She was still married at the time of their meeting, thus Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson fell in love at an inconvenient moment. Shortly after her marriage ended, however, the two became a couple and went on to have a 15-year marriage together.
In the unfortunate event that Natasha Richardson passed away, Liam Neeson was left with two children to raise without the support of their mother. Even though being a single father was frightening, Liam Neeson handled himself admirably.
In spite of his anxieties, his children finally developed into people who were deserving of their parents’ admiration and respect. Both of their children went on to pursue performing careers in the same vein as their father and mother.
When Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson were cast opposite each other in the Broadway production of “Anna Christie,” their romance was officially launched. Richardson was married at the time of the filming, but that did not stop her and Neeson from working together.
It was the first time that Neeson had ever experienced such intense energy between them, according to Neeson. People flocked to their activities as a result of their chemistry, and they were nominated for a Tony Award.
During that time, Richardson’s marriage came to an end, and she couldn’t stop herself from falling in love with Neeson, even though it was the wrong time for her to do so. In spite of Neeson’s reputation as a ladies’ man, Richardson seemed unfazed by the situation. She expressed herself as follows:
“I’m delighted that ladies are attracted to him because I understand why.”
During his time on the set of “Schindler’s List,” Neeson sent her a card for her 30th birthday. In response to Richardson’s dissatisfaction with the card, he inquired about the nature of their relationship.
His realization that he was in love with her came as a result of her response. The pair tied the knot on a farm in upstate New York in the summer of 1994, just a few months after their first encounter.
Life proceeded quickly for the couple as they welcomed Micheál, their first son, into the world in 1995 and Daniel, their second son, into the world 18 months after that.
A ski resort in Québec, Canada, was the location of Richardson’s decision to take ski lessons on March 16, 2009. Around noon, while hiking up the hill with an instructor, she lost her footing and fell to the ground as she neared the bottom of a beginners’ trail.
Her fall caused her to smash her head against the hard-packed snow that was still on the ground. Although the actress from “The Parent Trap” shrugged it off, her teacher was concerned and sought a second view from the ski patrol.
The ski patrol dispatched an ambulance, but Richardson said she was well and signed a waiver indicating she would not accept medical treatment. Despite the seriousness of the situation, she made light of it when she called Neeson to inform him about the accident.
Anxiety levels soared in Richardson’s body within minutes. It appeared that she was suffering from a headache and was confused. Once again, the resort dispatched an ambulance, which picked her up and transported her to a local medical facility.
In addition to improving her condition, Richardson was able to breathe better with the assistance of oxygen. Her condition remained unchanged, and the hospital, fearing that things could become worse, sent her to another ambulance heading for a trauma facility in Montréal.
When he received word that his wife was in serious jeopardy, Neeson departed the set as soon as he was informed. When he got at the hospital, they didn’t identify him and wouldn’t let him get past the emergency department without being recognized.
He was allowed to go through a back door by a nurse who sympathized with him. The actor discovered his wife on life support, and the medics informed him that she had died as a result of her injuries. He said that he and his co-star agreed to “draw the plug” if one of them ended up in a vegetative condition.
Because he was aware of this, Neeson spoke to his wife for the last time. He confessed his feelings for her and informed her that she would not be returning from the accident.
He also assured her that he would transport her back to New York so that her family and friends could say their final goodbyes before cutting the cord on the relationship. The late actress was survived by her two young sons.
“I grew up as a mama’s son.”
Following Richardson’s death more than a decade ago, her children have grown up to be great young people. A boy was born to them on June 22, 1995: Micheál, the elder son.
Having followed in the footsteps of both of his parents, he made his feature film debut in 2013 as the lead in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” In addition, he has appeared in the films “Vox Lux,” “Big Dogs,” “Broken Symphony,” and “Paradise.”
He appeared in “Cold Pursuit” with his father this year, and they will appear in “Made in Italy” together in 2020, both of which are directed by Micheál’s father. The actor changed his last name from Neeson to Richardson in 2018 to honor his mother, who passed away in 2017. In his own words, he stated,
“It served mostly as a tribute to my mum and a means of keeping her memory alive. As a woman entering this industry and bearing her last name, she certainly encourages me, and she also provides comfort.”
Néeson supported his son’s decision and expressed his pride in him for doing so. In addition, Neeson did not want a situation in which people would constantly inquire about his son’s connection with him and his wife. As the actor who played his son in the film “Taken” expressed his belief that his son made the correct decision,
“A thoughtful gesture, to say the least. Her mother and sisters were deeply moved by it, as was the rest of Natasha’s family and friends. My achievement makes me happy.”
Micheál’s maternal grandmother, Vanessa Redgraves, expressed her support for his decision as well as his father. Her grandson’s decision to use his grandfather’s name was not an issue for her because the name is as good as any other, she said, even though customs required that people use the man’s name.
In the memories of his mother, Micheál expressed his desire to speak with her now that he is an adult, saying that she was “awesome.” In his own words, he stated,
She was truly my best buddy growing up because I was a mama’s boy.
In 1996, the couple welcomed their second son, Daniel, who was born on August 27, 1996. He studied acting and digital media, but, unlike his father and brother, he spent much of his time working behind the scenes on the production side of the film industry.
In 2016, Daniel, who had never imagined himself in the fashion industry, created his eco-friendly clothing line, Pine Outfitters, which is now available online.
Because he was a large athlete who enjoyed sports, he had aspirations to be a professional hockey player or a producer in the entertainment sector from an early age. His clothesline, on the other hand, would be characterized by a refined sense of style.
Daniel is also pleased that he is able to pursue interests outside of his family. He also created his second company, “Willowglen Landscaping,” in 2016, and he co-formed DNA Spirits, which was founded in 2017.
Daniel, in contrast to his older brother, chose to keep his father’s last name, Neeson. He recalls that his mother, who he considers to be one of his most important role models, always pushed him to pursue his interests. It was he who said,
“Always promoting the idea that you should never feel like you have to be forced down a rabbit hole to fit in. ‘Do whatever you want, but make sure you do it well and with generosity.'”
Because he was raising his sons as a single parent, Neeson had concerns about their futures, one of which was the chance that they would become addicted to narcotics.
He recalled that even though he had taught them the correct values, he was concerned when they experimented and flexed their muscles. A part of him hoped his wife was present to share his concerns.
Neeson was also grateful that his sons were accustomed to dad being away from home for extended periods of time, as one of them was even born while he was filming.
However, he expressed gratitude for having a strong support network that enabled him to successfully juggle job and fatherhood. The actor also claimed that becoming a father has aided him in his development as a person. It was he who said,
“They truly do assist in a variety of modest and subtle ways.”
The father-of-four admitted that he feels powerless at times in his duty as such. Neeson also said that his sons did not always come home when they were supposed to, but that he had become accustomed to it.