Michelle Williams offers a rare insight into how she feels after Heath Ledger's tragic passing.
Since 2008, Michelle Williams has remained tight lipped about the passing of Heath Ledger, her former partner and the father of her child.
Speaking to Porter magazine, Michelle admitted she still struggles to comes to terms with the fact her daughter, Matilda, now aged 11, will grow up without her dad.
"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," she said.
"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 and Heath in 2006 (Getty)
While she isn't able to reconcile the tragic loss of Heath, she says Matilda is a happy child.
"I watched her warm in the sun, in her swimsuit, get on her bicycle and smile and wave as she rode off to go meet her friends. I went back into the house and sobbed because of this incredibly simple moment - common everyday happiness," Michelle confessed.
"I really felt like in that moment, like wow, we’ve done it. Not only are we OK, she’s happy. Life has brought us to a place that’s not just surviving, but thriving."
Michelle with Matilda in 2013 (Getty)
Michelle and Heath began dating in 2004 after meeting on the set of Brokeback Mountain. They welcomed their only child, Matilda, a year later. The couple later separated in 2007.
Heath passed away in 2008 from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.