Liam Neeson Reveals New Details About His Wedding to Natasha Richardson: "[She] Had Been Taking Singing Lessons"

Taken actor discusses marriage to deceased wife after five years

By Samantha Schnurr Jan 08, 2016 3:19 PMTags
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As a member of one of the most endearing couples in Hollywood, Liam Neeson is revealing new details about the day he said "I Do" to his late wife, Natasha Richardson

Married for 15 years, the Hollywood pair was a staple of public attention until the actress' untimely tragic death in 2009. 

Silent for several years later regarding their relationship, the Taken star has recently been forthcoming about his private life with the British beauty. 

In an interview on Radio Andy, Neeson time-traveled to his wedding day, which he revealed included a sentimental surprise performance of their wedding song—Van Morrison's romantic ballad "Crazy Love"—by Richardson. 

"Behind my back, Natasha had been taking singing lessons to sing it to me," he shared with John Benjamin during a broadcast of My Favorite Song. "After the ceremony we were all going out to start the night's festivities and she grabbed the microphone and she sang me this."

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What did he think about his ravishing bride's rendition? 

"I was like, 'Wow!'" he said. 

Perhaps the performance ignited a musical fire within the acclaimed actress. Just four years after walking down the aisle, Richardson took the Broadway stage in the revival of Cabaret as the iconic lead character, club singer Sally Bowles. 

Unfortunately, her life was tragically cut short during a skiing trip in Canada when she fell and hit her head during a lesson at 45 years old. 

"I went in to her and told her I loved her. Said, 'Sweetie, you're not coming back from this,'" Neeson told Anderson Cooper in 2014, recalling his final moments with his wife. "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."

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