Filming an emotional scene for her new movie The Secret In Their Eyes on Feb. 17, Julia Roberts was spotted with tears streaming down her face, being comforted by costar Chiwetel Ejiofor, while her husband, Danny Moder, was just a few feet away. But the actress’ obvious heartbreak wasn’t just good acting — friends say she’s been crying nonstop lately because her marriage is falling apart!
“They’ve been desperately trying to make it work, but Danny’s reached a breaking point, and he’s done,” a source reveals.
It was just weeks ago, on Feb. 19, that Julia’s mother lost her battle with lung cancer, and while friends rallied around the distraught star, Danny looked carefree while surfing in Malibu, and members of the couple’s inner circle tell Star that the recent drama in Julia’s life has been too much for the 46-year-old. “Julia is a very emotional person — screaming one minute and apologizing the next — and Danny can’t take it anymore,” the insider explains. “He wants out.”
But given Julia’s $225 million fortune, she stands to lose a lot if her hubby does leave. Her biggest concern, though, is their kids. “Danny’s a great dad and Julia knows it,” the source says. “When they talk about the state of their marriage, he brings up that point.”
For the full scoop on Julia and Danny’s marriage troubles, pick up the latest issue of Star, on newsstands now!