Matt DillonMatt Dillon has suggested that he split up with Cameron Diaz because she wasn’t ready to start a family.

The couple dated for three years before splitting in 1998, when Cameron was 26.

He recently told Parade magazine: “I fell in love. It’s a very powerful thing when you feel that way about somebody. Cameron was a muse for me. I hadn’t been in any deep emotional relationships.”

“I sometimes think love is God’s way of hoodwinking people into having kids.”

“You fall in love, and all that passion goes into procreating and wanting children. I’ve felt that need to want to raise a child…”

“I’m open to life now, even to marriage. I’m open to the idea that things will work out.”