Julia Roberts Sent Chilly Texts Before Sister's Death

Messages supposedly sent to Nancy Motes have not been confirmed

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 13, 2014 10:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – No, apparently we have not yet exhausted the supply of sad stories about Julia Roberts' broken relationship with half-sister Nancy Motes, who committed suicide last month. Text messages supposedly between Roberts and Motes were revealed in a preview for an upcoming documentary about Motes, and though Roberts' lawyers got the video clip taken down, Radar got a peek. The site notes that the authenticity of the text messages has not yet been confirmed, but here they are:

  • Roberts: "If you plan on seeing Mom in the next 2 weeks you should go in the next hour. Thanks," texted Roberts in November 2013, while their mother was presumably in the hospital fighting breast cancer.
  • Motes: "We're heading to see her now. Thanks."
  • Roberts: "Please be gone by 3:30."
  • Roberts, a week later: "We will text you when Mom’s surgery is scheduled."
  • Motes: "Mom asked me to come to the hospital. I’m coming."
  • Roberts: "She is asleep. She has to get an x ray and isn’t even admitted to the hospital yet. She is only allowed 1 person with her."

Julia Roberts arrives at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
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