Robin Williams’ Widow Sued Kids & Isolated Him from Them, Source Claimed – One Didn’t See Dad after His Last Birthday
Having been married three times throughout his life, Robin Williams’ personal life was quite full of ups and downs. From 1978 to 1988, he was married to Valerie Velardi for ten years. From 1989 to 2010, he married Marsha Garces, and from 2011 to 2014, he married Susan Schneider. The comedian met his first wife in 1976 while working as a bartender in San Francisco. They got married two years later and welcomed their child, Zachary “Zak” Williams in 1983.
However, their marriage was plagued with infidelity, which he later on publicly admitted. Even Velardi knew how much her then-husband loved women, and that was something she had to accept. By 1988, they got a divorce. They continued to co-parent their son, and since splitting, Velardi stayed out of the spotlight. A year after his divorce from Velardi, Williams married Marsha Garces. They first met in 1984 while Garces was working as his son Zak’s nanny.
Due to the circumstances of how they met, people assumed that they had gotten together while Williams was still married to Velardi. However, Velardi herself clarified that the relationship began after their split. Garces left her nannying job to become a film producer and philanthropist, which Williams fully supported. Together they shared daughter Zelda Rae Williams and son Cody Alan Williams. They split in 2008, with Garces filing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their divorce. The request was finalized in 2010, a time when Williams had already met the third love of his life – Susan Schneider.
After having to go through gruesome divorce proceedings which ultimately cost him $30 million in his first two marriages, he decided to have a pre-nuptial agreement with Schneider when they wed in 2011. Speaking to a publication in November 2011, Williams said that despite the hefty spousal support payments he had to pay, he gets on well with his exes. He joked that they had always appreciated his body hair, which was a plus for him. As for how he met his third wife, the actor revealed that they had met outside an Apple store in 2007. Their eyes met, and they felt a connection that they decided to pursue.
Williams’ Medical Conditions Began Appearing
During the first few years of Williams’ relationship with Schneider, everything was smooth sailing. They went on a honeymoon trip to Paris before his health began to decline with Diffuse Lewy Body Dementia, an illness they only learned he had after his death.
The “Mrs. Doubtfire” star began to experience delusions, heightened anxiety levels, and restricted movement. Although he was able to get himself out there most of the time, his struggles would come out at home.As for his behavior, his wife said that he seemed well because he had taken his iPad out of the closet. She took it as a good sign because the actor had not watched TV or read the news in about half a year since then.
The couple slept in separate bedrooms because Williams had trouble sleeping and would talk in his sleep. She last saw him at 10:30 p.m. before going to bed.
When he was found, Schneider requested to see her husband’s body. She prayed over him alongside the Sheriff’s deputies before they took him away.