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Heath Ledger’s Father On Michelle Williams’ Secret Marriage: I’m ‘Terribly Happy’ For Her

Wishing her the best. Kim Ledger, father of the late actor Heath Ledger, had only nice words for his son’s ex-girlfriend Michelle Williams after she revealed she secretly married musician Phil Elverum earlier this month.

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Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger attend the 2006 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted by Graydon Carter – Arrivals at the Morton’s in West Hollywood, California on March 5, 2006. John Peterson/

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“We are terribly happy, it is great,” Ledger said about the nuptials during an interview with The Goss on Sunday, July 29.

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Though he wasn’t in attendance at the secretive ceremony, Ledger said that he hopes to meet Elverum “soon.”

“She’s very private and I don’t really like to make too many comments about her,” the Australian native added. “But we are very happy [for her].”

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Williams, who shares daughter Matilda, now 12, with The Dark Knight actor, opened up about her relationship with Elverum in a cover story for Vanity Fair’s September 2018 issue. She revealed that the two tied the knot in the Adirondacks, with only their two daughters and a small group of friends present.

“I never gave up on love,” she told the publication.

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The Dawson’s Creek alum also unveiled that she and the musician, with whom she shares a “very sacred and very special romance,” have a similar backstory, noting that his late wife had passed away in July 2016 from from pancreatic cancer, leaving behind their 18-month-old daughter. Williams, meanwhile, lost Ledger in January 2008.

“Obviously I’ve never once in my life talked about a relationship, but Phil isn’t anyone else. And that’s worth something,” she gushed of her marriage. “Ultimately the way he loves me is the way I want to live my life on the whole. I work to be free inside of the moment. I parent to let Matilda feel free to be herself, and I am finally loved by someone who makes me feel free.”

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