Julia Roberts’ husband tells her she’s got to keep bringing home the bacon

38328, HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - Friday March 5 2010. Julia Roberts and her husband Danny Moder at the Creative Artist's Agency head Bryan Lourd's star-studded house party to kick off Oscar weekend. Photograph: Adrian Varnedoe, PacificCoastNews.com

This is an odd little blurb from In Touch Weekly about Julia Roberts and her husband, Danny Moder. I’ve always wondered what their marriage dynamic is – because, in my opinion, Julia can be a real pill, and Danny seems dumb as a box of hair. Thus, I’ve always thought that Julia must be the one who wears the pants, while Danny just does whatever Julia wants. But could their dynamic be something totally different? In Touch’s source claims that Danny keeps telling Julia that should take any and all work she’s offered because “If you get offered a job, you have to take it, or the offers will stop coming in.”

Too much family togetherness isn’t always a good thing. Just ask Danny Moder, who’s happiest when his wife, Julia Roberts, who is currently filming in Canada – is working!

Although their kids Hazel, Phinnaeus and Henry “want her around every minute, and the don’t like being with nannies,” according to an insider, Danny is always watching out for Julia’s career.

“Danny keeps telling her, ‘If you get offered a job, you have to take it, or the offers will stop coming in,’” according to the insider.

[From In Touch Weekly, print edition]

Damn! Danny was all, “You’re not getting any younger, Jules.” Do you think he really said something like that? Like, “Seriously, why don’t you do a movie? Weren’t you, like, a movie star when I married you?

Anyway, Julia’s big comeback role is going to be Eat, Pray, Love – unless that film bombs, which I’m kind of hoping it does. I’m not expecting it to, of course. It has the Oprah seal of approval. Julia’s been giving a couple of interviews here and there ahead of the film’s August release, and most of the quotes are just dumb. Let’s see… Julia was talking about how much weight she gained doing the movie, and she said: ““I probably put on about seven pounds in Rome when we were shooting. I ate a lot of pizzas
in Naples. It was just great. But it was hard on Take 10 on a giant plate of pasta. It is a challenge and I love a good meal. Someone suggested I had a spit bucket but I can’t do that because it makes me gag. It just grosses me out.”
Thus spoketh The Julia.

Actress Julia Roberts poses during the launch of her movie Eat Pray Love in Cancun June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Gerardo Garcia (MEXICO - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 10: Actress Julia Roberts speaks onstage during the 38th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Mike Nichols held at Sony Pictures Studios on June 10, 2010 in Culver City, California. The AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Mike Nichols will premiere on TV Land on Saturday, June 25 at 9PM ET/PST. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI)

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  1. Praise St. Angie! says:

    maybe he just wants her to keep busy so he can step out on her like he did to his first wife.

  2. denise says:

    That’s right work it bitch, poppa needs a new fishing pole.

  3. Scarlet Vixen says:

    Isn’t she practically a bajillionaire by now? She makes something like $20 million a picture, and has for a long time. Plus, she probably gets percentages of gross, etc. and lives a pretty lowkey lifestyle. Can they really be hurting for cash now or ever for that matter??

  4. bellaluna says:

    If he actually said something like that, I hope her response was something along the lines of “Didn’t you used to be a camera-man? Whatever happened with that?”

  5. Bite me says:

    let’s be honest here, she’s not that great of an actress to transition into a character actor,Jules better keep working cuz carrots and sugar cubes are quite expensive

  6. TinaWithPom says:

    Thought it was Jennifer Garner in the last photo.

  7. Green Is Good says:

    Her brother Eric Roberts got ALL the looks and TALENT in this family.

  8. Johnthing says:

    She’s growing older and uglier.

  9. meme says:

    @Green Is God – amen to that. Eric Roberts gets hotter as he gets older. Julia just gets annoying.

  10. Maddie says:

    I think there is something wrong in a relationship when your partner would rather you be thousands of miles away, than lying next to you in bed.

  11. Anti-icon says:

    This is a gossip site, right. My opinion is that they have an open marriage. I have zero actual evidence to support that; but I have followed Ms. Roberts’ career from the start.

  12. malachais says:


  13. K says:

    Her man was married to my friend Vera, when Julia decided she wanted him and pulled out all the stops to get him. Mind you, Danny was a spineless excuse for a human being who was blinded by private jets, new camera equipment, and whatever bling J Roberts had coming out of her vajayjay. But when J wants something, she goes all out even if it means destroying people along the way and if she doesn’t get it right away, she will offer to pay you off.,… Danny Moder did not come cheap, Julia paid a lot of money to make him a free man to marry her.. ok rant over… something got triggered when i saw her fug face

  14. That girl says:

    She’s so beautiful. I could never understand why my husband can’t stand her. To each their own I suppose.

  15. Maritimer says:

    Actually, Danny seems to work quite a bit. He’s worked on 3 films in the last year alone.

  16. YeaRight!!! says:


    Danny hasn’t worked on a movie since 2007, for Spider Man 3. And has no other prospects lined up, according to I.M.D.B.

    Lately, he’s just Julia’s errand/puppet boy.

    Why do they need nannies if he isn’t working??

    Oh wait, keep the little woman busy, so he has time to play philanderer. He did say that he has bed 1,000 women. That most of cost him a small fortune. Well now, he doesn’t have to worry, he can spend the millions Julia brings in..for his side pieces.

  17. Anti-icon says:

    #13 K: Lyle Lovett, is that you? LOL, I always suspected that’s kinda what went down. The internet wasn’t so “alive” but a regular gossip follower could definately see that Julia bullied (and probably paid) her way into that partnership.

    Guys can be so dumb, and he was in those Hollywood circles with stars in their eyes.

  18. Canucklehead says:

    I work in film/tv and can tell you, girls always go for the dumb good looking camera guys…

  19. JaisyMaisy says:

    Thanks for the inside info, K. I always felt bad for Vera after Julia wore that nasty-ass t-shirt. That t-shirt (the one that said “A Low Vera”) is why I now think she’s a skank.

  20. Snarf says:

    With those teef of Julia’s, he should have had her running in the Calgary Stampede.

  21. DonnaInMichigan says:

    Wasn’t her expiration date on her career,expired circa 2002?

    They are lauding this Eat Pray Love movie, as yet another “comeback role” for Julia.

    She’s had comeback roles almost every year, since Mona Lisa Smile, and yet all of her films have flopped. Fireflies in the Garden, didn’t even make it to theaters in the USA.

    Why are studio’s still taking chances with her? She obviously can’t put people in seats at the movie theater like she did in the 90’s.

  22. Kiska says:

    Is she still relevant?

  23. Jeri says:

    I don’t care for Julia (she’s so narcissic no one else need bother) but I never heard that Danny claimed to have bedded 10000 women. Don’t believe that and I’m not a Danny fan either, I believe Julia did buy him.

  24. hellen says:

    Honey, if he cheated WITH YOU he will cheat ON YOU.

  25. cd says:

    It’s In Touch, don’t take them seriously!

  26. LondonLady says:

    C’mon. Its Julia’s agent that decides what work she does, not her hubby. She is a picky lady and rightly so, there are hardly any low profile or dud films on her roster and that has kept her the hollywood star that she is

  27. Maritimer says:

    YeaRight, I think you may actually be wrong. His latest work has been under ‘Cinematographer’ or ‘Directory of Photography’.
    He has worked on Grace, 180’South, and Highland Park in the last year and a bit….and is working on Jesus Henry Christ, which is filming in Toronto right now. In fact, there has been a picture circulating on all the gossip blogs of Julia taking the kids to visit him on set last week. She may be one of the producers of the film.

  28. aenflex says:

    I think Julia is a narcissist, not that it’s the worst thing she could be. She’a also a scorpio, and financially independant. It’s been a while since she’s known what it feels like to want for something. She probably feels deep down that she doesn’t even need a man, and if she has one, he will need tobe bigger than her in some way, in order for her to not lose interest quickly. So either Danny is bought, as some are saying, or it could be that he does have some aspect of his personality that she finds compelling, a part that she cannot control. So he’s held her interest all these years..I don’t know which but it wouldn’t surprise me if he were a manny. I wouldn’t mind a manny, either, specially a cute one.

  29. Ice Bunny says:

    LondonLady.. with all due respect.. I beg to differ. I think she is a self-important snot who truly believes she is better than most anyone and everyone. And that of course includes you and me. I loathe her and her superiority-riddled smugness. She is not half the person she thinks she is.

    These are just a few groaners she has made in the recent past which fall outside the realm of blockbusters.

    Valentine’s Day
    Fireflies in the Garden
    Charlie Wilson’s War
    Full Frontal
    Grand Champion
    The Mexican

  30. snowball says:

    Benjamin Bratt dodged a bullet.

    Well, the Bernie Madoff scandal proved that no matter how much money you have, you can lose it in an instant if you get your butt involved with the wrong investments. So I suppose Danny’s just making sure his, uh, assets are covered. Horsey probably can find work indefinitely, if not acting, then producing or something.

  31. Ice Bunny says:

    oh and let’s not forget Broadway…where any REAL actor gets the respect they properly deserve. Not our poor Julia. Here’s what went down with her…

    Julia Roberts’ Broadway show flops

    By David Cribb

    Showbiz Julia Roberts’ Broadway debut is becoming less and less popular as it continues.

    The show attracted a flurry for tickets at first, but now prices are being repeatedly slashed.

    Bad reviews seem to be the main reason for the lack of current interest, after the initial attraction of the Hollywood star wore off.

    A spokesperson for Tickets Now agency said: “We’re selling a lot of their tickets, but they seem to be going for considerably less than face value. We had a pair of front-row tickets for last night’s show that went for just £40. Now that’s a bargain.”

    Marc Platt, the show’s producer, remains unnerved by the situation. “The house is full, the tickets are sold, the audiences are happy. One wishes it had been better received by the critics, but that’s the way it goes.”

  32. K says:

    No problem Maisy 🙂 That was completely uncalled for, the whole A Low Vera thing. She wore it because Vera wouldn’t agree to sign the divorce papers. to think that Julia would have the audacity to be pissed for that…it happened a long time ago and they are still together, Vera has completely moved on, etc ,but still leaves a bad taste in everyone’s mouth whenever the subject comes up.
    Must we forget she also ran off with Kiefer Sutherland’s best friend Jason Patric, a few days before they were gonna get married? Karma is gonna be a b**ch one day…probably when Danny runs off with a 25 year old surfer girl and uses J’s money to fund it all. Oh just wait…it will so happen..Jules ain’t gettin any younger…lol

  33. Ice Bunny says:

    K: I am going to love that day. That karma thing rules.

  34. Cinderella says:

    I can’t imagine he’s been faithful this whole time. They seem to be on two totally different wavelengths.

    And it wouldn’t surprise me if she’s stepped out herself.

  35. TG says:

    I think he sees in her all the money and glitterati that comes with being a major celeb. Not sure what she sees in him. How can that be attractive to a woman to have to buy your man?

    It might have been tough for Vera but at least she was able to unload that douche onto someone who deserved him.

  36. Leticia says:

    @K, come back here and tell us more. I heard a rumor that Roberts paid Vera $2 mill to divorce him.

    Also, since you must know him as well, tell us what it is about him that made him worth so much to Roberts? Tell us more details, don’t leave us hanging!

  37. Mrs Odie 2 says:

    Just because a wife gets cheated on and left doesn’t mean she can’t be in the wrong. It takes two people to have a failed relationship.

  38. lucy2 says:

    I don’t like her, I find her fake and self absorbed, but I kind of call BS on the tabloid story. I think she works when she wants to, and yeah her career has tanked box office wise, but she’s not working for the cash.

  39. evexx says:

    I think she should be with George Clooney

  40. filthycute says:

    Hate her.

    Do you all remember how she attacked Denzel on stage when he won his Oscar? She’s gross.

  41. Seer says:


  42. mooocowhead says:

    I can’t help but like her, even though I’m positive she’s a total bitch. Her movies are vivid in my childhood memories!
    – Mystic Pizza
    – Pretty Woman
    – Steel Magnolias

    I wouldn’t ever want to cross paths with her.

  43. Green Is Good says:

    @K: Yep, the “A Low Vera” incident cemented my dislike for Horse-Chompers Roberts. It was such a childish C-U-Next-Tuesday move. She’s a self-absorbed b*tch, and a dreadfully boring actress to boot.

    Can’t wait for her husband to get caught screwing Bombshell McGee, or some 19 year-old wannabe actress tart.

  44. Anti-icon says:

    I’ll never feel sorry for Julia Roberts about anything. She really got to milk the whole hollywood star system at its finest heyday when she was the highest paid woman in film. I love, love, love, the above poster who inserted the NY critic who lambasted her broadway performance. That is when she turned into a shrew in the press; just couldn’t believe JULIA ROBERTS was being criticized. Good times.

  45. snappyfish says:

    It was the “a low vera” that did it for me too. Of course running off with Keifer Sutherland’s best man 3 days before the wedding started the downturn and her need to bag every single leading man she had. Certainly wasn’t an endearing factor

    I think she is aging poorly because I think she is not a very nice person…..the inside eventually shows on the face, Mel Gibson anyone?

  46. Crash2GO2 says:

    ‘A Low Vera’ doesn’t even make any sense!

    And what the hell is a spit bucket??

  47. GatsbyGal says:

    And what exactly does her husband do all day? Does he work?

    Actually, I just this second looked him up. Get this guys, he’s a camera operator and she met him on the set of The Mexican back in 2000. And then a year later, he divorces his wife and gets with Julia. Methinks he caught a waft of sweet, delicious money. And now he’s nervous that it’s all gonna dry up. What a dick.

    And yeah, Eat, Pray, Love is gonna be a serious flop, I guarantee it.

  48. Mentok the Mind Taker says:

    I wonder how much she paid Kneepads for that “Most Beautiful Woman in the World” nonsense.

    They should have released it as their April Fools issue.

    And I agree with most of these posts — she’s a Supreme Bitch.

  49. Mrs Odie 2 says:

    @Crash: aloe vera —> A Low Vera.

    A spit bucket = a bucket you spit in, instead of swallowing the food every take. Like some people do while wine tasting.

  50. Lenore says:

    …wait, I totally missed this. She wore a t-shirt dissing her man’s wife because, what, Vera wouldn’t divorce Danny fast enough for Julia?

    This multi-millionaire went out to a print shop and had printed up, and wore in public, a t-shirt dissing the wife whose man she was having an affair with? Seriously?

    That is pretty damn pitiful. Unbelievably childish. It shows no regard, or even awareness, of anyone else’s feelings – what a spoiled brat. And yeah, a crap actress to. When she was young she could get away with being doe-eyed and adorable and long-legged but she hasn’t got the chops to age well as an actress.

  51. Moops says:

    She will ruin what is otherwise a lovely book. I cannot believe they are making a movie out of Eat, Pray, Love in the first place – there is hardly any plot, most of it is just the writer’s spiritual thought process. And then they chose this self-indulgent bitch to play Liz? Ugh…

  52. Jazz says:

    @Praise St. Angie! – That’s exactly what I was thinking!

  53. K says:

    Sorry it took so long to get back! I’ll give you the deets from the beginning. Sorry to keep you hanging.. 😉

    Danny was a cam guy on, i believe it was The Mexican, and happily married to Vera. Julia apparently became obsessively attracted to him and they started “hanging out” between takes. Movie finished, he went back home. 4th of July rolled around and they were at a friend’s party when Julia showed up uninvited after calling Danny. Vera caught Julia (no joke) touching Danny’s leg under the table and threw a fit, left, put two and two together, got his cell phone records, saw way too many calls between the two. Confronted Danny, he said they were just good friends, nothing was going on, blah blah blah. She had Danny call Julia, in front of her, and say it was over, and that he was staying with Vera. Well, that was all out war, Miss Julia will not be told no, and she went for it, like i said pulling out all the stops. Vera really believed it was over until one day she got a call from The National Enquirer informing her that they had pictures of Julia and Danny together from a few days back. She found out from a tabloid magazine…. really horrible time. She kicked the loser out, he ran to Julia, they wanted a divorce and she wouldn’t give it. Julia wore that stupid shirt, called the paps to tell them where she would be to send her message. Further embarrassing Vera and really hurting someone who’s life just fell out from under her. After months of not taking Julia’s offers which started at 500,000 (LOL),she slowly started realizing what a real loser she had been married too, and decided if u want him , u can have him, but make me a better offer since the douche can’t even pay alimony cause he doesn’t have a real job, except for being your bitch. Julie raised it to 2 mil, Vera laughed all the way to the bank, at least getting something out of the whole sad situation. And she never looked back. She’s still very good friends with his family, who HATE Julia, has a great job as a make up artist, a beautiful little boy, and karma was good to her. As for the rest, Danny has done nothing work wise, except for the occasional bone Julia throws him,is probably emasculated to the the highest level and is basically a joke in the film community. Karma baby
    It may take a little longer for it to come to Julia, but it will and i don’t think it will be very pleasant. You can’t be such a bad, vile, selfish person and be happy. So that’s pretty much it, as if that wasn’t enough.. Bravo Julia! 😉

  54. P.J. says:

    I agree with Danny: In Hollywood, if you stop working too long, the audience forgets you and moves on.

    Julia has not been able to get back to her big-star status since she took off to her ranch to have babies, declaring she didn’t care about her career anymore.

    Her appeal was her youth, looks, and her average-girl persona. How does that translate into roles for a 40-something woman? In “Charlie Wilson’s War” her face was positively wooden; the performance was on par with a TV soap opera actress.

  55. Henriette says:

    Vera sounds awesome; kudos to her! And as for Julia – yawn. Horse-faced, guffawing, big-nosed person who sounds like a first-rate shrew. Shame on Danny for choosing the lesser woman.

  56. Mrs Odie 2 says:

    K: I beg to differ. “Happily married” men don’t leave their wives.

  57. Bobby the K says:

    Hey people, don’t get all schadenfreude
    with your revenge fantasies here.

    Bad things happen to good people and some bad people are heavily ‘rewarded’.

    Few remember the genius Tesla, yet people honor the lying, cheating pr1ck that is Edison.

    Are the nice people on Wall St. suffering after wiping out the economic lives of so many families?

    Last i heard Karl Rove is still pretty chipper.

    How many women in hollywood even younger than julia get offered anything? Let alone roles that payout like that.

    I don’t really care about her either, saw one of her movies (pretty woman), thought it was boring/ok. I don’t get the appeal, interest or career either – but that can be said of a lot of people in the business. (Did J.A. really get a dog? Fascinating!)

    So if your spouse is pulling down $20 million every year or so, would you still be doing your 9-5?

    Whatever nastiness she is or has done, she couldn’t have done it without huge audiences and a lot of other support.

  58. Dhavy says:

    They are showing Duplicity on cable now. The scene with her and Tom wilkinson when he’s clipping the bonsai..her lips look rubber bands, she looks old and unattractive…but wait, that’s throughout the entire movie. She doesn’t deserve screen time with Clive Owen

  59. coucou says:

    I’d like to see a pic of her in that stupid-ass t-shirt waving her arm and flashing her hairy arm pits, that would just about say it all. She’s gross.

    Interesting though how much less heat Angelina gets for stealing Brad from Jen…

  60. GrrrlGrace says:

    @Mrs. Odie, I disagree 110%. Every couple goes through hot and cold spots…it’s the cycle of any relationship, whether it’s a friendship or a romance. A connection between two people can be more vulnerable and weak at certain times.I’m guessing we can all attest to that. It DOES NOT mean that it’s over. However people, no matter how happy they are, are EASILY seduced by money and power. Julia pushed, played her cards right, and got herself someone else’s husband. In my universe, I truly believe what comes around goes around. All she needs to do is wait.

  61. K says:

    @ Mrs Odie
    I agree with you to a certain extent… but the couple i knew very well, were a couple with everyday problems just like we all have in our marriage/couple. But he would never have left Vera for some girl he met in a bar. For him, it was intoxicating to be pursued by the biggest female star in Hollywood along with all the gifts, job offers, etc. It was a shock for all involved, especially friends and family, and a big smack upside the head for Vera. We all loved the couple and they were happy and talking babies up until the time he left to shoot The Mexican. But i see your point 🙂

  62. Shoe Lover says:

    @ K- thanks for the background. If i were vera though i would have been all “2 million?! B!tch please- up it to 5 million and then maybe you have a deal”
    JR earns 20 million a movie so she can afford it

  63. RaraAvis says:

    Face it, people – these two deserve each other. In a few years their kids will hit the Hollywood scene and karma will be served.

  64. K says:

    Amen ShoeLover…. But at the end of the day, Vera just wanted a little house, and a bit of money in the bank, since loserville couldn’t afford even one penny of alimony and if she had tried to take it to court, Julia would have dragged it out with lawyers, etc… She’s having the last laugh though 🙂 Give it time, we’ll all be laughing about Miss Roberts soon enough… I know it’s catty but hey..you reap what you sow

  65. MC says:

    I am so glad I am not the only one who dislikes this person. I do not wish her harm I wish people would stop saying she is beautiful, she isn’t and she never was. Not in the 80’s, 90’s or now. I have a problem w/her thinking she is above anyone, if she didn’t want people to take pictures of her offspring she should have choosen another profession. What made her think she would b the exception? U know kids r not off limits in Hollywood, I didn’t make the rules.