Julia Roberts flew more than 1,100 miles to cry on the shoulder of a close male friend over her troubled marriage. The Pretty Woman star made the overnight trip on a private jet — and husband Danny Moder was nowhere in sight!

The secret flight from Julia’s ranch in Taos, New Mexico, to Seattle, Wash., came as The National Enquirer revealed her three-year marriage was on the rocks.

Julia, 38, who travelled with just one of her twins, was collected from her plane at lunchtime on October 17 by longtime friend Joel Clement, who was celebrating his 40th birthday that day.

Her cameraman husband Danny, 36, was said to be away working on location on a movie. Sources say their other twin was unwell at home with the nanny.

“Julia felt so alone and she needed a shoulder to cry on. Who better than one of her best male friends?” said a family insider.

After greeting Julia, environmental activist Clement carried her baby to his car, an ageing green BMW, and they drove to his small, very modest detached house in a tough, blue collar suburb.

It is understood they spent the day together. But there was no sign of the actress when Clement arrived at The County Line Lounge and Restaurant at 9 pm to celebrate with a group of friends.

For more on Julia’s trip, pick up this week’s issue of The Nation Enquirer. It’s on newsstands now!