Marsha Garces: She was Robin Williams Former Wife, Also Mother to Zelda Williams, Cody Williams

Marsha Garces is one of two ex-wives of Robin Williams, who passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014.

She and Williams were married in 1989 and divorced in 2008.

Garces met Williams when she was working as a nanny for his first child, Zachary.

The Filipino-American helped him with his work, even being nominated for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special for Robin Williams: Live on Broadway along with others in 2003, according to IMDB.

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Actor Robin Williams, left, poses with his then-wife Marsha Garces Williams at the premiere of the film “Man of the Year,” Wednesday night, Oct. 4, 2006, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Producer Marsha Garces Williams and her then-husband, actor Robin Williams, arrive Thursday, February 25, 1999. (AP Photo/Mitch Jacobson)

Garces, who was born on June 18, 1956 in San Francisco, is also credited as a producer on Jakob the Liar and Mrs. Doubtfire and executive producer on Patch Adams.

She also served as assistant to Williams on Toys, Hook, The Fisher King, Dead Poets Society, and Good Morning, Vietnam.

People magazine reported that the divorce stemmed from Williams’ alcohol relapse in 2006 after 20 years of sobriety.

A friend said that while Williams entered rehab and then remained sober, “the trust was broken.”

But longtime Williams friend Richard Belzer clarified that the split was “amicable” as opposed to “a vicious, bitter thing.”

He appreciated her support, telling People before that “she’s amazing” and “makes it look effortless.”

He also had good memories of Marsha’s family, telling the Philippine Inquirer several years ago that he picked up a Pinoy accent, and remembered Marsha’s father fondly.

He also said that the children he had with Marsha–Zelda and Cody–kept in touch with their Filipino side of the family.

“Very much so, because of Marsha,” he said. “My ex-father-in-law, Leon, was amazing. They keep up with the Filipino part of my family.” 

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