Celebrity Parents Cameron Diaz Shares Best Part of Parenting Daughter Raddix, 7 Months, amid Coronavirus Pandemic Cameron Diaz and her husband, Benji Madden, announced daughter Raddix's birth in January By Eric Todisco Published on July 29, 2020 10:40 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Cameron Diaz is embracing motherhood — even amid a global pandemic. On Tuesday's episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, the actress, 47, opened up about parenting 7-month-old daughter Raddix with husband Benji Madden from home amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown. "Before, my baby was an excuse to stay home. Now I don't have to make that excuse," Diaz joked to host Seth Meyers. "It's just what it is and I get to be with her." "The best part of having to stay within our little bubble with this COVID situation is that her dad, my husband Benji, he gets to be home," the new mom said of her musician husband. "He works from home, and so he gets to be with her as much as I do. Well, not as much, because he's working all day long, but he actually gets to come out of a meeting and give her a kiss and play with her for a little bit, where if he was going to the office every day he wouldn't be able to do that." "We're just having a lot of gratitude for that," Diaz added, "and yeah, it's pretty wild." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories Late Night with Seth Meyers/YouTube Diaz and Madden, 41, announced Raddix's birth via Instagram on Jan. 3, just two months before the country went into lockdown due to the global health crisis. However, a source told PEOPLE last month that "despite everything that's going on, Cameron and Benji are having the best year as a family." "They are the perfect team and love being parents," the source added. Cameron Diaz Says Daughter Raddix Is 'the Best Thing That Ever Happened' to Her and Husband Benji Madden Cameron Diaz (R) and Benji Madden. Donato Sardella/Getty Amid the pandemic, Diaz and Madden have stuck close to home and have spent time with the musician's twin brother and Good Charlotte bandmate, Joel, and his wife Nicole Richie. In a sweet Mother's Day post on Instagram, Madden praised his wife and celebrated the Charlie's Angels star becoming a first-time mom. "Whether waking up extra early to take care of everyone (3 humans and a dozen animals) or doing all the research and reading to make sure we try our best to be good parents for our daughter," Madden wrote. "She's a force of nature," he added of Diaz, "and I'm very grateful." As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. To help provide doctors and nurses on the front lines with life-saving medical resources, donate to Direct Relief here.