Confessions of guilt. Julia RobertsShe has spoken glowingly about how having a baby changed her outlook.
After meeting Danny ModerOn the set of The MexicanThe couple began dating in 2000 and were married two years later. Roberts gave rise to twins in 2004, Hazel and Phinnaeus. Three years later, the couple added Henry to their family.
The Mystic PizzaLater, the star reflected on how motherhood inspired her to take a step back from acting. “It wasn’t by design,” she told The New York Times2017. “So much as not finding something that I was interested in. I was surprised how quickly the years seemed to go by.”
The Georgia native added: “It’s also the math equation of my husband’s work schedule and the kids’ school schedule and summer vacation. It’s not just, Oh, I think I want to do this. I have a sense of great pride in being home with my family and considering myself a homemaker.”
A source later told Us Weekly that Roberts’ kids were her top priority, saying, “Julia just loves watching [Danny]With the children. It fills her heart and makes her love him even more.”
As her children grew up, so did her family. Paradise PassStar recalled the moment that she realized she wanted a mother. “I met [Danny] when I was ready,” she shared during an interview with TodayOctober 2022. “And then we call these children into our lives when we’re ready to best partner with them.”
Growing her family was not easy for the Academy Award winner. “Sometimes I get gripped with fear of blowing it,” Roberts admitted at the time. “And sometimes I’ve just said to my kids, ‘So today, me as a mom? Can we just take that off the board because I blew it.’
The same month, the Eat Pray LoveStar praised her strong relationship with her husband as enriching her life. “[Writing handwritten notes is] something Danny and I have always done,” Roberts said on CBS Sunday Morning. “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 Pretty Woman star noted that her youngest had become her “breakfast buddy” while her daughter was a “one-of-a-kind” girl. “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.
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