Date: 1st June 2004

Is Julia Roberts pregnant?

Julia Roberts may be expecting her first child after pictures of her apparently sporting a bump were taken in Italy.

The Sun says the pictures show the Hollywood star is pregnant as she walks along a beach with husband Danny Moder.

The paper says the couple walked hand in hand as she took a break from filming Ocean's Twelve. Her film character, Tess Ocean, was originally meant to be eight months pregnant, but Roberts had it changed to three months to avoid wearing padding.

A friend said: "She is happier than she has been for years. The pressure of trying over and over again has got to her in the last few months but it looks like her agony is over."

Roberts met Moder on the set of The Mexican in 2000. He'd been married for five years and she was with actor Benjamin Bratt for three years.

After declaring her "instant crush" on the man she calls her "hunk of burning love," Julia dumped Bratt. Moder left his wife to be with her and they married two years later.

Roberts' first marriage, to country singer Lyle Lovett in 1993, ended after less than two years.

Source: Press Release