To this day, Hollywood still grieves the terrible death of Heath Journal in 2008. Unbeknownst to lots of, the star passed away simply 4 months after his split from ex-fiance, Michelle Williams. The 10 Things I Dislike About You star apparently spiraled into his substance abuse in worry of losing his child Matilda Rose in an untidy custody fight. Williams had actually applied for sole custody due to the late star’s dependency. Here’s what truly took place to their relationship.

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How Did Michelle Williams & Heath Journal Meet?

The set began dating in 2004 after conference on the set of Brokeback Mountain where they played couple. “I remember being in rehearsal, and the two of them had googly eyes with each other,” their co-star Jake Gyllenhaal stated of them. “Our initial meeting, the circumstances of how we first met, were cosmic or something,” Williams informed GQ of conference Journal. “Yeah, a lot of things happened at once. It’s a bit like, we had a lot of things to do because we didn’t have a lot of time, or something.”

A year later on, Williams validated that they were anticipating an infant woman. “It’s strange to watch the film now because it means so much more to me,” the starlet informed People at the time. “I met my husband there, the seed of my daughter was born there — it’s just really, really powerful. But I also feel — and Heath and I were just talking about this the other night — that if it hadn’t been there we would have met some other way, some other how. It was going to happen.”

The Dawson’s Creek star went on to explain Journal as “incredibly protective” for the “little Australian” they were anticipating. She likewise clarified that they were engaged — not wed — however that she described him as “husband” since “boyfriend” and “partner” didn’t sound precise. “I had a few fantasies about a husband and a wedding when I was a little girl,” she discussed. “But I’m really happy with things just the way they are right now.”

Inside Michelle Williams & Heath Journal’s Marital relationship

In 2006, Journal admitted that having their child provided him some instructions in life. “When Michelle is working, I’m the manny, and when I’m working, she’s the nanny,” he stated, including that his household is “everything” and “the most important thing” in his life. “Before, I felt like I was floating through life, like a ghost; I may not have even existed,” he continued. He likewise gushed about his partner as a brand-new mom, stating: “Witnessing this innate, primal strength and determination that’s injected into women when they have to push out a baby is just the most spectacular thing.”

It likewise appeared like the Dark Knight star was settling into a more domestic way of life. “My life right now is … I wouldn’t say reduced to food,” he stated, “but my duties in life are that I wake up, cook breakfast, clean the dishes, prepare lunch, clean those dishes, go to the market, get fresh produce, cook dinner, clean those dishes and then sleep if I can … I love it … I actually adore it.” He likewise stated that he was preparing to take Matilda to Sydney to “introduce her to the ocean.”

“Next year my hope is to spend as much time in Australia as possible … I want to introduce Matilda to the ocean,” stated the star, including that he and Williams weren’t hurrying to get married. “I really don’t feel like I need a piece of paper to validate the love I have for [Michelle]…She’s my soulmate and we couldn’t love each other any more.”

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