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Julia Roberts: 'Kissing keeps marriage alive'

Julia Roberts believes kissing is the secret to making a marriage work.

The 48-year-old actress was being quizzed on how she keeps husband of 13 years, Danny Moder, happy during an interview with US TV host Mario Lopez. He asked her to give some advice to other “entertainment couples” and Julia thought long and hard before sharing her top tip.

“I don't know,” she smiled. “Probably kissing, right?”

Julia was eager to point out that this advice wasn’t exclusively for A-listers, adding she doesn’t see her relationship with Danny as that of an “entertainment couple” either, because they go to great lengths to live a normal life.

Julia, who was previously married to country singer Lyle Lovett, wed cameraman Danny in July 2002. They have three children together, twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, born in 2004, and son Henry, who was born in 2007.

Julia has been busy promoting her new movie Secret in Their Eyes, about a group of investigators who are thrown into turmoil when they have to work on the case of the death of one of their daughters. The actress does her best to keep her private and professional life distinct, and the plotline for her latest film was certainly something she never wants to consider happening to her in reality.

“It's not worth it to try to create unimaginable thoughts in your mind,” she said. “I just had to keep it really separate.”

Danny also worked on the movie, and Julia loved spending time with him on the set.

“It definitely helped me that he was there,” she revealed. “It was nice at times that we got to go to work together and then come home together. All that work time, when you come home and go, ‘Oh, honey, how was your day?' We did all that in the day and in the car. And by the time we got home we were able to just put it away, which was really delightful."

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