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Julia Roberts Gets Parenting Advice From Meryl Streep's Daughter

Tue, February 28, 2012 4:17pm EDT by HL Intern 2 Comments
Julia Roberts parenting

The mother of three went straight to the best source for advice on being a mommy in Hollywood!

Raising a family in Tinseltown is hard work — just ask any celebrity. But when you’re an A-lister like Julia Roberts, who do you turn to for parenting advice? The daughter of acting legend Meryl Streep, of course! In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Pretty Woman Julia reveals that Meryl’s middle daughter, Grace Gummer, reassured her that growing up a child of Hollywood is no big deal!

It all started when Mirror Mirror star Julia met the Meryl look-alike on the set of Larry Crowne. Grace, who grew up on film sets, was reminded of her own upbringing seeing her co-star’s children visiting their famous mama at work. Realizing what a valuable resource Grace was, Julia didn’t hesitate to ask the 25-year-old what it was like having the one-and-only Meryl Streep for a mom.

“Grace comes up and goes, ‘Gosh, it’s so sweet seeing all your kids on the set,” the 44-year-old recalls. “She said, ‘It reminds me of when I was little, and I would go see my mom at work.’ I asked, ‘Were you happy?’ Suddenly, I thought, here is a source of information. I said, ‘How old were you when you realized your mom was Meryl Streep?’ She said, ‘I think I was probably nine when I put that all together.’ I said, ‘Were you cool with it?’ She said, ‘Yeah, it was fine. There was no trauma.’ So that was hopeful.”

Julia’s three adorable tots with hubby Danny Moder — twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 7, and Henry, 4 — have yet to understand what it means to have a celebrity for a mom, but no doubt she’ll do whatever it takes to give her kids the most normal upbringing possible!

Isn’t it nice to see a movie star like Julia putting her family first, HollywoodLifers?

— Josh Rosenblatt

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