Robin Williams touched a lot of people’s hearts through his acting and comedy, but his most dedicated fans will always be his three children. The late actor’s beloved kids — Zachary Williams, Zelda Williams and Cody Williams — are carrying on their dad’s incredible legacy becoming successful Hollywood stars themselves.
The Mrs. Doubtfire alum, who died by suicide at age 63 in August 2014, first experienced parenthood during his marriage with Valerie Velardi, having welcomed son Zachary, who also goes by Zak, in 1983. The former couple split after 10 years together in 1988, and Robin moved on with Marsha Garces Williams.
The film icon and his second spouse walked down the aisle in 1989, and that same year, their daughter, Zelda, was born. Robin and Marsha welcomed their second child together and the actor’s third, Cody, in 1991, but they later called it quits in 2010. He then wed Susan Schneider in 2011, and they were married up until his death.
Robin certainly made an impact on his children’s lives, and Zak proved how important it was to honor his father when he named his first child, McLaurin Clement Williams, after the actor. Zak chose McLaurin, with the nickname Mickey, because that’s Robin’s middle name.
“He’s a squishably cute pterodactyl cooing tiny wonder and I love him so much already,” Zelda gushed on Instagram shortly after her nephew was born in May 2019. “Big shout-out to Mickey on being the fastest swimmer, and huge congrats to @heyoliviajune and my big bro @zakpym on creating this little joy (and poop) factory!”
When it comes to being a father, Zak — who shares Mickey and daughter Zola with wife Olivia June — has been teaching his children all about the actor by watching Robin’s films, including his favorite, Aladdin. “[Mickey’s] mom and I have certainly considered how we want to introduce my son’s grandfather, my dad, into his life,” he told People in March 2020. “Certainly, through his movies and the cartoons that he participated in is a great way.”
As Robin’s grandchildren get older, there’s no doubt they will learn all about the amazing things the Dead Poets Society actor has done. Sadly, when Robin’s death anniversary comes around each year, his family finds it hard to cope. That’s why Zelda said she struggles to pay tribute to her beloved father.
“As always, I will not be here,” she shared via Instagram on the sixth anniversary in August 2020. “It’s hard for me on regular, good days to remain the person expected to graciously accept the world’s need to share their memories of him and express their condolences for his loss.”
Scroll below to meet Robin’s three kids.
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