The pair met in early 2000 whereas the Oscar winner was filming The Mexican alongside Brad Pitt. Though they’re now one of longest-running couples in Hollywood, their romance started with a minor scandal.
When they met, the Erin Brockovich star was courting Benjamin Bratt, whereas the cinematographer was married to Vera Steimberg. After Moder finalized his divorce from Steimberg in 2002, he wed Roberts in a July 2002 ceremony held at her ranch in New Mexico.
Roberts later claimed that she wasn’t the reason for the couple’s break up, however rumors concerning the state of affairs dogged the actress for a number of years. “He sorted his whole thing out, separate and apart from me,” she said in December 2003. “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.”
Asked in the identical interview if she was liable for Moder’s divorce, she replied, “I’m an easy person to point the finger at — ‘she did it’ — and I see that. I don’t begrudge people the easy finger-point. It just doesn’t happen to be so.”
Aside from the way it began, the romance between Roberts and Moder was very completely different from her previous relationships in that the cameraman was significantly less famous than his spouse. She was briefly engaged to her Flatliners costar Kiefer Sutherland, however they broke up in 1991 just days before their scheduled wedding.
In 1993, she married nation singer Lyle Lovett, whom she met simply three weeks earlier than their wedding ceremony. They break up in 1995. The Closer star was additionally beforehand linked to Dylan McDermott, Matthew Perry, Jason Patric and Liam Neeson.
Roberts later implied that none of her relationships had shaken her fairly like assembly Moder did. “I think that first kind of real … ‘seismic shift’ was meeting Danny,” she instructed Gwyneth Paltrow in 2018. “Getting married to Danny. That was the first, like, my life will never be the same in the most incredible, indescribable way.”
The duo welcomed twins Phinnaeus and Hazel in November 2004. Their third little one, son Henry, was born in June 2007. “The thing is, we have these three human beings who are just a complete reflection of the affection we have for each other,” she told InStyle in 2017.
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