Julia Roberts is attempting to make friends with her estranged brother ERIC before her twins are born in January.

A family insider tells America's new LIFE + STYLE magazine that actor Eric visited his superstar sister at her ranch in New Mexico earlier this month (OCT04).

The pair have often publicly quarrelled in the past over childhood memories, but now the Pretty Woman is keen to have her brother by her side as she gets ready to become a first-time mum.

The source says, "With Julia ready to have her babies, she's tired of having a fractured family.

"The wounds haven't totally healed, but now maybe he can share in the joy of being an uncle to Julia's children."

28/10/2004 22:10