July 21, 2022 marks the late Robin Williams’ 71st birthday. The comedian’s incredible talent in films and TV shows sparked joy in millions of hearts across the world. When the star passed away in 2014, fans were left mourning the loss of a beloved star. He was survived by his third wife Susan and his three children – where are Robin Williams’ kids now?
Hollywood lost an icon when Robin Williams, a master of improv and voice acting, passed away on 11 August 2014 due to suicide in his California home.
The entertainment industry paid countless tributes to the legendary actor at the time, who many cited as their inspiration, such as Jim Carrey and Judd Apatow.
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His multifaceted career included roles as the Aladdin’s Genie, Mrs Doubtfire, Jumanji’s Alex Parrish, and Night At The Museum’s Theodore Roosevelt, among others.
Robin Williams’ unexpected passing was heartbreaking for his wife, Susan Schneider, and his three kids, who have opened up several times regarding the loss.
Get to know Robin Williams’ kids
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Zachary ‘Zak’ Pym was born in 1983, so he is about 39 years old. He currently resides in Los Angeles, working as the co-founder and CEO of PYM. It is a brand that sells stress and anxiety-reducing supplements. Zak launched the company with his wife, Olivia June, in 2019 after his mental health suffered following the tragic loss of his father.
Speaking to Good Morning Britain in 2019, he admitted he felt helpless as the actor’s mental health deteriorated.
“It was sad to see someone who was suffering so. As a family member and a child, you want to do everything you can to help soothe and ease what seemed to be an intense personal pain,” he said.
“And there were times where it felt like there was helplessness from my part, I didn’t know what I could do, or how I could be of best support.”
Aside from his business venture, the eldest Williams son is an investor in tech start-ups. With Olivia June, he is a parent of two kids: Mickey and Zola.
So I was today years old when I learned that Kuvira was voiced by Zelda Williams, daughter of the late Robin Williams. Neat. pic.twitter.com/h2b8BnFFs5— Delfred (@delfred88) June 28, 2022
Williams’ only daughter followed in her father’s footsteps into the entertainment industry. The 32-year-old was born to the actor’s second wife, Marsha Garces.
She made her acting debut at five years old. She starred opposite her father in 2004’s House Of D, where she played Melissa Loggia.
Zelda has appeared in the likes of Teen Wolf and Criminals Minds. She is the voice of Mona Lisa/Y’Gythgba in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Another animation you may have heard her from is Nickelodeon’s Legend Of Korra.
Unsurprisingly, she’s a huge fan of the video game The Legends Of Zelda, so she was delighted to appear in the 2011 TV ad for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D game with her father.
The actress’ latest project is a film titled Lisa Frankenstein, starring Cole Sprouse and Kathryn Newton – Zelda serves as director.
Like her half-brother, she is a mental health advocate and encourages fans to seek help if they are in need via links from her Instagram highlight
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The youngest of Robin Williams’ kids is Cody. Cody Alan is Garce’s second son with Williams, born 1991. According to Closer Weekly, he is a producer for On Stage, a New York theatre show.
He tied the knot with Maria Flores in 2019 on what would’ve been his father’s 68th birthday. The ceremony took place at his parents’ home, the same place Cody and Maria fell in love.
Williams married three times
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Williams married his first wife, actress Valerie Velardi, in June 1978. The pair met at a bar in 1976 where he worked. In a documentary titled Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, Velardi recalled their first encounter, reports The Sun.
“He was bartending”, she said. “He had a French accent, offered me a drink, chatted me up and was absolutely delightful”
Valerie then continued: “He asked me for a ride home. He was speaking French and I was teasing him and we had a kiss. And I just knew I was going to see him again.”
They divorced five years after Zak’s birth.
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Williams and Garces married in April 1989 whilst the latter was six months pregnant with Zelda. Garces was Zak’s nanny, fueling rumours that they had an affair, but she confirmed in the documentary that they only dated after his first divorce.
Their divorce was finalised in 2010.
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Graphic designer Susan Schneider wedded Williams in October 2011. Now 58 years old, Schneider witnessed her husband’s struggle with anxiety and stress.
After his passing, reports claimed he suffered from alcoholism and depression, but in an interview with The Guardian, she noted that it was Lewy Body Dementia (LBD).
“We as a culture don’t have the vocabulary to discuss brain disease in the way we do about depression. Depression is a symptom of LBD and it’s not about psychology – it’s rooted in neurology. His brain was falling apart,” she said.
If you are affected by any issues raised in the article or would like someone to speak to, please call the Samaritans for free on 116 123. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit samaritans.org to find your nearest branch in the UK. In the US, please visit Samaritans USA for more information.
You can also contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text 741741 to get in touch with the Crisis Text Line. Americans can now call or text 988 to reach out and speak to a counsellor.
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