Michelle told Variety, “It’s totally joyous. As the years go on, you sort of wonder what they might hold for you or not hold for you. It’s exciting to discover that something you want again and again, is available one more time. That good fortune is not lost on me or my family.”
Williams welcomed their son Hart during the COVID-19 pandemic. She shared, “It was a reminder that life goes on. The world we brought a baby into is not the world we thought we were bringing a baby into, but the baby is ignorant of that. He experiences the unmitigated joy of discovery and the happiness of a loving home.”
Williams also explained how motherhood has pushed her fight for a better world. She stressed, “There’s nothing that makes you committed to a better world than raising a great kid. It’s the ultimate creative act.”
Williams is also the mother of Matilda, 16, her daughter with the late Heath Ledger.
In 2020, Michelle gave a shout-out to Matilda and Thomas while accepting the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television at the Golden Globes, saying, “Tommy and Matilda, I can't wait to come home to you.”
Williams also gave an impassioned speech about a woman's right to choose. She acknowledged that she had lived a life “carved by her own hand” and was able to “choose when to have my children and with whom.”
She went on to urge women to “vote in your own self-interest,” adding, “It is what men have been doing for years, which is why the world looks so much like them.”