Julia Roberts Is a Doting Wife and Mother — Meet Her Family
Some Hollywood actresses do not have to introduce themselves before fans buy all the tickets to watch their movies. Julia Roberts is one of those actresses as she has been in the game for so long.
When she first began her career, it was evident that she was going for the spotlight, and there was no stopping her. Year after year, the talented actress proved to everyone that she was worthy of love and appreciation.
Julia's Early Life
Julia Roberts, as she is popularly known to the world, was born on October 28, 1967, in Smyrna, Georgia. She came from a family of actors as her mother and father were both exemplary actors.
Her parents decided to teach their youngsters everything they needed to know about acting. After Julia was born, her mother quit her job, and this affected their financial life negatively.At the age of five, Julia's parents decided to divorce, and this made her brother, Eric, move to Atlanta with her dad. Julia's first acting gig was given to her by Eric Roberts, in a movie titled 'Blood Red.'
She went on to play an essential role in another movie titled 'Satisfaction,' and things began to get better. In 1989, Julia Roberts starred in a film titled 'Pretty Woman,' by Harry Marshall - this was her big break.
Like many famous actresses, Julia Roberts has had her fair share of romantic relationships with prominent figures in the world. Some of them include Kiefer Sutherland, Mathew Perry, Dylan McDermott, Liam Neeson, and Jason Patric.
She was engaged to Sutherland for a short while until the duo decided to break up three days before their wedding. She found love again with Lyle Lovett, whom she married on June 25, 1993.
Two years later, the couple filed for divorce. In 1998, it was confirmed that Robert was romantically involved with Benjamin Bratt, American actor, and producer. But, in 2001, the lovers broke up.
In 2000, while she was still engaged with Bratt, Roberts met Daniel Moder. Moder filed for a divorce from his wife one year later and married Roberts on July 4, 2002. The couple has three children together.
Who is Daniel Moder?
Moder is Julia Roberts' loving husband and doting father of her three beautiful kids. Aside from being a father and husband, he is a cinematographer and operates on camera as well. His career began as a production assistant.
He was in charge of camera operation for 'Spider-Man 3,' 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' and 'Point Break'. Daniel met Julia Roberts in 2000 on set for a movie titled 'The Mexican'.
Julia And Daniel's Union
However, the pair only got married two years later on July 4, after Danny divorced from his wife. Going about it unconventionally, their wedding guests had no idea they were about to attend a wedding.
Held at Julia's 82-acre ranch in Taos, New Mexico, the guests thought they were attending an Independence Day party. That is, until Julia and Danny stepped into a circle of pink, red, and white rose petals.
The wedding ceremony followed soon after, and the guests danced under the stars until well after 2 AM. The newlyweds held their reception and a Fourth of July barbecue the next day.
Just over a year later, Julia had an interview with Oprah's O Magazine and explained how being married to Danny transformed her life: "I think it's not so much that I'm happier now than ever, it's that I'm more content".
She continued: 'I'm in the harbor of my life, a huge part of it is my marriage. My husband, Danny, has really shined the light for me. Because of being married, I've (...) experienced all these little things..."
The couple welcomed twins Phinnaeus "Finn" and Hazel on November 2004, followed by the birth of their third child and son, Henry Daniel in June 2007.
Although Danny and Julia keep their family life private, the kids travel all over the world with them while working. When Julia went to India for the filming of "Eat, Pray, Love", the tots went along!
They couldn't wait to go back after visiting the country with Danny a few months earlier: “So, we had been in Jaipur and Agra and all these places, Goa. We were all over the entire country” Julia said.
With the kids getting older, the fact that their mother is a famous award-winning actress is starting to take hold, even though Julia doesn't think it will ever happen:
"When they were starting to figure it out, it was like, 'You’re famous?' And I said, 'I think a lot of people might have seen the movie that I’m in or might know who I am.'
The actress does admit that tabloid gossip gets to her even today. It has also led to some "uncomfortable" situations while standing in a store line, with some new gossip about her life on the cover of magazines:
"It can still hurt my feelings because I’m so proud of my marriage. We just celebrated being married for 16 years this Fourth of July, and there’s so much happiness wrapped up in what we’ve found together,"
Julia continued: "What I like is when they write, 'the $150 million divorce,' and then a week later a different tabloid says, 'the $275 million divorce.' I’m like, 'Well, somebody got a paycheck in the last week.'”
Raising Her Kids
Raising children in a different world than what she grew up in, Julia realized she has no idea what it's like being a teenager in this day and age.
"Sometimes my kids ask me things, and I just say to them, “I’m going to say no, and I’m going to look into it because I don’t even know what we’re talking about,” she added.
While Julia has mastered balancing acting between her family and career, she would have you know that "mastering this mothering thing" doesn't exist.
"I think, as women, we fall into this place where we feel like it’s our responsibility to give everything, give and give and give," Julia explained.
She continued: "There’s nothing wrong with saying to your spouse or your child or your friend, “Can I get a hand? I need somebody else in here helping me do this...”.On Mother's day in 2019, Danny shared a rare family photo on Instagram with the caption, "That pretty mama in the middle. We love you so much." Julia gathered a following 6.7m strong since joining Instagram.
Indeed, marriages are not perfect because the people involved in it are not perfect. Just like any other living marriage that comes with its Rocky edges, Daniel Moder and Julia Roberts have been through a few hiccups in their marriage.
At one point in time, Roberts extremely unimpressed with the lifestyle her husband followed, as he would constantly go on expensive vacations with friends. It was difficult for them because she always had to go about shooting movies.
To fix this problem, the actress organized a family vacation to Fiji, where she mentioned that they were hoping to heal and resolve their issues. According to her, the location was a happy place for both of them.