Yes they're related.
Julia Roberts is starting to look out for her highly successful niece, Emma Roberts. Though Julia is known for her leading roles in Pretty Woman and Runway Bride, she now is putting her elderly knowledge towards Emma who is currently a fan favorite on American Horror Story. Emma is 24-years-old and daughter or Julia's brother, Eric. Julia is very close and fond of her niece since they obviously share the same passion.
"She's so lovely," Julia, 47, said to Allure. "We spend a lot of time together. Emma is a remarkable girl."
With Julia's life recently going swimmingly, it's no surprise that she has let her focus sway over to Emma. Emma is on a rocky path right now amid her arrest for domestic abuse against her current boyfriend, Evan Peters. She's been known as one of the biggest sweethearts in Hollywood so it's actually quit a surprise that something more is going on behind closed doors. At least Julia is stepping in.
"Sometimes I sort of secretly worry about her," Julia admitted, "and then I see her and go, What am I worried about? She's a solid human being."
And again, Julia still sticks by her guns to stay positive, "I am a genuinely and deeply happy person, which, as life goes on, you realize what great fortune that is to feel like you just have the natural chemistry of joy." It's actually very wise words to live by if Emma isn't doing so hot right now.