The Story of Liam Neeson Who Loved His Wife So Intensely He’s Chosen to Remain Faithful After She Passed
Love can last forever. Yet, we may face hurdles along the path that could unexpectedly tear us apart from the person we love the most. Liam Neeson, the famous Hollywood actor, experienced this kind of sorrow when he lost his wife after a 15-year, deeply dedicated marriage.
Bright Side is always willing to share the power of love — here’s what Liam and Natasha’s wonderful romance can teach us about love, loss, and the strength of a really unbreakable bond.
They fell in love right away, but she was married.
Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson first met when they were cast in Anna Christie in 1993. Liam is a charming man who is very handsome, at any age, but at the time he was famous for having many women, whilst Richardson was married to producer Robert Fox.
They had great chemistry both on and off the set, according to Liam, who said at the time, “I’d never had that kind of explosive chemistry situation with an actress.” Eventually, Natasha returned to Liam Neeson’s long and patient court after her divorce, unconcerned with the actor’s reputation as a ladies’ man. “I’m pleased that women fall in love with him because I know why,” Richardson remarked.
Liam and Natasha tied the knot and started a family.
Despite their passionate courtship, Neeson was not overly amorous toward Richardson in the early stages of their relationship, preferring to keep his sentiments to himself. On her birthday, he actually sent her a card with the following message. “You’re catching up with me. Lots of love, Oskar.”
Natasha was upset by the note’s lack of passion, believing it was banal and sounded like a letter to a friend. Therefore, she decided to ask him frankly about the future of their relationship.
Her candor prompted Liam to be honest with himself about his feelings, and he recognized he had fallen in love with her right then and there. “This is real and genuine and is something that has to be protected,” said Neeson.
After they both recognized their sentiments, they married in 1994 on a farm in New York, to celebrate their love. They were so committed to one another that when Liam Neeson was cast in Nell, Natasha made every attempt to get a part in the film as well. They had their first child, Michael Richard Antonio Neeson, about a year later. Natasha became pregnant again unexpectedly soon after giving birth, and the couple had Daniel Jack Neeson in 1996.
The tragic accident
Years later, tragedy struck, upsetting the peace of the entire family. Richardson had an accident that caused a brain injury while skiing in Quebec, Canada, in March 2009. When the awful incident happened, she wasn’t wearing a helmet, but at first, she seemed fine, and she declined medical attention. What she initially assumed to be a minor head injury was actually a deadly brain lesion.
Liam, who was working in Toronto at the time, rushed to his wife’s hospital bedside. Doctors informed him she was brain-dead and that nothing could be done to save her. “I went into her, and I told her I loved her. I said, ’Sweetie, you’re not coming back from this. You’ve banged your head.’”
Liam was compelled to make the worst decision of his life—one that would irreversibly change his course. He agreed to have his cherished wife taken off of life support. Natasha Richardson, 45, unfortunately, died 2 days after the incident.
Treasured memories and loyalty to his late wife
After Natasha passed away, Liam decided to keep his sorrow private and away from the media. Thus, he hasn’t spoken about the circumstances or made any remarks in the media in the years following the accident.
In 2016, the actor paid tribute to his wife by writing, “They say the hardest thing in the world is losing someone you love. My wife died unexpectedly. She brought me so much joy. She was my everything.”
Despite the fact that life tore them apart, Liam memorializes his blissful marriage years with tremendous care and protection, grateful for the love they both felt for one another. “Those 16 years of being her husband taught me how to love unconditionally. We have to stop and be thankful for our spouses. Because, one day, when you look up from your phone, they won’t be there anymore.”
Even though she passed away in 2009, the pain can still be intense sometimes. “There’re periods now when I hear the door opening,” Liam confessed, “and I still think I’m going to hear her.”
Who is your forever love?