Genetic Jackpot? Julia Roberts Shared A Beautiful Never Seen Before Photo Of Her 'Mama'. Do They Look Alike?

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May 13, 2019 15:53 By Fabiosa

Hollywood icon Julia Roberts recently shared a never seen before photo of her mother, and we are wondering if the actress didn’t just hit the genetic jackpot.

Julia’s mom

The award-winning actress considers her mother, Betty Lou Bredemus, one of the greatest sources of inspiration and wisdom throughout her life.

In 1991, Julia thanked her mom when she won an award at the Golden Globe. In her acceptance speech, the actress said:

I have to thank my family, I forgot because I was totally frazzled. My mom would be so upset with me because I forgot to call and tell her to watch the whole thing. But my family has been incredibly supportive and patient with me.

Good genes

When Mother's Day is being celebrated, our minds are on our moms more than usual. We reminisce on the good times, encouragement, and lessons shared.

The Oscar-winning actress is grateful for her late mother. She shared a never seen before photo of her mother, Betty, on Instagram. The matriarch of the Roberts family was an American actress and acting coach.

Julia captioned the black and white photo 'mama'. A fan, @wanderlustvintagetrailers even commented on the picture saying "Good genes, naturally."

In 2015, Julia lost her mother after a battle with lung cancer at the age of 80. She divorced Julia’s father, Walter, in 1971, and her second husband, Michael Motes, in 1983. 

Losing Betty

Opening up to People about the loss of her mother, the actress realized the full extent of her mother's hard work when she became a parent.

Julia started her family in 2002, when she married Danny Moder, and together, they have three children: twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, and Henry.

The actress admitted that she still thinks of her mother all the time and that her kids talk about her a lot. She said:

It's funny because her name was Betty and I feel like lately, she just crosses my mind, and I'll turn and I see something that says 'Betty,' just unexpectedly.

When Julia was struggling with going from zero to three kids in less than three years, she turned to her mom for strength.

Whether as a child or an adult, our mothers will always remain that one person that gives inspiration and strength.