EXCLUSIVE: An Aussie Christmas! Julia Roberts, 54, wows in a pink swimsuit as she spends the holidays on a sunny Sydney beach with husband Danny Moder and their three children
Julia Roberts has been in Australia since October to film her new movie Ticket to Paradise with George Clooney.
But the Hollywood actress took a break from filming over the holiday period to spend Christmas Day with her family in Sydney on Friday.
Julia, 54, enjoyed a classic Aussie Christmas as she frolicked along a sunny beach in a pink swimsuit with husband Danny Moder and their three children.
Pretty in pink! Julia Roberts stunned in a pink swimsuit as she enjoyed Christmas Day with her family on a Sydney beach in Australia on Friday
The Pretty Woman star looked toned and tanned as she emerged from the sea after a swim.
Before diving into the water, Julia walked along the sandy shore arm-in-arm with Danny.
She wore a blue paisley cover-up and accessorised with dark sunglasses and a colourful trucker cap.
Close couple: Before diving into the water, Julia walked along the sandy shore arm-in-arm with husband Danny Moder
Family time: Julia (center) was joined by her three children, including son Henry (left) and daughter Hazel (right)
The 52-year-old cinematographer showed off his incredibly ripped torso in a pair of board shorts after taking a dip.
Meanwhile, the couple’s 17-year-old twins, daughter Hazel and son Phinnaeus, and youngest son Henry, enjoyed the sizzling summer weather too.
A day earlier, on Christmas Eve, Danny and Phinnaeus hit the beach together to surf some waves.
All smiles: The Pretty Woman star flashed her mega-watt smile and was careful to keep her face protected from the sun with a pair of sunglasses and a baseball cap
She’s fit! The starlet flaunted her toned arms as she held her paisley cover-up high in the air after taking it off
Julia and Danny met in 2000 on the set of her film The Mexican and married two years later on her New Mexico ranch.
The couple have worked together on a number of films together since first meeting, including 2003’s Mona Lisa Smile, and the 2008 film Fireflies In The Garden.
Danny was also cinematographer on the set of Secret In Their Eyes, a 2015 thriller which costarred Julia along with Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Meanwhile, it was only last week that local diners were stunned when George Clooney and wife Amal caught up for brunch with Julia Roberts at Brisbane’s Calile Hotel.
Pure joy! Julia couldn’t wipe the smile off her face as she gave son Henry a hug after he’d had a swim in the ocean
Can’t be too safe! Julia had Henry put his T-shirt back on after swimming, possibly to protect him from the harsh Australian sun
Million dollar smile! The Hollywood star’s signature smile was on full display during the outing
Sunny summer: Julia looked liked she didn’t want to be anywhere else in the world for Christmas as she soaked up the sun with her family
A helping hand! Proving herself to be an attentive parent, Julia carefully helped Henry put his backpack on properly
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It was clear that Julia was having the time of her life spending Christmas Day on the beach with her family
Julia and George started filming Ticket to Paradise last month on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, and then moved to The Whitsundays shortly afterwards.
The high-profile actors play a divorced couple who travel to Bali in a desperate bid to stop their daughter, played by Kaitlyn Dever, from getting married.
The movie also stars Billie Lourd as Dever’s best friend, who travels with her to Bali, where she decides to marry a local.
It was revealed in March that George and Julia were heading to Australia to film the hotly anticipated project.
Surf’s up! Just one day earlier on Christmas Eve, Julia’s husband Danny rode some waves and looked every inch the professional surfer despite being a simple cinematographer
Frothy: The waves crashed and frothed around the Hollywood bigshot as he made the most of Sydney’s famous beaches
George relocated to Australia in October with Amal and the couple’s five-year-old twins, Alexander and Ella.
Despite spending their mandatory 14-day quarantine period at a sprawling NSW Southern Highlands estate rather than the usual hotel, George still complained about the conditions.
‘You have to stay in one place for 14 days until you’re finally allowed to go out and breathe,’ he told WTF podcast host Marc Maron.
Father and son: Danny was joined by 17-year-old son Phinnaeus for the surfing session on Christmas Eve
Julia also jetted into Australia in October, spending her quarantine period at a $56.9million mansion in Sydney’s Vaucluse.
The property was the former rental home of Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch, the son and daughter-in-law of Australian-born media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
The home was patrolled by around-the-clock armed guards, while multiple chefs, waiters and housekeepers stayed with Julia as part of her travel bubble.
George and Julia are good friends in real life, having first met on the set of Ocean’s Eleven in 2001.
He’s ripped! The 52-year-old’s incredibly ripped physique was impossible to miss as he exited the water after a swim
Ab-solutely! Danny’s rock hard abs were on full display as the Aussie sun beat down on his tanned body
The look of love: Both Danny and Julia couldn’t keep their eyes off each other whenever they were close
But Julia admitted she initially wasn’t a huge fan of the Hollywood hunk, because he was always pranking her, revealing their relationship only changed for the better when she was pregnant.
‘At George’s house, I remember walking down this path pregnant with Phinn and Hazel and turning the corner, and all the boys were sitting at the table having lunch,’ she told Allure in September 2015 of a lunch with her Ocean’s 11 co-stars.
‘They were like, “Oh, come sit down.” I wasn’t allowed to walk the stairs. It was such a sweet shift in our relationships because originally, it was all pranks and teasing each other.
Hanging on for dear life! The Notting Hill stunner clung to Danny as they walked along the sand together
The wind beneath my wings! The hem of Julia’s dress blew in the beachy breeze as she held on tightly to Danny
‘And here I am pregnant, so it’s like pulling out my chair and just making sure I have enough water and, “Are you feeling OK? You look a little peaked.” “I’m fine.”‘
In an interview with People in April 2016, Julia said it was a ‘relief’ that she and George aren’t just ‘Hollywood friends’.
‘I just said to him an hour ago, “Thank God we really do like each other, or we’d be in hell,”‘ she said at the time.
Blending in: With their casual, beachy attire, Julia and her children looked like your average family
Summer attire: Julia wore a paisley cover-up while Henry and Hazel opted for T-shirts and shorts
Don’t go too far! Julia made sure to keep the children close during the Christmas outing
Furthermore, George said their families are also good friends, which ‘makes it easy’ for them to collaborate regularly.
‘Danny and I are great friends and love each other. What’s fun is it’s really like a family,’ he told People.
‘It makes it easy. It’s really fun to go, “Hey, let’s do this movie together.”‘
Added Julia: ‘What he’s saying is we’ve just stitched our lives closer together. All these people that come into our lives; my husband, my children, his wife Amal Clooney. We just keep stitching our lives closer together.’
Statuesque: The glamorous actress is in Australia filming her next project with George Clooney
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