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13 January 2020 02:40

“My mother worked full time and raised three girls almost alone,” Julia recalled People.

Each and every one of us has a handful of moments we remember that truly changed our lives forever — and Julia Roberts is no different. The Steel Magnolias star has been through many ups and downs throughout her 52 years on this planet and all of them add up to who she is today. Scroll down to see five highlight's about one of America's most beloved actresses. Marrying Danny Moder Julia and her cameraman husband met on the set of 2001's The Mexican and wed a year later. "I think that first kind of real seismic shift was meeting Danny.

That was the first, like, 'my life will never be the same in the most incredible, indescribable way,'" Julia recalled on Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop podcast. After two previous nominations, Julia scored the Academy Award for best actress for 2000's Erin Brockovich. "I thought Ellen Burstyn was going to win," she confided to O, adding that she was genuinely shocked when her name was called. "I was happy — I mean, you know, hell, I just won the Academy Award. Never thought that was going to happen!" Having Children Raising her kids — Phinnaeus, 15, Hazel, 15, and Henry, 12 — has made Julia's life richer.

"My life at home gives me absolute joy," she gushed to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (a.k.a. the HFPA). It's such a terrific trade-off. I don't have time to get a pedicure, but I sure am happy. The passing of Betty Lou Bredemus after a long illness in 2015 devastated Julia, but deepened her gratitude. "My mom worked a full-time job and raised three girls pretty much on her own," Julia recalled to People. She just crosses my mind, and I'll turn and I see something that says 'Betty,' just unexpectedly." Last month on a trip to Vietnam with the former first lady, Julia grew teary after hearing the inspiring story of Tay Thi, who defied her parents to attend school and become a teacher. "It's such a beautiful thing: She just never gave up," Julia marveled to People. For more on your favorite celebs, pick up the latest issue of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now — and be sure to sign up for our newsletter for more exclusive news! Each of us has a handful of moments we remember that changed our lives forever – and Julia Roberts is no different. The star of steel magnolia has gone through many ups and downs over the course of its 52 years on the planet, and together they have revealed who it is today. Scroll down and see five highlights about one of America's most popular actresses. Marriage to Danny Moder Julia and her cameraman met on the set of The Mexican in 2001 and married a year later. "I think that first type of seismic shift was when I met Danny. It was the first time: "My life will never be the most incredible, indescribable way," Julia recalled Gwyneth PaltrowGoop podcast. "He's the best decision I've ever made." Win an Oscar After two previous nominations, Julia received an Oscar for Best Actress for Erin Brockovich in 2000. "I thought Ellen Burstyn would win,"she confided to O, adding that she was really shocked when her name was announced. "I was happy – I mean, you know the hell, I just won the Oscar. I never thought that would happen! have children Bringing up her children – Phinnaeus (15), Hazel (15) and Henry (12) – made Juliet's life richer. "I really enjoy my life at home," she enthused the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (including the HFPA). "I love being at home. I love cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner. I love doing laundry. It is such a great compromise. I don't have time for a pedicure, but I'm happy. Who cares if your feet look bad? Anthony Harvey / Shutterstock Losing your mother The death of Betty Lou Bredemus after a long illness in 2015 devastated Julia, but increased her thanks. "My mother worked full time and raised three girls almost alone," Julia recalled People. "I think of her all the time. It just comes to my mind and I turn around and see something that "Betty" says, just unexpectedly. Working with Michele Obama On a trip to Vietnam with the former First Lady last month, Julia got angry when she heard the inspiring story of Tay Thi who braved her parents to go to school and become a teacher. "It's such a nice thing: she just never gave up," Julia People marveled. "I will never recover from this story." If you want to learn more about your favorite celebrities, get the latest edition of Closer Weekly at the kiosks now – and subscribe to our newsletter to get more exclusive news! advertisement