The definition of who constitutes Hollywood’s elite changes every day. Stars rise and they fall. Some are seemingly content to live in the public eye forever, while others retreat into their privacy.
Julia Roberts has definitely been one of the latter.
Despite being one of the most famous actresses of our generation, Julia maintains a pretty low profile. She enjoys a continuous and active career but doesn’t ever take on projects that will keep her from her husband, Daniel Moder, or her kids too long. Julia is a mom to 14-year-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus and 11-year-old son Henry.
Because Julia is such a private figure, it’s been quite some time since we’ve gotten a good look at her kiddos.
A scroll through her Instagram shows much more of her life as a celebrity than what goes on behind the scenes. Luckily, her husband treated us to a surprise on his own IG page. He posted a sweet Mother’s Day tribute to Julia, complete with a new family picture.
Julia Roberts has always enjoyed her privacy. Despite being branded as America’s Sweetheart early on in her career, these days she keeps a low profile.
She’s recently taken on some grittier roles that separate her from that title. She’s become more carefree about how the public perceives her.
The courage to do so may come from the peace and contentment that Julia’s found in her life. She discussed how her marriage is a big source of that comfort for her in an older interview with Oprah Magazine.
“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 explained. “A huge part of it is my marriage. My husband, Danny, has really shined the light for me.”
Marriage has also opened up her worldview.
“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,” she reflected.
Julia met her husband, Daniel, on the set of her 2000 film The Mexican. She starred in the film, and Daniel was a cameraman.
Julia was still in a relationship with Benjamin Bratt at the time. Daniel was still married to first wife Vera Steimberg.
Julia explained how she and Danny came to get to know each other on the set. She told Oprah, “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?'”
It opened the door for some vulnerability she wouldn’t usually showcase. She explained, “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.”
Julia and Daniel got married on July 4, 2002. They enjoyed a private ceremony on Julia’s ranch in Taos, New Mexico.
In 2004, a spokesperson for Julia announced that she was pregnant with twins. She welcomed Phinnaeus Walter and Hazel Patricia that November.
In December 2006, Julia’s rep announced that she was expecting again. She gave birth to Henry Daniel in June 2007.
Julia joined Instagram last summer but hasn’t shared much about her kids. Danny does share the occasional shot of them, however.
For Mother’s Day, he shared a recent shot of the family that shows Julia’s kids are all grown up!
“That pretty mama in the middle. We love you so much,” he wrote.
So sweet! We bet the family had a great Mother’s Day together.