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Cameron Diaz on Relationships

Well Said: Cameron Diaz Doesn't Expect Lifelong Love

"Who would want to be with the same person for 80 years? Why not break it up a little bit? I think people get freaked out about getting married and spending 20 or 30 years sleeping with the same person but if that's the case, don't do it. Have someone for five years and another person for another five years. Life is long and lucky and yes, love might last forever, but you don't always live with the person you love forever."

— Cameron Diaz told Stylist magazine she's freaked out by lifelong relationships and thinks people shouldn't see short-lived love as a failure.

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gLam-shortie gLam-shortie 7 years
Wow... people are obviously "up in the clouds". I agree 110% with what Cameron said. Not to be pessimistic, but it's very unrealistic to be happy and be in love for 80 years--- or whatever. I mean, some people do it, and that's great. But I think every person, every love is different, and sometimes people grow and loves grow apart. What you "wanted or loved" in your 20s might be completely different for when you're in your 30s, 40s, etc... shifts in priorities, life situations, etc. People, if you and your boyfriend/husband are in love, great. If you think you want to spend the rest of your life with him, awesome. But don't be narrow minded and think that that's the ONLY way to go. If it works for you, cool. But just a food for thought----why is it that we are allowed to love multiple sibling, parents, friends, books, movies, etc but not our mates? So strange.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
I can't relate to her in this manner because my husband and I are planning to be together until we pass away. Other than that, love her, she's scrappy.
spanishgirl69 spanishgirl69 7 years
I know my fiance is the man i want to spend the rest of my life with whether that is 80 yrs or not. I think it is human nature to want some security in life. I do feel better knowing someone has my back and i have theirs for the rest of our lives. I find these celebrities to have their own heads so far up their ass sometimes, this is one of those times.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Hmm... if you want to switch it up, I think once every five years is a little long. I'd have a new dude every six months!! But, I don't feel the same as her. I would like to find one person to grow old with and have a long, happy marriage with. Call me boring, but I want the stupid white picket fence and all that crap :)
skigurl skigurl 7 years
I agree with SKG I like the idea of growing old with someone who knows you inside and out, as opposed to with no one or with someone you met super late in life
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
i have no desire to spend the rest of my life with one person. i like that she openly admits it.
ckeller825 ckeller825 7 years
I think she might feel this way because the guys she dates are boring and she needs a really adventurous type of guy to keep her interested. Also, some people don't like being in long-term relationships, and some people just don't want to get married. To each their own, I say.
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 7 years
Geez, she said 'If it freaks you out....don't do it'. She's not 'commodifying' love. People have this 'oh, it's only love if you live with the same person until you crap in diapers and get fed through tubes'. That's not love; that's getting freaking old. If you're lucky, you'll have people who take care of you, maybe a lover. But damn, folks....don't get your 'Hollywood love' confused with 'a habit'. It is what it don't need a ring or 50 years at the end of it to prove it.
KateLynn2011 KateLynn2011 7 years
This just makes me love her even more!
Pistil Pistil 7 years
I agree that a short-lived love isn't necessarily a failure, and maybe that works for some people: serial monogamy, I guess. The way she says it makes her seem a little fickle, though.
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
So is the person she loves living with someone else? Or does she just not want to be obligated past the hot sex?
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 7 years
I agree spacekatgal. I didn't think this was well said at all. I don't like when celebrities say weird things like that and act as though it should apply to the rest of the world.
pillowchats pillowchats 7 years
Sure, you don't need to be in love with the same person forever, but it would be nice to grow old with someone and have someone understand you the way you don't understand yourself. That begs the question, is there such a thing as unconditional love? I think the most important things for any couple are to grow together, experience together, and learn together. Love is constantly evolving; there is no such thing as unconditional love, but love where we take the time and energy to rediscover.
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