Long before Reese Witherspoon or Taylor Swift was considered "America's Sweetheart," it was Julia Roberts. Who can forget Steel Magnolias, Pretty Woman or Erin Brockovich? When you say "STAR" you think of Julia. Being her little sister must be, I dunno, either awesome or horrible, depending. To hear half-sister, Nancy Motes, tell it (she and Julia have the same mother), it was pretty horrible. Nancy was always a much bigger girl than Julia and apparently Julia let her know that in no uncertain terms. To the point where Nancy felt like she should get gastric bypass surgery.
Nancy claims that Julia teased her for years about her weight -- not just when Julia was a kid, but when she was a famous adult too! Nancy told The Sun:
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.
Since at one point Nancy weighed almost 300 pounds, perhaps Julia thought she was doing her a favor. But no one who is that overweight doesn't already know it. Besides, you can tell a person once, but you don't need to tell her over and over. Especially in a rude manner.
According to Nancy, it all came to a head when Julia made yet another remark about her weight and Nancy snapped "F--k you!"
Nancy also claims that Julia was unhelpful when she tried to launch her own acting career -- but again, perhaps Julia was just being realistic. Besides, there's only so much you can do for a friend or relative who wants the same career you have. Lots of people just expect you can wave a magic wand and give them an awesome job in your business. It does not happen that way. And it was certainly going to be much harder for an overweight woman -- one who may or may not have had any talent. Have to give Julia a pass on that one.
But if she was rude about her sister's weight, there's no excuse for that. Certainly Nancy already felt bad enough growing up in a family with such lookers, including Julia, and her brother Eric. (Emma Roberts is Eric's daughter.) Nancy said:
When you're in a family of very, very exceptionally beautiful people it's intimidating.
But after gastric bypass surgery, Nancy has lost 150 pounds and is getting married soon. She seems to have hope it will all work out with Julia and says the family still love each other "absolutely." Wonder if that will remain true after this interview!
Have you ever had a family member criticize your weight?
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