"Someone asked me, 'What’s your favorite thing about being married?' And I was like, 'Well, I just learned so much about myself. I didn’t know these things.' And I was like, 'I would have never known them if I didn’t meet my husband, who helped me,'" Diaz, 43, told host Ellen DeGeneres.
The Longevity Book author then joked that she gave the exact same answer when asked what she considers to be the "worst thing about being married."
"I learned all these things about myself that I wish I never learned about myself and I wouldn’t have known them if I didn’t get married," she said. "So it’s like this double-edged sword. But I’m just so grateful for it because I couldn’t do it without my husband and I couldn’t do it with anybody else except for him."
Diaz and the Good Charlotte rocker, 37, tied the knot at the actress' Beverly Hills estate in January 2015 after eight months of dating. On Thursday, Diaz noted that fulfilling relationships — not just marriages — are important to have in life.
"Happiness actually has shown that when we’re happy we actually live longer. When we accept that we’re aging we live longer. And being that our relationships are very, very important — any kind of relationship, it doesn’t just have to be a marriage — [you have to] basically think of it as a purpose for living. Even if you’re just engaged in something you really think is important," Diaz told DeGeneres. "But I do think that marriage, my experience with it — and I know that you have felt the same way — when you can grow with someone, it’s very important."
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