Cameron Diaz and 3 More Stars Who Changed Their Mind About Marriage

The actress wasn't into the whole marriage thing, until now.

Cameron Diaz and 3 More Stars Who Changed Their Mind About Marriage
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Cameron Diaz is the new Mrs. Benji Madden and it's surprising for a few reasons — they've been dating for a mere eight months and she spent years talking about how marriage wasn't in the cards for her.

"I don't think we should live our lives in relationships based off old traditions that don't suit our world any longer," she said in May 2011.

In another interview, she said she just wasn't into the marriage thing. "It just wasn't the thing I was drawn to," she said. "I certainly didn't want it in my 20s. Or my 30s." (We should have known she was just waiting for her 40s to come around.)

Now that Diaz has changed her mind about marriage, there's officially enough stars who've done the same to start an exclusive Hollywood club. Check out three more marriage holdouts who gave in over the last 12 months:

Adam Levine

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The Maroon 5 rocker wanted nothing to do with holy matrimony, then he decided not to let Victoria's Secret stunner Behati Prinsloo get away.

Levine addressed his change of mind with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show after got down on one knee in July 2013. "I remember talking to you one time, you telling me you were never going to get married, and now you're engaged," Leno said on his show a few months after popping the question.

"Famous last words: ‘I'll never get married,'" Levine said. "You know, I still don't think you have to get married, unless you meet someone that makes you want to marry them. And then you marry them and it's wonderful."

Prinsloo must be wonderful — they've been married for six months and are still going strong.

George Clooney

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This silver fox was married back in the early '90s (to actress Talia Balsam), but then for years made it clear that he had no intention of heading back to the altar. In fact, he became sort of the Hollywood spokesperson for eternal bachelordom.

In 2012, when he was dating Stacy Keibler, he made it clear that marriage wasn't ever on the radar. "I understand that it's a subject of interest for people. But sometimes it exists only because it came up years ago. It becomes this conversation piece that constantly resurfaces. I don't talk about it because I don't think about it," he said.

Then, without warning, he popped the question to his British lawyer girlfriend Amal Alamuddin last April and nearly broke the Internet in the process. They tied the knot in September in Italy and the extravaganza was everything you'd expect it to be.

Jenny McCarthy

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For years, Jenny McCarthy was staunchly against the whole "I do" thing. In 2006, she said:  "I'm very comfortable not having to have a certificate. I think there's something wonderful about people wanting to stay together because they want to stay together." At that time, she had been dating Jim Carrey for about a year.

They went on to have a five-year relationship before calling it quits in 2010, without the need for all the pesky divorce paperwork.

Then, surprisingly, she announced her engagement to New Kids on the Block star Donnie Wahlberg in April 2014, after less than a year of dating. They tied the knot in late August and so far, so good.

The Maroon 5 rocker wanted nothing to do with holy matrimony, then he decided not to let Victoria's Secret stunner Behati Prinsloo get away. In fact, they just tied the knot this weekend in Mexico. 

Levine addressed his change of mind with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show after got down on one knee last July. "I remember talking to you one time, you telling me you were never going to get married, and now you're engaged," Leno said on his show in October 2013.

"Famous last words: ‘I'll never get married,'" Levine said. "You know, I still don't think you have to get married, unless you meet someone that makes you want to marry them. And then you marry them and it's wonderful."

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