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Julia Roberts reveals the moment when she knew she’d “married the right person”

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Julia Roberts is married to the right person – and she knows it. 

It’s hard task in any relationship to pull off a great birthday surprise, but even more so when you’re trying to please one of the biggest actresses in the world: Julia Roberts.

Spare a thought then for Roberts’ husband Danny Moder, who attempted just that on the star’s fiftieth birthday a few months ago. To celebrate such a big birthday, Roberts suggested the pair go somewhere off the beaten track – without the children (the couple have three kids together). However, as they made their way to their destination, Roberts began to regret leaving them behind.

“A few hours into my birthday, I kind of thought, ‘Huh…How funny. I’m not going to see the kids on my birthday. That feels strange,” Roberts told E! News. “But we were still having a great time. We had a new adventure ahead of us.”

However, it seems as though Moder knows Roberts better than she knows herself (they have been married for over 16 years. The couple tied the knot in 2002).

“Now, all along the drive, I’m getting texts from friends about the soccer games that are going on, because it was a Saturday,” recalled Roberts, mentioning they stopped at a surf shop along the way. “I come out of the bathroom and Danny’s holding this surfboard. He goes, ‘What do you think about this board, babe?’ I go, ‘It’s gorgeous.’ He goes, ‘Yeah? Do you think? The colour?’ And then he just moves it and all the kids were hiding behind it. And I was so shocked!”

Like all great surprises, it was small but meant the world to Roberts.

“What it meant, ultimately, is that I’m married to the right person who fully and completely understands me,” the actress said. “I could not have predicted on my birthday waking up in this beautiful place with my husband…We were having the best time.”

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Susan Devaney is a digital journalist for Stylist.co.uk, writing about fashion, beauty, travel, feminism, and everything else in-between.

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