Julia Roberts' Kids: Everything We Know About Them

From "Pretty Woman" and "Notting Hill", Julia Roberts is recognized worldwide for a variety of reasons. Other than being an incredible actor and producer with a megawatt smile, she was named People magazine's World's Most Beautiful Woman a record-setting five times. She is also a proud member of a beautiful family of five. Roberts and her cinematographer husband, Daniel Moder, tied the knot back in 2002, after falling in love while working together on the set of "The Mexican" and being together for about two years. (via Us Weekly).

The couple shares fraternal twins, daughter Hazel Patricia Moder and son Phinnaeus "Finn" Walter Moder, as well as another son, Henry Daniel Moder. While much is known about the other famous Roberts — like Julia's niece and "Unfabulous" star Emma Roberts — the Moder kids lead pretty private lives aside from the occasional cameos on their father's Instagram feed. Nevertheless, we do know some about the Roberts-Moder brood.

Julia Roberts thinks her kids look more like her husband

While you may argue that Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder's kids have inherited their mother's sharp, striking features, Roberts herself refutes the claim. In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, the "Runaway Bride" star got quite candid about her family and kids, saying she and her husband often get into friendly debates over who the children most resemble. "I always think that they all look like me, and then Danny comes home from work, and I go, 'Oh, you, that's who they look like,'" she admitted with her trademark smile.

Pictures of the family do substantiate the claim. However, Hazel has inherited her mother's big bright smile. Hazel's twin, Finn, is a proud redhead who refers to himself as "ranga" on his Instagram, while Hazel is blonde. Henry appears to have inherited his mother's natural hair color — light brown.

Hazel Moder made her red carpet debut in 2021

In 2021, Hazel Moder appeared at the Cannes Film Festival in France. She accompanied her father to support his film, "Flag Day," and marked her red carpet debut at the age of 16. The blonde opted for an elegant ponytail and was spotted wearing a yellow lace button-up shirt dress paired with chunky black Mary Janes.

In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Roberts revealed that Hazel was quite calm before going out to the venue, dubbing her "a one-of-a-kind" girl. She got candid about the mother-daughter FaceTime right before the debut. "She didn't really look ready to me, you know, ponytail?" Knowing just how swanky the annual event is, Roberts asked if her daughter was planning to wear any eyeliner, to which Hazel replied, "I didn't bring eyeliner, Mom, what are you talking about?" Roberts continued, saying, "I mean, it's just sweet, just the innocence. She's just with her dad. It's not about anything else."

Julia Roberts has archived some of her wardrobe for daughter Hazel Moder

While we may or may not get to see many public appearances from Julia Roberts' beautiful daughter in the future, we can be sure that the teenager will inherit her mother's breathtaking sense of style. In an interview with People in 2017, Roberts revealed, "I have this little space in my house that my husband refers to as the heritage collection. Things I go, 'I can't get rid of [this], what about Hazel?"

The exciting part is that this "collection" includes the iconic gown she wore while receiving the award for Best Actress for "Erin Brockovich" at the 2001 Oscars. The beautiful vintage Valentino column gown, complete with white piping and a sheer black train, is stored safely for her Hazel. "It's under my bed, in a box," Roberts said, revealing the not-so-fancy storage location of the gown that also inspired the gown her niece Emma wore to the Oscars in 2017.

Hazel and Finn reportedly went off to college in 2022

Julia Roberts told Extra that while she wasn't "lucky enough to have a college experience," she was very excited to send her twins off to school. A source alleged to Closer Weekly that Hazel and Finn started their undergraduate degrees at the University of California, Berkeley in fall 2022. According to the insider, one of the twins (it's unclear which) is studying fine arts and the other is studying computer and information sciences.

With the twins in college, Roberts can focus more so on her career and the kinds of roles she's most interested in, the insider alleged. "Acting is her profession, and she'll do it for as long as she can," the source explained. "She wants to act in films that tell a good story."

In October 2022, Roberts reunited with George Clooney on the silver screen for "Ticket To Paradise," and we can only hope we'll get to see more movies starring Roberts in the future.

Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder moved to San Francisco for their kids

It is not exactly news that Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder are particular about protecting their children's privacy and helping them live as normally as possible despite their mother's fame. In 2020, Roberts and her husband left Malibu, California, and bought an $8.3 million estate in San Francisco's Presidio Heights neighborhood, according to Closer Weekly. The circa 1907 five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath mansion faces the Golden Gate Bridge — though that wasn't the reason they bought it. 

A close friend of the family reportedly told the publication, "[Roberts] loves Malibu, but she wanted her children, who are growing up so fast, to have the experience of a city with a different energy and vibe." The source continued, saying, "Her kids are not movie star kids in San Francisco, where no one cares who your mom is." The insider also revealed that even though Daniel Moder enjoys their life around the beach, he has grown tired of Hollywood.

The Moder kids lead active and outdoorsy lives

A quick look at Daniel Moder's Instagram feed will have you convinced that the Moder kids have inherited their father's love for the outdoors, including the beach. Hazel, Finn, and Henry are all quite outdoorsy and engage in a variety of activities, including soccer, golf, surfing, skating, and more. In June 2022, Daniel Moder wished Henry a happy birthday with a photo of him holding a skateboard and captioned it, "This kid is game...up for anything...amazed he is my boy. Stoked. 15 today. Love you." Other photos on Moder's feed show a variety of outdoor activities — the boys practicing soccer on ice, all three children playing croquet, and Finn dirt biking.

In addition to living in California, the Moder kids and their parents visit their 32-acre ranch in Taos, New Mexico, where Roberts says she feels most like herself. "I always say you can't be in a bad mood here," Roberts told Oprah Winfrey. "I don't know if it's New Mexico or just the mountains, but you can't be silly in a negative way."

Julia Roberts doesn't think that her kids will ever have a true sense of their mother's fame

In an interview with Harper's Bazaar celebrating Julia Roberts' 50th birthday, the actor revealed to Oprah Winfrey that she doesn't think that her kids will "ever have a true sense" of her fame. She recounted a funny moment from their childhood when they first started to figure out her fame. "It was like, 'You're famous?' And I said, 'I think a lot of people might have seen the movie that I'm in or might know who I am.'" Just an hour later, her kids wanted to know just what level of fame their mother had achieved. "Are you more famous than Taylor Swift?" they asked.

Of course, now Hazel, Finn, and Henry are older and have access to the internet so they are likely much more aware of their mother's superstardom.

Hazel attended her first Women's March in Washington with her mother

Julia Roberts has been an activist practically since birth, which isn't a total surprise given her connection to Martin Luther King Jr. — the Civil Rights leader and his wife, Coretta Scott King, covered the expenses for her birth (via CBS News). She has often used her platforms to call out injustice and is a proud feminist. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey for Harper's Bazaar, Roberts revealed that this legacy has been passed on to her daughter, Hazel Moder too (via CBS News).

During the conversation, Roberts revealed that Hazel was shocked to find out Donald Trump won the 2016 election and that she was motivated to take Hazel to her first Women's March in order "to find a way to make her feel that she could still have a voice." Roberts continued, saying, "I wanted her to feel like she still had a place in the world, that she could still believe in what she believed in, even though someone else was now president. It was very powerful for me to have her in a way be my leader into this space of marching and participating in being a citizen of this country."

At the age of 12, Hazel Moder donated her hair to make wigs for cancer patients

From campaigning for clean water to rehabilitating victims of domestic violence, Julia Roberts is no stranger when it comes to sharing her fortune and lending a hand. Hazel Moder has inherited more than her mother's bright smile and stunning wardrobe — she seems to have inherited her mother's love for philanthropy, as well.

While speaking with InStyle, Roberts got candid, sharing fond memories from her kids' childhoods. She shared about the time when Hazel donated her hair to Wigs For Kids, an organization that makes wigs for children with cancer, and appreciated the bravery of her daughter. "That's a big deal for a girl who's about to be 13 and has this cascading blond hair that gets commented on a lot," Roberts said. "But she's so good and brave. She sees it as something else."

The Moder kids use social media and consume content under the strict eyes of their parents

Apart from the occasional appearances on their father's Instagram feeds, the Moder kids aren't publicly active on social media. However, Hazel, Finn, and Henry have private accounts on Instagram, where they are followed by their father, who gives them occasional shoutouts.

Julia Roberts told The Sun in 2019 that shooting for the film "Ben Is Black" has made her a stricter parent, especially when it comes to regulating the content they consume. Roberts detailed her parenting strategies, especially when it comes to the tricky world of social media and the internet. She explained that, at the time, she kept Hazel and Finn off of social media.She also shared the need to be careful about using television and consuming content with young children around.

"I have three young children so I'm very careful about turning the TV on," she said. "It's interesting trying to raise kids in this day because it's all so new — the pressures, the resources, having the world in your hand like that."