Julia Roberts Weighs In On College Cheating Scandal, Says It Seems Like The Parents ‘Don’t Have Enough Faith’ In Their Kids

Julia Roberts discussed the college cheating scandal on Monday’s “Lorraine”.

The 51-year-old mother of three has been busy promoting her new movie “Ben Is Back” and spoke about the storyline and a mother’s love of her son on the U.K. morning show.

Roberts explained, “To bring the college situation into the mix, that to me is so sad because I feel, from an outsider, that it says a little bit ‘I don’t have enough faith in you.’ In this story [‘Ben Is Back’], this mother is trying to say, ‘I have both of our faiths until you can find the faith in yourself again.’”

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The actress’s comments come after it was revealed the FBI and prosecutors in Boston had charged numerous people in a plot allegedly involving parents paying bribes of up to $6 million to get their kids into elite schools. Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were both caught up in the scandal.

Roberts discussed the balance between allowing her kids to enjoy the perks of fame and having them live a normal life.

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The “Notting Hill” favourite continued, “We live a very normal experience with our children. Obviously we have advantages that we didn’t have as children.

“From the kind of childhood that I had, I raised my kids now, I don’t want them to have to have some of the struggles I had… But at the same time, you do need to know how to make your bed and how to do your laundry and how to be able to make one meal, these are important life skills. They have to run their own race, they have to have their own experience.”

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