Michelle Williams has opened up about raising her daughter without Heath Ledger.
The actress’ ex passed away 7 years ago following an accidental drug overdose, leaving daughter, Matilda, without a dad.
He had split from Michelle in 2007 and had recently finished filming Batman: The Dark Knight, winning an Oscar posthumously for his portrayal of The Joker.
The 36-year-old has kept quiet since Heath’s death, but has now revealed her deepest concerns about her daughter growing up without a dad.
She told Porter: “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, 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.”
Michelle also confessed that she never thought she’d be single at her age, let alone a single parent.
She continued: “Talk about a learning process.
“I think, God, what would I say about it? I feel really sensitive about it and certainly did not expect to still be dating at 36 with an 11-year-old. This is not what I imagined.”
Despite Heath’s tragic passing, Michelle says she and Matilda – who is now 11-years-old – have finally reached a place where they are able to be happy again.
She said: “Life has brought us to a place that’s not just surviving, but thriving.”