Benjamin Levi Madden
B-Madden, Kid Vicious, Benj, Benji
Waldorf, Maryland, United States
Beverly Hills, California, United States
With his brother Joel, he went to La Plata High School in La Plata, Maryland.
Musician, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter
- Father – Roger Combs
- Mother – Robin Madden
- Siblings – Joel Madden (Identical Younger Twin Brother) (Musician), Josh Madden (Older Brother) (Works in the music industry), Sarah Madden (Younger Sister) (Singer)
- Others – Harlow Madden (Niece), Sparrow Madden (Nephew)
Benji Madden, being a part of the duo Madden Brothers is signed to Creative Artists Agency (CAA) worldwide.
Pop-rock, alternative rock, folk-rock, pop-punk
Guitar, bass, piano, vocals
EMI, Capitol Records
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
76 kg or 167½ pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Benji Madden dated –
- Rin Kozue (2002-2005) – From January 2002 to early 2005, Benji was romantically linked to German musician Rin Kozue.
- Caleigh Peters (2005) – For about three months, from March 2005 to June 2005, singers Caleigh Peters and Benji Madden dated each other.
- Kara Monaco (2005-2006) – American glamour model Kara Monaco then hooked up with Benji Madden from December 2005 to August 2006.
- Sophie Monk (2006-2008) – After splitting from Kara, Benji started dating Australian actress, Sophie Monk in August 2006. They were reportedly engaged in January 2007. But, in January 2008, the pair split. The split was amicable as per Sophie’s reps.
- Paris Hilton (2008) – Socialite Paris Hilton and Benji Madden started dating in June 2008. The couple dated for several months before calling it quits in November 2008. Paris was serious about the relationship and had desired to marry Benji. At that time, Nicole Richie (Hilton’s childhood friend) was also dating Joel Madden (Benji’s twin brother).
- Solange Knowles (2009) – In mid-2009, singer Solange Knowles and Benji were RUMORed to be dating together.
- Holly Madison (2009-2010) – Glamour model Holly Madison and Benji Madden dated briefly from November 2009 to January 2010. They called it quits when Benji didn’t want to stay in Las Vegas. After their official split in January 2010, they still continued to see each other after they met again in Las Vegas.
- Nicole Trunfio (2011) – In June 2011, Australian supermodel Nicole Trunfio and Benji were RUMORed to have had a fling with each other, when they were spotted in NYC smoking a cigarette and shopping together.
- Eliza Doolittle (2011-2013) – British singer Eliza Doolittle and Madden saw each other for about two years from 2011 to 2013. They have been spotted multiple times holding hands and having meals in a restaurant.
- Cameron Diaz (2014-Present) – Benji Madden met actress Cameron Diaz for the first time via fashion designer, and actress Nicole Richie in May 2014 and started dating her. She is about 7 years his senior. Cameron and Benji got engaged in December 2014. Benji married Cameron on January 5, 2014, at her home in Beverly Hills, California.
Race / Ethnicity
He has English and Irish ancestry.
- Lots of tattoos on the body (chest, arms, back, legs, etc.)
- Lip piercing
He has endorsed KFC and appeared in their television commercial in November 2012.
In January 2013, Benji appeared in a TV commercial for Vodafone Australia’s “The Madden’s Housewarming” party promotion.
In March 2012, Madden appeared in a YouTube commercial for Heineken’s “Legendary Serenade” Facebook app.
Best Known For
Her collaboration with Joel in the band The Madden Brothers and serving as a guitarist and vocalist for the same.
He co-founded the band The Madden Brothers in 2011 with twin brother Joel.
The very first album of Benji Madden was titled Good Charlotte, which was the named of their band (at that time in 2000). The album was released on September 26, 2000 under the band “Good Charlotte” via Daylight / Epic Records. The punk rock album consisted of 14 tracks. It was certified as “Gold” in U.S. with a ranking of 185 at Billboard 200.
It was ranked at #12 in New Zealand music charts and #194 in UK album chart.
In 2001, Benji appeared in the film Not Another Teen Movie for his role as prom band member.
First TV Show
In 2004, he appeared in just 1 episode of MTV’s hidden camera-practical joke reality television series Punk’d as himself.
Benji used to previously workout in the gym, but now it seems that he is not even eating a healthy diet. His late-night work in the recording studio and munching on various snacks at late night have made him chubby.
Cameron wants Benji to return back in shape and also get rid of a couple of tattoos.
Benji Madden Favorite Things
- Artist – Daniel Martin Diaz (Daniel designed the cover of 2010 album “Cardiology”)
- Song – Silver Screen Romance (One of the favorite songs of Benji Madden)
Source – Spin.com
Benji Madden Facts
- With his brother Joel, he has founded the bands Good Charlotte, and The Madden Brothers. Good Charlotte was founded in 1996, which is now defunct.
- He also started a fashion line called “Made Clothing” with his two brothers in 2002. Made Clothing is now defunct. Later, in 2006 with his pal Tal Cooperman and two brothers, he opened another clothing company named “DCMA Collective.”
- Apart from being a musician, he is a DJ too.
- He is the brother-in-law of Nicole Richie.
- He is best friends with Tony Lovato, Mest band’s frontman and guitarist.
- He got his nickname as Kid Vicious because he idolized Sid Vicious from “The S*x Pistols.”
- After receiving his first paycheck, he purchased a boxer named Cashdogg.
- He is older than Joel by 5 minutes.
- In 2010, he knocked out former MTV VJ Riki Rachtman in 1 minute 42 seconds in a celebrity boxing match held in Las Vegas.
- At 16, Benji started teaching guitar to himself.
- He has worked as a shampoo technician before becoming famous as a musician.