Heath Ledger’s dad on Michelle Williams’ marriage: ‘We are very happy for her’

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One good thing that has come out of the tragic 2008 death of actor Heath Ledger is the bond between Heath’s family and Michelle Williams. Heath’s dad Kim has a close relationship with Michelle and the daughter she had with Heath, Matilda, now 12.

In an interview in September’s Vanity Fair, Michelle revealed that she quietly married indie musician Phil Elverum, who performs as Mount Eerie, in a private ceremony in the Adirondacks. After news of the marriage was reported, the Sydney Morning Herald tracked down Kim Ledger and asked him what he thought about it. Kim’s response was pure class, stating “She’s very private and I don’t really like to make too many comments about her, but we are very happy [for her].”

Only a few people were in attendance for Michelle and Phil’s nuptials. Heath’s family were not among the guests, but Health’s dad was there in spirit, vowing to visit the couple and his granddaughter “soon.”

I think it’s lovely that Heath’s parents are still a part of Matilda’s life and Kim sounds like a wonderful grandfather. I’m really happy for Michelle and Phil. They’ve both been through a lot, Phil is a widower, and I’m glad they found each other. With all of the crap going on nowadays, it’s nice to see a story with a happy ending.

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  1. BaronSamedi says:

    *sideeyes Mr. Markle* This is how you do it.

  2. Betsy says:

    I love classy people.

  3. Lindy says:

    It’s really lovely that Matilda has had had paternal grandparents in her life. Kudos to Michelle for making sure that has happened.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Amen to that.

    • SK says:

      Indeee this is. This isn’t always the case. Michael Hutchence’s family have repeatedly said that they were completely blocked from Tigerlily’s life’s by Bob Geldoff – which is awful. I’ve always thought Bob did an amazing thing in raising her, but considering how much Michael and Bob hated each other, keeping Michael’s family away seems really vindictive. I believe Michael’s mother died without seeing or speaking to her again despite begging to do so.

  4. Sash says:

    This whole story just warms my heart after starting in tragedy. Heath’s father has always spoken fondly of Michelle and I’m so glad they’ve all stayed close as Matilda goes into her preteen/teen years. Her father is alive in her relatives and in her and in her mother’s love. Man this is the story I needed today.

  5. Other Renee says:

    Classy. And omg she is just so beautiful.

  6. savu says:

    What a class act, especially bc you know he means it. Of course having dad around would be better, but Matilda is lucky mom and dad’s family are in each other’s lives and obviously have so much love for one another.

  7. Prairiegirl says:

    “She’s very private and I don’t really like to make too many comments about her, but we are very happy [for her].”

    So say we all.

  8. paranormalgirl says:

    I never thought she was that beautiful until I saw her in “The Greatest Showman.” She was so damned beautiful in that movie.

    • Amelie says:

      I forgot she was in that movie! Not to say she didn’t make an impression but while an entertaining movie, I found the music pretty forgettable so the movie wasn’t super memorable. She is a very talented actress and she doesn’t get enough credit for it.

      I’m glad she’s found happiness and can move on. Hopefully people will stop knocking her for perpetuating a “widow” persona that never existed.

  9. InsertNameHere says:

    I have liked Michelle since her Dawson’s Creek days. She always seemed like a normal person who just happened to be an actor, and I truly admire the grace with which she has raised her daughter and the strength of her friendship with Busy Phillips. Women having strong relationships is so empowering, and with all the petty girl fighting that encouraged via things like Real Housewives or The Bachelor or the million shows like them, it’s nice to see two women who are ride or die for each other.