Julia Roberts Tells Mother To Change Her Last Name She Shares With Late Child Nancy

By now we all know that Julia Roberts had some serious drama with her late sister Nancy Motes. Nancy, who was a former production assistant for Glee, died in February 2014 of a drug overdose. Her death was said to be intentional after battling with depression. Now it’s being reported that Julia Roberts is begging her mother to change her last name, which she shares with her late daughter.

According to The National Enquirer a few months before Nancy Motes’ drug-induced suicide, half sister Julia Roberts was trying to convince their mother Betty Lou to drop the last name to distance herself from the troubled Nancy and her abusive ex-husband Michael Motes.

Now, since this story comes from The National Enquirer we would usually say to take this one with a grain of salt, but here’s the thing: when Nancy overdosed, she left a suicide note blaming her depression on her half sister Julia, and how she had abandoned her in her time of need. It’s not that hard to see the actress wanting her mother to change her last name considering their troubled past.

Nancy Motes

A family insider told The National Enquirer:

“Julia wanted it so her mom could distance herself from not only her abusive ex-hubby Michael Motes, but also the memory of Nancy herself.”

The request to drop the name was granted in April, so now it’s up to Betty Lou to follow through.

This isn’t the only indication that there’s still a wedge in the Roberts/Motes family. Although Julia has always been quiet about her family’s turmoil with Nancy, since her passing, reports have come to light revealing just how much angst the family has been in.

We reported that prior to her death, Nancy tweeted about the trouble going on in her family back in January:

“Feeling blessed, even though I’m sick as a dog! I’m very grateful that I have my loves family, since my own family has abandoned me.”

The next tweet attacked her famous half-sister:

“Hey Hag! Glad you f****ed with me yet? You’re going to LOVE what’s coming! FYI-You’re an awful, hate filled old pathetic excuse for a human. I must be grateful & not hateful. I must forgive. But D**n that is a REALLY hard thing to do sometimes, right?!?!”

An insider told The National Enquirer:

“If Nancy had known that Julia was insisting her mom change her name, it would have broken her heart.”

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