Naomi Watts discusses her relationship with Heath Ledger


“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,” Watts says.

Ledger died at 28 from an accidental drug overdose in January 2008.

“He was really a very special soul and made a great impact on my life,” she said. “And a great actor, but I know there was so much more to come. And it’s a tragedy for his little daughter [Matilda Rose].”

The actress also recounts how she fell in love with her current boyfriend and father of her children, Liev Schreiber.

The pair met at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual costume ball a few years ago.

“I was wearing Calvin Klein, a very flirty, feminine dress,” the actress shares.

Since they were both single, they exchanged numbers.

“We spoke on the phone for several weeks and emailed,” she continues. “And then I made up some excuse to come to New York and the rest is history.”

Since 2005, Naomi has shared her life with Liev Schreiber, with whom she has two son, Sasha, 4, and Kai, 2 ½.