From Pretty Woman to Erin Brockovich, Julia Roberts has given us incredible film scenes to remember for life. She is simply emblematic, her films have brought in more than 3 billion dollars to the world box office. Julia’s journey to Hollywood glory was a little fast, however, at times her personal life got in the way. Let’s take a look at the personal and family life of the experienced actress.
Julia Roberts Husband, Divorce, Kids
People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful Woman in the World”, a five-time record, Julia Roberts is a very attractive woman and had no problem attracting equally attractive men.
She has frequented many stars, from Jason Patric to Liam Neeson and Kiefer Sutherland. She was engaged to him, but unfortunately, the pressure of the celebrity forced her to cancel the engagement only 3 days before the wedding, which was to take place on June 11, 1991.
A broken Roberts had to take a two-year break to get her act together. When she returned, she found love again in the eyes of country singer Lyle Lovett. They were married in 1993, but the marriage lasted only two years because they divorced in 1995.
Roberts then started romancing Benjamin Bratt in 1998, but it only took time to reveal that they were not meant for each other. After Julia met cameraman Daniel Moder in 2000 on the set of The Mexican, her feelings for Bratt began to fade. Even Moder’s marriage to Vera Steimberg couldn’t stop him from feeling for Julia.
About a year later, he filed for divorce from his wife while Julia was breaking up with Bratt. They were married on July 4, 2002, at Julia’s ranch in Taos, New Mexico. Julia and Daniel share three children, including twins Hazel Patricia and Phinnaeus “Finn” Walter Moder, born on November 28, 2004, and a son, Henry Daniel Moder, born on June 18, 2007.
Julia Robert’s husband, Daniel Moder, is also celebrated in his field. His talents as Director of Photography for the TV movie The Normal Heart (2014), featuring his wife, earned him an Emmy Award nomination. Other accomplishments include Mona Lisa Smile, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Spider-Man 3 and more.
Julia Roberts comes from a family of actors. Both her parents Walter Grady Roberts and Betty Lou Bredemus were actors who met on the set. After their marriage in 1995, they founded a children’s theatre school in Decatur, Georgia, where Martin Luther King, Jr.’s children attended.
Julia’s family includes a brother named Eric Roberts and a sister, Lisa Roberts Gillan. Her step-sister Nancy Motes, from her mother’s second marriage to Michael Motes, died of a drug overdose on February 9, 2014. She was 37 years old.
Long before Julia ventured into the role of her brother Eric Roberts, who is ten years older than her, had long followed in their parents’ footsteps. Eric Roberts made his acting debut in 1977 and is known for his role in King of the Gypsies (1978), which gave him his first Golden Globe nomination.
Subsequently, he played Star 80 (1983), Runaway Train (1985), which earned him his first Oscar nomination.
The relationship between Julia and her brother Eric was harmonious, at one point she lived with him, but when Eric started abusing drugs, their relationship became strained. Julia even had to take sides against her brother in the custody battle he had with his girlfriend Kelly Cunningham. That child, Emma Roberts, is now an actress.
Julia and Eric remained separated until 2004 when he visited her in the hospital after she gave birth to her twin children. Eric married Eliza Roberts in 1992.
Throughout the 1990s and mid-2000s, Julia Roberts was the highest-paid actress in the world. She made $300,000 from her role in Pretty Woman. In 2003, she received a single cheque for $23 million – the highest ever received for an actress, for her role in Mona Lisa Smile.
In 2007, Forbes estimated her net worth at $170 million, making her the 8th richest woman in entertainment. In recent years, Julia has continued to receive large paycheques despite her presence in smaller films. Between 2011 and 2016, she had accumulated pre-tax income of $85 million.
Julia increases her income by negotiating to get a percentage of a film’s gross income in addition to her regular salary for the role. Together with her sister Lisa, she owns a production company, Red Om Films.
In addition to the film industry, Julia gets huge paycheques through endorsement contracts. She received $6 million in 2006 to support Gianfranco Ferre. Since 2009, she has been the face of the Lancôme beauty brand, which has signed a 5-year contract worth $50 million.
Givenchy and Calzedonia are her other sponsoring partners. All these projects and concerts contribute to her net worth. Julia Robert’s Net Worth has been estimated at more than $210 million.