Roberts' husband Danny Moder also shared a picture of the twins along with a sweet message for them.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on December 1, 2021. It has since been updated.
To mark her twin son and daughter's 17th birthday, Hollywood actor Julia Roberts shared a rather adorable picture of them on Instagram. Roberts posted a picture of daughter Hazel Patricia and son Phinnaeus "Finn" Walter back from when they were newborn babies, and captioned the photo, "17 of the Sweetest years of life."
The actress, 52, is also a parent to 14-year-old son Henry Daniel with husband and cinematographer Danny Moder, according to PEOPLE.
Moder also wished his twins a happy birthday on his Instagram. “These rabble rousers,” the cinematographer, 52, captioned a Sunday, November 28, Instagram upload. “Seventeen today. Thank you for helping me through fatherhood.”
In the post, the Los Angeles native’s daughter was pictured in a Wonder Woman shirt while eating breakfast. Her brother sat in a chair beside her sporting a matching sweater, adds Us Weekly.
In July this year, the couple marked their 19th wedding anniversary. The two wed in 2002 in New Mexico and welcomed their twins in 2004. Their youngest son, Henry, arrived in 2007. On the occasion of their anniversary, Moder took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message to his wife. "Today we start our 20th year of marriage. This photo was on a dusty road before that big idea … just holding on to this beautiful girl one day at a time. One epic day at a time."
The two met on the sets of The Mexican and at the time, Roberts was in a relationship with Miss Congeniality star Benjamin Bratt and Danny was married to make-up artist Vera Steimberg. Before they chose to get together and date each other in earnest, both "sorted" out their lives separately.
"He sorted his whole thing out, separate and apart from me. And I sorted my life out, separate and apart from him. I think that's the only reason we were able to ultimately fall in love with each other and be together," she told Oprah in 2003. When they finally came together, it was the coming together of two unencumbered creative people who would change each other's worlds.
She was asked how the couple got talking on the sets since she was so famous, to which she told Oprah Magazine, "On the set, I get pretty relaxed. These guys see me at 5 in the morning, when I come stumbling onto the set like 'What the hell is goin' on?' In those circumstances, you can see what a person's really made of. Some great friendships can be formed because you see one another at your best and worst."
Roberts is someone who loves to keep things simple and her wedding was just that. She reportedly wore a simple emerald ring that was bought from a mall for around £3,000. For her wedding, reports had claimed that she wore a pink cotton dress for the ceremony, while her groom wore a ruffled shirt.
A year after she got married, she told Oprah, "I think it's not so much that I'm happier now than ever; it's that I'm more content. 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 met people and experienced all these little things that have nurtured my life—not so much changed it, just nurtured it in a way that's astounding."
Here's wishing the couple and their family nothing but love and happiness.