The warning signs have been there for years: countless public squabbles, questions about fidelity and serious tension with the in-laws. And now, after almost 12 years of marriage, friends fear that Julia Roberts and Danny Moder are finally ready to call it quits.
Trust has been an issue with the couple since they first got together — in large part because Danny was married to another woman when he and the actress first got together. “Julia’s whole M.O. is to keep Danny by her side, because she’s petrified he’ll cheat,” a source tells Star. “So she treats him like a child, checking his phone, looking for emails and texts from other women and monitoring who he socializes with and when.”
The drama at home couldn’t come at a worse time for the August: Osage County star. Her half sister, Nancy Motes, committed suicide in February, and reportedly left a suicide note bashing her famous sister — and Danny didn’t agree with the way Julia treated Nancy, either. “Nancy’s death really made Danny realize how heartless Julia can be,” an insider explains.
Still, image maintenance for Julia means that the couple may not be able to split right away, and for the sake of their three children, Danny has been sticking around.
For more on Julia and Danny’s crumbling marriage, pick up the latest copy of Star, on newsstands now!