“Cameron and Benji had been trying to have a baby for a long time,” the insider explains. “There were disappointments along the way, so it was difficult and stressful at times. But they say it was a price worth paying. They feel beyond blessed.”
The 47-year-old actress and the 40-year-old Good Charlotte rocker announced the birth of their daughter on Friday, January 3. “We are so happy, blessed and grateful to begin this new decade by announcing the birth of our daughter, Raddix Madden,” the couple said in a statement via Instagram. “She has completely captured our hearts and completed our family.”
“Nicole and Joel have been so great, and they’ve offered to help in any way they can, both now and moving forward,” the source tells Us. “They’re going to be a huge part of Raddix’s life — the plan is to really integrate the two families so all the kids can grow up together and be one big, happy family.”
Richie, 38, and Joel, 40, are the ones who introduced Diaz and Benji back in 2014. The Simple Life alum and the musician are parents of daughter Harlow, 11, and son Sparrow, 10.
“They’re so great with kids and will be incredibly fun and loving parents Cameron’s very close with all her nieces and nephews,” the source tells Us. “They all adore her and are excited to see her as a mom with a baby of her own.”
Diaz and Benji tied the knot in 2015.
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