Julia Roberts, 55, enjoyed a casual outing this week at a Los Angeles skate park. The acclaimed actress was spotted without a trace of makeup while watching her 18-year-old son Phinnaeus skateboard.
Roberts appeared relaxed in a plaid shirt over a grey t-shirt and jeans. Ever the doting mother, Julia clapped as Phinnaeus navigated the skate bowl. The Pretty Woman star usually keeps public outings to a minimum, living a quiet life away from Hollywood with husband Danny Moder, 54, and their three children.
The skate park trip was a chance for Roberts to spend time with loved ones outside her usual routine. Sources say Roberts remains fiercely devoted to her family, placing them above all else.
"Her family is everything to her," says a source close to Roberts. "She's in a place now where she's happy and able to enjoy the simple moments."
Roberts and Moder will celebrate their 23rd wedding anniversary this year. Married since 2002, the couple's longevity is rare in Hollywood and a testament to the strong foundation they built away from the spotlight.
While raising Phinnaeus, Hazel, and 15-year-old Henry in New Mexico, Roberts would work only when a suitable project arose. Her break from blockbusters followed her 2001 Oscar win for Erin Brockovich, as Roberts sought balance after a decade of back-to-back hits.
Talkative: Julia and her friend talked animatedly during their walk
Prepared: The actress carried a large canvas bag for the ocassion
And another thing: Julia and her pal chatted away amicably
Relaxed: Julia could be seen browsing her phone as she chilled out on the skate park floor
Heading home: Later on, Julia could be seen walking to her car
"I don't have a career without my family," she said in an interview. "Being a mom is the most important thing I do."
Though picky, Roberts' film choices remain impactful. Recent roles in Wonder, Ben Is Back and her Emmy-nominated Homecoming prove Roberts is only improving with age. Up next, she stars in another drama, Little Bee, co-starring Gillian Anderson.
Offered a bounty of big-budget reboots and franchises over the years, Roberts prefers ostensibly smaller films with layered, complex characters. Her stardom has afforded the luxury of creative freedom, a privilege not lost on a woman who continues marching to the beat of her own drum after over 30 years at the top of her craft. While Roberts' pace has evolved, her megawatt smile and memorable laugh endure. Not even the toll of time can diminish an infectious spirit this bright.