He fell in love with the woman who saved him: Inside Robin Williams' relationship with Susan Schneider

He fell in love with the woman who saved him: Inside Robin Williams' relationship with Susan Schneider
Robin Williams (R) and Susan Schneider would have celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary on October 21, 2022 (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

PARADISE CAY, CALIFORNIA: Late actor and comedian Robin Williams was probably best known for his quick wit and brilliant smile, but his third wife, Susan Schneider, got to know him much better and fell in love with the man behind the humor. The 58-year-old, who had stood by his side during the darkest time of his life, also had the chance to spend his final days with him.

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Williams and Schneider would have celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary on October 21, 2022. They had a wonderful relationship up until Williams got sick and eventually died. In 2007, they first met at an Apple store, reported The Guardian. When Schneider saw him there, she remembered wondering if it was really him. She made the decision to speak with him because she was able to tell it was as he was leaving, according to Amo Mama.

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Susan Schneider and comedian Robin Williams attend The Comedy Awards 2012 at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 28, 2012 in New York City.
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After a short while, they started dating, and four years later they were married. Schneider had been married before, while the actor had been married three times. The pair shared a residence with Schneider's sons from her last marriage. Tragically, Williams developed unusual symptoms just two years after the couple's wedding and eventually had a significant operation. Immediately following the procedure in 2009, Schneider nursed her husband back to health.

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Before his death, Williams, Schneider, and her sons shared a house in California. They occupied an estate with six bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms in Tiburon, California. It was a house in the Mediterranean style on the water. The house had a single-story, 6,500 square-foot interior, with direct rear access to the Bay. Additionally, it had a pool and lots of room for Williams and Schneider to host events. The home's 10-foot windows contributed to the room's open, light feel. Despite being built in 1987, it underwent remodeling in 2000. On the right side of the house were the living room, dining room, media room, and eat-in kitchen.

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Williams and Schneider spent a lot of time in the master bedroom, which featured a door leading directly to the back deck. It also included a study, an en-suite bathroom, and two walk-in closets. The other rooms in the house each had their own private bathroom, and one of them even had bunk beds built into it. After William's death, the house was listed for sale. The house eventually sold for $5.35 million in 2020 after being offered for $7.25 million in 2019. After a contentious court dispute between Williams' children and Schneider was resolved, the house was put on the market. 

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Schneider has frequently discussed what it was like to be married to a well-known celebrity who had won millions of hearts with his humor. She claimed that he was merely an ordinary man at home. She did note that they frequently engaged in activities together that allowed them to be close to one another and that she never thought their life together to be monotonous. They shared the same interests, according to her. She shared: "Robin and I loved to go to museums together. He was a big history buff, so he would bring the history, and I would bring the art side, and we would double our fun. People tend to assume that the guy he was on stage was the guy he was at home, and let me make it clear: I would never marry somebody like that."

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