Cameron Diaz on Marriage & Kids in Her 40s: "We'll See"

The single star says marriage was something she definitely didn't want in the past, but now she's open to the idea

As one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelorettes, Cameron Diaz has always downplayed the possibility of marriage -- whether her current beau was Matt Dillon, Justin Timberlake or, earlier this year, Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

But after turning 40 on Aug. 30, Diaz now admits she's actually open to the idea of getting hitched.

"It just wasn't the thing I was drawn to. I certainly didn't want it in my 20s. Or my 30s," Diaz said in the latest U.K. edition of Esquire, on sale Oct. 4. But now, Diaz says, "We'll see!"

But potential suitors should know that Diaz has set some pretty high standards.

"I want someone who takes care of themselves, who's strong," Diaz said. "To hear people are engaged in life like that is exciting to me."

With the right man, Diaz, who recently donned a pregnancy bodysuit in What to Expect When You're Expecting, even admitted that she'd consider having children.

"I don't need to have the children in my life be a part of my literal flesh," she said. "And anyway, there's still a possibility of that, I ain't that old. I'm feeling very ... capable."

Diaz is also feeling secure and more confident than ever at 40.

"For the first time in my life I'm content. Getting older is the best part of life. I know myself better. I feel more capable than ever. And as far as the physicality of it -- I feel better at 40 than I did at 25."

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