8 Things You Didn’t Know About Julia Roberts And Danny Moder’s Relationship
Julia Roberts and Danny Moder are one of Hollywood’s most private couples. They are rarely ever photographed together and they don’t really give the press many details about their life together. We’ve managed to dig up some interesting little facts about romance, so check out these 8 things you didn’t know about the couple’s relationship:
8. He Was Married When They Met
He was married when they first met on the set of The Mexican in 2001 to Vera Steimberg, a makeup artist, and she was dating actor Benjamin Bratt. Moder was the film’s B Camera First Assistant and Roberts was starring in the movie alongside Brad Pitt. His marriage was already strained when he met the actress because both he and Steimberg were on location frequently, and six months after he and Roberts met, he moved out of the home he shared with his wife. Vera Steimberg was reluctant to give Moder a divorce and, according to Roberts, she made things really difficult at times, so Julia reportedly paid her $400,000 to hurry the proceedings along.
7. Surprise Wedding
Steimberg and Moder divorced a month before he and the Oscar-winning actress tied the knot on July 4, 2002 at her ranch in Taos, New Mexico. The wedding was a surprise to guests who thought they were coming over for a late-night drink. The 20-minute ceremony was officiated by Roberts’ longtime friend and lawyer Barry Hirsch. She wore a pale pink cotton halter dress embroidered with pearls and antique beads and no shoes while Moder wore a red ruffled shirt and tan pants. The two exchanged handwritten vows.