Julia Roberts remembers late mother with rare throwback photo

The Pretty Woman star got emotional

Julia Roberts took a rather heartfelt trip down memory lane over the weekend as she remembered her late mother, Betty Lou Bredemus.

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In honor of her mom's birthday on 13 August, she posted a photograph of hers on Instagram, captioning it: "Thinking of my sweet Mama on her birthday today."

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While the only comments she got were floods of heart emojis, the photograph quickly amassed over 60,000 likes in show of support.

Betty died at the age of 80 on 19 February 2015 following a tragic battle with lung cancer.

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Julia was incredibly close to her mother who she credited for teaching her how to be a great parent to her own three children with husband Danny Moder, 17-year-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, and Henry, 15.

In an interview with People magazine, she said: "My mom worked a full-time job and raised three girls pretty much on her own. My brother [Eric Roberts] is older, so he was gone and out of the house. She never showed the strain of it."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Julia remembered her mother on her birthday

When Julia asked Betty for tips on motherhood when she had three children under the age of three, she had some down-to-earth advice. 

"I was like, 'Mom, how did you do this?'," she said. "And instead of saying, 'Well you just have to apply yourself and it takes effort,' she goes, 'It's called daycare, honey.'

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"And I was so appreciative and so grateful she didn't tell me some sage story about what it's like to be a great mother."

The Erin Brockovich star's mother was an actress and acting coach, influencing her daughter's decision to go into the profession as well, and Julia admitted to thinking about her mother "all the time."

The actress and her mother shared a close relationship

"The kids talk about her a lot,” Julia added. "It's funny because her name was Betty and I feel like lately, she just crosses my mind, and I'll turn and I see something that says 'Betty,' just unexpectedly."

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