'" Gillian seconds that sentiment, saying that initally during the breakup: "He really thought he could do the right thing. I'm not giving Michelle anything.'"Sadly, his words turned out to be prophetic.
He was trying to be decent and graceful, give her whatever she wanted..." Losing My Husband, Then Learning Of His Infidelity But apparently, the stress of custody proceedings and lawyers eventually took their toll. When he died, Ledger left behind a will that pre-dated his relationship with Williams and thus, left nothing to her or Matilda.
After difficult, emotional scenes, “Heath would wrap her in his arms and say, ‘I’m sorry I was rough on you,'” says the source.“He was just very protective.” Soon after filming finished, Williams was pregnant; Matilda was born just before opened."That was the moment when it changed, when he realized 'Uh-oh, we perceive the world differently.' He didn't care about things like those awards."Ledger did, nonetheless, care about Williams and their daughter.According to Pecorini, "Heath was always blaming himself [for the split], asking 'What did I do wrong?After that, “their love just blossomed,” says one source.
The couple played cards and dined together in their trailers, and Ledger loaded up Williams’ i Pod with music from his laptop; on days off they swam together at the hotel pool and dined out at local spots.
“When Michelle is working, I’m the manny, and when I’m working, she’s the nanny,” Ledger cheerfully explained in 2006.
His family, a blissful Ledger said that year, is “everything to me—the most important thing I do.
Strong-willed even as a young teen actress—she filed for emancipation from her parents when she was 15 so she could work longer hours—Williams bonded with Ledger during an early scene in which they crashed while tobogganing down a hill.
Williams tore a ligament in her knee, an injury Ledger blamed on himself.
Questions have arisen about whether his overdose was really accidental. And some have even suggested that he was so depressed over his split with Michelle Williams — the mother of his only child, Matilda — that perhaps he no longer wanted to be alive.