Julia Roberts has discovered a family secret: Her world famous last name isn’t exactly accurate.
The “Pretty Woman” actress, 55, was shocked to learn on a recent episode of Ancestry’s “Finding Your Roots” that her great-great-grandmother Rhoda Suttle Roberts had an affair with a married man after her husband, Willis Roberts, passed away.
“Digging into Georgia’s County archives, we discovered that sometime in the 1850s, Rhoda married a man named Willis Roberts,” Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. explained.
“Julia carries Willis’ last name, but Willis passed away in 1864, over a decade before Rhoda gave birth to Julia’s great-grandfather, John, leading to an inescapable conclusion.”
Through DNA archives and genealogical work, Gates discovered Willis “could not possibly” be the “Notting Hill” actress’ great-great-grandfather.
“He was dead,” the historian revealed.
You can read more in an article by Emily Selleck published in the PageSix.com web site at: https://pagesix.com/2023/01/12/julia-roberts-stunned-to-learn-shes-not-a-roberts/.