On February 1, 2008, Michelle Williams released her first public statement over the tragic death of Heath Ledger: she said, “Please respect our need to grieve privately. My heart is broken. I am the mother of the most tender-hearted, high-spirited, beautiful little girl who is the spitting image of her father. All that I can cling to is his presence inside her that reveals itself every day.”

Almost one year later, the former fiancee of Heath Ledger, has sat down with Newsweek for a candid interview. She opens up her heart, to discuss the untimely death of the brilliant actor, and her life after Heath Ledger.

Newsweek Reports:

Williams is jovial and chatty, until the conversation turns to Heath. You can see it’s still difficult for her to talk about him, and she hasn’t done so publicly until now.

The first time Ledger’s name comes up, she bursts into tears. “It’s so sad,” Williams says. When she’s asked about how she’s been doing in the past year, she’s silent for a very long time. “I guess it’s always changing,” she says. There’s another pause. “What else can I say?” Her voice is breathy and fragile, and she takes a few gulps of air. “I just wake up each day in a slightly different place—grief is like a moving river, so that’s what I mean by ‘it’s always changing’.” She stops again. “It’s a strange thing to say”—her words unravel slowly, her eyes tear up—”because I’m at heart an optimistic person, but I would say in some ways it just gets worse. It’s just that the more time that passes, the more you miss someone. In some ways it gets worse. That’s what I would say.”

Michelle Williams was born on September 9, 1980. A down to earth Virgo girl, she’s one strong woman. Over the last year, Saturn in Virgo has transited her Sun, Moon, and Mercury. It has been a time of reflection and sadness for Michelle. From her depth of despair, she has become a more mature and spiritual woman. Her Venus in Leo, gives her a passion for love and life. Her Mars in Scorpio squares her Venus, which means she can be very insecure in love.

Next year, a new brightness will shine in her life. Maybe a new love? I don’t see her settling down for at least a few years. Astrologically, it looks like her main focus will be her daughter and career. Beautiful girl. We wish her the best.

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Jacy Nova

Jacy Nova is the resident Astrologer and Managing Editor for Astrochicks.com. Born under the zodiac sign of Virgo, she has a Libra Rising and Libra Moon.