In an interview with Elle magazine just days before her former fiance’s death, Michelle Williams spoke about how she struggled through her break-up with Heath Ledger.
“I didn’t know where to go,” she said. “I couldn’t imagine any place in the world that was gonna feel good to me.”
â€œI’m always aware of the whole. I have that feeling inside, like when something really tickles or delights meâ€”it’s not singular. I recognize all the awful things in the world, and in spite of them, I can still laugh. For so long, I felt like a walking open wound everywhere I went. There’s this Joan Didion quote about being afflicted from an early age with a presentiment of loss. Did I come into the world like that? Or was I kind of gifted that?â€
March 6, 2008 at 12:20 pm by Evil Beet
“Please respect our need to grieve privately. My heart is broken. I am the mother of the most tender-hearted, high-spirited, beautiful little girl who is the spitting image of her father. All that I can cling to is his presence inside her that reveals itself every day. His family and I watch Matilda as she whispers to trees, hugs animals, and takes steps two at a time, and we know that he is with us still. She will be brought up in the best memories of him.”
Michelle Williams speaks out for the first time about the death of her former fiance and the father of her child, Heath Ledger.
February 1, 2008 at 11:33 am by Evil Beet
It looks like Heath Ledger had secretly battled drug and alcohol abuse for quite some time.
In March 2006 â€“ just weeks after the couple walked the Oscars red carpet and when daughter Matilda was only five months old â€“ Williams drove Ledger to Promises Treatment Center in Malibu, California, the confidant tells Us Weekly.
Ledger refused to check in, instead swaying her with a pledge to clean up.
Even after the couple realized “they were in way over their heads,” according to a source, and split in September 2007, two sources tell Us that Williams demanded Ledger be drug-tested before his visitations with Matilda.
Oh, Heath. You’ll be missed.
January 30, 2008 at 9:09 am by Evil Beet
Filming of Michelle Williams’s next movie, Blue Valentine, has been put on hold while the actress copes with the death of her fiance Heath Ledger.
“We will hold off until she is ready,” says a source connected with the film. “The production is in the process of sorting it out in respect to her.”
The film co-stars Ryan Gosling, whom Michelle was rumored to be dating.
“We’re hoping she will still come back and do the film and are happy to wait,” the source says. “The film is tailor made for those two so of course we would want to wait. You can’t get much better than them.”
January 28, 2008 at 10:23 pm by Evil Beet
If there’s any good way to tell your 2-year-old “I’m sorry we divorced” it’s giving her the exact same room at Mommy and Daddy’s house.
HEATH Ledger and Michelle Williams are planning to create two identical bedrooms for their 2-year-old daughter, Matilda, in the separate apartments they’ve been living in since their summer bust-up. Williams has been staying in the Brooklyn brownstone the duo used to share, and Ledger has since moved to SoHo. “They are having them designed exactly the same so when she wakes up in Heath’s place she won’t feel displaced,” said a source.
November 7, 2007 at 11:02 am by Evil Beet
Proving yet again that a baby can’t save a marriage, Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams “quietly and amicably split a few weeks ago.”
According to a source, “The relationship had been rocky recently. They tried very hard to make it work but finally decided to separate. They just grew apart … They have a beautiful daughter and they are both committed to being great parents.”
Their daughter, Mathilda, is 23 months old.