Hollywood actress Julia Roberts has been around the film industry for more than three decades. After her critically acclaimed role as a young bride with diabetes in 1989 ‘Steel Magnolias’, she gained international recognition after starring in the 1990 romantic comedy ‘Pretty Women’ alongside Richard Gere. Following the success of ‘Pretty Women’, she was quintessentially dubbed as America’s Sweetheart.
While she became the woman American men wanted to ‘take home to their mom’, she also came into the constant spotlight of the media for her romantic entanglements. Since 2002, Julia Roberts has been married to cameraman Daniel Moder with whom she shares three children. She like many other celebrities keeps it downright private when it comes to their personal life. She rarely shares her kids’ pictures on Instagram or tweets about them. She probably wants them to lead a normal life for the moment.
But we as fans are always at the edge of the seat wanting to know about our favorite celebs private life. So, let’s find out a little more about one of her kids, Hazel Moder.
Hazel is an IVF Baby
Hazel Patricia Moder was born on November 28, 2004, in Los Angeles, California alongside her twin brother Phinnaeus ‘Finn’ Walter Moder. Her mother Roberts and her dad Daniel conceived them through IVF (In Vitro Fertilization). For a couple who were desperately trying to get pregnant, IVF turned out to be a blessing.
Just nine weeks after the pregnancy, Daniel and Julia announced that they were having twins, a boy, and a girl. Although her publicist was in complete denial about the fertility issues, the fraternity raised eyebrows when she only revealed the sexes of her kids after 9 weeks. Also, the couple was spotted visiting a fertility center in Manhattan.
Hazel grew up with her brother and baby brother Henry in their Malibu home in California. Growing up, her parents tried their best to keep them away from the limelight.
Hazel has an Acting Bug and has Worked with her Mother Julia Roberts
Hazel’s parents are known to be notoriously private and have opted to keep their children away from the unwanted media spotlight. Her mother has always believed that raising the kids in a normal environment was much more important to protect their family life and avoid any intrusion.
With hardly any public appearance there is no knowing how Hazel’s childhood days are going on. She is said to be attending Our Lady of Mercy School in Los Angeles. Coming from a family with talented actors like her uncle Eric Roberts and cousin Emma Roberts, growing up Hazel could also be interested in acting. Her mother is aware of the possibility and is open to the idea of enrolling Hazel in acting classes. Besides, the kid has already shared the screen with her mother.
Hazel along with her twin brother has appeared in one of the episodes of ‘VH1″ All Access’ show ’20 Cutest Celebrity Babies’. Further, Hazel along with her brothers were also featured in their mother’s 2016 romantic comedy ‘Mother’s Day as cartwheel kids.
How is Julia Roberts raising Hazel and her siblings?
Having world-famous parents could easily mean you would have a much different lifestyle than normal kids. While some celebrity parents let their children grow up in the same lifestyle as them, there are some who opt to take a much-grounded approach to raise their children. Julia Roberts falls on the latter half. Rather than spoiling her kids with all the wealth, she is letting them live as independent beings. Roberts once mentioned in one of her interviews that she is teaching her kids basic things like making their bed, doing laundry, and making one meal.
Julia Roberts has always been upfront about the difficulties of raising her kids in a more technologically enhanced world. She revealed that she is very careful about turning the TV on. She has also restrictions regarding how much Hazel and her siblings are exposed to social media. While there might be restrictions regarding the media, Hazel’s mother has made it clear that she regularly talks to her kids and holds family meetings which have given her and her siblings enough freedom to voice out their opinion.
Despite wanting to give her kids a normal childhood, she does not completely restrict her kids from getting the benefits of her own career. As an actress, Roberts is bound to travel a lot of new places. She mostly always travels with her brood to these film locations. Because of this, all of her kids are exposed to multiple cultures from a very early age.
Julia has Treasured Special Letters For Hazel
Hazel’s mother Julia Roberts revealed in one interview that she has kept all of the love letters that she received from Hazel’s father. Julia has planned to give all of these letters to her daughter someday. Talking about these notes she said;
“I have a box that a friend gave me and it is painted on the inside where it says ‘Love letters to Julia from Danny’ where I have kept all my notes and letters that my husband has written to me over ten years. I’m grateful to give it to my daughter when she grows up. Great way to know your parents, I think.”
Her Mother Julia has a Heritage Collection saved for Hazel
Apart from these, Julia also has another stash of her life to give to her daughter. In an interview with People magazine in April 2017, she disclosed that she has been saving up all her iconic red carpet dresses for her daughter Hazel in case she ever wants to have them.
Asked about her dresses, and if she will ever be wearing it, she said,”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?”
These dresses include her black and white Valentino gown which she wore during the Oscar ceremony where she won the best actress for her performance in the 2000 biographical movie ‘Erin Brockovich’.
Hazel made her Red-carpet Debut at Cannes
While her parents kept Hazel out of the spotlight for most of her early life, Hazel has recently made her red-carpet debut at the Cannes Film festival alongside her dad Daniel. She appeared on the red carpet on July 10 during the Cannes Film Festival in France. The father-daughter duo was there to support Daniel’s new movie ‘Flag Day.’ For the day, Hazel donned a simple yellow lace shirt dress which she combined with black Mary Janes and a ponytail.