The Hollywood A-lister says her marriage has changed her perspective of life.
This Hollywood pretty woman has a fairy-tale life. She has been private about her family life and usually lets her excellent body of work speak for itself. But being the kind of beautiful and inspiring woman she is, women tend to want to know more about this talented actress and how she balances her roles with being a mom and wife.
In a rather candid interview with Oprah, the Runaway Bride star opens up about her 16 years of marriage with cinematographer Daniel Moder. She reveals with utter honesty about how there have been many ups and downs, but they stuck through it all.
The couple exchanged vows in 2002 and have three lovely children together, twins Phinnaeus and Hazel (13) and Henry (11). In a 2003 interview with Oprah, the Pretty Woman actress gushed about her husband and how he has made her life happier and contented. "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," she said.
She added, "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."
This explains how waiting for the right person rather than rushing into marriage can change the quality of your life. It can also help you evolve into a better person. Like Roberts admits with refreshing honesty, it can make you look beyond yourself. Before she met Danny, she says, she was a "selfish little brat, running around making films. I was my priority." But his presence in her life has changed everything and opened her up to bigger and more meaningful experiences.
Speaking of her husband, she said, "You know what? He's an awesome human being. We have so much fun," according to Now To Love.
"When I think about what makes my life my life, and just makes sense, and just shines inside of me, it's him. Everything has come from that."
Like any other marriage, they too had their share of lows in the relationship. Reports of Danny being unhappy with his superstar wife's shadow following him everywhere had flooded the tabloids. They were also reportedly separated for 9 months over a grievous fallout. But when a woman knows what her heart wants, she does not let anything take her happiness away from her.
According to Now to Love, the star organized a surfing trip to Fiji to spend some quality time with her family, so that they can refresh and restart their relationship from square one. In another tell-all interview for E-online with actress Gweneth Paltrow in 2018, Roberts explained what Danny means to her and how he has changed her life in the most incredible way.
"I think that first kind of real 'seismic shift' was meeting Danny, getting married to Danny," she told the Avengers actress. "That was the first like, my life will never be the same in the most incredible, indescribable way."
She continued, "He truly, to this day, to this minute is just my favorite human," Roberts says. "I'm more interested in what he has to say or his point of view just than anybody. Really, we're so lucky in that way. We just really, really like each other and we just enjoy each other's company."
She goes on to explain how when there is true love, the years just add to the intimacy.
"We've been married for 16 years, we've been together for 18. It just gets deeper, it just gets more complex...you're young and you fall in love and go, 'Yeah, we're going to get married and we're going to build a house and will have kids,' and all these things that we all kind of dream of, but you don't know if you're going to like the same couch and you don't know if he is going to want to get patterned towels."
She added, "Then, of course, the bigger ones are, will you parent in a way that has balance to it, that holds hands in philosophy. You just don't know these things until you are right there doing it and we are so fortunate that there is some kind of some explicable harmony to the way we do things."
"He's the best decision I've ever made," Roberts emphasized. Now, if this isn't a true-life fairy tale, we don't know what is.