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By Helen Sanders On December 23, 2010

Michelle Williams Talks About Being A Single Mother

After Heath Ledger's death...

Michelle Williams Talks About Being A Single Mother
Photo: Splash News

Michelle Williams has spoke out about being a single mother to her 5-year-old daughter Matilda after her former partner Heath Ledger passed away in 2008.

The Blue Valentine star has appeared on USA Today and revealed that she can’t ‘imagine’ not being a mother.

She said: "Five years down the road, it's my new normal. Now I can't imagine, I don't even really remember or would want my life previous.

"You make it work. You keep getting out of bed. Sometimes it's just because you know there's a cup of coffee downstairs."

She also spoke of the support she received after she broke up with Heath Ledger in 2007, just months before he died: "I loved so much becoming a mum and what had been, to me, this invisible community before that sort of rises up and says, 'We're here to help you.

“I was so moved by this new kind of community of people. And then when I became a single mother, there was a smaller but equally powerful community that rose up."

Remembering Heath...

A pre-fame Heath
An early TV appearance in Aussie soap 'Home and Away'
A fresh-faced Heath in 1995
'10 Things I Hate About You' (1999)
'10 Things I Hate About You' (1999)
Photo-Shoot: 2000
'The Patriot' (2000)
'A Knight's Tale' (2001)
Heath with then-girlfriend Naomi Watts at the 2004 Academy Awards.
Hanging out in L.A. in 2005.
With a pregnant Michelle Williams in 2005.
'Lords Of Dogtown' (2005)
'Brothers Grimm' (2005)
Press Conference for 'Cassanova' (2005)
'Cassanova' Special Screening, 2005
'Brokeback Mountain' Premiere, 2005.
'Brokeback Mountain' Press Conference, with co-star Jake Gyllenhaal, 2005.
'Brokeback Mountain' (2005)
Heath and fiancee Michelle Williams attend a New York awards ceremony.
New York premiere of 'Brokeback Mountain'
Santa Barbara Film Festival, 2006.
Heath out and about in NYC.
2006 Academy Awards.
Heath and fellow Aussie Abbie Cornish at the Berlin Film Festival.
Heath and Michelle share a tender moment in 2006.
Heath at the New York premiere of 'Rescue Dawn.'
Signing autographs for fans at the 2007 Venice Film Festival.
Heath at the 2007 Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles.
At the premiere of 'I'm Not There' in NYC.
Heath Ledger as the Joker in the upcoming Batman movie, 'The Dark Knight.'
One of the last pictures taken of Heath Ledger on the London set of his latest film, 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.'
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Tags : Michelle Williams (Actress), Heath Ledger

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