Marsha Garces Williams is one of the ex-wives of Robin Williams, the wonderful legend the world had to say goodbye to today. Williams often joked about his divorces, and now you can find out the facts on them. Read on for the details of Marsha’s relationship with the late icon and who she is today.
1. Robin Reportedly Cheated on His First Wife With Marsha
The two married on April 30, 1989, and Marsha was already pregnant with their daughter, Zelda Rae Williams, named after the video game character from Super Mario Bros.
This was not Robin’s first affair while married to Valerie Velardi, to whom he was married for 10 years. Robin’s marriage to Marsha lasted 19 years.
2. Marsha Stood by Robin Through His Problems With Addiction
Marsha was there for Robin while he battled addiction over the years. It was reported that Robin’s relapse after 20 years of sobriety was a big factor in his divorce with Marsha.
Williams confessed to Parade:
One day I walked into a store and saw a little bottle of Jack Daniel’s. And then that voice — I call it the ‘lower power’ — goes, ‘Hey. Just a taste. Just one.’ I drank it, and there was that brief moment of ‘Oh, I’m okay!’ But it escalated so quickly. Within a week I was buying so many bottles I sounded like a wind chime walking down the street.
Recently, Robin Williams checked into rehab just for “maintenance” purposes.
3. The Couple’s Divorce Put a Big Financial Burden on Robin
The Huffington Post reported that Robin Williams’ love life had really taken its toll on his wallet. Williams revealed:
The movies are good, but a lot of times they don’t even have distribution. There are bills to pay. My life has downsized, in a good way. I’m selling the ranch up in Napa. I just can’t afford it anymore. … Well, not all. Lost enough. Divorce is expensive. I used to joke they were going to call it ‘all the money,’ but they changed it to ‘alimony.’ It’s ripping your heart out through your wallet. Are things good with my exes? Yes. But do I need that lifestyle? No.
Williams lost millions in his divorce to Marsha. It was Marsha who pulled the trigger on the breakup, citing irreconcilable differences.
4. Marsha Is a Producer
Marsha is in the entertainment industry and has worked alongside her ex-husband Robin Williams in many feature films including Jakob the Liar, Patch Adams, and Mrs. Doubtfire.
5. Marsha & Robin Founded the Windfall Foundation Together in Addition to Other Charities
Robin Williams and ex-wife Marsha founded the Windfall Foundation, a philanthropic organization to raise money for many different charities. Marsha still speaks at fundraisers and other events for organizations like the Christopher Reeves foundation. Reeves was a friend of Robin Williams’.