Diaz: Monogamy is outdated

Cameron Diaz doesn’t believe in sharing her bed with the same person for her “whole life”.

The 37-year-old actress – who has most recently been romantically linked to baseball player Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez – believes monogamy is an outdated concept and says it’s perfectly acceptable not to spend your life with one partner.

She said: “Relationships can last two, five or 20 years. I don’t believe in sharing your bed with the same person your whole life, though. That might be a reality for some, but it surely isn’t for me.”

Cameron - who has enjoyed a string of high-profile romances with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Matt Dillon and Jared Leto – believes society puts too much pressure on people to get married and says there is nothing wrong with staying single.

She added in an interview with German magazine Bunte: “You don’t find true love, it finds you. Somewhere out there, there’s someone you can share your love with.

"Our society tries to makes us believe you’re ready for love at 18, have to get married and spend the rest of your life with the same man. Bulls***! That’s not the ideal anymore these days.

"Some people find their true love at 50 and with today’s life expectancy you could live another 50 years with that person. Just imagine having to sleep with the same guy for 20, 30 or even 50 years. If you can’t, you shouldn’t go there.”

More in this Section

Love Island viewers turn on new girl RebeccaLove Island viewers turn on new girl Rebecca

Love Island set for another shake-up as new boys arriveLove Island set for another shake-up as new boys arrive

Terry Gilliam pays tribute to ‘funny, generous and kind’ Terry JonesTerry Gilliam pays tribute to ‘funny, generous and kind’ Terry Jones

Sabrina The Teenage Witch fans thrilled as cast members reuniteSabrina The Teenage Witch fans thrilled as cast members reunite


Lifestyle

Dr Sarah Miller is the CEO of Dublin’s Rediscovery Centre, the national centre for the Circular Economy in Ireland. She has a degree in Biotechnology and a PHD in Environmental Science in Waste Conversion Technologies.‘We have to give people positive messages’

When I was pregnant with Joan, I knew she was a girl. We didn’t find out the gender of the baby, but I just knew. Or else, I so badly wanted a girl, I convinced myself that is exactly what we were having.Mum's the Word: I have a confession: I never wanted sons. I wanted daughters

What is it about the teenage years that are so problematic for families? Why does the teenage soul rage against the machine of the adult world?Learning Points: It’s not about the phone, it’s about you and your teen

Judy Collins is 80, and still touring. As she gets ready to return to Ireland, she tells Ellie O’Byrne about the songs that have mattered most in her incredible 60-year career.The songs that matter most to Judy Collins from her 60-year career

More From The Irish Examiner