Heath s dad happy with Segel
Heath's dad happy with Segel

Heath Ledger's dad Kim has opened up about Michelle William's new relationship with How I Met Your Mother's Jason Segel.

Ledger and Williams had a child Matilda together before the actor died of a prescription drug overdose in 2008.

"It is lovely to have such a nice guy in Michelle's life," Perth-based Mr Ledger told Woman's Day.

"Matilda needs a male figure in her life and she has a great connection with Jason, who's a really funny guy. I know a lot of people who know Jason and they say he's not only humorous but a genuinely nice bloke."

Williams and Segel have known each other for years through the actress' good friend Busy Philipps, but only began seriously dating four months ago.

"Michelle doesn't openly gush about Jason, but I can tell by a lot of the little things she says about him that she's very happy at the moment. We couldn't be happier for her," Mr Ledger said.

While Mr Ledger said he hadn't met Segel yet, he was looking forward to spending time with him and Williams when he visits his granddaughter later in the year.

"We trust Michelle's decision about who she lets into their lives and it's obvious she's chosen well with Jason.

"He's even offered his house in Los Angeles to us - and we've never met. Our whole family tries to get to New York as often as possible… And I can't wait to meet this 'lovely guy' everyone keeps talking about."

The West Australian

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