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Heath Ledger’s Parents: Daughter Matilda Is Very Much Like Her Dad

Mon, January 14, 2013 5:12pm EDT by 2 Comments
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The late Heath Ledger’s parents are speaking out about their granddaughter Matilda five years after his tragic death — and revealed that the 7-year-old is just like her dad. Read on for all the details.

Less than two years after actor Heath Ledger and his then-girlfriend Michelle Williams welcomed their daughter Matilda, Heath tragically died in an accidental drug overdose. Now, the late actor’s parents are speaking out about their granddaughter — and how much she’s like her dad.

There’s no doubt that Matilda, 7, is the spitting image of her father, but Heath’s parents, Sally and Kim Ledger, say she has a lot of his personality as well.

“Matilda is indeed very much like her dad — she has long limbs and similar features,” Sally told Australian magazine New Idea. But Heath’s mom also said she resembles her mom too in the best ways.

“However, she also possesses the beauty of her mamma — lucky girl,” Sally revealed.

Heath Ledger’s Parents Open About Their Relationship With Matilda

Even though Heath and Michelle were broken up at the time of his tragic death, his parents revealed they have always maintained a loving and respectful relationship with Michelle, and especially their granddaughter.

“Matilda has the same walk as Heath and is such a respectful little kid – she calls us ‘Papa’ and ‘Grandma Sal,” her grandpa Kim said. “Our family has the most wonderful relationship with both Matilda and Michelle.  We talk frequently and visit as often as we can.”

What do YOU think of what Heath’s parents said HollyMoms? Do you think she’s like her dad?

— Christina Stiehl

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