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Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder Marriage

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Julia Roberts and Danny Moder

Danny Moder and Julia Roberts attend the 3rd annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala benefiting J/P HRO presented by Giorgio Armani at Montage Beverly Hills on January 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization


When asked their secret to wedded bliss, Julia said "Making out every day!" 

Fast Marriage Facts - Julia and Daniel
Met: 2000.
Married: July 4, 2002.
First Marriage: No.

Did You Know?
They had a fireworks display at midnight at their outdoor wedding.


Julia Roberts: October 28, 1967 in Smyrna, Georgia. Julia's birth name is Julie Fiona Roberts.

Daniel Richard Moder: January 31, 1969 in Los Angeles, California.

How Daniel and Julia Met:

Julia and Daniel met on the set of The Mexican in 2000.

Wedding Date:

Julia and Daniel were married on July 4, 2002 at midnight with fireworks at Julia's approximate 40-acre, $2-$3 million ranch outside Taos, New Mexico near the community of Arroyo Seco. They were married under an arch of white and pink sheaths and within a circle of scattered red, white and pink rose petals.

The bride was given away by Mick Devine, a friend who is a driver from Dublin, Ireland. There were no groomsmen, bridesmaids, or flower girls.

Julia was 34 when they married, and Daniel was 32.


Wedding Officiant :

Barry Hirsch, minister, therapist, lawyer, and friend of Julia's performed the simple ceremony that included simple, handwritten vows. The marriage license was personally prepared by Taos County Clerk Jeannette Rael.

Wedding Dress:

Julia's wedding dress was a pale pink cotton halter dress that was hand-painted with flowers and had embroidered pearls and antique beads.

Daniel wore a red ruffled shirt and tan slacks.


Wedding Guests:

The invitations to their outdoor wedding were handwritten to keep their wedding a secret. They just stated, "Come Celebrate Independence Day With Us." The approximate 50 guests (primarily friends and family) were asked to wear white linen. Most were flown in from Los Angeles on a private jet. Bruce Willis was reportedly the only celebrity in attendance.

Wedding guests were were asked to bring a special plant so they could become part of a special wedding garden on the ranch.


Wedding Reception:

The decorations at Julia and Daniel's wedding reception included candles and Chinese lanterns. Food at the wedding reception was barbecue style, including green chili dishes, tamales, and margaritas. Music was provided by Toni Price.


Daniel and Julia honeymooned on Santorini Island, Greece.


Previous Marriages:

Julia had one previous marriage and two previous engagements:

  • Lyle Lovett: Julia and Lyle were married on June 25, 1993. On March 22, 1995, their marriage ended in divorce.

Julia was previously engaged to Kiefer Sutherland and Dylan McDermott.

Daniel had one previous marriage:
  • Vera Steimberg: Daniel and Vera were married in 1997. Their marriage ended in divorce on May 16, 2002.



Daniel and Julia have three children.

The twins were due early January 2005, and born premature after Julia was confined to bed rest. Twins run in Julia's family as her great-grandmother and a pair of cousins were born as twins. The babies, around 5 pounds each, were born at 36 weeks and delivered by C-section.
  • Hazel Patricia Moder: Born in 2004.
  • Phinnaeus (Finn) Walter Moder: Born in 2004.
  • Henry Daniel Moder: Born in 2007 in Los Angeles.



Daniel and Julia have homes in New York City, New York, Los Angeles, California, and Arroyo Seco, New Mexico.


Julia: Actress, television producer.

Daniel: Cameraman and cinematographer.

Quotes About Julia and Daniel's Marriage and Family:


“I believe in marriage for everybody. It should be as difficult to get married as it is to get a driver’s license,” she jokes to the mag. “Less people would get married.”
Chantal Waldholz. "Julia Roberts." LifeandStyleMag.com. 12/17/2013.


Julia: "They're [her children] seeing the things that he [Danny] does and the way that he shares his feelings with me, and the way that I share my feelings with him. The coolest thing you can do for your children is to love each other in their presence."
Source: Allure. "Julia Roberts On Love, Motherhood And Getting Pranked." HuffingtonPost.com. 2/17/2009.

Julia: "I do everything for myself because I'm good with it, and because I make my own mess so I clear it up." She said the pair had a "very profound and positive relationship".
Source: This Is London.co.uk

Julia regarding Daniel's first marriage: "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 in the harbor of my life. Danny has really shined the light for me."
Source: IMDB.com


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