Julia Roberts Gushes Over Danny Moder Marriage, Life With 3 Kids

Living the dream After decades together, Julia RobertsAnd Danny Moder’s love has only gotten stronger.

“When I’m not working, [being a homemaker] is my full-time job,” the Runaway Bride The star, who is 54, opened up during a Sunday, Oct. 9 interview CBS Sunday Mornings. “It isn’t rainbows and kittens every day, but it does bring me a lot of joy.”

She added: “It’s just never consumed me, being an actor. It is my greatest dream, but it’s not my only dream. My life with my husband [and] the life that we’ve built with our children, that’s the best stuff. To come home at the end of the day, triumphantly, to them.”

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Roberts and Moder, 53, have been together for more than 20 years, tying the knot in July 2002, but always keep in touch no matter the distance when she’s working on set.

“[Writing handwritten notes is] something Danny and I have always done,” she told CBS anchor Jane PauleySunday. “The first letter he ever wrote me, which was seven pages long, I still have it tucked away. One day I’ll show it to [my daughter] Hazel and say, ‘That’s what you’re looking for.’”

The Paradise Pass Star and the cinematographer eventually grew their family, welcoming twins Hazel & Phinnaeus in 2004 and 2007.

“I always think that they all look like me, and then Danny comes home from work, and I go, ‘Oh, you, that’s who they look like,’” Roberts quipped during the CBS interview, calling Henry, 15, her go-to “breakfast buddy” and Hazel, 17, a “one-of-a-kind” girl.

“My daughter was digging through the closet looking for possible prom dresses last spring, was, like, ‘What’s this dress?’” Roberts recalled, referring to the black Valentino gown that she wore to the 2001 Academy Awards when she won Best Actress. “I said, ‘Well, try it on.’ It was too big for her, but she looked so lovely.”

While Hazel was too small to wear her mom’s famed gown at the time, she later made her red carpet debut alongside her dad at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Flag Day.

“We were Facetiming actually right before they went out. And she was lying on the bed, and I said, ‘What time is it? What are you guys doing?’ She goes, ‘Oh, Dad’s, you know, just putting his tie on. We’re getting ready to go.’ And I said, ‘Oh, are you ready?’ ‘Yeah.’ Like, she didn’t really look ready to me, you know, ponytail?” Roberts reminisced of last year’s event. “And I was, like, ‘Hmm, little eyeliner?’ She was, like, ‘I didn’t bring eyeliner, Mom, what are you talkin’ about?’ It’s, like, ‘Okay, yeah.’ I mean, what eyeliner? I mean, who really needs eyeliner? Cannes is all you need! I mean, it’s just sweet, just the innocence. She’s just with her dad. It’s not about anything else.”

The Erin Brockovich The actress is fiercely protective of both her children and her relationship.

“They’re proud to have stayed married so long and to still be best friends,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly November 2019. “Julia and Danny support each other and want the best. They have a deep love that keeps growing.”

Roberts even subtly featured a sartorial tribute to her brood during last month’s London premiere of Paradise Pass. Her black gown included embellishments denoting her wedding year and children’s birthdates on the train. A stitched heart also enclosed Hazel, Phinnaeus and Henry’s initials.