“[Being a homemaker] is my full-time job when I’m not working,” the 54-year-old star of “Runaway Bride,” said during an interview on CBS Sunday Mornings on October 9. “Every day isn’t rainbows and kittens, but it still makes me very happy.”
She also said, “Being an actor has never taken over my life. It’s a dream come true for me, but it’s not the only one. The best things are the life I’ve made with my husband and the life we’ve made with our kids. To come home to them at the end of the day with a sense of victory.”
Roberts and Moder, both 53, have been together for more than 20 years. They got married in July 2002, but even when she’s on set, they always stay in touch.
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“Danny and I have always written notes by hand,” she told CBS reporter Jane Pauley on Sunday. “I still have the first letter he ever wrote to me, which was seven pages long. I’ll show it to Hazel one day and tell her, “That’s what you’re looking for.”
The star of “Ticket to Paradise“ and the cinematographer eventually had more children. In 2004 and 2007, they had twins named Hazel and Phinnaeus and a younger son named Henry.
“I always think they all look like me, but then Danny comes home from work, and I’m like, ‘Oh, you, that’s who they look like.'” During the CBS interview, Roberts joked that Henry, 15, was her “breakfast buddy” and that Hazel, 17, was “one of a kind.”
“Last spring, when my daughter was looking through the closet for possible prom dresses, she was like, ‘What is this dress?'” Roberts thought back to the black Valentino dress she wore when she won Best Actress at the Academy Awards in 2001. “Well, try it on,” I said. Even though it was too big for her, she looked beautiful in it.”
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Hazel was too young to wear her mom’s famous dress at the time, but she made her red carpet debut with her dad at the premiere of Flag Day at the Cannes Film Festival.
“In fact, we were Facetiming right before they left. She was lying down on the bed, so I asked her, “What time is it?” What are you doing?’ She says, “Oh, Dad is just putting on his tie.” We’re about to leave.’ And I said, ‘Oh, are you ready?’ ‘Yeah.’
I mean, she didn’t really look ready to me, you know, ponytail?” Roberts talked about the event from the year before. “And I was, like, ‘Hmm, little eyeliner?’ She was like, “What are you talking about, Mom? I didn’t bring eyeliner.” It’s, like, ‘Okay, yeah.’ What eyeliner, huh? Who needs eyeliner, anyway? Just Cannes! I mean, it’s just so innocent and sweet. She is with her dad only. There’s nothing else to it.”
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The actress from Erin Brockovich is very protective of both her children and her relationship.
In November 2019, a source told Us Weekly exclusively, “They’re proud to have been married for so long and to still be best friends.” “Julia and Danny are good friends and want the best for each other. Their love is strong and keeps getting stronger.”
At the London premiere of Ticket to Paradise last month, Roberts even wore something that was a subtle nod to her family. On the train of her black dress were decorations with the dates of her wedding and the births of her children. The initials of Hazel, Phinnaeus, and Henry were also stitched into a heart.