Julia Roberts with Her Kids | Source: instagram.com/juliaroberts
Julia Roberts with Her Kids | Source: instagram.com/juliaroberts

Julia Roberts Shows Rare Pic on 21st Anniversary with Spouse Who Gave Her ‘Normal’ Life as Older Mom & Housewife

Salwa Nadeem
Jul 05, 2023
06:00 P.M.
  • Julia Roberts recently shared a rare photo with her husband to celebrate their 21st wedding anniversary.
  • She tied the knot with Daniel Moder after breaking up with her famous ex, who felt bothered by her fame.
  • Roberts and Moder welcomed three kids but kept them away from the limelight while raising them.

If you grew up watching Hollywood films in the 1990s, you would know how Julia Roberts rose to fame after playing the role of Vivian Ward in the 1990 romcom, "Pretty Woman." She made it to the Oscar nomination for her stellar performance as the lead character in the film.

In 2000, Roberts gave another mindblowing performance in the film "Erin Brockovich," which was based on a true story. Not only did she make it to the Oscar nominations this time, but she also won the award.


While enjoying a successful career being one of the best actresses of her time, Roberts dated many men and even tied the knot with Lyle Lovett in 1993, but things did not work out between the couple, and they parted ways in 1995.

Roberts' love life only stabilized once she began dating her now-husband, Daniel Moder, who she married in 2002. Roberts recently shared a rare photo on Instagram to celebrate her wedding anniversary.

In the photo, the couple can be seen passionately kissing. Roberts captioned her photo "21"―the number of years she has spent as Moder's wife. The "Runaway Bride" actress believes her husband is her "true love."

How Did Julia Marry a Simple Man after Famous Ex Left Her?

Finding true love was a challenging journey for the actress. She had to go through a difficult time before meeting the man who made her feel special. Before tying the knot with Moder, Roberts dated Benjamin Bratt for a few years.

Benjamin Bratt & Julia Roberts at the 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards | Source: Getty Images

Benjamin Bratt & Julia Roberts at the 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards | Source: Getty Images


Her relationship with the "Miss Congeniality" actor ended after the actor began feeling bothered by her fame. He compared her popularity to a "mosquito that buzzes in your ear when you're trying to sleep at night."

After parting ways with her, Bratt tied the knot with Talisa Soto, while Roberts became friends with Moder, who was working as a cameraman when they first met. At that time, Moder was married, but his relationship with his ex-wife was growing weaker.

Danny Moder and Julia Roberts on November 28, 2001 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

Danny Moder and Julia Roberts on November 28, 2001 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

Soon, he filed for divorce and began working on his relationship with Roberts. The couple spent time together at their houses instead of meeting in public. They got to know each other and soon decided to tie the knot.


However, their friends and family did not know about their plan. Instead of telling everyone they were getting married, the couple invited their close ones to Roberts' ranch for an Independence Day celebration.

Julia Roberts and Danny Moder on November 24, 2002 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Julia Roberts and Danny Moder on November 24, 2002 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

The couple's friends and family learned about their wedding ceremony only after reaching her ranch. They hadn't invited any celebrities, nor had they informed the paparazzi. Roberts and Moder tied the knot in an intimate ceremony without bridesmaids, groomsmen, or flower girls.

After learning about their wedding, many wondered how an A-list actress could marry a not-so-famous person. Roberts responded to this question in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, saying that she is a "relatively simple person," but people think of her differently because of her profession. She added that she felt happy and content after marrying Moder.


"My husband, Danny, has really shined the light for me," she said and later added that her husband accepts her for who she is, which makes her feel "comfortable." That feeling was something she did not experience in her previous relationship.


While the couple lived a happy life, tabloids tried to look for problems in their relationship. Moder and Roberts kept their married life private, never giving others a chance to talk about their marriage in a negative light.

Julia and Daniel Raised Three Kids, Including Twins, like Ordinary Parents

News of Julia's pregnancy surfaced almost two years after their private wedding ceremony. She welcomed her twins, Hazel and Phinnaeus, with her husband on November 28, 2004. Three years later, the couple welcomed their third child, Henry.


According to Roberts' friend, Marc Platt, having kids brought her "fulfillment and joy." However, the actress never posted photos of her kids online while raising them. She chose to care for them in private in a bid to protect them.

Moreover, Roberts feels glad she didn't have to post everything on social media to keep everyone updated on her whereabouts. She believed she was "too old" to post everything on the internet as the young celebrities did.


Despite being one of the most famous celebrities, Roberts never let her fame affect her kids. In an interview with ET Canada, the actress said she lived a "normal" life with her children.


"Of course, my life has changed, and I work less, but I was never really one to work too much," the actress said about her life after kids. She added that time passes quickly when she spends her day making three meals and cleaning up.

Because of her busy schedule with her kids, Roberts even refused the invite to 2009's Academy Awards. Instead, she stayed home with her husband and kids because that was more important to her.


In a 2017 interview with InStyle, Roberts talked about the importance of sitting at the dinner table with children. "I have breakfast and dinner with my kids every day," she revealed before explaining how that helps the family start their day together and then discuss how it went at dinner.

Raising kids and having a loving husband by her side was one of Roberts' dreams that came true. She enjoys living a happy life with her kids and husband, who mean the world to her.

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