Julia Roberts revealed that her parents had a close relationship with Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King before she was born. When Roberts' parents struggled to pay the hospital bill for her birth, the Kings stepped in and paid for it. Roberts shared this unique connection in an interview with Gayle King for A&E's HISTORYTalks. Her parents had started a children's acting school in Georgia, and the Kings asked if their children could attend. This act of kindness created a lifelong bond between the families.