Julia Roberts Says Her Twins, 19, 'Still Allow Me to Be the Same Mom to Them' After Becoming Adults

The actress shares her twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, as well as son Henry, with husband Danny Moder

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 Julia Roberts

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Julia Roberts' older kids are still letting her parent them — even though they're adults.

While appearing on Monday's episode of Today, host Hoda Kotb, 59, talked with Julia Roberts, 56, and Mahershala Ali, 49, about their new movie Leave the World Behind. As they discussed their families, Roberts was asked about how she deals with her kids' technology in the house.

"So for us, we just had sort of simple rules where we had a charging station where everyone's phones go when you get home. There's no phones at the table, certainly," Roberts told Kotb and Ali.

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<p>Presley Ann/Getty</p> Julia Roberts at 2023 Critics' Choice Awards

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Julia Roberts at 2023 Critics' Choice Awards

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Saying that Roberts' 19-year-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus are in college and son Henry, 16, will soon join them, Kotb asked how the actress parents her adult children.

"I parent them the same way out of the house that I parented them in the house, which is 'Are you getting enough sleep? You sound like you're sick, are you drinking enough tea? Text me when you get home. I can see that you're home safe and sound,' " the doting mother said.

"And I have immense amount of appreciation for both of my older kids because they still allow me to be the same mom to them and it's not eye-rolling. There's a huge amount of understanding."

"Is it a different discomfort, you leaving and traveling for work and all that? Compared to them leaving and going to college?" Ali asked.

"Yeah. And it's funny too, right now me being away," Roberts said. "And so Henry and Danny are home, and then I'm in another time zone, and then Phinn is somewhere and Hazel is somewhere and we were all on a FaceTime the other day — together, all of us."

"And it was so fun, I might of had a towel on my wet head. We were all so happy to be together that way that we still are so deeply in love."

Roberts shares her three kids with husband Danny Moder.

In November, the star reflected on her two older kids growing up as she celebrated their 19th birthday with a rare throwback photo.

Roberts shared a black-and-white photo of Hazel and Phinnaeus sitting in her lap as infants, writing "✨✨19✨✨ There are no words for the joy, the fun, the wild rumpus of life together 💕" in the caption.

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