There was a lot of buzz among fans when they announced that Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland were getting married.
They were a hot item, and everyone was waiting for them to tie the knot. The event, however, never took place. They weren’t together on their wedding day because they’d already split up.
Any couple that has to cancel their wedding due to this can feel traumatized. And knowing that the entire ordeal is being documented and analyzed by the media doesn’t help matters at all.
Roberts supposedly skipped out on her wedding and fled to Ireland. Find out why she skipped out on her wedding and why you should read on!
The Romantic Timeline of Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland
In 1990, Julia Roberts and Sutherland started dating. When they first met on the set of ‘Flatliners,’ fireworks went out between them. There wasn’t much time between the beginning of their relationship and the August engagement. They finally settled on June 14th, 1991 as the date of their wedding.
The event they had planned was going to be spectacular. A sound stage would have been used if the ceremony had gone forward. The Twentieth Century Fox studio provided the sound stage.
The set was designed to evoke a bucolic garden. It was originally planned for 150 people to witness the actors’ wedding. Roberts and Sutherland were never able to exchange their wedding vows since they never made it to the altar.
It has been reported that Sutherland has left the Hollywood, California, home he lived with Roberts. Their fans were probably perplexed by their decision to end their engagement so close to the wedding. There were perhaps a few others who were dissatisfied and puzzled by the split.
Why Did Roberts Run Away Before Her Wedding?
Unfortunately, Roberts called off the wedding three days before it was scheduled to take place. Her flight to Ireland on the wedding day coincided with Sutherland’s relocation. During her escape to Ireland, she brought a companion.
Roberts was seen out to lunch with a man named Jason Patric by multiple witnesses. Patric and Sutherland had been friends for a long time before they co-starred in ‘Lost Boys.
You can probably imagine what happened next; Sutherland was quite unhappy as a result of all of these developments.
Kiefer Sutherland allegedly referred to his ex-costar as a “snake” who posed as his friend. Roberts may have had good reason for ending things with Sutherland just before they were to tie the knot. He was said to have cheated on her with an exotic dancer named Amanda Rice, or so the rumors went.
Sutherland has refuted claims that he had an extramarital affair. Patric and Roberts had a little fling after the split. However, the couple’s love did not continue and they broke up a year after the unsuccessful wedding.