Love has enduring power. However, there could be obstacles in our way that unintentionally cause us to drift apart from the one we cherish the most. This kind of grief was felt by Liam Neeson, a well-known Hollywood actor when he lost his wife after a deeply committed 15-year union.

Here is what Liam and Natasha’s wonderful romance can teach us about love, loss, and the strength of a truly unbreakable bond. Bright Side is always willing to share the power of love.

 

They immediately fell in love, but she was already wed.

When Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson were cast in the 1993 film Anna Christie, their paths first crossed. Liam is a charming and attractive man at any age, but at the time, when Richardson was wed to producer Robert Fox, he was known for having many women.

Liam said at the time, “I’d never had that kind of explosive chemistry situation with an actress.” After her divorce, Natasha eventually made her way back to Liam Neeson’s protracted and patient court, unconcerned about the actor’s reputation as a ladies’ man. “I’m pleased that women fall in love with him because I know why,” Richardson remarked.

 

Natasha and Liam got married and had a child.

Despite their intense courtship, Neeson was not particularly infatuated with Richardson at the beginning of their relationship. Instead, he preferred to keep his feelings for her to himself. He actually sent her a card with the following message on her birthday. “You’re catching up with me. Lots of love, Oskar.”

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The note’s lack of passion infuriated Natasha, who thought it was uninteresting and sounded like a letter to a friend. She, therefore, made the decision to ask him directly about their future as a couple.

Liam realized he had fallen in love with her at that very moment because of her candor, which made him be honest with himself about his feelings. “This is real and genuine and is something that has to be protected,” said Neeson.

They got married in 1994 on a farm in New York to celebrate their love after they both realized how they felt. Since they were so dedicated to one another, Natasha did everything in her power to land a role in Nell when Liam Neeson was cast as the lead. About a year later, they welcomed Michael Richard Antonio Neeson as their first child. After giving birth, Natasha unexpectedly became pregnant once more, and the couple welcomed Daniel Jack Neeson in 1996.

 

The terrible incident.

Years later, tragedy struck, disturbing the family’s peace. In March 2009, Richardson was injured while skiing in Quebec, Canada, and suffered a brain injury. She wasn’t wearing a helmet when the terrible incident occurred, but at first, she appeared fine, so she declined medical attention. She initially thought she had a minor head injury, but it turned out to be a fatal brain lesion.

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Liam hurried to his wife’s hospital bedside while he was still working in Toronto. She was brain dead, and doctors told him there was nothing they could do 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.’”

The worst choice Liam had ever had to make—the choice that would completely alter his life—had to be made. He gave his consent to have his beloved wife removed from life support. Tragically, 45-year-old Natasha Richardson passed away two days after the incident.

 

Loyal to his late wife and filled with priceless memories.

Liam made the decision to keep his grief for Natasha’s passing a secret from the public. As a result, in the years since the accident, he hasn’t discussed the details or said anything in the media.

The actor wrote about his wife in 2016 and said, “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 cherishes and guards the memories of his happy marriage years out of gratitude for the love they shared. “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.”

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Even though she died in 2009, the pain still exists on occasion. “There’re periods now when I hear the door opening,” Liam confessed, “and I still think I’m going to hear her.”

 

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