After 16 successful years of marriage, it’s safe to assume that Julia Roberts has some solid tips about how to make a relationship work. And thankfully, she’s finally sharing them with the rest of us.
The actress appeared on the most recent episode of the GOOP podcast (out November 2), opening up to pal (and newlywed) Gwyneth Paltrow about the reality of being married to husband Danny Moder for well over a decade. "It just gets deeper, it just gets more complex,” she said. “You're young and you fall in love and go, 'Yes, we're going to get married, and we're going to build a house and will have kids,' and all these things that we all kind of dream of, but you don't know if you're going to like the same couch, and you don't know if he is going to want to get patterned towels. Then, of course, the bigger ones are, 'Will you parent in a way that has balance to it, that holds hands in philosophy?' You just don't know these things until you are right there doing it, and we are so fortunate that there is some kind of some explicable harmony to the way we do things.”
Roberts married Moder in 2002 and considers their relationship to be a major turning point in her life. “I think that first kind of real... 'seismic shift' was meeting Danny. Getting married to Danny,” she said on the podcast. "That was the first time my life will never be the same in the most incredible, indescribable way.” The couple share three children together.
And even after 16 years together, Roberts seems to be just as obsessed with Moder as she was back when the “seismic shift” occurred. "He truly, to this day, to this minute is just my favorite human,” she said. "I'm more interested in what he has to say or his point of view just than anybody. Really, we're so lucky in that way. We just really, really like each other and we just enjoy each other’s company.”