Cameron Diaz Reveals the Mushy Nickname She Has for Husband Benji Madden (You'll Never Guess)
05/05/2016 AT 10:25 AM EDT
The actress, 43, appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres show Thursday where she said believes her marriage to Benji Madden will help her lead a longer, healthier life.
"I do think that marriage, when you can grow with someone, it's very important," she explained.
Diaz said that her relationship with Madden has helped a lot with her own personal growth.
"Someone asked me, 'What's your favorite thing about being married?' and I said, 'I just learned so much about myself. I didn't know these things. I would have never known them if I didn't have my husband to help me," she said before joking, "And they said, 'What's the worst thing about being married?' It's like, 'Well I learned all these things about myself that I wish I didn't know. And I wouldn't have learned them if I didn't get married.' So it's a double-edged sword."
Diaz and Madden tied the knot in January 2015 after just eight months of dating. After over a year of marriage, Diaz said she wouldn't trade it for anything.
"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," she said.
The actress even revealed a few nicknames she has for Madden, joking that they've definitely evolved over time.
"I call him a lot of names," she said. " 'Muh-buh' You know how things start 'baby' then to 'bae' then it goes to 'buh'? Soon I'm just going to go 'uh' and he's going to know I'm talking to him."