Julia Roberts had a protracted string of boyfriends and fiancés earlier than she fell for cinematographer Danny Moder whereas capturing the 2001 thriller The Mexican. His rugged beauty and expertise proved an excessive amount of to withstand, however the pair had a protracted solution to go earlier than they have been capable of wed.
She revealed throughout a 2003 interview with Oprah Winfrey, “For a extremely very long time. I might see how fantastic he was, however we have been each in relationships on the time, so we have been simply pals.” Julia stated that when it got here to falling in love with Danny, “It was horrible. You don’t wish to lose your pal. Or what if he doesn’t love you? You begin enjoying out all these loopy eventualities.”
The pair then went via a clumsy flirtation interval. “I talked to him on the telephone a number of occasions [after breaking up with Benjamin Bratt] and did the entire thing of, ‘Oh, hello, how are you? I’d love to speak, however, you recognize, I’m simply out the door.’ We went via that little stage.”
There was an enormous downside, although, as Danny was married. When it got here to his spouse Vera, Julia stated it had a “large” impact on her. “However he sorted his entire factor out, separate and other than me. And I sorted my life out, separate and other than him. I believe that’s the one motive we have been capable of finally fall in love with one another and be collectively.”
The couple finally married on July 4, 2002, and are nonetheless blissfully in love. The yr after their marriage ceremony at her New Mexico ranch, Julia advised Oprah, “I’m so fortunate to be loopy completely satisfied in my life. And I believe it’s not a lot that I’m happier now than ever; it’s that I’m extra content material. I’m within the harbor of my life.”
As to why she was so “content material,” Julia shared, “An enormous a part of it’s my marriage. My husband, Danny, has actually shined the sunshine for me. Due to being married, I’ve met folks and skilled all these little issues which have nurtured my life — not a lot modified it, simply nurtured it in a manner that’s astounding.
The next yr, Julia and Danny grew to become dad and mom to twins Hazel and Phinneas, born in November 2004. The couple later welcomed son Henry, who got here alongside in June 2007. So far as Hollywood romances go, Julia and Danny’s lasting marriage is so enduring.
Scroll right down to see essentially the most romantic quotes Julia and Danny have shared over time.