Julia Roberts Says “Hello” to Instagram with Her First Social Media Post

posted: 07/05/18
by: Amanda Mushro


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While many celebs use social media to connect with their fans and promote their work, one of the biggest A-list celebrities has always shied away from social media--until now. Julia Roberts, who does not have a Facebook or Twitter, has officially joined Instagram with a lovely picture of herself and a simple hello.

Her bio reads "Human" and in her first picture she is sporting a navy sweater that reads 'love' while flashing her trademark smile. Her caption--"hello" with a sun emoji. Simple and sweet.

With just a few posts to her new account, Roberts has already amassed over 743 thousand followers but is only following 12 other users like the Natural Resources Defense Council, actress Penelope Cruz, and of course, her husband of 16 years, Danny Moder.

The Oscar winner has said in the past she stays away from social media because she doesn't want it to consume her life. Instead she wants to stay present for her kids--- Hazel, 13, Phinnaeus, 13, and Henry, 11, and set a good example of balance.

"It's about allowing time to just exist," she says. "Conversations require a complete disregard for the clock -- so that you can just listen and really be present. It becomes a paradox of efficiency and presence. That's why I love the summer. I just don't care what time it is."

We aren't sure why now seemed like the perfect time to make the leap to join social media for the mom-of-three, but we are happy to have her on Instagram. Plus we can't wait to follow her daily adventures.

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