Some Hollywood marriages were ridiculously short-lived, but iconic actress Julia Roberts and her husband Danny Moder cannot relate. After 19 years as a married couple, it is safe to say these two have hacked the code to a successful union. Taking to Instagram on July 4, 2020, Roberts shared a heartwarming photo of herself and Moder snuggled up against each other on a beach. She accompanied it with the caption "19 years ❤️🤍💙 Just getting started! #conwings" and expectedly, fans went wild in the comments section. Who doesn't love a good 'ol love story right?
With their kids, Moder and Roberts have created something of a magical life for themselves. Despite being public figures, this couple has successfully kept their marriage out of the spotlight and with so little known about them, many can't help but the secret to their long lasting marriage. While we might not be able to answer this, what we can do is share some other stuff about Roberts and Moder. From their first meeting to their current living situation, here's everything we know about this adorable couple!
When Moder and Roberts started seeing each other, it was quite the controversy. The pair first met in the early 2000s on the set of The Mexican where Moder was working as a cameraman. At the time, Moder was married while Roberts was dating actor Benjamin Bratt. Though it is not certain when Roberts and Moder started their relationship, they got married in July 2002, shortly after the cinematographer's divorce from his first wife Vera Steimberg was finalized. This stirred up speculations that Roberts was responsible for the couple's split. She however debunked the rumors, saying to OprahMag:
"He sorted his whole thing out, separate and apart from me. And I sorted my life out, separate and apart from him. I think that's the only reason we were able to ultimately fall in love with each other and be together...I'm an easy person to point the finger at — 'she did it — and I see that. I don't begrudge people the easy finger-point. It just doesn't happen to be so."
After getting married, it did not take Roberts and Moder too long to start a family. In November 2014, they welcomed twin children, daughter Hazel and son Phinnaeus. The couple expanded their family three years later when their youngest son Henry was born in June 2007. Since then, both Moder and Roberts have warmed up to their roles as parents. To date, Hazel, Phinnaeus, and Henry remain the couple's biggest achievements. Speaking to Instyle in 2017, Roberts proudly said of her kids:
"The thing is, we have these three human beings who are just a complete reflection of the affection we have for each other"
In their time together, Roberts and Moder have worked together a total of seven times, and each time, they bring the magic. In 2014, the couple worked together on The Normal Heart, a project that later earned Moder an Emmy nomination. With how much they love each other, it is no surprise that Roberts absolutely enjoys working with her husband. "I love working with him. I don't know how it is for him — you'd have to ask him!" the actress once said. While filming the 2015 film Secret In Their Eyes, Roberts credited Moder for helping her nail her character. According to her, having him on set as the director of photography made her want to give the role her best shot...and that she did!
It is not every day you find a man with a wife who has multiple Golden Globe awards and Emmy nominations. Moder no doubt recognizes this and when he can, the cinematographer enjoys showering Roberts with praises. The actress is also a strong support system for her man and lets him know how proud she is of him from time to time.
There is private and then there is this couple. Since getting married, Moder and Roberts have successfully managed to keep their life together out of the public eye...almost to a fault. So whenever they do give a glimpse into their life, fans go wild over how adorable they are. The couple also make it a point of duty to keep their kids out of the spotlight as much as possible. So when their only daughter Hazel made a rare public appearance with her dad at the Cannes Film Festival earlier in July 2021, the internet went wild with how much she has grown.
Despite maintaining a level of mystery in their marriage, Roberts and Moder are never afraid to show the world how much they mean to each other. To celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary in 2017, the cinematographer took to Instagram, sharing a photo of Roberts in a field. He accompanied it with a sweet caption reading, "this pretty lady and I have been following each other around for a while ... married 15 years today. And look how green our garden still is!!! love you.". Similarly, Roberts's Instagram page is splattered with heartwarming images of her and Moder. From what we can tell, even after two decades years together, this couple is still as in love as ever.
Seeing that Roberts is one of the most revered actresses in Hollywood and Moder has worked on multiple hit movies from the last decades, these two sure have a lot on their plate. But no matter how crazy work gets, one thing Roberts and Moder don't compromise is spending time with their kids. Over the years, it has become something of a tradition to find the family going on vacations and each time, it looks nothing short of fun.
With Roberts having an estimated net worth of $250 million and Moder also having millions of dollars, the couple has found ways to expend their huge joint net worth...real estate. The couple owns multiple properties and split their time between different states. Danny and Roberts have two homes in Malibu, three apartments in Manhattan, a luxury $8.3 million San Francisco property, and a Mexican ranch, which is reportedly her favorite.
Roberts might currently not be the world's highest paid actress but she once held that title...in 2000, after getting paid $20 million for her role in Erin Brockovich. Though no longer the highest paid, Roberts remains one of the world's richest actresses with an estimated net worth of $250 million per Celebrity Net Worth. While her 1990 breakout role in Pretty Woman came with a small pay, Roberts has sure come a long way in the industry. Moder on the other hand reportedly also has a whooping net worth spanning millions. Together, these two have proved themselves to be a formidable force in the industry.
A loving family, mouthwatering net worths, successful careers, and many more, Moder and Roberts have sure created a perfect life for themselves and we can't help but swoon!