Michelle Williams: Heartbroken

by | February 1, 2008 at 3:15 PM | General

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Michelle Williams has finally broken her silence about the unfortunate tragedy that befell her and her family only last week. In a statement sure to choke up even the most jaded Hollywood insider, she described her and Heath’s little girl as the “spitting image” of Heath, and talked about her pain using the rawest of words: Her heart is broken.

“Please respect our need to grieve privately,” Williams said in a statement, according to the Associated Press. “My heart is broken.”

Adds Williams, mother of Ledger’s 2-year-old daughter Matilda: “I am the mother of the most tender-hearted, high-spirited, beautiful little girl who is the spitting image of her father. All that I can cling to is his presence inside her that reveals itself every day.

“His family and I watch Matilda as she whispers to trees, hugs animals, and takes steps two at a time, and we know that he is with us still. She will be brought up in the best memories of him.” [People]