Michelle Williams opened up about raising her daughter Matilda as a single mother following the death of Heath Ledger in 2008.
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In a new interview with Porter magazine, Williams revealed that she and her 11-year-old daughter are very happy, but the loss of Ledger is something that Williams admitted, “won’t ever be right.”
“In all honesty, for pretty much everything else, I feel like I’m a believer in not fighting circumstances, accepting where you are and where you’ve been. In pretty much all senses but one,” she said. “I would be able to go totally down that line of thinking were it not for Matilda not having her dad. You know that’s just something that doesn’t… I mean, it just won’t ever be right.”
Ledger died from a drug overdose at the age of 28, shortly after following filming of The Dark Knight, for which he won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
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Williams said she is focused on giving Matilda a peaceful and wonderful life, which leaves Williams “sensitive” to dating. She has been notoriously private with Matilda and her personal life, though she did have a long-term relationship with actor Jason Segel from 2012 to 2013.
“I watched [Matilda] warm in the sun, in her swimsuit, get on her bicycle and smile and wave as she rode off to go meet her friends. I went back into the house and sobbed because of this incredibly simple moment ? common everyday happiness. I really felt like in that moment, like wow, we’ve done it,” Williams said. “Not only are we OK, she’s happy. Life has brought us to a place that’s not just surviving, but thriving.”
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Do you think Williams should get back in the dating game or do you understand why she’s happy as a single mom?
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