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Julia Roberts and Danny Moder’s Relationship Timeline, Photos

Spring 2000: Roberts and Moder met on the set of her film “The Mexican.”

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Jerry, in a white T-shirt, and Samantha, in an orange sweater and pink shirt, sit on a couch in this still from the 2001 film

Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts in “The Mexican.”

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Directed by Gore Verbinski, and starring Roberts and Brad Pitt, the drama was released in March 2001.

Moder was working as a camera operator on the film when he met Roberts, but at the time, the two were romantically involved with different people. Roberts was dating actor Benjamin Bratt, while Moder was married to makeup artist Vera Steimberg.

Eventually, both couples split up, and Moder’s divorce with Steimberg was finalized in 2002.

July 4, 2002: The couple tied the knot on Roberts’ ranch in New Mexico.

Julia Roberts, in an all-black outfit, walks out of a film screening while holding hands with husband Danny Moder, in a gray jacket, white shirt, and brown pants, in this photo from 2002.

Julia Roberts and Danny Moder in October 2002.

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According to Us Weeklythe ceremony (held at an 82-acre property in Taos) was ultra secretive, and guests were just invited to come and “celebrate Independence Day” with Moder and Roberts.

November 2004: Roberts gave birth to twins Hazel Patricia and Phinnaeus Walter.

Hazel Moder poses with father Daniel Moder on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.

Hazel and Daniel Moder in 2021.

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On November 28, Roberts and Moder welcomed their first two children together in Los Angeles. As People noted at the timetwo of Roberts’ cousins, as well as the actress’ great grandmother, are twins.

June 2007: Roberts and Moder welcomed their third child, son Henry.

Danny Moder, Julia Roberts, and Kelly Slater smile and pose with Roberts and Moder's children.

From LR, back row: Danny Moder, Julia Roberts, and Kelly Slater. Front row: Henry, Phinnaeus, and Hazel Moder, in 2015.

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As with Hazel and Phinnaeus, Roberts gave birth in Los Angeles. People reported that Henry weighed 8 lbs, 8 oz. when born.

2013: The couple collaborated on another film, HBO’s “The Normal Heart,” together.

Dr.  Emma Brookner smiles at someone offscreen in this still from HBO's

Julia Roberts in “The Normal Heart.”

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Based on Larry Kramer’s award-winning stage play, the film follows an impassioned AIDS activist in the early days of the disease. Roberts plays Dr. Emma Brookner, one of the few physicians shown in the film to be not only compassionate towards AIDS patients, but determined to help research and spread awareness about the disease as well.

Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, and and Taylor Kitsch also star in the film, which features cinematography by Moder.

July 4, 2017: Moder commemorated the couple’s 15th wedding anniversary with a sweet Instagram post.

Julia Roberts, in a polka dot dress and white blazer, smiles at husband Danny MOder, in a dark jacket and white shirt, in this photo from 2012.

Julia Roberts and Danny Moder in 2012.

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“This pretty lady and I have been following each other around for awhile,” Modern captioned a photo of Roberts wandering through a grassy field with a hat in her hand.

“Look how green our garden still is!!! love you,” the cinematographer added.

October 28, 2017: Moder shared a snapshot from a family vacation to celebrate Roberts’ 50th birthday.

Julia Roberts, in a white blazer, and husband Danny Moder, in a dark jacket and holding an award, are pictured in this candid photo from a 2012 event.

Julia Roberts and Danny Moder in 2012.

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“No Lovers birthday weekend is complete without a surprise bumping into your kids in a surf shop,” Moder captioned the photo of Roberts and their three children. “50 is better with 5.”

November 2018: Roberts described the “seismic shift” that occurred when she met Moder.

Julia Roberts at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2022.

Julia Roberts at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2022.

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“That was the first time my life will never be the same in the most incredible, indescribable way,” Roberts, speaking to Gwyneth Paltrow on her Goop podcast, said of meeting Moder.

“He truly, to this day, to this minute, is just my favorite human. I’m more interested in what he has to say or his point of view just than anybody,” the “Mona Lisa Smile” actress continued. “Really, we’re so lucky in that way. We just really, really like each other and we just enjoy each other’s company.”

January 2019: Roberts posted a picture of her and moder enjoying In-N-Out to Instagram following the Oscars.

Julia Roberts, in a hot-pink, one shoulder gown, stands onstage at the 91st Academy Awards with an envelope in her hand.

Julia Roberts presented at the Oscars in 2019.

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In the blurry photoRoberts and Moder share a kiss while holding burgers and an In-N-Out bag in their hands.

The “Pretty Woman” actress congratulated everyone involved in the evening’s festivities, and wrote, “to all a good (burger) night.”

February 14, 2019: The couple paid tribute to their relationship on Valentine’s day with sweet Instagram posts.

Danny Moder, in a gray suit jacket holding a drink, poses with wife Julia Roberts, in a black shirt and glasses.

Danny Moder and Julia Roberts in 2013.

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“My very funny valentine… Still pinching myself,” Moder captioned a photo of Roberts making a face for the camera.

The “Notting Hill” actress, on the other hand, shared a striking black and white photo of her gazing lovingly at Moderwith only a string of heart emojis as the caption.

July 2021: Both Moder and Roberts took to Instagram to celebrate another year of marriage.

A side-by-side image of a smiling Julia Roberts with slicked back hair, and Danny Moder, wearing a dark shirt and looking straight at the camera.

Julia Roberts in 2022; Danny Moder in 2021.

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In the caption of her photo (showing her and Moder embracing on a beach), Roberts wrote that the couple were “Just getting started!”

Moderator shared a throwback photo of him and Roberts (that appears to have been taken just before their 2002 wedding), and captioned it: “Today we start our 20th year of marriage. This photo was on a dusty road before that big idea… just holding on to this beautiful girl one day at a time. One epic day at a time.”

Roberts’ post garnered several supportive comments from fellow celebrities, including Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks’ wife, and director Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Early 2022: Roberts posted a photo for Moder’s birthday, and another one a few weeks later for Valentine’s day.

Danny Moder, wearing a dark shirt, sits onstage during a panel at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.

Danny Moder in 2021.

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“You make my world go round,” Roberts captioned a birthday photo of Moderator holding a surfboard.

For her Valentine’s day post, the actress shared a photo of her and Moder kissing on the lips, with only a smiley-face emoji as the caption.

July 4, 2022: Roberts shared a throwback photo of her and Moder kissing to celebrate 20 years of marriage.

Danny Moder, in a gray suit and blue shirt, poses with his arms around a smiling Julia Roberts' waist in this photo from 2014.

Danny Moder and Julia Roberts in 2014.

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For their milestone 20th wedding anniversary, the “Erin Brockovich” star posted an older photo of her and Moder locked in a passionate kiss, with their faces turned towards each other.

“TWENTY,” Roberts wrote in the caption. She also included several cheeky hashtags, including “can’tstopsmiling” and “can’tstopkissing.”

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