Julia Roberts' secret love messages to husband at 'Ticket to Paradise' premiere

·Yahoo Life UK contributor
·3-min read
What was the heartfelt meaning behind the messages on Julia Roberts' dress? (Getty Images)
What was the heartfelt meaning behind the messages on Julia Roberts' dress? (Getty Images)

She’s the star of rom-coms, but it’s Julia Roberts' own love life that really has us gripped.

And once again the Hollywood superstar delighted in an opportunity to celebrate her happy marriage with Danny Moder – “her favourite person on earth”.

They celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in July this year and at the world premiere of her new film Ticket to Paradise, Roberts wore a dress that paid homage to her cinematographer husband and their three children.

Read more: ‘Ticket to Paradise’ Trailer Reunites Julia Roberts and George Clooney in Their Rom-Com Return

The actor, 54, wore a black Alexander McQueen dress with “JR + DM” sewn into the gown. There were also the letters “H+F+H” which are the initials of Roberts and Moder’s children Hazel, Phinnaeus and Henry.

George Clooney, Amal Clooney and Julia Roberts attend the
Can you spot yourself? Julia excitedly points out the special initials stitched in her dress to George and Amal Clooney. (Getty Images)

Julia had the dress custom-made and there were other messages to her family in the graffiti-like lettering.

The year 2002 was in honour of her wedding date and there was also the word “love” and a sprinkling of hearts – plus the years of her children’s births and their ages.

And to top it all, she also made sure her co-star Clooney and his wife Amal were stitched in to the dress, with ‘G [heart] A’ making an appearance on the gown. This led to a super-cute moment on the red carpet when Roberts excitedly pointed out the lettering to her co-star and wife.

Read more: Julia Roberts says we took '90s rom-coms for granted

George and Amal Clooney kept Roberts company during the film shoot in Australia when she was apart from her beloved family. (Associated Press)
George and Amal Clooney kept Roberts company during the film shoot in Australia when she was apart from her beloved family. (Associated Press)

It’s a far cry from the narrative of this new rom com, Ticket to Paradise, which is about warring exes (Clooney and Roberts) reunited to try and stop their daughter from getting married.

Roberts has never been shy from talking about the importance of her family life, despite keeping her husband and children out of the public eye.

They live outside LA, and her eldest two, twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 17, will soon be going off to college she revealed earlier this year.

Danny Moder and Julia Roberts attend the 3rd annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala. (Getty Images)
Julia and Danny Moder together at a charity event. (Getty images)

Meanwhile, speaking in an interview about the Ticket to Paradise shoot in Australia she opened up about the “loneliness” of being on the shoot without her family who had stayed in the United States.

Read more: This is the £7.65 anti-ageing moisturiser Julia Roberts, 54, swears by

"The Clooneys saved me from complete loneliness and despair," Roberts said. "We were in a bubble, and it's the longest I've ever been away from my family. I don't think I've spent that much time by myself since I was 25."

Well, if you are going to be in any bubble, it may as well be with the Clooneys!

Watch: Julia Roberts talks about her joy at being a mother