Who Is Betty Lou Bredemus? Late Mother Of Julia Roberts

by Manisha Mon Jul 24 2023 Updated On Mon Feb 19 2024
Who Is Betty Lou Bredemus? Late Mother Of Julia Roberts

Betty Lou Bredemus is the late mother of actress Julia Roberts. She died at the age of 80 in 2015

She was married to Walter Grady Roberts. They had three kids together. 

They used to run a theatre called Actors and Writers Workshop in Atlanta. They got separated in 1972

Later, she tied the knot to Michael Motes. She had a daughter from her second marriage who died in 2014 due to a drug overdose.

Betty Lou Bredemus and her daughter, Julia Roberts.
Betty Lou Bredemus and her daughter, Julia Roberts. Source: Facebook

Daughter's Married Life

Julia is married to Danny Moder. Her husband is a camera operator and cinematographer

They met on the set of The Mexican in 2002. At that time, Julia was seeing someone, and Danny was married to Vera Steimberg. 

Both of them parted ways with their then-partner and started dating each other. 

They got engaged in the same year and got married in New Mexico. They share three kids.

Prior, Julia was married to Lyle Lovett from 1993 to 1995

 Julia Roberts and her husband.
Julia Roberts and her husband. Source: Pinterest


Julia is 56 years old. She is 5 feet 9 inches tall. She weighs around 58 kg.

Net Worth

Her net worth is estimated to be $ million. She has managed to earn this fortune from her career as an actress.

Julia Didn’t Plan To Become An Actor

Julia said she never considered being an actor when she was a kid. 

She said her parents were interested in the artistic field but ended up in different fields, so she never saw herself doing movies or following the creative path. 

Julia's brother was already an established actor in New York, and her sister Lisa wanted to be an actress. 

So after her graduation, she went to New York with her sister. She sold running shoes at that time. 

She said that she was very good at lacing. She shared that she was walking down the street with her brother. 

They met a person who happened to be a talent agent. She played the role of a waitress in a low-budget movie, and that's how her acting career started. 

She never had acting classes before. 

Julia Talked About The Dress She Wore For The Oscar

In 2001, Julia won the Best Actress award for Erin Brockovich. He wore a black vintage Valentino gown for the Academy Awards. 

She said she got a day before the Oscars. She said the dress fit her perfectly. They never had to fittings and other stuff.

Julia Said That Building A Family With Her Husband Was Her Biggest Dream

Julia said that she was very happy that he had accomplished a lot in her acting career. 

It was a dream come true for her, but her actual dream was more than that.

She said her life with her kids and husband is her most prominent dream. 

She said when she comes home and sees their kids, that is her most significant achievement. 

She said she is a full-time mother and wife when she is not working. She noted that it brings more jobs in her life. 

Julia Learned To Knit Thirty Years Ago

Julia learned to knit on the movie set. 

She shared that she felt lonely on the movie set, so she started to learn knitting, and ever since she has not stopped doing it. She loves knitting to date. 

Coretta Scott King Paid Hospital Bills For The Birth Of Julia

Julia's parents ran a theatre and workshop for actors and writers, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s kids attended that acting theatre. 

Coretta was Martin Luther's wife. They were friends with Julia's parents. 

She said her parents didn’t have money to pay for the hospital when Julia was born, so Coretta, being a friend, came and paid hospital bills for her.

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