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Who is Julia Roberts' husband Danny Moder?

Find out where the Notting Hill actress first met her Emmy-nominated husband, and how they tied the knot...

Danny Moder and Julia Roberts smiling at an event© Getty Images
Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
Updated: August 15, 2023
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They may not have met in a little travel bookshop in Notting Hill, but Julia Roberts and her husband Danny Moder are clearly a match made in heaven.

The couple, who married in July 2002, share three children together: twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 18, and 16-year-old Henry. But how much do we really know about the hubby of one of the most famous stars in the world?

WATCH: Julia Roberts and Danny Moder's love story

Find out everything you need to know about Danny and Julia's marital bliss which spans over two decades, including how they met, when they got engaged, and where they tied the knot, below…

Julia Roberts smiling and hugging a smiling Danny Moder from behind© Getty Images
The couple together in 2022

Who is Julia Roberts' husband Danny Moder?

Daniel Moder is a cinematographer and camera operator. Born and raised in LA, the 54-year-old began his career in Hollywood as a production assistant on the 1995 film Crimson Tide, and then went on to work as a camera operator on films including Spider Man 3, Mr & Mrs Smith and Point Break.

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Daniel Moder, known as Danny, in 2004

Danny has worked as a cinematographer on Ibiza, Animal Kingdom and the television film The Normal Heart, for which he was nominated an Emmy.

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How did Danny Moder meet Julia Roberts?

Danny and Julia met on the set of The Mexican back in 2002. Both were in relationships at the time, as Julia was dating Miss Congeniality star Benjamin Bratt, and Danny was married to make-up artist Vera Steimberg.

Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder smiling for a photo, she has her arm around him© Getty Images
The super private couple make rare appearances together at events

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At the time, it was reported that Julia wore a homemade T-shirt which read 'a low Vera' during Vera and Danny's split.

Julia Roberts wearing a t-shirt which reads 'a low Vera'© Getty Images
Julia opened up about the T-shirt in an interview with Oprah

When she was asked about the T-shirt during an interview with Oprah, she said: "You know what that was about? It was private. I stand by my T-shirt."

Julia also denied that her and Danny's relationship was the cause of his split from Vera. The Notting Hill star explained: "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."

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When did Julia Roberts and Danny Moder get engaged and married?

Julia and Danny's relationship has always been very low-key, so much so that rather than wearing a lavish engagement ring, Julia opted for a simple emerald ring that was reportedly purchased at a mall for around $3,800.

The pair said 'I do' in 2002 at Julia's ranch in New Mexico, but have always kept details about their special day under wraps. According to AOL News, guests revealed that Julia wore a pink cotton dress for the ceremony, while Danny wore a ruffled shirt.

Danny and Julia clapping at an event© Getty Images
The Emmy-nominated cinematographer married Julia in 2002

In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, the Eat Pray Love actress shared: "The life that I've built with my husband. The life that we've built with our children, that's the best stuff, to come home at the end of the day triumphantly to them."

Touching on the realities of being a self-confessed 'homemaker', Julia went on to say: "When I'm not working, that is my full-time job… And it isn't, you know, rainbows and kittens every day, but it does bring me a lot of joy."

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Julia has posted some photos of the couple on social media

To mark their 20th wedding anniversary in 2022, Julia chose to share a rare personal photo, capturing an intimate moment between the couple. The photo shows Julia and Danny passionately kissing, with Danny tenderly placing his hand on the back of his wife's neck.

"[star] TWENTY [star] #cantstopsmiling #cantstopkissing," the Pretty Woman actress sweetly wrote in the caption.

How many kids do Julia and Danny have?

Danny and Julia share three children. The Pretty Women star welcomed twin babies Hazel and Phinnaeus in November 2004. In June 2007, the brunette beauty gave birth to her youngest child – a son called Henry.

Julia and Danny smiling with their children© Instagram
Danny shared this rare family picture of the group

Gushing about her kids in an interview with InStyle in 2017, Julia said: "There's no way to describe it without sounding sappy or ridiculous because everything in my mind ends with an exclamation point… And the thing is, we have these three human beings who are just a complete reflection of the affection we have for each other."

Two of the couple's kids smiling at the dinner table© Instagram
The couple are proud parents to three children

In a bid to protect their children's privacy, Julia and Danny traded their Los Angeles home for a quiet life in San Francisco. The couple snapped up a sprawling $8.3 million estate in San Fran's serene Presidio Heights neighborhood.

When they're not sunning themselves in California, Julia, Danny and her children split their time between their stunning properties in Malibu and New Mexico.

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Are Julia Roberts and Danny Moder still together? 

Yes, the pair are still married after over 20 years together. In light of the couple's hectic work schedules, however, Julia and her husband Danny frequently spend time apart. 

While Julia was filming for her latest rom-com, Ticket to Paradise, the star and her husband sweetly exchanged letters which they later hope to share with their daughter, Hazel.

julia roberts and danny sat at a table at an event
The duo have been together for 20 years

"It's something Danny and I have always done," Julia explained. "The first letter he ever wrote me, which was seven pages long, I still have it tucked away. One day I'll show it to Hazel and say, 'That's what you're looking for.'"

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