In a recent interview, actress Julia Roberts shared a surprising connection that goes beyond her famous roles in films like "Pretty Woman" and "Ocean's Eleven." It turns out that behind her signature red hair and radiant smile lies a lesser-known story of Martin Luther King Jr.
During the conversation with interviewer Gayle King, Roberts revealed that her birth was financially supported by none other than Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King. When Roberts' parents faced overwhelming medical bills, the Kings stepped in to help, forming a bond that would shape the actress's life.
It all started when Coretta Scott King asked if her children could attend the acting school owned by Roberts' parents. The two couples became close friends, and when Roberts' parents were unable to pay for her birth due to struggling with medical bills, the Kings stepped in to help.
The revelation has sparked a buzz on the internet, leaving many in disbelief. Social media platforms are abuzz with reactions, with some struggling to process the fact that their birth was paid for by Martin Luther King Jr. One Twitter user, Jay Willis, expressed his astonishment, exclaiming, "This is one of those history facts that my brain can't process."
Others were reminded of how recent this event was, highlighting the youthfulness of Martin Luther King Jr. at the time of his assassination and the proximity of this momentous history to our present. It serves as a reminder that America's struggle with racism is not a distant memory but a living experience for many.
The incident serves as a reminder that Martin Luther King Jr. touched the lives of individuals on a personal level, leaving an incredible mark of kindness and solidarity. It shows the power of compassion and the ability to make a difference in someone's life, regardless of fame or circumstance.
Watch this video of her talking about the moment here:
Today is Julia Roberts birthday! 55 years ago MLK and Coretta Scott King paid for her parents hospital bill after she was born. Can’t stop thinking about this since I read it. Here she is talking about it with @GayleKing https://t.co/5HvpNSUIYb pic.twitter.com/147x6d807W— Zara Rahim (@ZaraRahim) October 28, 2022