Enquirer: Liam Neeson is engaged to 36-year-old Freya St. Johnston


Last September, the news came out that Liam Neeson had begun dating again. It came a year and a half after Natasha Richardson’s death, so it wasn’t like Liam jumped right into the dating pool. Liam’s new girlfriend emerged as Freya St. Johnston, a 36-year-old public relations executive and single mother of two (Liam is 58 years old, by the way). So, we know Liam and Freya have been dating since at least last September, when they were photographed together (see photo here) – is it too soon for Liam to propose?

Liam Neeson is ready to marry his girlfriend of six months – just two years after the tragic death of his wife Natasha Richardson. Liam is telling pals that his girlfriend, public relations executive Freya St. Johnston, helped mend his broken heart – and he has already proposed, the Enquirer has learned.

“Liam never imagined he’s get over Natasha’s death, let alone fall in love again,” a source revealed. “But Freya has been a ray of sunshine in his life after so much darkness. She’s been very patient with Liam and never once pressured him to move fast or make any commitments.”

“Freya is a single parent of two kids and they’re already blending their families. At this point, they’re leaning toward a small ceremony in New York late this year.”

Since Natasha’s tragic death, Liam has casually dated a string of women, including Swedish model Jennifer Ohlsson, but the insider says Liam has steered clear of serious relationships for fear of upsetting his sons, Michael and Daniel.

“Liam has been very careful to respect Natasha’s memory and not move too fast back into the world of dating,” added the source. “But Liam’s sons like Freya and told him that Natasha would have wanted him to be happy. They’re thrilled that their dad is in love.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition]

I tend to think it’s too soon after they started dating, but I also tend to think that Liam deserves happiness, and maybe he can handle his own affairs without my input. I’m also not completely sure about this report – on one side, I could totally buy how a man like Liam just loves being in a relationship, and how he would want to settle down so quickly after Natasha’s death, and thus, I believe he could have proposed to this woman. On the other side, Liam still seems like he’s grieving very deeply for Natasha – remember his heart-wrenching Esquire interview just two months ago? So… while I wouldn’t judge Liam if this story is true, I also think that Liam’s not quite there yet.



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  1. k says:

    A lot of men tend to move on too quickly, and use the next woman as a means of healing.

  2. Jackson says:

    I certainly wish him happiness but, yeah, I remember that interview with him. He did not sound in any way like someone ready for marriage. I do wish him well though.

  3. The Truth Fairy says:

    The guy is almost 60. How much longer should he wait?!

  4. Darlene says:

    Seriously, if he were going to be ready to move on, why can’t he move on with meeeeeeeeeeeeeee?!?

    But I’m happy he’s happy.

    Mostly. ;)

  5. RHONYC says:

    he is a widower and was deeply committed to natasha. i am sure that she (wherever she is) wouldn’t want him to remain alone and would want him to find someone who loves him and would take care of him and her boys. if he found happiness in a new mate great for him. i bet they even have will have photos of natasha in their home together. just because he is moving forward, doesn’t diminish the memory of his love for natasha.


  6. JenJen says:

    Sounds like he just doesn’t want to be alone and she probably just wants a husband even if she isn’t the love of his life. I wish them luck, he and his kids deserve it.

  7. mln76 says:

    I don’t know a thing about the lady but this reminds me a bit of Paul Mccartney jumping into marriage too soon with Heather Mills. I hope my instincts are wrong and that they are happy together.

  8. yt says:

    Taking any info from the National Enquirer with a grain of salt, I’m glad Liam Neeson has found someone. I’ll believe the marriage part after it happens.

  9. Jayna says:

    CB, how can you say it’s too soon? He started dating her a year and a half after Natasha died. For those of you who have never lose a spouse, you don’t have a clue. I have watched a best friend lose her husband and my father lose my mother of 50 years. And the grief was horrible, but the loneliness and sadness killed me to watch. And both within a little over a year wanted to have companionship. When you’ve been happily married for so many years, the only way you are truly happy again is when you find someone to share the rest of your life again, if you’re lucky. It’s the greatest testament to your marriage, that you were happy and want marriage again. People don’t understand the horrific loneliness a widow or widower go through. I’m happy for him that he has found love again. I’ve seen many get engaged much sooner than two years later.

    And, of course, he’s still grieving. Some show it privately. Some publicly when talking about it. But a loving woman will understand that. His heart will just get bigger to have room for the new woman,not to replace Natasha.

    But having said all that, who knows if The Enquirer is true. It’s only true about the half the time, if that.

  10. brin says:

    Yeah, I’m conflicted about this too. I’m glad he has found someone but I don’t know that he’s ready to get married again. Whatever happens I wish him the best.

  11. someone says:

    Ive been a fan of his forever it seems, so I wish him well if this is true, but Im not sure I trust the Enquirer as a reliable source.

  12. courtney says:

    never trust the enquirer or other tabloids like that

  13. couldnthelpit says:

    @K,I agree completely. Speaking from experience, my dad at 61 got remarried 3 years after my mom passed away. I think it’s too soon, but it seems like men of a certain age tend to seek marriage for, like “guaranteed companionship.”I can’t fault me dad for wanting that, so if he’s happy then I’m happy.

  14. Jacq says:

    Agreed, Kaiser! Who are we to tell him how to honor her memory, when he was so very clearly devastated? He deserves happiness, where and when he finds it.

  15. K says:

    Whether the story is true or not, I wish him all the best.

    Tangent: Every time I see a story about him, I always think of the “Evian water bottle” comment about the size of his dong.

  16. Jayna says:

    couldnthelpit, three years is too soon? Wow. You sit home alone for three years after years waking up to someone every day and sharing your life with them and let people tell you it’s too soon. But it’s good that you are are happy for him. Many children aren’t.

    My father adored my mother, adored. But she was gone and his pain and loneliness killed me worrying about him and was slowly killing him. Did I want him to get remarried? No. And it was selfish. A year after my mom died I could tell he wanted to find somebody to share his life with. The loneliness was killing him. My friend’s dad was the same way and she couldn’t accept him moving on from their dead mother. But when he poured his heart out to her how his life felt so empty, she finally accepted that he was seeing someone and tried to be happy for him.

    Unfortunately, my father died a year and three months after my mother died. He told me a week before he wanted to go be with mom and I’m sure he died of heartbreak. But if he had lived, I wouldn’t have wanted him to be alone.

  17. tina says:

    When my mom passed away 16 years ago, my dad started dating 4 months later and got married about 2 years later. While I it took me a long time to understand it, I was only 9 at the time and very sad and angry, I later learned from my aunts that my mom had been trying to set my dad up with someone before she died, because she wanted to make sure that he and my brothers and sister and I were taken care of. I know the situation is a little different, with her death being completely unexpected, but I do think that men tend to move on more quickly but that a loving spouse would have wanted you to move on and find happiness and love again.

  18. TG says:

    He isn’t getting any younger so dating for 2 years just won’t work in this case. I think the older we get the more wiser many of us become (except for certain men, such as Jude Law, Charlie Sheen, etc.) so we know what we want and go for it rather than wasting time on the wrong person like we might have done in our 20′s.

  19. vic says:

    Wish him all the best but he’s old enough to be her father. If this was a woman we’d be calling him derogatory old cat names and focusing on the sexual, sensational aspects. Just saying.

  20. Violet says:

    honestly i think it’s weird but i haven’t been married and lost a spouse so how would i know? it’s a big presumption to say that it’s too soon really. how many of us have been in that situation, not a lot so we can’t really know what it’s like obviously.

  21. Delta Juliet says:

    These stories are so sad. It does almost seem like those in happy loving marriages move on sooner…maybe they do have a better outlook on marriage and just need to share their lives with someone.
    Personally, I wouldn’t be in much of a hurry to get remarried LOL But that is just based on my experience.
    Widowers do often seem to “need” to have someone in their lives, moreso than most of the widows I know.

  22. Leticia says:

    He shouldn’t dye his hair.

  23. Jayna says:

    @tina, bingo. My dad, who was going through ill health, reall thought he would die before mom. And he was always sitting there telling us the man he had lined up for mom, who had lost his wife. My father was consumed with my mom not being alone. That’s love. But it turned out my mom died first, which we never saw coming.

    On the other hand, the night before my dad died a year or so later, my brother sat down at his computer on a senior dating site looking at older women in the area for my dad because he was so lonely. It was a heavy, solid oak desk where the computer oak tray never moved. And he was just about to click onto a woman that was pretty, looked like my mom, and the whole desk part slammed shut. My brother freaked out and turned off the computer. The next morning my father died. We joke that mom said, enough foolishness, it’s time to come home to me. I’m not letting another woman run my home. LOL Somehow that’s a comforting thought. My mom was a true homemaker and loved taking care of my father and her home. I don’t think she could accept another woman in her role.

  24. LittleDeadGirl says:

    I wish him all the best. All of us grieve in our own way and own time and unless he is out there banging 20 year old strippers than I see him as doing what’s right for him and I don’t judge either way. He isn’t going out with some model, just a real mom with a real job, so I hope they are happy whether or not they do or don’t get married.

    Great story Jayna! I’m sorry about the loss of both of your parents though. I think as a ghost I’d be the same way as your mom lol

  25. mmmm says:

    i lost my so too and my family and friends are pressuring me to date but just typing this makes me feel sick. i know he would want me to move on but i believe that I can move on without dating and focusing on myself and enjoying my friends imo. its really annoying that people feel entitled to an opinion about it though, even if it is out of looking out for my well-being.

  26. mln76 says:

    Men do move on much quicker than women , but I can’t help but think about the disastrous Mccartny/Mills marriage and what grief and loneliness can do to a man’s judgement. I know nothing about the lady and I am not disparaging her character but couldn’t they just date a little longer?

  27. LadyBert62 says:

    Liam, Liam – what about me? Oh my heart is broken to think you are engaged to someone else. Oh well, I guess I will just have to deal with it but it is so soon after Natashia’s death – I think it is a rebound match and I sincerely hope it is true love and that your generous beautiful heart will not be broken. (If it is, give me a call as I will forgive you!) ha ha ah ha ha aha a

  28. Cora says:

    Liam is such an intensely private man I doubt he, or anyone who is close to him, would ever leak private details to a tabloid. This is not Liam’s style and I doubt his friends would disrepect him by leaking this, either.

  29. TXCinderella says:

    After being married, men are not good with being alone. I have seen this pattern with lots of guys that I know.

  30. LadyBert62 says:

    And I agree with all the comments so far – men do marry much faster after a death or divorce – that is way I think it is a rebound. I almost feel sorry for the new one as she will be constantly compared to Natasha in everything she does. How long were Liam and Natasha married?

  31. Rita says:


    You really called up the right comparison with McCartny. I hope it doesn’t follow the same scenario. I have to feel for the new woman in that she must sense his heart is still at arms length while reaching out to find a way beyond the grief. Hope they are happy.

  32. Jayna says:

    @Thanks, LittleDeadGirl.

    I don’t know if anyone knows the Christian metal rock band, Stryper. Michael Sweet, the lead singer, is gorgeous. He also now plays in Boston, too. His wife was a little older and got cancer. They thought they cured it and there’s youtube clips of them on a Christian show talking about it and him singing to her. Long story short, it came back and as she was on her deathbed, he blogged about his love for her. It was so beautiful. I was jealous a man could love a woman that much and write such amazing blogs.

    Fastforward four months after her death, he’s admitted he’s dating a woman and how wonderful she is, writing a letter to his fans about it on Stryper’s site and that his children were happy for him. He admitted it four months after his wife’s death, which means he was seeing her sooner than that. He got engaged eight to ten months after his wife’s death and wrote a letter to his fans saying how in love he is, put a photo of them together on the site with his arms around her that soon after his wife’s death, and had a wedding and got married not even a year after her death. I was stunned and kind of sad he wanted to proclaim his love for this one so publicly so soon after. I tried not to judge, but did.

  33. whatyousay?! says:

    good for him! this man is soo sexy…well was definitely much sexier in his “High Spirits” role. MMM!

  34. daisy says:

    I think its too soon.Thats my opinion.And yes,I’m speaking from personal experience.I have no doubt he loved his wife deeply,and of course people should move on when they are ready,but@mmmm.I agree and feel the same as you,and I kinda dont understand how people dont.But thats just me.

  35. original kate says:

    yes, i agree that men do tend to rush into another marriage faster than women.

    @ mln: i thought the same thing! hopefully this will be happier than paul mc cartney’s rebound to heather.

  36. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    He just wants to be secure and married again. Some men are like that.

    I’ll marry him!

  37. crazymary says:

    Live and let live. Only he knows if he is ready. From personal experience, you can love again after losing your spouse and you don’t ever really know when or where that is going to happen. I wouldn’t wish this on my own worst enemy and I am very happy that he has found someone to share his life with if it is indeed true.

  38. JM says:

    If this new woman makes him happy, I say go for it! I just hope he doesn’t have a Paul McCartney moment and get married without a prenup.

  39. curmudgeon says:

    She’s a little young for him, but not ridiculous. It is Hollywood after all. As long as he’s happy. He’s been through enough.

  40. nnn says:

    Every marriage is not the same. Some are quick and last forever, some take years to tie the knots and divorce quick afterwards.

    Anyway, he is a widow. When you grow older, you realise that what’s count is CURRENT happiness. If you think about how long it will last, you’ll never get a chance to apprecaite the present moment.

    Does it really matter that it lasts 6 monts or 6 years ? Happiness is so rare, when it’s there grab it, eat it, and enjoy it to the fullest.

    I wish him and his lady happiness.

    On a side note, I like the fact that he went for a younger but yet mature woman with more or less the same profile : single with kids. They have the same experience with children and probably know the value of family.

  41. Micki says:

    Every one of us has his own speed of moving on.I don’t feel as if he jumps too soon in a new relationship and only hope he found the right woman.I think when he spent how many years with Natasha he won’t forget the happy times in a hurry.If their families blend so well I wish them all happy.

  42. DetRiotgirl says:

    When my boyfriend’s mother passed away, his father began dating again a mere month or two later. He proposed to the first girl he was with maybe six months after his wife’s passing. I thought this might all be happening too soon, and so did my boyfriend.

    Apparently, the new girlfriend did too, because she turned his dad down when he proposed. So, he moved on and started dating again. After a few more girls came and went, my boyfriend’s dad met a doctor and promptly proposed to her only a month into the relationship. This one said yes, and they tied the knot only two months after their first date.

    I don’t pretend to fully understand any of this. My boyfriend’s dad is very, very Jewish. Since I’m not, I have very little contact with his family. We’ve been dating for two and a half years, and I’ve tried to change the situation. But, I still have no relationship with his side of the family. So, it’s especially hard for me to understand his father’s motivations in all this. But, for what it’s worth, my boyfriend has said that the new wife is a really nice woman and that his father seems very happy with her. So, as long as my boyfriend approves, I am happy for his dad.

    The only thing I can take away from this is what several of you have already said. It seems that once a man has been married for a very long time, he seeks out that type of companionship again. To me, at my age, a two month courtship seems unfathomable. But, I have never dealt with the type of lonliness that comes from losing a spouse of twenty to thirty years. That’s such a painful thought for me. I can’t even imagine what that must feel like. But, I would think that changes your perspective on marraige greatly, to say the least.

    To further illustrate this point, the same thing happened with my grandfather when my grandmother passed away. She died suddenly and unexpectedly. She had recently had a minor heart attack, so the hospital asked her to come in for a stress test. During the stress test, she suffered a fatal heart attack and died in the hospital. Everyone was shocked, especially my grandfather. I know he loved her very much.

    For a time, he made jokes about how all the old ladies in the retirement village were after him now that he was single. We all laughed about my grandpa the ladies man, but it turned out he really was getting pursued by a lot of older widows! After about three years, he met his second wife.

    I cannot express enough how wonderul my step grandma was for him. We all joked that he had robbed the cradle because she was ten years younger than him. She was a former local beauty queen, and just as lovely on the inside too. She took great care of him right up until the end, and was consistently warm and loving towards everyone she encountered. He honestly couldn’t have done better than the two wonderful women he was blessed to have been married to in life.

    So, even though it is sometimes hard to understand people’s motivations in cases like this, I believe in loving again after loss and I believe that there is no acceptable time limit or behavior pattern for grief. Everyone deals with these things in their own way and, if this report is true, I wish Liam all the happiness in the world!

  43. Hakura says:

    I think a year 1/2 is respectable (before he started seeing someone). Everyone deals with grief differently. It may be a little soon to *marry* the woman, though. 6 months isn’t much in the long run.

    My mom waited 2 years after my dad’s car accident. But it was my dad’s best friend (friends since elementary school, best man at his wedding, there at the hospital when I was born.) So he & my mom were already good friends before that, so it wasn’t jumping blind.

  44. Melyssa says:

    What??!! Is it reasonable to be jealous about someone you have never met? Most likely not, but whatever. Well I’m happy for him….I guess. :( ( LOL

  45. bluhare says:

    Everyone’s different. Let liam live his life.

    I think Paul got caught up in Heather Mills’ persona — model/amputee/vegan/animal person — not her.

  46. mary jane says:

    Just emailed hubby the news and he is the only one who understands my loss! (besides all you guys)

    He said I should have left him and reached out to Liam when I had the chance…now it’s too late!

    I am a cauldron of mixed emotions over this one too.

  47. Kim says:

    36?? seriously?? I understand he went through alot with Natashas death and deserves happiness for sure but i think 36 to 58 is to big an age difference. He could be her kids grandfather.

  48. Melissa says:

    Typo on my name last post. Well I’m 36 and married, but if I weren’t married and Liam and I crossed paths, I would be all over that. 58 or not. He’s an exception. Adore him!

  49. MrsOdie2 says:

    A 36 year-old wife means another child. That’s part of the package when you marry a woman still in her childbearing years. I hope he’s ready to be a father again.

    I give him credit. My inner cynic predicted he’d have a girlfriend in her 30s within a year of Natasha’s death.

    He’s 58. You tend to know what you want in a relationship faster when you’re older. 6 months is too little time for a 35 year old man to know if he wants to marry a woman or not, but I don’t think that’s true for a 58 year old man. And most men do not do well on their own. They get lonely and they need wives.

  50. Nicky says:

    OK. I have been following his career since the Mission in th 80′s. Saw him in a play with his then mistress (his wife was married when he met her), saw him in Crucible.

    I follow about 6 actor on twitter about what is being said about them. Type their name and see what is said. 1 or 2 tweet on the same subject I don’t take it as true but 5 or 6 from different sources, I believe.

    Since he was seen with Freya in September, he has been casually dating at least 3 other women. So I do not believe this story. He was seen with Kasia Wolejnio, a Stewardess and a young brunette, and also another blonde in Vancouver (could be Kasia) on valentine day (Lainey had it on her twitter)…

    He is back in NY this week but was in London 4 weeks to film Clash of the Titans 2.

    So really, I believe at this point he is in the mood to have a girl in every town. I would doubt Freya EVER met his sons. He was always seen in the vacinity of a hotel with her.

  51. Dingles says:

    Good for him. Liam is 58 years old, he doesn’t have the time for a lengthy courtship, and I’d imagine that when you’re that age you know exactly what you want in a spouse. I hope his marriage brings him comfort and happiness.

  52. Rosanna says:

    I admit I don’t understand the “loneliness” coming out of grief. I mean, if you lose somebody getting “another one” doesn’t fill the void… if it does indeed fill the void then maybe there wasn’t much to fill in after all.
    Before you jump on my *ss saying I don’t understand, I’ve been through this myself. Despite having had other guys by my side I would keep on missing him. People can’t get erased by somebody else, nor can somebody else fill the void. Time can make it better – but there is and there will ALWAYS be a huge hole in your heart.

  53. melinda says:

    @mln76- I just thought the exact same thing! I hope I’m wrong.

  54. Ashley says:

    WTF? Wow that is fast. Natasha was gorgeous, gifted and amazing, I imagine it’s hard to replace a person like that. Maybe he’s looking for a quick fix or knows he won’t find someone like that so just get it over with? I don’t know but it seems really sudden.

  55. Madison says:

    It’s been a few years since his wife died so it’s not like he’s marrying someone else 6 months after his wife’s funeral. Good luck to him, I hope it works out.

  56. Dana says:

    I have never lived through the nightmare of suddenly losing my soul mate to a freak accident like Mr. Neeson has. That said I’d like to put in my two cents. I have thought with each new movie release that he was throwing himself into his work so he wouldn’t have to face his feelings about Natasha. I suspect the same is true regarding this engagement. I personally think he should devote himself to his boys because there were other deaths in the Redgrave family after Natasha’s passing.

  57. DoMaJoReMc says:

    Awwwwwwwww :( Poor Kate Gosselin. Didn’t she want to date him at one point….?

    I’m really happy for him, and I’ll bet Natasha would be happy that he has found someone to share his life with. Best wishes to the couple. He deserves to be happy, after all.

  58. Hakura says:

    @Rosanna“Before you jump on my *ss saying I don’t understand, I’ve been through this myself. Despite having had other guys by my side I would keep on missing him. People can’t get erased by somebody else, nor can somebody else fill the void. Time can make it better – but there is and there will ALWAYS be a huge hole in your heart.”

    You are right in that if you truly loved someone & lost them, then no other person is going to make that hurt go away. The best I can figure, the positive of jumping into a new relationship is that it distracts the person. They’re unable to dwell too badly on the loss if they have another person to focus on. (Doesn’t always help, of course. My mom was a zombie for months after my dad passed.)

    I still think they’re getting married a bit quick, though. He may be at a point in his life where he knows what he wants, but what about her? She’s 36, who knows if she even knows what she wants at this point.

  59. dubdub2000 says:

    I find it funny how Liam gets a pass with the age difference. People on this site are up in arms when Jake Gyllenhall “dates” someone 8 years younger than him but Liam here is dating someone that could easily be his daughter (typical) and it’s all “kudos! poor Liam”.

    yeah ok his wife died unexpectedly, that sucked, I don’t see how that gives him a pass though.

    I do like him but come on! He’s 5-8 !!

  60. Jayna says:

    Roseanna, it’s two years. I don’t call that jumping into a relationship. Whether it’s marrying or dating, I don’t see how that proves you didn’t love dearly your deceased spouse. Sitting home alone for two years and only doing things with friends for two years doesn’t prove you loved your deceased spouse more than someone who began dating a year and a half after their spouse died. And it’s different for men. It just is, like most and myself have mentioned on here from their parents or whomever. They miss having a wife to take care of them and create a warm, cozy home and love them and, yes, if you’re young enough have regular sex with. People have needs.

    Nobody said the deceased spouse gets erased. You can still grieve (but it gets easier as time goes on) and love someone else, too, who is in the world, the living. You can’t hold on to someone dead. You can only hold on to the memories and that love.

    I watched my 60-year-old neighbor fall apart. Her husband was truly her soulmate. They did everything together and one night he died in her arms from a sudden heart attack. A year later she was literally suicidal her grief was so deep. Working, having her grandchildren with her every weekend, nothing meant anything to her. Her doctor told her she couldn’t go on like that and put her on an antidepressant. She said it was like a miracle. For the first time she wanted to get up in the morning and felt joy again from her grandchildren. A year later she met a widower and I saw such joy in her face. His soulmate was his dead wife and her soulmate was her dead husband. But they found such love and happiness together and respected the place the deceased spouses had in each others’ hearts and understood how much they still missed them. But I was happy to see her find peace of mind again and enjoying life so much.

  61. Venus says:

    I’m ok with whatever Liam does because he seemed like he was a good husband to & really loved Natasha. He also seemed truly devastated by her death. So, my attitude is whatever makes him happy. Now, if he had been a jerk-off husband, then I’d wish him nothing but misery. But he wasn’t, so I want him to be happy.

  62. P.M. says:

    The most intense grieving period tends to be about 1 year. My dad died unexpectantly one year and mom the next. It’s the first year you’re without them for the holidays, birthdays etc. The first year you “forget” they’re gone, think to yourself you need to call them about something, and sometimes think you see them out of the corner of your eye. But, while you always miss them, it does begin to ease. I wish the best for him and the children.

  63. Bren says:

    Well I speak from experience. My husband died 5 years ago at the age of 50 – I was 49. People tell you that the pain will get better but it does not, you just learn how to live with it because there is no other choice. After the first year my children started moving out so I got to experience the empty nest . I can not explain to anyone what it is like to live in this house that at one time had a happy, loud family and now the quiet that surrounds me is hurtful. I will never date or marry again but I WISH I could because being lonely is hard, missing someone is hard, missing your former life is hard. That being said I wish Liam all the best that life and love have to offer

  64. KattyKitty says:

    @mln76 does this woman have missing limbs, buckteeth and a background as a pornographic model and possibly a call girl.

    Yes, I also thought about Sir Paul but I figured whomever this woman is, she can’t be THAT bad. I also seem to remember that Sir Paul did not observe what is considered a decent mourning period. Liam waited longer than the accepted year to date again.

    I didn’t realize he was 58. I thought he was in his early 50s. Looking good, Liam! Good luck to both of them.

  65. KattyKitty says:

    @Jayna for a second I thought you were my best friend posting under a new blog name. Her perfectly healthy vibrant mother also pre-deceased her father who had been ill for years. However, she doesn’t have a brother. Her dad was the same way, he wasn’t himself without his wife. He actually lasted longer than a year after she passed on and that was surprising. Men who have been in happy marriages do not do well on their own. That sounds sexist but its true. It must be even harder when you become a widower at a relatively young age.

    I’m also guessing we are about the same age because I know who Michael Sweet is and I have been judging him since I was a teenager. I was a rocker girl on the Strip here in LA. I was an underage chaste groupie not a practicing Christian but morally a Christian. I thought his pants and whatever he stuffed them with were totally un-Christian. That judgmental 16 year old girl from the 80s, is not surprised he disrespected his wife that way. I am still not a practicing Christian but his actions still seem very un-Christian to me.

    I don’t know if Liam is religious or not but he seems a lot more Christian to me than Michael Sweet ever did.

    I’m not much older than Freya and I don’t particularly like older men but I would make an exception for him not because he is hot on the outside but because he is hot on the inside, too.

  66. ADS says:

    Men are clearly wired differently. They seems to need someone to take care of them and I think sex is much to do with it. Hence the way men who were supposedly much in love with their wives who have since passed away move on so very quickly. Though Liam is hardly the ‘after 3 or four months’ moving on cyle I know of men who have taken a very very short time to find ‘a new mother’ for their kids. In instances like that wouldn’t ir be better to build up and make stonger the family unit and bond with ones children before moving another woman in? It makes for more emotional upheaval. It’s sad.

  67. Debra says:

    I think if your wife dies tragically the guy should stay single ( legally) forever.
    Jayna..I never heard of that story before but you are right.

  68. snapnhiss says:

    Too bad he didn’t find someone a little more age appropriate, he looks like a dessicated old man compared to her in the linked photo.

  69. mln76 says:

    @Kitty Katy LOL! Notice I said I know nothing about the lady. I doubt anyone could top the nightmarish Heather Mills…I was just talking more about the rush to marry someone he’s only been dating for a few months. I hope I am wrong and they will be happy.

  70. Kiska says:

    The man is entitled to some companionship. I wish him the best.

  71. Tazina says:

    I wonder why Liam thinks he needs that legal commitment. It just complicates things if the relationship goes sour down the road. I guess he’s the older generation who thinks marriage is necessary.

    I do think men suffer a lot more than women when a spouse dies. It’s not just the loneliness but they miss everything she did for him.

  72. JenJen says:

    @dubdub2000- he is 5’8? I thought he was very tall.

  73. gg says:

    I’m happy for him but remarriage less than a year after they started seeing each other is too soon. I hope it works out for them.

  74. Katherine M. says:

    Men move on. Women waste precious time reliving the past. Sometimes I wish I were a man.

  75. MaudeLebowski says:

    I hope it works out for him. He just makes me go *sigh*.

  76. Henriette says:

    Glad he’s out there, spreading the love with his ginormous dong!

  77. Debbie M says:

    The one thing everyone is missing is this: Freya is in “PR” and what does the following read like. Someone who wrote a PR piece and gave it to someone who leaked it word for word to the Enquire.

    Liam Neeson is ready to marry his girlfriend of six months – just two years after the tragic death of his wife Natasha Richardson. Liam is telling pals that his girlfriend, public relations executive Freya St. Johnston, helped mend his broken heart – and he has already proposed, the Enquirer has learned.

    “Liam never imagined he’s get over Natasha’s death, let alone fall in love again,” a source revealed. “But Freya has been a ray of sunshine in his life after so much darkness. She’s been very patient with Liam and never once pressured him to move fast or make any commitments.”

    “Freya is a single parent of two kids and they’re already blending their families. At this point, they’re leaning toward a small ceremony in New York late this year.”

    Since Natasha’s tragic death, Liam has casually dated a string of women, including Swedish model Jennifer Ohlsson, but the insider says Liam has steered clear of serious relationships for fear of upsetting his sons, Michael and Daniel.

    “Liam has been very careful to respect Natasha’s memory and not move too fast back into the world of dating,” added the source. “But Liam’s sons like Freya and told him that Natasha would have wanted him to be happy. They’re thrilled that their dad is in love.”

  78. Wil says:

    Well .. I come at this from a special perspective. I was in love with a man who lost his wife and once he was done healing .. I was done, too. [As in he dumped me.] So if I were Freya .. I would make it a very long engagement.

    But this also reminds me of when Paul McCartney married too soon to a younger woman after Linda’s death. I am not certain this will end well for either party if Liam is not ready.

    So .. Mazel Tov .. with reservations.

  79. Dave says:

    I have just found this post from internet search as i have just gone through similar experience Hear is my story.

    On the 16/12/2010 i lost my lovely wife of 23 years to cancer at the age of 50. I am now 49. we had been together for 25 years. I was devastated & never ever thought or wanted another love in my life How could I. However the pain the grief the loneliness empty house no one to talk to or love just kills you it destroys you. So much i wanted to die even though i have 2 children of 22 & 18 they have their own lives. The family home had gone no more laughter activity nothing just dead silence not an experience i would wish on my worst enemy.
    Then someone came into my life a wonderfull person i actually met at the cemetery sharing similar grief from the loss of her father. At first we just became friends then as we saw each other more realised there was something between us that was more than friends. I plucked up courage and asked her out in early May which she accepted. Here we are now in early July seeing each other now about twice a week & we have both fallen in love she has turned my life around from all this sadness to happy & wanting to be alive again what is so wrong in this i am 49 & she is 54 i have a 2nd chance at happiness life is far too short. I will never forget my lovely wife but there is room in my heart for a new person & already she is becoming special to me & she is loving caring & gorgeous. We are planning a future together & its only been 6 months since my wife passed away & i can certainly tell you this is not a rebound. No one knows what it is like to be alone & i certainly know now that i wont be. My wife would not & did not as we talked before she died wanted me to be alone for the rest of my life. I cannot live in the past i have all my memories which will never go but now its time to make new memories with a new person in a new life.
    So i wish Liam all the best in his new relationship as i know i am going down the same path.
    Life is too short & is for the living

  80. Diana says:

    He is so darn handsome! Very sexy man. I hope he find happiness