The “Pretty Woman” actress and her husband share son Henry, 15, and twins Phinneas and Hazel, 17.
Julia Roberts loves family life and wouldn't trade it for the world. While the 54-year-old has had an enormously successful career in Hollywood that has lasted decades, she says it's her family and being a homemaker that brings her the most happiness. The award-winning actress opened up about her relationship with her husband cinematographer Danny Moder and their three kids — 17-year-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, and 15-year-old Henry—in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning. Roberts has been married to Moder for 20 years. “When I’m not working, [being a homemaker] is my full-time job. It isn’t rainbows and kittens every day, but it does bring me a lot of joy,” Roberts confessed. The actor revealed that the pair still writes love letters to keep in touch when they are away from home. She recalled that the first letter that he ever wrote her was seven pages long, which she still has kept safe.
The Oscar winner admitted that while she is living her dream, life at home is so much better. “It’s just never consumed me, being an actor. It is my dream come true, but it is not my only dream come true. The life that I have built with my husband, [and] the life that we’ve built with our children, that’s the best stuff. To come home at the end of the day, triumphantly, to them,” she said. The actress often takes to Instagram to celebrate their wedding anniversary and gush about her husband. The couple first met on the set of The Mexican in which Roberts played the lead opposite Brad Pitt while Moder was the assistant cameraman.
While the Notting Hill actress was away in Australia for 62 days filming Ticket to Paradise, she found it tough being away from family. But she did something special: she wrote them letters. Roberts said it was something she and her husband Moder have "always done" and she plans to one day show her children.
While she could have obviously done something simpler and faster like an email, it just wasn’t the same. “That’s kinda boring,” she said. “And you don’t get the cool stamps and it’s something Danny and I have always done. The first letter that he ever wrote me, which was seven pages long, I still have it tucked away. One day, I’ll show it to Hazel and say, ‘That’s what you’re looking for.’” Earlier this year, the actress called cinema "the love of my life, second to my husband" at the Chopard Trophée Dinner ahead of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, reports Variety.
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