In Hollywood, marriages are expected to fall apart after only a short time. However, there are exceptions to the rule. While Julia Roberts was initially unlucky in love, she managed to turn things around.
Julia Roberts and her husband, Daniel Moder, recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. Reaching the 20-year mark is almost unheard of in Hollywood, but this couple is still very much in love.
To mark the occasion, Roberts took to Instagram to share a photo of the couple sharing a kiss. The post’s caption read “Twenty,” in all caps with star emojis on either side of the word.
She also added hashtags to the post, which suggested the couple hadn’t stopped smiling or kissing throughout their twenty years of marriage. The post was met with lovely comments from adoring fans and friends.
The couple have amassed fans in their rights as actors and as a couple due to the unique love story they share and the beautiful life they have built for themselves and their children. .
Moder and Roberts met in 2000 while Roberts was filming “The Mexican,” in which his co-star was Brad Pitt. Although they are now admired as one of Hollywood’s oldest couples, their relationship began with a scandal.
MODER’S EX-WIFE WARNED ‘THIS WON’T LAST’
When Roberts and Moder met, she had been labeled “The Runaway Bride” because she had left her previous relationships. However, it wasn’t Roberts’ prior relationships that plagued her union with Moder.
Moder’s ex-wife, makeup artist Vera Moder, has expressed her feelings regarding Moder and Roberts’ marriage. In 2002, when the couple got married, Vera and Moder had been divorced for just a month.
Vera revealed that while she and Moder were still married, Roberts courted her husband. She addressed Roberts and warned:
“Danny has a wandering eye…and he won’t change.”
Because Roberts and Moder started their relationship while he was still married, Vera even went so far as to call Roberts a “husband thief.” She also said the couple’s marriage would not last and that Roberts would soon be looking for a new husband.
As Vera tried hard to make it seem like Roberts was the cause of the dissolution of her marriage to Moder, Moder and Roberts later addressed the issue, telling the press that was not true.
Roberts admitted it was easy to blame her because of the timing, but she wasn’t the cause of her husband’s divorce. She said she didn’t mind pointing fingers at her because she knew the truth.
The actress then revealed the sequence of events from when Moder divorced Vera to when he married Roberts. She says:
“He sorted out his whole problem, separated and separated from me, and I sorted my life apart and apart from him.”
However, as Vera was upset with the relationship between her ex and Roberts, she did not grant Moder a divorce for several months. Roberts then fired back at Vera passive-aggressively with a garment.
Amid the battle between Vera and Moder, Roberts stepped out in a handmade shirt that read “A Low Vera” on it. Many understood that it was a poke at his lover’s ex-wife because she interfered in their relationship.
Roberts then paid Vera to expedite the divorce process. She forked over $400,000 to get Vera to sign the divorce papers so Roberts and Moder could finally get on with their lives.
Despite all of Vera’s battles, warnings, and predictions about Moder and Roberts’ relationship, they remain one of Hollywood’s strongest couples. Roberts has often spoken of her gratitude for her husband.
Speaking to Gwyneth Paltrow in 2018, Roberts said her relationship with Moder was the best she’s ever had. She shared:
“Getting married to Danny was my first, like, my life will never be the same in the most incredible, indescribable way.”
ROBERTS AND MODER’S TWINS GO TO COLLEGE
Since their marriage twenty years ago, Roberts and Moder have welcomed three children. Their twins, Hazel and Phinneaus, born in 2004, will be 18 in November 2022, and their youngest son, Henry, was born in 2007 and will be 15 in 2022.
The twins are now on their way to college and Roberts shared that she has mixed feelings about growing up and leaving her children. Roberts shared that she never had the college experience, so she was excited for her twins to experience it.
However, she also said that the idea of her children going to college made her “a little giddy”, but she was intrigued to see how it all turned out for her children as it was something new for her. .
Hazel, the couple’s only daughter, was described as “brave” by her mother. The event that caused this label to appear was when she donated her hair to Wigs for Kids at the age of twelve. Not much else is known about Hazel.
Danny Moder and daughter Hazel Moder arrive at the ‘Flag Day’ premiere during the 74th Cannes Film Festival held at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France | Source: Getty Images
Phinneaus, Hazel’s twin brother, is the athletic brother and enjoys skateboarding and surfing. He was even seen with his parents carrying his skateboard with him. However, that’s all we know about the young man.
The couple’s youngest child, Henry, also enjoys skateboarding but has other interests. He is a pro at doing tricks on a trampoline and participates in extreme sports like riding a BMX bike and doing tricks on the ramps.
The couple are notoriously private, which has led to their children being kept out of the public eye, meaning not much is known about them at this point. However, they have the unwavering support of their parents in all their endeavours.
While Moder and Roberts share a beautiful relationship admired by the public, Roberts believes their children show them at their best. She mentioned:
“We have these three human beings who are just the complete reflection of the love we have for each other.”
Roberts went on to share that above all the fantastic things she has done in her life and career as a Hollywood lover, her children are her greatest achievement in life. However, it is essential for Moder and Roberts that their children enjoy privacy.
The couple moved to San Francisco when their children were still relatively young to grow up with some semblance of a normal life. Roberts wanted his children to grow up as individuals and not as the children of movie stars.
A close friend of the couple at the time said no one cared or even knew who the parents of the Moder children were in San Francisco, so they could grow up with a typical childhood experience.