Julia Roberts says Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King paid the hospital bill for her birth

The actor’s parents, Betty Lou Bredemus and Walter Grady Roberts, became good friends with the civil rights leaders in the 1960s.

FILE - Julia Roberts appears at the premiere of the film "Armageddon Time" at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, on May 19, 2022. Roberts will be the recipient of the Icon Award at the Second Annual Academy Museum gala. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File) (Vianney Le Caer, 2022 Invision)

In honor of Julia Roberts’s 55th birthday, fans are recirculating the unbelievable historical fact that connects her to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

As the Academy Award-winner celebrated her birthday on Oct. 28, social media users discussed a video of a conversation she had with journalist Gayle King in September where she spoke about how the civil rights leaders helped her parents.

One person tweeted a clip of Roberts’ talk with King at A&E Networks and History Channel’s “HISTORYTalks” event in Washington, D.C., and wrote in the caption, “Can’t stop thinking about this since I read it.”

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