Julia Roberts has a new movie to plug, August’s ”Full Frontal,” but what Diane Sawyer really wanted to talk to her about on yesterday’s ”Good Morning America” was her July 4 marriage to cameraman Danny Moder. And for the first time, the newlywed obliged.
”I hope that there are people who agree that I have done some good, kind things in my life, but to really, ultimately, stand fully in a moment of realizing that I was born to love and to be the wife of this man,” Roberts said. ”He is formidable. He is a man among men, unselfish and all-encompassing. He stands by the choices he made. He will never blame it on somebody else, and I have never seen anybody else do that.”
Of course, one choice he didn’t stand by was his five-year marriage to makeup artist Vera Steimberg, whom he divorced just a month before he and Roberts tied the knot. The cameraman and the ”Runaway Bride” star met on the set of ”The Mexican” and were romantically linked last year shortly after the breakup of Roberts’ four-year relationship with Benjamin Bratt.
Roberts noted that Moder’s marital status made their relationship ”terribly complicated,” but she said that everything had now worked out for the best, even for Bratt. After all, he turned around and married his ”Pinero” costar Talisa Soto, and they’re now expecting a child. Plus, he doesn’t have to deal with the constant press attention of being Julia Roberts’ significant other, an annoyance he likened to buzzing mosquitoes in a recent interview. Said Roberts, ”I figure he is kind of making his choices, so all the better because he was unhappy and he left and moved along and found happiness in a place where there aren’t any mosquitoes.”
As for when she and Moder plan to emulate Bratt and Soto by starting their own family, Roberts said, ”In due course.”