They were precious to me, and we had times of great closeness. The Roberts family's drama isn't limited to the big screen. Thank you for subscribing to our Push Notifications, Instantly get the most heartwarming & meaningful stories. "I was first to get Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations, so I'm proud of that. In a recent interview, actor Eric Roberts spoke candidly about his complicated relationship with his world-famous sister, Julia Roberts. “If it wasn’t for me, there would be no Julia Roberts and no Emma Roberts as celebrities, as actresses, and I’m very proud of that. “Everybody’s healthy, happy and wise. Photos: Flickr / Eva Rinaldi; Flickr / Nicolas Genin. Julia Roberts seemingly learned that the hard way after a public falling out with her older brother, actor Eric Roberts. When Julia first came to New York, I went into William Morris, and I said, ‘Which one of you is going to sign my sister Julia? “Complainy, blamey, unable to enjoy enjoyment. Entertainment Television, LLC A Division of NBCUniversal. Loved them, adored them. “We couldn’t stop going, ‘Ooo, wow, look at his hands, look at his feet, he’s got red hair! "Everyone in my world needed a break sometimes, and that must have included Julia. But the prolific actor (who is credited with 487 film and TV appearances to date and 74 movies in 2017 alone) reconciled with his sister in 2004, when she gave birth to her twins with husband Danny Moder. Julia is one of the 61-year-old actor’s three sisters (including one maternal half-sister). Eric and his wife of 25 years, Eliza, went to the hospital just to drop off gifts and leave. We all felt very protective of each other, but the hardest person to protect yourself from is yourself." Eric, who is much older than his more famous sister, also takes full credit for her success in Hollywood and for the success of his daughter, American Horror Story actress Emma Roberts. All rights reserved. "And so suddenly it's like 250 movies, and I realize, I went from being a joke that'll do anything to being, 'Is there anything he can't do? The siblings have differed since Julia sided with Eric’s ex-girlfriend Kelly Cunningham during a 1993 custody battle over the couple’s daughter Emma. REVELIST - As Eric tells it, his longtime drug use took a toll on his younger sister. MAMÁSLATINAS - CAFEMOM - Looking back on it now, Eric tells the magazine, "I wouldn't characterize it as a falling-out. Nothing says a family vacation like an RV, Princess Diana died when Harry was just 12 years old, It's looked — and felt — like a whole different world as we've been social distancing and attempting to keep each other safe, See All the Celebs Taking RV Trips This Summer, The Sweetest Photos of Princes Harry with Diana, From Empty Streets to Virtual Weddings: What Life Has Looked Like During the Coronavirus Pandemic. Eric was nominated for Best … Please help us improve LittleThings by taking our short survey. But, after Eric began having issues with drug and alcohol abuse—and split with actress Kelly Cunningham—Julia finally had enough. They are only the third brother-and-sister act to be both nominated for Oscars for acting.