Naomi Watts Opens Up About Heath Ledger

It’s easy to forget that Naomi Watts and Heath Ledger were once the hottest Australian couple ever. The two dated from 2002 to 2004, ending the relationship just four years before Heath tragically passed away. The gorgeous 43-year-old (What! How is Naomi Watts 43? She looks 22) recently opened up about the time she spent with the actor.

Naomi told journalists that Heath was a “very special soul’ who ‘made a great impact on my life.” She went on to further say:

“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. And a great actor, but I know there was so much more to come. And it’s such a tragedy for his little daughter.”

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Naomi probably has a soft spot in her heart for little Matilda Ledger’s tragedy as she lost her father at the age of 7. “Not knowing my father always made me feel like a piece of myself was missing or unknown. Not reachable.” According to Naomi, it really affected how she feels about her kids, who are beyond adorable, by the way.

I won’t lie, sometimes I forget Heath Ledger is dead and then I’ll watch like 10 Things I Hate About You and be sad. I can’t imagine having been with someone so long who suddenly isn’t there. Naomi seems happy though, and that is what is important. Sure, she and Liev Schreiber are kind of a bizarre couple, but again, look at the cute kids!