Michelle Williams still struggling with raising daughter alone

Michelle Williams has opened up about raising her daughter without Heath Ledger.

The actress’ ex passed away 7 years ago following an accidental drug overdose, leaving daughter, Matilda, without a dad.

He had split from Michelle in 2007 and had recently finished filming Batman: The Dark Knight, winning an Oscar posthumously for his portrayal of The Joker.

Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger Independent Spirit Awards Santa Monica Beach Los Angeles, California - 04.03.06 Featuring: Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 04 Mar 2006 Credit: Nikki Nelson / WENN

The 36-year-old has kept quiet since Heath’s death, but has now revealed her deepest concerns about her daughter growing up without a dad.

She told Porter: “In all honesty, for pretty much everything else, I feel like I’m a believer in not fighting circumstances, accepting where you are and where you’ve been.

“In pretty much all senses but one, I would be able to go totally down that line of thinking were it not for Matilda not having her dad.

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Friday (30Jul16) marks 50 years since DC Comics iconic superhero Batman first appeared on the big screen. Since Adam West’s madcap version of the character moved from TV to film in 1966, Batman has gone through a number of incarnations and actors, with each star who has donned the famous cape and cowl bringing something new to the role. After West became the first actor to play Batman on film, it was more than 20 years until the character got another big screen outing, with Michael Keaton taking on the role opposite Jack Nicholson’s Joker in Tim Burton’s 1989 blockbuster. Keaton kept hold of the cape in 1991’s Batman Returns, before Val Kilmer and George Clooney answered the call of the Bat signal with less success. For many younger fans however the definitive Batman is Christian Bale, who portrayed the Dark Knight in Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed trilogy between 2005 and 2012. Finally, the past few years have seen two very different interpretations of Batman, with Ben Affleck playing him as a brooding veteran in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Will Arnett voicing a Lego incarnation in 2014’s The Lego Movie. Arnett’s Lego Batman will get his own standalone film next year (17). **File Photos** He was a Hollywood golden boy in the making whose life was cut tragically short in the cruellest way. A year ago tomorrow (THURSDAY JANUARY 22), acclaimed actor Heath Ledger died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs at his apartment in Manhattan. The tragedy sent shockwaves through the showbiz world, as Ledger's performance in Brokeback Mountain had already seen him nominated for a Best Actor Oscar - with rumours he had fared even better as The Joker in Batman movie The Dark Knight, due for release just months after his death. Here, we present our gallery of photos of a man widely considered to be the most promising actor of his generation. Christian Bale and Heath Ledger starring in 'The Dark Knight', dir

“You know, that’s just something that doesn’t…I mean, it just won’t ever be right.”

Michelle also confessed that she never thought she’d be single at her age, let alone a single parent.

She continued: “Talk about a learning process.

**File Photos** * LEDGER DIED FROM DRUG OVERDOSE Actor HEATH LEDGER was killed by an overdose of prescription drugs, the New York Medical Examiner has ruled. An autopsy into the star's death in January (08) failed to establish the cause of his death, but an overdose was suspected because a number of prescription medicines were found in his Manhattan apartment. Toxicology test results released on Wednesday (06Feb08) established six different drugs were found in the actor's system - including painkillers, sleeping pills, anti-anxiety pills and antihistamines - when he died. A statement from the Medical Examiner reads, "Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam, and doxylamine. "We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications." Ledger - who was found dead on 22 January (08), aged 28 - is expected to be buried at his family's plot in Karrakatta Cemetery in his native Perth, Australia. A private funeral will be held on Saturday (09Feb08) with his ex-fiancee Michelle Williams and their two-year-old daughter Matilda in attendance. (IG/WN/MT Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams The 78th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars)- Red Carpet Arrivals Kodak Theater Hollywood, California- 05.03.06 Featuring: **File Photos** Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 05 Mar 2006 Credit: Nikki Nelson / WENN

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“I think, God, what would I say about it? I feel really sensitive about it and certainly did not expect to still be dating at 36 with an 11-year-old. This is not what I imagined.”

Despite Heath’s tragic passing, Michelle says she and Matilda – who is now 11-years-old – have finally reached a place where they are able to be happy again.

She said: “Life has brought us to a place that’s not just surviving, but thriving.”

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