It’s clear that whatever happened between Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger, they once had a very good thing and Michelle clearly still has a very soft spot in her heart reserved just for Heath. She was seen in several degrees of mourning after his death in January and while it’s undoubtedly still a tough time for her, she has also been seen out and about lately, looking stunning and raising their two year old daughter, Matilda. Michelle has once again shown that she still carries a great deal of love and respect for Heath by kick-starting a scholarship that has been established in his name. From Celebitchy,
“A scholarship to help emerging Australian actors and honor the memory of Heath Ledger has launched – and Ledger’s ex, Michelle Williams, is stepping up as the first donor.
The Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship will award recipients up to $10,000, and round-trip airfare from Australia, to pursue a career in the United States. Ledger was an Ambassador for AIF before his death in January; current ambassadors include Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and Naomi Watts.
“Broke Aussie actors in LA form a tradition that goes all the way back to Errol Flynn,” says Ned Kelly director and Ledger pal Gregor Jordan, who will be part of the scholarship’s five-member judging panel. “Heath was definitely part of that tradition and this scholarship is something he would have been proud to have his name associated with.”
I love seeing stars donate to anything but when it’s something as personal as this, it just seems even more special, as corny as that may sound. I absolutely love Michelle Williams and she has proven time and time again that she holds, by far, the greatest amount of talent among any of those that came from the Dawson’s Creek bunch. She has proven to be a woman of class and one of the few in Hollywood that young girls could truly look up to and respect.