The actress, 42, who has dated A-listers such as Justin Timberlake and Alex Rodriguez, began dating Madden, 35, in May of this year. Things moved quickly!
“Everyone thinks it’s wild but are so happy for them,” an insider told Us. “Benji always tends to fall in love easily, but this time it’s for real and he landed a great girl.”
“They obviously both make each other incredibly happy. There’s nothing better than that.”
Benji, the twin brother and fellow band member of Joel Madden, Nicole Richie’s husband, was the traditional one pushing to make it official, sources indicate.
“He is more traditional then her,” the friend said. “She really doesn’t care about getting married but wants babies. He wants to get engaged and married first.”
Sounds like Richie might have played a role in this love connection as well.
“Yes,” she answered this fall when asked by Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live if she set them up. “I’m going to take responsibility for everything!”
Also a fan of Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden? Her mom! Said the source:
“Billie has been gushing about Cameron’s new relationship. She absolutely loves Benji and she hopes this is the man her daughter will finally settle down with.”
Wish granted! Congratulations to the couple on their engagement!