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Julia Roberts Has Been Happily Married for 20 Years after Defending Herself in Home Wrecker Scandal

Oyin Balogun
Jul 06, 2022
07:00 A.M.
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Julia Roberts, one of Hollywood's most reliable actresses, has had to pay for everything she earned. Through hard work and consistency, she became a living legend who fought off the name tag "home wrecker" to have a happy marriage, lasting decades – insights into her perfect romance.

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Since her time as a young actress, Julia Roberts has unfailingly delivered standard acting. The genre never mattered; she always appealed to her viewers and sprinkled enough passion into any role to make it convincing.

The enchanting movie star also has a reality that is worthy of envy. She has been married to the same man, Danny Moder, for many years. These two have endured one of Hollywood's long-standing marriages.

Julia Roberts during The Fashion Awards 2019 held at Royal Albert Hall on December 02, 2019, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Julia Roberts during The Fashion Awards 2019 held at Royal Albert Hall on December 02, 2019, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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However, their romance did not begin like the love story in a telenovela. They were in relationships with other people when they met in 2000.

Roberts was dating Benjamin Pratt while she was filming with Brad Pitt in "The Mexican." That was when she met the cinematographer, Moder, who was married to a make-up artist, Vera Steimberg.

Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder during CORE Gala at Wiltern Theatre on January 15, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder during CORE Gala at Wiltern Theatre on January 15, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

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The "Pretty Woman" star later confessed that falling in love with Moder and deciding to spend the rest of her life with him made her life incredible. She added:

"I think that first kind of real 'seismic shift' was meeting Danny, getting married to Danny."

Long before Roberts started to feel like she had met her soulmate, the actress was involved with other notable faces and went ahead to marry one of her lovers.

Julia Roberts and Danny Moder spotted leaving the screening of "Punch-Drunk Love" at Alice Tully Hall during the 10th Annual New York Film Festival October 5, 2002 in New York City, New York. | Source: Getty Images

Julia Roberts and Danny Moder spotted leaving the screening of "Punch-Drunk Love" at Alice Tully Hall during the 10th Annual New York Film Festival October 5, 2002 in New York City, New York. | Source: Getty Images

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The "The Mexican" star was linked to Liam Neeson, Dylan McDermott, Jason Patric, and Matthew Perry. She was also engaged to Kiefer Sutherland, but they broke up months before they could have made their vows.

In 1993, Roberts met country musician Lyle Lovett. The two fell in love and became husband and wife three weeks later. However, their marriage crashed almost as quickly as it began: in 1995, they separated.

Julia Roberts and Danny Moder during the Malibu Boys And Girls Club Gala on October 19, 2013 in Malibu, California. | Source: Getty Images

Julia Roberts and Danny Moder during the Malibu Boys And Girls Club Gala on October 19, 2013 in Malibu, California. | Source: Getty Images

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Seven years later, on July 4, 2002, she started on a new path with Moder after their midnight wedding at her ranch. The couple married only a few months after Moder's divorce.

Steinberg had been reluctant to sign the papers, as she had been married to the cameraman for four years. However, for Roberts and Moder, who were already in love, his marital status made the situation look "terribly complicated" at times.

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Eventually, they got their happy ending and have been stuck together for two decades. Yet this seemingly perfect romance came with a lot of sacrifices and accusations.

ROBERTS DEFENDS HERSELF AGAINST STEIMBERG

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Following their 4th of July wedding, Steimberg laid accusations on the "Runaway Bride" star. The make-up artist tagged Roberts a "husband stealer," explaining that she was still married to Moder when his extramarital affair with the TV goddess began. She added:

"I'll never be able to forgive Julia – she's a husband stealer."

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Steinberg's allegations came with a dose of advice wrapped in a prediction. She maintained that her former husband had a habit of philandering, which will never change. According to her, this would ultimately end Roberts and Moder's romance. Without mincing words, the makeup artist said:

"He cheated on me and he'll cheat on you."

After the claims, Roberts didn't remain quiet; she defended her name and talked about how her romance with Moder began. The film star told Oprah Winfrey that she was attracted to the cinematographer's personality. However, they remained friends for a long time due to their relationship statuses.

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Like Moder, she ended a four-year romance with her ex-lover, Bratt. The actress criticized the public's interference in her love life with Moder, revealing that the people only assumed and ran with these assumptions without really understanding how they got together.

The "Pretty Woman" star confidently maintained her innocence, adding that she was never a homewrecker or husband snatcher but that people see her as the easiest target to blame. Roberts clarified that they fell in love after ending their individual relationships. In her words:

"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."

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While the actress was being bashed from every corner, she had a sweet relationship with her husband, and they enjoyed marital bliss. At the time, Roberts wished people would give their love a new meaning.

The actress hoped the public would understand that their stars were aligned and, as she described it, "I was born to love and to be the wife of this man."

ROBERTS AND MODER'S MARRIAGE

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Thankfully, these two have whipped up a happy-ever-after. Their relationship weathered the storms and pressures, and they continued to wax stronger as the years went by, understanding each other deeply.

Roberts claimed that choosing to be with Moder was the best decision she ever made and that she feels lucky to be his wife. The actress confessed that they are in awe of each other's company, adding that Moder is her "favorite human," to whose counsel and opinions she always listens.

They have been married for twenty years and have not stopped showering each other with love and attention. The couple's wedding anniversary is on July 4. In the past, they have honored the date with sweet posts on Instagram.

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Last year, Moder shared a selfie shot with his beautiful wife. The pair were dressed in grey sweatshirts, and the caption detailed his admiration for Roberts as he planned to hold on to the marriage "one epic day at a time."

That same year, the "Runaway Bride" star also posted a close-up shot of her and her husband, with the caption "Just getting started," to celebrate the anniversary.

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Apart from anniversary celebrations, Roberts makes it a duty to gush on her husband on other memorable dates like his birthdays. Earlier in the year, she celebrated the cinematographer with a photo of him clutching a surfing board, and her caption read:

"Happy everything, you make my world go round."

Roberts has shared that their flawless romance was achieved through understanding each other. She jokingly revealed that the secret to their longevity is having two bathroom sinks and sharing lots of kisses.

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Amid the kisses, Roberts is also aware that her husband's personality has helped their marriage. While describing Moder, she said:

"He is formidable. He is a man among men, unselfish and all-encompassing," Roberts said. "He stands by the choices he has made."

ROBERTS AND MODER'S HAPPY HOUSEHOLD

Actress Julia Roberts with husband Danny Moder and kids Henry and Phinnaeus Moder.  on August 29, 2015 in Malibu California. Accompanying them is Kelly Slater | Source: Getty Images

Actress Julia Roberts with husband Danny Moder and kids Henry and Phinnaeus Moder. on August 29, 2015 in Malibu California. Accompanying them is Kelly Slater | Source: Getty Images

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The enviable couple has also created the sweetest family by keeping their kids from the spotlight! They share three kids — twins, Phinnaeus and Hazel, and their youngest, Henry. They update never-before-seen photos of their clan from time to time, as they are notoriously private.

In 2019, fans were treated to a rare family image of the entire pack. Moder held the camera while Roberts was nestled in the middle of her boys. The father-of-three gushingly quipped:

"That pretty mama in the middle. We love you so much."

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Indeed, Roberts deserves to be called all the sweetest names dedicated to a family woman. When she became a mother, she sacrificed her career to focus on her kids. According to the "The Mexican" alum:

"By the time we had kids, I had accomplished things and felt secure about that part of my life. I was so joyful moving into the family phase of my life in a sincere way."

Making those sacrifices was not enough, but Roberts wanted to ensure that she was raising the kids the right way. Thankfully, all hands were on deck, as Moder remained supportive. Thus they enjoyed the effects of being in harmony, which impacted their family positively.

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