Inside Julia Roberts' Busy, Blissful Family World as a Mom of 3 Teenagers - E! Online

Inside Julia Roberts' Busy, Blissful Family World as a Mom of 3 Teenagers

10/28/2021 1:35:00 PM

Inside Julia Roberts' Busy, Blissful Family World as a Mom of 3 Teenagers

Already a movie star for the ages, Julia Roberts has spent the last 17 years playing the lead role in an epic known as the Moder Family.

The goop Podcast, Roberts called getting together with Moder the real "seismic shift" in her life. Meeting him "was the first, my life will never be the same [moment] in the most incredible, indescribable way," she shared. "It's some kind of alchemy. He truly to this day, to this minute, is just my favorite human...We're so lucky in that way, we just really, really like each other."

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CORE GalaOver the course of their marriage, the longest they were ever apart was seven weeks—and they made sure that only happenedonce. Talking on the phone was the more common way of communicating then, so the first time they got on Skype and she showed then-4-year-old Finn, "Look, there's Daddy," he burst into tears, Roberts recalled. When they reunited, "I just remember we were all hugging and just in a big pile, and Danny said, "Ok, so let's not ever do that again.' And I was like, 'Yeah.'"

For the most part, they do not work long jobs at the same time—unless they're working together.Among their half dozen collaborations was the 2015 thrillerSecret in Their Eyes, in which Roberts played a grieving mother whose daughter had been murdered. Asked how she got ready for such an intense role, she

told Working Mother, referring to her husband, "I had an enormous amount of blind faith in my preparation because my safest place in the world is right there."And while it had the potential to be a haunting experience, Roberts said she had no choice but to leave her work on the set at the end of every day. "It has to [be finished]," she explained, "because as much as you put your heart and soul into it and you want to make it so real and you want people to have an emotional experience, it's acting. It's all going to be okay and I'm going to be able to get in a car with my husband and drive home and have dinner with our healthy children and have a lot of gratitude for that."

Jordan Strauss/Invision/APIn addition to being aligned about building a solid foundation of life skills for the kids, she and Moder have had to think more in recent years about how to talk to them about what's going on in the world (again, in what can seem like a contrast to their rather idyllic-looking home life).

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