The two actors starred in 1994 romcom I Love Trouble and reportedly weren’t on the best of terms.
The film sees reporters Sabrina Peterson (Julia Roberts) and Peter Brackett (Nick Nolte) reluctantly join forces to uncover a genetically altered milk conspiracy.
During production, Roberts previously told The New York Times: “From the moment I met him we sort of gave each other a hard time, and naturally we get on each other’s nerves.”
Despite often being ‘completely charming and very nice’, she claimed ‘he’s also completely disgusting’.
Roberts added: “He’s going to hate me for saying this, but he seems go out of his way to repel people. He’s a kick.”
They may have fallen in love on-screen, but it seems that off-screen there certainly was no love lost between the two.
At the time, Nolte told the Los Angeles Times: “It’s not nice to call someone ‘disgusting’. But she’s not a nice person. Everyone knows that.”
UNILAD have contacted Julia Roberts’ representation for comment.
30 years after the incident, Nolte was asked about Roberts while promoting his new film, Rittenhouse Square.
Insider asked if the pair have ‘buried the hatchet’, to which the 81-year-old said: “No, I haven’t. Though it’s buried. I mean, it was absurd what we went through. It was partly my fault and a little bit of hers.
“Julia got married at the beginning of that film and it was one of those things where I just approached it all wrong.”
This follows Matthew Perry’s recent admission, that he once dumped Julia Roberts over fears she would leave him.
Friends fans will remember the episode where the pair hit it off in The One After the Superbowl: Part 2.
It turns out that they actually had an off-screen relationship too, as Perry revealed in a recent interview: “I sent her three dozen red roses and the card read, ‘The only thing more exciting than the prospect of you doing the show is that I finally have an excuse to send you flowers.’”
“Not only did Julia agree to do the show, but she also sent me a gift – bagels, lots and lots of bagels,” he told The Times.
He also wrote in his autobiography, Friends, Lovers And The Big Terrible Thing: “Dating Julia Roberts had been too much for me. I had been constantly certain that she was going to break up with me.
“Why would she not? I was not enough; I could never be enough; I was broken, bent, unlovable.
“So instead of facing the inevitable agony of losing her, I broke up with the beautiful and brilliant Julia Roberts.”