Julia Roberts' half-sister Nancy Motes, who weighed 300 pounds before undergoing gastric bypass surgery in 2010, says that her relationship with Julia has been testy since Motes was in her teens and Roberts broke into stardom after Pretty Woman. Apparently Roberts would not let Motes forget that she was a Fat Woman.
“When I was in high school and she was an adult, she would just let me know that I was definitely overweight. She would make it quite clear to me and in a not-so-nice a manner. It just makes me feel incredibly hurt and very sad."
Later, when Motes moved to L.A. to pursue acting, Roberts tried to discourage her, "mostly because I was overweight. My weight has fluctuated my entire life. So I just got a lot of criticism from Julia, which was very discouraging for me." Although Roberts got Motes a job as a P.A. on Glee, they continued to have their problems:
Their relationship grew even more testy in April 2010 when, Motes said, Roberts made a snide comment about her weight.
“Fuck you,” Motes shot back, she said.
"I think we’re both trying to change our opinions of each other,” Motes said. “It’s a work in progress. It’s not going to be fixed overnight, nor do I think it’s going to be fixed at this point by me just getting skinny."
Sisterfights are complicated. Related: I once heard from someone who knows someone who knows (LOL) that Meryl Streep does not like Julia Roberts, so that is a pretty good indication of things. [NYDN]
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