'Manchester By The Sea' Star Michelle Williams Opens Up About Parenting Without Heath Ledger

By Abbie Kraft, Parent Herald November 30, 10:11 am
Actor Heath Ledger and actress Michelle Williams arrive at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 13, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Health Ledger broke the heart of millions who loved him after being found dead in his apartment. Aside from his fans, two of the most important people in his life that were highly affected by his death are his daughter, Matilda Rose and his wife, Michelle Williams.

Heath Ledger's wife, Michelle Williams opens up to Porter Magazine six years after her husband's tragic death. During her interview, Michelle shared what it was like to raise their daughter, Matilda Rose, along with after her husband's passing according to USA Today.

The "Manchester By The Sea" star stated that raising their daughter on her own was not an easy path. Williams then added that despite raising her daughter alone, there's still something missing.

"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," Williams said. "In pretty much all senses but one. 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."

Aside from opening up about her life as a single mother, Michelle also stated that she's not ready to date just yet. She then added that she does not want to pressure herself into getting married, not even in the near future.

"I just want to stay home and take care of people," Michelle stated. "But I'm also happy with myself and just because I might have a desire to be with someone.. that won't lead me to marry the wrong person."

The death of a parent or a loved one can be a harsh reality for children, which makes it important for adults to make it easier for them. Kid's Health website dished out a few tips on how to help a child cope with grief, which includes talking to them and comforting them in a way that they would feel secure.

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