Julia Roberts Is The 'Luckiest Girl in Town'

02/17/2009 at 08:00 PM ET
Courtesy Allure

In the March issue of Allure magazine Julia Roberts reveals that the key to beauty is “always to be looking at someone who loves you;” It that’s true, it’s no wonder the 41-year-old stay-at-home mom to 20-month-old Henry Daniel and 4-year-old twins Hazel Patricia and Phinnaeus ‘Finn’ Walter is known as one of the most beautiful women in the world! “I’m the luckiest girl in town, I really am,” she admits.

When it comes to teaching their three children the virtues of love and compassion, however, the Pretty Woman star says that she and husband Danny Moder set the tone — with each other. “One of my favorite things about my children right now, even Henry, who can’t say all the words…sometimes he’ll see me and go, ‘Ma-ma!’ and throw himself on me….Or Finn says he likes my earrings….Or Hazel will say, ‘You look pretty, Mama,’ first thing in the morning,” she says. “And I realize, that’s all my husband.”

“They’re seeing the things that he 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.”

Taking time off from her career to focus all her efforts on the children is something many moms can relate to, and Julia says that she — in turn — can now relate to the monotony that sometimes befalls stay-at-home moms. “A lot of the mom struggle in life is that everything happens within the four walls of the home, and it can lose its luster a little bit, maybe,” she says, having taken two years off after welcoming the twins. “You just have to bring it in from the outside sometimes.” One way Julia confesses she’d love to do just that is with a much sought-after playdate with Malia and Sasha Obama! “The girls can play with my kids,” she jokes.

All that time spent in close quarters with three small children has made Julia a triage nurse, of sorts. “We get a lot of splinters in our house,” she admits. When the time comes to undo what has been done, Julia’s approach can best be surmised as “distraction and extraction.”

“A splinter is just a good light, a pair of tweezers and a lot of singing songs and passing the time: La-la-la, now listen, if you eat all of your dinner…”

Julia says that she and Danny often find themselves wondering how they ever filled the hours before they became parents. “‘What did we do with all the time we must have had?'” she asks. “Because you don’t recognize it as such, until you have all these little … time thieves running around your house.” She adds,

“I will never be bored again.”

Julia’s new film Duplicity opens March 20th.

Source: Allure

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Emily on

she makes me happy. HAHA.

Alicia on

Time thieves, LOL. She’s so funny. I love her movies, especially Notting Hill and My Best Friend’s Wedding.

Mia on

I wonder if they’ll have one more? They seem like a very happy family, congrats to them🙂

Nakia on

I’ve fallen in love with the term “time thieves”. Haha.

CelebBabyLover on

Mia- Julie has said that they’re done having kids.

sil on

“The coolest thing you can do for your children is to love each other in their presence.”
I couldn’t agree more with her…
Julia is my favorite actress and she is a great mom.

Lisa on

I love her, and she is so beautiful. I know what she means about time. After I had my kids I said the same thing to my husband -“What did we do with our time before they born?” Nothing half as important evidently. :o)

Jae on

I love the picture of Julia on this cover. She looks so beautiful, calm & happy! She seems like a great mom. Her children are very lucky!


So true, I was thinking the other day ‘what the heck did I do all day before becoming a mother? did I have more friends? My life revolves aroung my daughter now’ LOL

Julia is gorgeous!! and she has always been my favorite actress!!

Time thieves, I love it!

Jenny on

She looks great, so fresh and happy. I wish every celebrity could look as pure as her.

Nicola on

I don’t think it’s really correct to call her a stay at home mom in the beginning of the article, and then contradict it at the end listing her next movie as coming out in March. If she’s got a movie coming out, then she is working, which means she is not a stay at home mom.

The stay at home mom part of the article was in reference to the two years she took off from her career between 2004-2006 after welcoming the twins. We can add that in to make it clearer.

– CBB Staff

melissa on

1st off:I Love Julia! and the comment about loving each other in the presense of your children,to me, NO words could bring anymore truth or meaning!

Terri on

I also love the comment about how her children are learning to be complimentary towards her from her husband. That’s so sweet.

Crystle on

I love the magazine cover it’s been awhile since i’ve seen her on a magazine it’s about time she’s been on a magazine lol

Stéph on

I love Julia, she is so great!
I love the part when she says that she likes when Finn tells her he likes her earrings, when Hazel tells her she is beautiful first thing in the morning and when Henry runs at her saying ‘Ma-Ma’. That is all so cute. And when she says that it all comes from her husband.

Julia seems like such a great mother.

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