In a touching interview with More magazine, Naomi Watts reflects on her two-year relationship with the late Heath Ledger.
Naomi, 43, dated Heath from 2002 until 2004, and now, three years after his tragic death in 2008, she is opening up on their years together.
“We had a beautiful relationship, only a couple of years, but he was a man who was completely full of joy, and there was a lot of laughing and affection. He was really a very special soul,” Naomi tells More.
Namoi now has two sons with longtime partner Liev Schreiber.
Naomi also references Heath’s 5-year-old daughter Matilda, relating to what it’s like growing up without a dad.
“[Heath was such] a great actor, but I know there was so much more to come. It’s such a tragedy for his little daughter,” Watts says of Matilda, whose mom is Michelle Williams.”Not knowing my father always made me feel like a piece of myself was missing or unknown. Not reachable.”
She adds: “Growing up, there was this wondering what he would think of me or what I would think of him.”