Cameron Diaz: I'm in no rush to marry Timberlake. She also dismisses the raised eyebrows over their age difference

By Gary Susman
Updated January 08, 2004 at 05:00 AM EST
Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz: Vince Bucci/Getty Images/NewsCom

Don’t expect Justin Timberlake to emulate his ex, Britney Spears, by making a mad dash to the altar. Despite the rumors, prompted by sightings of Timberlake and girlfriend Cameron Diaz nuzzling during a New Years’ ski vacation in Colorado, that the two were planning a trip down the aisle, Diaz says the pair are in no rush to make it legal. ”The truth is that if I wanted to be married with children right now, I would be married with children right now,” she tells February’s W magazine. But she says she understands the speculation. ”Everybody thinks that just because they might be searching for a person to spend the rest of their life with, I am. Why is it that with every actress in a relationship, it’s like, ‘Oh, well, you’re with that person because you want to get married and have a baby’?”

The 31-year-old actress also says people are making too much of the nine-year age difference between her and the 22-year-old former boy bander. She tells W: ”It’s not like this is the first time in the history of human relationships that people were drawn to one another because of who they are, not what age they are.” Right, it’s at least the second time; Diaz’s ”Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” costar Demi Moore got there first with Ashton Kutcher.