Fears for the marriage were raised when Moder failed to join Roberts in Georgia in February of last year to attend the memorial service for her mother Betty Lou Bredemus, 80, who died of lung cancer.
And when removal lorries appeared at Roberts’ sprawling home in October, this only added to the speculation that there was trouble in their cliff-top paradise.
They had met on the set of the Arthurian film Excalibur and went on to live together.
Dame Helen, who is now married to producer Taylor Hackford, later said, simply: ‘We loved each other.
Insiders claim that Roberts, 48, is controlling, and that Moder, 47, has wearied of being told how to live his life.
Oscar-winner Roberts, whose films include Erin Brockovich and The Pelican Brief, can earn up to £14million a movie and reportedly wants to be the sole breadwinner allowing Moder, who can earn around £120,000 per film, to give up his career to look after her and the children.“They are having a crisis because she wants him as a full-time dad,” claims a source.
“Moder now resides across the street,” claims one US magazine, while alleging that Roberts “barely spends any time with her husband any more.
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