Just a few months after the birth of her third child, Julia had something else to celebrate—her 40th birthday! In October 2007, Julia's family and friends gathered at her home in New Mexico to mark the milestone. Unfortunately, a few famous friends got a little lost along the way.
"Mike [Nichols] and Diane [Sawyer] were coming to my birthday party," Julia says. "And Mike called and said, 'Darling, we're here at...' and he gave my address, 'and you are not here.' And I said, 'Well, you're in Santa Fe right now, and I live about 160 miles from Santa Fe.'"
They had the right address...but the wrong city! Julia says when Diane knocked on the wrong door at 8:30 p.m., the owner answered and said, "Well, hello!"
"God love them, they just got back on their horse and rode into my town and came to my birthday party," Julia says.
The party was planned by Julia's husband, Danny. "I get weepy discussing Danny Moder with [Julia] because of what Danny Moder has done to her life...I've seen the difference," Oprah says. "She became a different person."
"I came into my own," Julia says. "He gave me that freedom and that confidence and that support to just do it right."