"She's devastated," People quoted the source, as saying. Although their relationship ended, the couple agreed to put their 2-year old daughter first. Another source added: "He was absolutely in love with his daughter. And he really liked what he did [acting]. He spoiled [Matilda] rotten. He was playful and very funny with her."
Ledger himself spoke about how fatherhood had changed his life, stating in an earlier interview: "Fatherhood has changed me as an artist because I feel things on a deeper level. I think my performances will grow simultaneously."