Cameron Diaz’s Mother Billie Early Used to Sell Soda Cans To Make Ends Meet

By CannonPublished on: December 1, 2023 Updated on: December 3, 2023
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Billie Early is the mother of one of the most acclaimed actresses, Cameron Diaz. The mother and daughter duo have shared a great bond with each other. In addition to being a celebrity mother, what does Billie do?

She was married to Cameron’s father until his death. Know about her life as a widow after her husband’s death. Is Early remarried now? Where does Billie live at present?

Where Is Billie Early, Cameron Diaz’s Mother Now?

Billie, aka Billie J Diaz, lives in Los Angeles, California with her daughter Cameron who has a number of sprawling real estate properties all over California. The actress and her musician husband Benji bought a massive mansion for $20.8 million in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.

Billie, the mother of Cameron Diaz
Billie Earlh now lives with her mother in California.

Furthermore, the duo also has a $12.7 million mansion in Montecito, California.

Rare Family Outing of Billie With Her Daughter Cameron in 2023

Although it’s been over a decade since her husband’s death, Billie still looks pretty gorgeous and often appears with her daughters, spending quality time together. Back in October 2023, Early with her younger daughter Cameron, her husband Benji, and their daughter Raddix was spotted in Santa Barbara.

At the time, Diaz and her mom Billie were seen having healthy juices. Later, they went back to their Montecito home.

Billie and her younger daughter Cameron
Billie and her younger daughter Cameron in Santa Barbara.

Similarly, in August 2017, Billie and Cameron embarked on another rare family outing when the two were spotted together in Seal Beach.

Billie Early Lost Her Husband Emilio Diaz in 2008

On 15th April 2008, Early lost her husband Emilio. He died from post-influenza MRSA pneumonia, in Seal Beach, Orange County, California. Born on 3rd July 1949, her late hubby was 58 at the time of his death.

He was the center of the family and his loss is still keenly felt by the family, especially by Early. Emilio was a former employee of UNOCAL. He there worked as a foreman for over two decades, retiring from the job in 1998.

Early and Her Late Husband Emilio Married in 1969

Billie and her late hubby Emilio got married on 1st March 1969. Their marriage wedding ceremony took place in San Diego, San Diego County, CA. As per reports, Early was still 18 at the time of their nuptial and became a mother of two children at 21.

The former duo spent most of their time in California, raising their daughters in Long Beach.

Early and her husband with Cameron
Early and her late hubby Emilio with their actress daughter.

Sadly, Emilio passed away in 2008, about four decades after their marriage. Since the tragedy, Early has been with her daughter Cameron.

They Had Two Daughters

Billie had two daughters with her late spouse Emilio. They welcomed their first child, a daughter Chimene Diaz, on 5th June 1970, in San Diego, California. Their second daughter Cameron was born on 30th August 1972.

Unlike her younger sister, Chimene has remained tight-lipped about her life.

Early and Emilio Were Financially Unstable At One Point

During the early phase of their marriage, Billie and her late husband experienced financial instability. They used to collect soda cans to make extra money. Recalling her thrifty upbringing, Cameron once stated to SBS News,

“I had amazing parents, they were awesome. We weren’t privileged – very much the opposite. My family would collect (soda) cans to turn in for extra money because $US20 ($A21.51) meant something to us. But we were very happy.”

How Old Is Billie Early? Her Parents and Other Details

As of 2024, Billie Joann Diaz is 73 years old. She was born on 11th August 1950, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. She is the daughter of William Marion Early and Elizabeth Jeanette Waddingham.

Sadly, both of her parents are no longer alive in this world. Her father William, born in 1916 in Independence, Missouri, passed away on 9th July 1980. On the other hand, her mother Elizabeth, born in 1910, in California passed away in 1999.

Talking more about her family, her paternal grandparents were John Winchester Early (1890-1941) and Chloe Kendall Allen (1892-1974).

Ethnic Background

She is of English, Scottish, Irish, and German ancestry. Her nationality is American.

What Is Billie Early Currently Doing?

She is a former import/export agent. Unfortunately, any other details about her profession are yet to come out. Further, with limited information, it is also hard to confirm whether Billie is still an agent or is already retired from the job.

How Much is Her Net Worth?

Billie has a fortune of $400k in 2024. Besides, her daughter Cameron has an estimated net worth of $140 million. Needless to say, the actress has earned a significant portion of her wealth from her successful acting career.

Billie Has a Grandaughter With Cameron

Billie became a grandmother for the first time when her daughter Cameron gave birth to a baby girl, Raddix in December 2019. She welcomed her daughter with her husband musician Benji Madden.

Diaz and Madden got married in Jan 2015, at her home in Beverly Hills, California.