Heath Ledger's father speaks out about Michelle Williams' secret marriage

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.

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

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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Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams at the "Vanity Fair" OscarS Party. (West Hollywood, CA)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 23: Names and foot imprints of Heath Ledgers and Michelle WIlliams's baby Matilda, and of family dog Hugo are seen in front of the house where Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams lived together on January 23, 2008 in the Brooklyn borough, New York City. Ledger, died January 22, 2008 at the age of 28. (Photoby Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 27: (L-R) Matilda Ledger and Michelle Williams are seen on October 27, 2009 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Christopher Peterson/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
BROOKLYN - MAY 23: (L-R) Michelle Williams and Matilda Ledger sighting on May 23, 2009 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Christopher Peterson/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 27: (L-R) Matilda Ledger and Michelle Williams are seen on October 27, 2009 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Christopher Peterson/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 22: Actor Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams attend the Australian Premier of Brokeback mountain at the Cinema Paris on the 13 January 2006 in Sydney, Australia. The Australian actor was found dead on his hotel floor in New York on January 22, 2008. (Photo by Mike Flokis/Getty Images)
Michelle Williams, nominee Best Female Lead for Land of Plenty, and Heath Ledger (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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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’sSeptember 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.

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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