Since Julia Roberts has been in showbiz for quite some time, she's never had to deal with choosing work over her loved ones — something she's very grateful for.
"Well, I think that the luckiest aspect of my work life/family life is that the success of my work life came earlier. So by the time I had the success of my family life and had a husband and children who wanted to stay home, I had been working for 18 years. And so I felt that I had the luxury. I didn’t have to pick one or the other," the actress, 56, said in a new interview with British Vogue, published on Thursday, January 11.
"So it was easy to pause work life to nurture my home life. And so, because I have girlfriends who were having to juggle being at work and having to go into the bathroom, and you know, get out that b----- pump, I sort of went through that with them by proxy. To be allowed the luxury of staying home and being with my family, I had a deep gratitude for that time," she continued.
For the Pretty Woman alum, who shares twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, both 19, and Henry, 16, with husband Danny Moder, 54, it's important for her to show her kiddos her work ethic.
"But then there’s also something to my kids seeing that my creative life is meaningful to me. I want them to understand that. Going outside of the house and being creative is really important and vital. And it doesn’t take away from my love of home. It’s another level of my life," she shared.
The rom-com queen was also asked about how she looks so young despite being in her 50s.
"Good genes, leading a life that is fulfilling, and I have said this – and I say it usually as kind of a joke – but I do believe in the love of a good man. I believe that my husband loves me and cares for me in a way that makes me feel deeply, deeply happy. And anytime you see someone who’s happy, it doesn’t matter how old they are," she gushed about her hubby, whom she married in 2002.