Eric Roberts Remains Silent on Family Matters Involving Julia and Emma Roberts

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Veteran actor Eric Roberts, who is related to Julia Roberts as her older brother and is the father to Emma Roberts, recently chose not to discuss details about his famous family members. During a “Still Here Hollywood” podcast episode aired on April 1, host Steve Kmetko inquired about his sister, to which Roberts responded, “You’ll have to ask her.”

Roberts, aged 68, expressed his fondness for his sister but insisted on respecting her privacy. “I love my sister, but I can’t talk about her.

She doesn’t want to talk about it,” he said. He also mentioned his daughter’s preference to keep her matters private, although he occasionally slips up.

“My daughter told me not to talk about her, but I stumble and do. I’m not supposed to talk about either of them, but I do.”

The podcast interview gained traction on social media, particularly after a clip where Roberts praised Emma’s acting prowess was shared on Instagram. He exclaimed, “I’m in love with my daughter’s work these days…I’m so proud of her I can’t see straight.”

In terms of admiration within the industry, Roberts highlighted his daughter’s recent achievements, mentioning her performance in the 2023 movie “Maybe I Do,” which features stars like Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, and William H. Macy.

He noted, “Since her performance in ‘Maybe I Do’ until right now, she overwhelms me with pride… She’s kicking ass, and I’m so proud.”

Despite his evident pride in Emma’s burgeoning career, Eric Roberts dismissed any notion that he influenced her success. He humorously credited himself only with contributing her last name. Emma Roberts has built a notable career herself, with roles in “Scream Queens,” “American Horror Story,” and the upcoming Amazon movie “Space Cadet,” where she plays a bartender mistakenly accepted into an astronaut training program.

Recently, Emma Roberts addressed the so-called “nepo baby” debate in Flaunt magazine, asserting that her career has not been made easier by her family ties. She claims to have lost more roles than she’s gained due to her lineage, saying, “I’ve never gotten a job because of it; I know I definitely have lost a couple of jobs because of it.”


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