Cameron Diaz Thinks We Should ‘Normalise’ Sleeping In Separate Beds

Sage advice for some, marriage killer to others.
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There’s no denying that married couples love to complain about their partner’s poor bedroom habits (and no, not in the saucy sense). From ‘starfishing’, to duvet wars and the dreaded snoring, there is a lot your partner can do to disrupt your precious slumber.

So, Hollywood star Cameron Diaz, who has been married to Good Charlotte frontman Benji Madden for eight years, is well in favour of couples sleeping in separate beds.

Her controversial statements were made recently in an appearance on the Lipstick On The Run podcast. She was there to discuss her wine brand Avaline alongside her business partner Katherine Power.

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When the topic of snoring was brought up, Diaz was candid in her response.

“We should normalise separate bedrooms,” she said. “”To me, I would literally… I have my house, you have yours. We have the family house in the middle. I will go and sleep in my room. You go sleep in your room. I’m fine.”

She added that in an ideal world there would be a third bedroom between the two sleeping rooms that “we can convene in for our relations”.

While many women would hail Diaz’ straight-up approach, there are a lot of social constructs that suggest separate beds are the ‘first break’ in a long wearing out process for a couple.

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When one of the women on the podcast said that Diaz’s comments might be deemed controversial she was unapologetic.

“I’ve already said it,” she said.

However, she did clarify, “By the way, I don’t feel that way now because my husband is so wonderful. I had said that before I got married.”

Cameron Diaz has been married to her husband Benji Madden for eight years, after they wed in 2015.

They seem very much in love, with Madden posting to Instagram for their wedding anniversary, writing, “In Love, Inspired, Happy and Grateful. Let’s do 80 more and then forever.”

Together, they share one daughter, Raddix, who was born in December 2019.

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