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Michelle Williams Talks About Life As A Single Mom: 'You Make It Work.' Can You Relate?

Thu, December 23, 2010 9:00am EDT by Add first Comment

Three years after the death of her ex Heath Ledger, Michelle admits its tough juggling a Hollywood career and caring for her 5-year-old daughter – but she couldn’t imagine life without the adorable Matilda.

“You make it work. You keep getting out of bed. Sometimes it’s just because you know there’s a cup of coffee downstairs,” Michelle Williams, 30, tells USA Today about life as a single mom. Michelle and Heath Ledger broke up in September 2007, just four months before he died from an accidental overdose in his New York apartment, leaving the actress still sore from the split and facing life as a single mom to Matilda, who was just 2 at the time.

It broke our hearts at the time and we can only image how tough it must have been for Michelle to pick herself up and carry on for the sake of her daughter.

Happy birthday, Matilda Ledger — you’re 5 years old!

But Michelle proved she’s a natural mom, and she now admits she can’t even remember life before Matilda. “Five years down the road, it’s my new normal. Now can’t imagine, I don’t even really remember or would want my life previous,” says Michelle.

Matilda Ledger looks just like her late daddy

And she insists she has a tight network of friends and family to thank for helping her through the dark times. Michelle explains, “I loved so much becoming a mom and what had been, to me, this invisible community before [that] sort of rises up and says, ‘We’re here to help you.’  And then when I became a single mother, there was a smaller but equally powerful community that rose up.”

We think you’re a genuine supermom, Michelle!

–Ian Garland

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