Julia Roberts and Danny Moder have been married for 20 years, and over the decades their love has only grown stronger.
“When I’m not working, [being a homemaker] is my full-time job,” said Roberts, 54 CBS Sunday mornings this weekend. “It’s not rainbows and kittens every day, but it gives me a lot of joy.”
“Being an actor just never destroyed me. This is my dream come true, but it’s not my only dream.
“The life I have built with my husband [and] the life we have built with our children, it is the best. To come home at the end of the day, triumphant, to them.”
The couple met in 2000 while working on the film The Mexican.
Moder, 53, a cinematographer, was part of the crew, while Roberts starred in the film alongside Brad Pitt.
Both were in relationships with other people at the time, with Roberts dating Benjamin Bratt and Moder married to make-up artist Vera Steimberg.
Moder and Steimberg eventually parted ways in 2002, though the story has scandalous roots. According to Parade, the couple broke up because of Robert’s affair with Moder.
Despite the controversy, Roberts and Moder married quickly, tying the knot on July 4th (American Independence Day) of the same year.
Roberts, who is quite candid about her private life, once gushed publicly about the “displacement” she felt when she finally partnered with her husband.
“I think the first kind of real… ‘seismic change’ was meeting Danny,” Roberts told Gwyneth Paltrow on her Goop podcast.
“Marrying Danny, that was the first, like my life will never be the same in the most amazing, unimaginable way.
“He’s truly, to this day, to this minute, just my favorite man. I’m more interested in what he has to say or his perspective just more than anybody. Really, we’re so lucky in that way .”
The couple are now parents to 17-year-old twins, Hazel and Phinnaeus, and their son Henry, 15.