Julia Roberts’ estranged sister, Nancy Motes, died of a drug overdose in February at the age of 37.
Motes’ ashed were buried in their hometown of Smyrna, Georgia, where Julia shocked mourners with her eulogy.
People in attendance at the memorial were a little surprised at the things Roberts had to say about her late sister, with whom she had a strained relationship for years.
Julia got up as she choked back tears, saying, “She felt [ripped off] and pissed!” about her sister’s suicide via overdose.
Roberts adds that “Nancy is gone and not coming back.”
The actress added that she “just wanted to wring her neck because she didn’t wait to see the joy that comes with the morning”.
Her statements may have been shocking, but we imagine are heartfelt and something she needed to get off her chest.
The memorial guests were even more surprised when Julia said she “actually admired Nancy for what she did!”
Roberts, 46, insisted that “her sister took control and ended her pain when she had no other tools to cope with it…She said that she admired that she had the strength to do what she did, to end her pain.”
The late Nancy Motes’ grieving fiance, John Dilbeck, didn’t think Julia should have been at the memorial in the first place. He also stated that he wasn’t invited to the Smyrna, Georgia memorial.
Dilbeck said, “It really hurts. I was very frustrated and hurt by it. I needed to voice being hurt, because Nancy’s voice is being silenced.”
Dilbeck adds that “Motes would not have even wanted Roberts at the ceremony”.
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