So we won't be posting pictures or sharing any more details, other than the fact that she is really really cute!! Some would even say RAD:)"

"From our family to all of yours, we're sending our love and best wishes for a Happy New Year and Happy New Decade," the note ended. "Sincerely, Cameron&Benji."

Diaz's baby announcement comes after years of the star keeping a very low profile, having not appeared in a major motion picture since 2014's "Annie" remake. She hasn't appeared at a public event since two rare appearances in May 2019, during Lucy Liu's Walk of Fame ceremony and then the Infatuation's 2019 EEEEEatsCon in Los Angeles.

Back in 2017, she said at a Goop Wellness Summit that she was essentially retired from acting.

"I just went, 'I can't really say who I am to myself,' which is a hard thing to face up to," she said at the time. "I felt the need to make myself whole."

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden got married in 2015.

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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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