We were reminded of Heath Ledger‘s passing in 2011 when former partner and mother to his child Michelle Williams gave a series of raw interviews about the late Dark Knight actor. Williams later said the whole experience, specifically a particularly personal Dateline interview, left her “devastated.” Honestly, we remember feeling more than a little weird at the time about learning so much about their relationship. Now Heath’s parents are opening up about their son as the fifth anniversary of his death approaches, and their new interview, while extremely revealing, at least confirms what we long suspected: Michelle Williams is a genuinely decent, kind-hearted person.
It’s not like we ever suspected the Blue Valentine star was anything but a sweetheart, but you never know with celebs. In what is allegedly their first interview about their son’s death, Sally and Kim Ledger discuss his passing, their granddaughter Matilda and their relationship with Williams. “It has been an extremely difficult five years, as not a day goes by when we don’t feel the immense loss of Heath,” Heath’s mother Sally told Australia’s New Idea magazine. As painful as their loss is, according to Health’s father Kim, “Our family has the most wonderful relationship with both Matilda and Michelle; we talk frequently and visit as often as we can.” Aaaaaaaaaaaaand we are tearing up. As if we didn’t know Michelle was a class act already.
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