Julia Roberts breaks silence on 'heartbreak' she feels about half-sister Nancy Motes' death

By Gina DiFalco,

Julia Roberts has broken her silence on the death of her half-sister, Nancy Motes. Motes died last month due to an overdose.

In a candid interview with WSJ Magazine’s May issue, Roberts says it’s “inexplicable” the pain she and her family feels.

"It's just heartbreak. It’s only been 20 days. There aren't words to explain what any of us have been through in these last 20 days,” she explained, teary-eyed. “It's hour by hour some days, but you just keep looking ahead. You don't want anything bad to happen to anyone, but there are so many tragic, painful, inexplicable things in the world.”

Roberts and her husband Danny Moder have three children; twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 9, and 6-year-old Henry. They live a life “like any other family down the street” in Malibu, and that’s what she treasures.

But the Oscar winner admitted of Motes’ death, “It's so hard to formulate a sentence about it outside the weepy huddle of my family."

At the time of Motes’ death, reports surfaced that she had left a suicide note, blaming Roberts for driving her to taking her own life.

Back in January she posted some cryptic tweets about Roberts, writing "So my 'sister' said that with all her friends & fans she doesn't need any more love. Just so you all know 'America's Sweetheart' is a B----!!'" Two days later, she wrote “Do you want to be a fan of someone so cruel? She's not even that good of an actress. Happy you totally F---ed with me? (M)y own family has abandoned me.”



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