Liam Neeson knows how to bring ALL of the feels. While remembering his late wife recently, Neeson touched on some of the best moments he shared with his longtime love, actress Natasha Richardson, including one of his favorite wedding moments with his gone-too-soon bride. So grab the Kleenex and prepare for some serious tears.
Unfortunately, a brokenhearted Neeson knows what it's like to have loved and lost. The Taken actor recently opened up in an interview on Radio Andy that detailed married life with his Parent Trap love. The talented actor talked about the couple's wedding song — Van Morrison's "Crazy Love" — and how a trace of good memories will always link back to it, thanks to his late wife. The Irish actor revealed that Richardson managed to perform a sneaky serenade during their Northern Ireland nuptials, People reports. "Behind my back Natasha had been taking singing lessons to sing it to me," the Love Actually actor told radio host, John Benjamin, during a segment of My Favorite Song. The actor recalled the touching moment by mimicking his shocked reaction when his new bride grabbed the microphone and sang. "She had learned it and I was like 'Wow!"
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The couple married in 1994 and remained together until Richardson's tragic death in 2009, which was caused by a head injury the 45-year-old suffered during a skiing accident, according to People. Neeson is not one to speak up about his late wife's passing, but in 2014 the actor finally opened up in an episode of 60 Minutes, detailing some of their final moments. "I spoke to her and she said, 'Oh darling. I've taken a tumble in the snow. That's how she described it," he told Anderson Cooper at the time. Neeson went on to describe how he rushed to his wife's side, having had his flight diverted to Richardson's hospital in Montreal, but after being shown the X-rays of his wife's injury, the Star Wars actor learned the fatal truth that his longtime love would be placed on life support.
Coincidentally, the loving twosome had made a "pact" that promised the other would take them off life support in the tragic incident that they would slip into a vegetative state. "I went in to her and told her I loved her. Said, 'Sweetie, you're not coming back from this," he recalled. "You've banged your head. It's — I don't know if you can hear me, but that's — this is what's gone down. And we're bringing ya back to New York. All your family and friends will come."