Julia Roberts has at times been America’s reigning sweetheart, but little sister Nancy Motes had a harsh accusation about her famous sibling.
In interviews and movies, Julia Roberts always seems to be just really nice. But the actress wasn’t always kind, Motes says, and even was a bit of a mean girl… even after high school.
Nancy says sis Julia bullied her more than once about her weight — which fluctuated, and once neared 300 pounds.
Roberts‘ little sister says that the criticism from Julia was so bad she underwent weight loss surgery to feel better about herself. Motes said:
“When I was in high school and she was an adult, she would just let me know that I was definitely overweight. She would make it quite clear to me and in a not so nice manner.”
Let us all pause to relive teenage body and looks shame. Okay, continue.
Saying that “when you’re in a family of very, very beautiful people it’s intimidating,” Motes added of her famous older sister’s effects on her overall:
“I think growing up as Pretty Woman‘s little sister has definitely made me try to see the person inside and not the person outside. A lot of my life I felt judged for my weight.”
It also seemed Nancy was keen on following in Julia’s footsteps. But the elder Roberts? Not so much:
“Julia did not want to see me go down that path. So I just got a lot of criticism from Julia, which was very discouraging for me.”
Julia Roberts hasn’t confirmed, nor has she denied the allegations.