Eric Roberts admits he 'can't talk about' daughter Emma and sister Julia but sometimes he does it anyway

Eric Roberts admits he 'can't talk about' daughter Emma and sister Julia but sometimes he does it anyway
Eric Roberts said he is supposed to stay close-lipped about his daughter Emma Roberts and sister Julia Roberts (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Eric Roberts, a veteran actor and older brother of Julia Roberts, and father of Emma Roberts, is known for typically keeping quiet about his famous family.

Occasionally, however, he breaks his silence, as in a recent podcast episode in which he spoke subtly about his daughter and sister. While talking about his daughter, he gave insights into her career beginnings and how she has evolved over the years.

Eric Roberts dodges question about sister Julia Roberts

Eric Roberts attends the 7th Annual HAPA Awards at Alex Theatre on October 07, 2023 in Glendale, California. (Photo by Olivia Wong/Getty Images)
Eric Roberts said he is not allowed to talk about his famous sister Julia Roberts (Olivia Wong/Getty Images)

During an interview on the July 8 episode of the 'Still Here Hollywood' podcast, Eric the 68-year-old ‘Dark Knight' actor, responded to host Steve Kmetko's inquiry about his sister Julia Roberts by saying, "You'll have to ask her." 

He expressed his fondness for his famous 56-year-old sibling stating, "But I can’t talk about her. She don’t want to talk about it," reports People. Despite similar requests from his daughter, Emma, Eric admitted that she told me not to talk about her, but I stumbled and do. I’m not supposed to talk about either of them. But I do."

Despite these limitations, Eric couldn't resist praising his daughter, the 33-year-old 'American Horror Story' star he shares with his ex-wife Kelly Cunningham.

Emma Roberts apologized to Angelica Ross over the supposed transphobic comment (@emmaroberts/Instagram)
Emma Roberts' dad said he was 'so proud' of her that he 'can't see straight' (@emmaroberts/Instagram)


“I'm in love with my daughter's work these days," he said while discussing admired works in the industry, adding, “I can't believe how great she's become." "I'm so proud of her I can't see straight. Since her performance in 'Maybe I Do' until right now, she overwhelms me with pride and just, ‘Oh my God, here she goes again.’ And I’m just so happy to be her dad, because she’s kicking a**. And I’m so proud,"

When asked about his influence on Emma's career, Eric modestly claimed, “absolutely nothing. Except give her that name."

Internet baffled why Eric Roberts can't talk about his sister Julia Roberts


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 15: Julia Roberts attends 2nd Annual Academy Museum Gala at Academ
Eric Roberts expressed his fondness for his famous sibling Julie Roberts (Getty Images)

After Eric revealed that he was forbidden to talk about his sister and daughter, but inadvertently did so, many fans swiftly expressed their opinions.

One user wrote, "His addiction is what caused him to be silent about his relationship struggles with his sister Julia and daughter Emma. He made it extremely difficult to be around him. He said that he's proud of his daughter's work and that he doesn't take any credit for it. Although he and Julia were estranged, they did reconnect after the birth of her twins." Another one said, "That's sad." 

One fan added, "Reason why they stopped talking was because Julia helped his ex win custody of Emma. Eric was in active addiction at that time."

One user shared, "Pretty sure they don't get along. That's why "cant" talk about them."

Another one questioned, "Why can't he!" The last questioned, "Wow! Can't that family come together? Eric help his sister Julia gain a career, and that ungrateful daughter, name recognition no matter what she says." 

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