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Cameron Diaz Covers InStyle And Talks About Motherhood

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/19/2012 11:49 am Updated: 04/19/2012 9:20 pm

Cameron Diaz is all smiles on the cover of InStyle Magazine’s May issue (on newsstands Friday).

The part-Cuban actress, who will next be seen starring opposite fellow Latina A-lister Jennifer Lopez in the pregnancy flick, "What To Expect When You're Expecting" (out on May 18th), tells InStyle that she's not interested in becoming a mom simply because that's what she's expected to do.

"Society definitely puts pressure on women to make them think their lives should go a certain way. I’ve never said I don’t want children—I just haven’t had children yet," she said.

Diaz added that she's open to the idea of becoming a mom. "I don’t know what’s going to happen in my life! I could end up adopting children. I could end up with a partner who already has children. Who knows?" she said. "I’m not trying to fit into anyone’s box about how I should be. I just fit in my own box.”

The 39-year-old actress, who has dated an eclectic group of guys that includes, Matt Dillon, Jared Leto, Alex Rodriguez, and Justin Timberlake, says she's aware that her past boyfriends don't have in much common. “I would never have guessed that I would end up dating any of the guys I’ve dated—never! There’s no through-line between them,” Diaz tells the magazine. “But I love love, and love comes from many different places. When I was going through a bit of a heartbreak a little while ago, I said to a friend, ‘Wow, this really hurts!’ And he said to me, ‘That just shows you what your capacity for loving is.’"

As tough as heartbreak is, Diaz says love is worth it. “I would rather have my heart broken a thousand times than never to love at all. I have so much love to give—I’m not empty of love, I’m full of love.”

The fit star, who showed off her long legs during a now-famous car-wash scene in the irreverent comedy "Bad Teacher," also tells InStyle she has a new calling: nutrition educator.

“Everyone needs to find a purpose, and I think mine is to help other people," she said. "This project is only in the blueprint stages, but I’m creating a space where I can teach healthy habits that girls can build on. I see women struggling with their bodies because they don’t know how they work on basic levels, starting with nutrition. The more I talk about this with people, the more I realize how much it’s needed. I’m really throwing all of my energy into it.”

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  • At the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actress Cameron Diaz arrives at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • At the 84th Annual Academy Awards

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actress Cameron Diaz arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

  • Muse of the new Tag Heur women's watches

    US actress Cameron Diaz, muse of the new Tag Heuer women watches collection, poses for photographer during a photo Opportunity on March 7, 2012 during a preview day at the Baselworld fair in Basel. AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIEN BOZON (Photo credit should read SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz

    Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz (R) present the Oscar for makeup at the 84th Annual Academy Awards on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • In Support Of Oxfam America and The Green Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actress Cameron Diaz attends the Vanity Fair and Ermenegildo Zegna Dinner hosted by Colin & Livia Firth and Anna Zegna, in support of Oxfam America and The Green Carpet Challenge at Chateau Marmont on February 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for VF)

  • With Angela Ismailos

    PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 25: Angela Ismailos and Cameron Diaz attend the Valentino Spring/Summer 2012 Haute-Couture Show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild on January 25, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • At Chanel Haute Couture S/S 2012

    PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 24: Cameron Diaz attends the Chanel Haute-Couture Spring / Summer 2012 Show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Grand Palais on January 24, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • With Bar Refaeli

    PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 23: Bar Refaeli and Cameron Diaz attend the Dior Haute-Couture 2012 show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Salons Christian Dior on January 23, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • At Versace Haute Couture S/S 2012

    PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 23: Cameron Diaz attends the Versace Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2012 Presentation as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 23, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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