Cameron Diaz and her husband, Benji Madden, surprised fans on January 3rd when they announced the birth of their daughter, Raddix Madden. At the time, the couple only revealed their daughter’s first name, but did not include any more details or pics because they wanted to respect her privacy.
Now, more information has emerged about Raddix’s birth – including her full name and birth date – thanks to her birth certificate. According to In Touch Weekly, Raddix was born on December 30, 2019, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
The newborn’s birth certificate also reveals that her full name is Raddix Chloe Wildflower Madden, and the speculation is that Wildflower was an honorary nod to Diaz’s close friend Drew Barrymore. The 44-year-old actress titled her memoir Wildflower, and her beauty line is called Flower Beauty.
One insider says that Diaz and Madden created their daughter’s unique first name on their own.
“It’s so like Cam and Benji to pick a quirky yet meaningful name,” the source added. “They agree it suits her perfectly.”
The name is apparently a combination of the word “rad,” which is a favorite of the Good Charlotte rocker, and a translation of the phrase “new beginning.” The source says that the couple wanted their daughter’s name to reflect their difficult road to becoming parents that was filled with disappointments.
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2003 welcomes 2020 (back story on this moment! It was the NYC premier of Charlie’s Angels 2 and I had hired an old school bus with Christmas lights and hanging rubber chickens to take us there! And I was like “trust me! This is going to be so fun to show up in! And then it broke down! Literally “smoking from the hood” broke. And so we walked the rest of the way. But not before I grabbed the champers and said “well this is good too” and off to our fun evening we went. And we’re all still peas in a pod.)
Diaz and Maddix tied the knot in 2015, and they finally welcomed their daughter via surrogate after trying for years to conceive via In vitro fertilization (IVF). The source says that the couple “went through so much to get to this point,” and the Charlie’s Angels actress feels like her daughter is “truly a miracle.”
When the new parents posted the news of Raddix’s birth on Instagram, they said they were so happy, blessed, and grateful to begin a new decade by announcing the birth of their daughter. Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden said that Raddix has instantly captured their hearts and completed their family.
The couple also explained that they have a strong instinct to protect their daughter’s privacy, so they wouldn’t be posting pics or more details. But, they could share the fact that she is “really, really cute,” and some might even call her “RAD.”