Julia Roberts reveals that Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King paid the hospital bill for her birth
A previously little known fact about Julia Roberts is now better known thanks to social media.
It all started recently when a Twitter user shared a compilation video of Roberts, The writing of “Martin Luther King Jr. paying for her birth is still a little-known fact that sends me.”
A few days later, in honor of Robert’s 55th birthday on October 28th, Counselor Zara Rahim tweeted a clip of Roberts sharing the story of her birth with journalist Gayle King (no relation to Dr. King).
Roberts explained that Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, took care of the hospital bills because their parents couldn’t pay the bill.
“My parents went to a theater school in Atlanta called the Actors and Writers’ Workshop,” Roberts said. “And one day Coretta Scott King called my mom and asked if her kids could be part of the school because they were having trouble finding a place that would take their kids.”
Roberts’ mother said sure, and that’s how the civil rights activists’ friendship with Walter and Betty Lou Roberts began.
This led to royalty paying for the birth of the woman who would go on to become an international star.
“They bailed us out,” Julia Roberts said.
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