Julia Roberts‘ husband, Danny Moder, isn’t jealous of her relationships with her male co-stars, despite countless tabloid stories claiming otherwise. Gossip Cop has debunked several variations of this narrative. Here are a few wrong rumors on the topic.
In April, Gossip Cop busted the Globe for falsely claiming Moder was upset about Roberts calling Tom Hanks “super hot.” The actress made the comment about her Larry Crowne co-star while honoring his wife, Rita Wilson, during her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony. The untrustworthy outlet conveniently left out a very key part of the Roberts’ speech.
The actress had told the crowd, “I have been lucky enough to know her long enough to learn things that we have in common: devotion to our mothers, endless joy of our families, super hot husbands.” The actress had actually used the term of endearment to describe both Hanks and her own husband, but the tabloid alleged Moder was angry about her publicly “flirting” with Hanks. The article was completely ridiculous.
In January, Gossip Cop called out the National Enquirer for wrongly reporting that Roberts was leaving her husband for Ocean’s Eleven co-star George Clooney. The publication maintained that the actress and her husband were having marital problems, and “the first person she ran to” was Clooney, who was said to be headed for a split with his wife Amal. In reality, both movie stars have strong marriages and they never left their respective spouses for each other.
In fact, Roberts and Moder showed a ton of PDA at the Golden Globes around the same time the bogus article emerged. The happy spouses were spotted kissing at their table during the ceremony, and following the event, the actress shared an Instagram photo of her and Moder sharing a kiss in their limo.
Last December, Gossip Cop debunked a similar report in Woman’s Day, which alleged Roberts was leaving her husband for Brad Pitt, her co-star in the Ocean’s Eleven franchise and The Mexican. The tabloid contended that the actress had a “divorce and a potential custody battle looming,” but Pitt would “no doubt be her rock” throughout the (nonexistent) ordeal.
The phony article was concocted simply because Roberts posted an Instagram tribute to her co-star in honor of his 55th birthday. Just one month prior, however, the actress gushed about her husband on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop podcast, noting that Moder changed her life “in the most incredible, indescribable way.”
Gossip Cop also busted Woman’s Day last November for wrongly claiming Moder was furious over Roberts’ friendship with Dermot Mulroney, her co-star in last year’s Amazon show “Homecoming” and the movies My Best Friend’s Wedding and August: Osage County. According to the tabloid, the actress’s husband became enraged after seeing photos of the two “cuddling up” at the red carpet premiere of their TV series.
However, Roberts and Mulroney have been friends for more than 20 years, and her husband wasn’t suddenly disturbed by their longtime friendship. Additionally, Mulroney shares two daughters with his wife of 10 years, Tharita Cesaroni. Meanwhile, Roberts’ husband was photographed having a friendly chat with Mulroney at the 2017 amfAR Gala in Los Angeles, so he clearly gets along with his wife’s friend and frequent co-star.
And finally, Gossip Cop called out the National Enquirer in 2017 for alleging Roberts and Moder were getting a divorce over Richard Gere, her co-star in Pretty Woman and Runaway Bride. The tabloid contended that the actress’s friendship with her former co-star had caused a major showdown between her and Moder.
“Danny was furious about Richard, and dumped out all his frustrations about their troubled marriage in one ferocious rant,” said a suspicious source. Only, Moder has never been jealous or uneasy about his wife’s friendship with Gere, whom he’s also gotten to know over the years. Every aspect of the story was bogus. Roberts and her husband, who celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary on July 4, are going strong.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.