Michelle Williams’ Father Confirms Heath Ledger Split

Michelle Williams‘ father, Larry, has confirmed reports the actress has ended her three-year relationship with Heath Ledger.

Williams, 26, and Ledger, 28, met on the Canadian set of Brokeback Mountain in summer 2004–a month after the Australian actor ended his two-year relationship with Naomi Watts.

The couple welcomed a daughter Matilda in October 2005 and bought a home together in Brooklyn, New York.

After reports of their break-up emerged over the weekend, Larry Williams admits he received a phone call from the actress’ mother, Carla, about the split.

Larry, 64, tells the Sydney Daily Telegraph, “We’ve known about their troubles for a while but it’s always a very difficult thing in life when these things happen.

“I know Heath and Michelle still care about each other deeply and are very committed to being great parents to their daughter.

“They are both very talented artists and they live with their hearts. I feel tremendously for her and for him and hope they will find what they want in life.

“I have a great respect for Heath and I know he cares tremendously for Michelles.”

Larry is currently in Australia appealing a U.S. order to be extradited to face tax evasion charges.

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by WENN

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