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Drew Barrymore Gushes That Cameron Diaz Is Her ‘Bestie, Sister’: ‘She’s in My Life Every Day’

Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz‘s days as crime-fighting private investigators may be over, but their friendship is as strong as ever.

Barrymore, 44, opened up about her Charlie’s Angels costar, 46, at the premiere for Santa Clarita Diet season 3 to PEOPLE, calling Diaz “my bestie, my sister.”

On the Netflix show, Barrymore plays Shelia, a happily married mother who suddenly transforms into a flesh-eating zombie.

So, when asked if there was any person she’s worked with who she’d want to join her in immortality, Barrymore chose Diaz.

“Luckily, she’s in my life every day,” Barrymore said.

Since forming their bond over 18 years ago, Barrymore and Diaz have provided #friendshipgoals inspiration on several occasions.

Last year, the longtime friends shared moments from their “playdate,” which included a bare-faced, make-up free selfie — without any filter.

“Her and I are like sisters and we see each other all the time and it was just sort of where we are today,” Barrymore told PEOPLE of the selfie.

“In some ways just another day in our world, but I felt like sharing it. I love her.”

And the star maintains she wasn’t at all nervous to post the makeup-free shot. “We’d just come from a workout. We feel good. We’re not wearing any makeup and we’re just girls being ourselves. And sometimes all makeup and beauty fun aside, it’s just about the raw, honest, post workout look, you know? Just be you,” she said.

In her 2016 interview with Good Housekeeping, Barrymore said if she were ever to go to jail, Diaz would be the first person she would call.

“Not that any one of us are going to jail anytime soon,” Barrymore quickly added. “But 100 percent. She would, like, get in there and get you out.”

“If you’re looking for the best dinner-cooking partner and watching-TV-on-the-couch friend, call her,” Barrymore says. “If someone is in a medical situation, call her! She’s the most loyal, fierce, fun, cozy friend. We have incredible honesty with each other and we work hard on our lives and our friendship.”

All jokes aside, Diaz has truly proven to be that ride-or-die friend.

After Barrymore split with husband Will Kopelman in 2016, Diaz rushed to her side.

“Everybody pulls the wagons around, you know, our friends, whoever needs us at whatever point in time, even if it’s like something that the public doesn’t know about,” Diaz explained to Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM Radio show following the news of Barrymore and Kopelman’s divorce.

“Internally we’re all going like, ‘Okay, who needs us now?’”

Barrymore and Kopelman have two children together — daughters Olive, 6, and Frankie, 4.

Diaz Is ‘Over’ Acting Full-Time But She’s Still Open to Taking ‘Some Roles’: Source

Cameron Diaz is one of Hollywood’s biggest and most memorable talents — but she’s been taking a step back from her acting career.

A source tells PEOPLE Diaz, 46, isn’t interested in acting full-time at this stage in her life.

“There were times when she was so busy making movies that she barely had time to catch her breath,” says the source.

Now, however, “Those days are over but she could still take some roles — just not back to back,” adds the insider.

In recent years, Diaz has shifted focus from acting to wellness ambassador. In 2013, she released the bestseller The Body Book, followed by 2016’s The Longevity Book, in which she shared her secrets to aging beautifully.

In 2015, Diaz also married Good Charlotte band member Benji Madden and sources tells PEOPLE she couldn’t be happier. “Cameron feels so much better about everything since she married Benji,” another source said. “She had many years of dating high profile hunks. She found a different kind of man in Benji.” The source added, “He is her equal and respects her.”

Diaz previously dated Matt Dillon, Jared Leto, Justin Timberlake and Alex Rodriguez before meeting Madden in 2014 through her close friends and now sister-in-law Nicole Richie, who is married to Madden’s twin brother Joel Madden.

Diaz and Madden married 7 months after meeting and three months after getting engaged. Their relationship also coincides with Diaz’s last film role, which came in 2014’s Annie.

A source previously told PEOPLE that Diaz prefers her private life out of the spotlight to her life of the past.

“[Cameron and Benji] are great” and “both very happy living the quiet life,” the source told PEOPLE. “The quiet life she lives now with Benji, she wanted for a long time.”

Cameron Diaz ‘Feels So Much Better’ Since Marrying Benji Madden: ‘He Is Her Equal’

“Cameron feels so much better about everything since she married Benji,” a source tells PEOPLE

Cameron Diaz is happy living her quiet life with husband Benji Madden.

The couple, who married in an intimate ceremony at her home in Jan. 2015, rarely step out together, with Diaz, 46, shying away from the spotlight even more than her rocker husband, 40. A source tells PEOPLE that Diaz is happier than ever with the Good Charlotte band member.

“Cameron feels so much better about everything since she married Benji,” the source tells PEOPLE. “She had many years of dating high profile hunks. She found a different kind of man in Benji. He is her equal and respects her.“

Diaz previously dated Matt Dillon, Jared Leto, Justin Timberlake and Alex Rodriguez before meeting Madden in 2014 through her close friends and now sister-in-law Nicole Richie, who is married to Madden’s twin brother Joel Madden. Diaz and Madden married 7 months after meeting and three months after getting engaged. Their relationship also coincides with Diaz’s last film role, which came in 2014’s Annie.

In recent years, Diaz has also shifted focus from acting to wellness ambassador. In 2013, she released the bestseller The Body Book, followed by 2016’s The Longevity Book, in which she shared her secrets to aging beautifully.

A source previously told PEOPLE that Diaz prefers her private life out of the spotlight to her life of the past.

“[Cameron and Benji] are great” and “both very happy living the quiet life,” the source told PEOPLE. “The quiet life she lives now with Benji, she wanted for a long time.”

Exclusive: Cameron Turned Down Oscar Invite to Present

While the Academy Awards struggled to find a host in time for their telecast, it also seems like they’re having a tough time convincing Cameron Diaz to make an appearance, because she’s not showing up at this year’s ceremony.

“This year the Oscars are really focused on bringing in some people to present that will shock the audience,” an insider exclusively tells Closer Weekly, “and Cameron was on the top of their list because it’s been so long since she’s appeared at one of these functions and she’s such a stunner on the red carpet.” The source adds, “She’s also starred alongside Glenn Close, a 2019 Oscar nominee for Best Actress.] But nobody is going to convince Cameron to make a public appearance just for the sake of a ‘stunt,’ and she has zero interest in walking a red carpet and answering questions about her ‘hiatus’ or her long time away from acting.”

The 46-year-old retired from acting after starring in Annie in 2014, and ever since then the Charlie’s Angels star has stayed away from Tinseltown for the most part. These days, Cameron seems to be focusing on her marriage to musician Benji Madden, who she has been married to since 2015. On her most recent birthday, the Good Charlotte band member had quite the romantic message on Instagram for his wife.

“Thank you for being the best friend and partner to me and taking this journey of marriage,” Benji said at the time. “The way you live your life every day, and your compassion for the world shines thru in your eyes and you inspire me to want to be the best man I can be in this lifetime. You’re the realest. I’m so grateful to be yours Always & Forever, and to call you my One&Only. True Love.” That said, it will be interesting to see if any surprise or shocking appearances are made when the Oscars air on February 24, 2019.