Is Britt Robertson Related to Julia Roberts? The Truth Behind the Rumor

Britt Robertson is a talented and versatile actress who has starred in many movies and TV shows, such as The First Time, Tomorrowland, The Space Between Us, A Dog’s Purpose, I Still Believe, Life Unexpected, The Secret Circle, Under the Dome, Girlboss, For the People, and Big Sky. She has also worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, such as George Clooney, Asa Butterfield, Dennis Quaid, KJ Apa, and Julia Roberts.

But is she related to Julia Roberts, the Oscar-winning star of Pretty Woman, Erin Brockovich, Notting Hill, Ocean’s Eleven, and many more? The answer is no. They are not at all related. They came together to take up roles in the movie Mother’s Day but they are born to different parents who have no background whatsoever. 

How Did the Rumor Start?

The rumor that Britt Robertson and Julia Roberts are related probably started because of their similar last names and their appearance in the same movie. In Mother’s Day, a 2016 romantic comedy directed by Garry Marshall, Britt Robertson played Kristin, a young mother who is hesitant to marry her boyfriend because she doesn’t know her biological mother. Julia Roberts played Miranda, a famous TV host who is secretly Kristin’s mother. The movie also featured Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Jason Sudeikis, Timothy Olyphant, and Margo Martindale.

The movie was not well-received by critics or audiences, but it did showcase the chemistry between Britt Robertson and Julia Roberts as mother and daughter. Some people might have assumed that they were related in real life because of their similar last names and their convincing performances. However, this is not the case.

Who Are Britt Robertson’s Real Parents?

Britt Robertson was born on April 18, 1990 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her full name is Brittany Leanna Robertson. Her parents are Beverly (née Hayes) and Ryan Robertson, a restaurant owner. ¹ She is the oldest of seven children; her mother and stepfather have three children (two girls, one boy), and her father and stepmother also have three children (one girl, two boys). 

Britt Robertson moved to Los Angeles when she was 14 years old to pursue her acting career. Her grandmother Shuler Robertson came with her and took care of her until she was 16 years old. They are still very close and enjoy knitting together.  Britt Robertson visits her family in South Carolina as often as she can.

Who Are Julia Roberts’ Real Parents?

Julia Roberts was born on October 28, 1967 in Smyrna, Georgia. Her full name is Julia Fiona Roberts. Her parents are Betty Lou (née Bredemus) and Walter Grady Roberts, both actors and playwrights who co-founded the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop. She has an older brother Eric Roberts and an older sister Lisa Roberts Gillan who are also actors. She also had a younger half-sister Nancy Motes who died of a drug overdose in 2014.

Julia Roberts moved to New York City after graduating from high school to pursue her acting career. She became a star after appearing in Mystic Pizza (1988) and Steel Magnolias (1989), for which she received her first Oscar nomination. She won the Oscar for Best Actress for Erin Brockovich (2000). She is one of the most successful and highest-paid actresses in Hollywood history.


Britt Robertson and Julia Roberts are not related by blood or by marriage. They are both talented actresses who have worked together in one movie but have different backgrounds and families. They share a common last name but that is just a coincidence.

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