Robin Williams' youngest son Cody gets engaged to his longtime girlfriend
Cody Williams, 26, the youngest of the late actor’s three children, recently made things official with girlfriend Maria Flores
Late actor Robin Williams' youngest son, Cody Williams, recently got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Maria Flores. The 26-year-old is the youngest of the Hollywood icon's three children.
Cody's sister Zelda posted about the engagement online with a photo of Maria holding her hand out that had “I SAID YES” written on it, all the while displaying her huge engagement ring on her ring finger, as reported by Radar Online.
“Two of my favorite humans on this big blue marble got engaged yesterday,” Zelda wrote underneath, adding: “To watch you grow from an annoying little brother who I fought with constantly (but definitely loved) into one of the most incredible I’m honored to know and in awe of constantly has been a true joy for me.”
Cody is the late funnyman's youngest with his second wife Marsha Garces, who decided to follow in his father's footsteps early on in life — he worked as assistant director on movies such as 'American Reunion' and 'Trouble With the Curve'.
In her web post, Zelda added: “You know you’re already like a sister to me, but who doesn’t love to add some jewelry on top to make it official! You are a light in every room you walk into, a bright, glittering human who has brought so much joy to my little brother in his darkest times, and someone I am so incredibly ecstatic to welcome into my family with open arms (though, who’re we kidding, you were family already!).”
Cody's sister's reference to the dark times is nothing but the tragic incident that the family is somehow still overcoming, i.e. the sudden death of their father in 2014, which was later ruled as a suicide by the authorities. At the time of his death, all of Robin's children had paid tributes to their legendary father in their own way.
In a statement at the time of his father's passing away, Cody said, “There are no words strong enough to describe the love and respect I have for my father. The world will never be the same without him. I will miss him and take him with me everywhere I go for the rest of my life and will look forward, forever, to the moment when I get to see him again.”
The news of Cody's engagement comes after it was speculated that designer Kate Spade, who recently committed suicide by hanging herself in her own home, was heavily influenced by Robin Williams and his death, according to her sister.
Reta Saffo, who is elder to the late designer by two years, told The Star on Tuesday that her famous sister was a huge fan of the comedian, and that she was deeply affected by his death in 2014. She even insinuated that Spade might have conceived the idea of a suicide by getting inspired by how Robin decided to end his.
"I think there was a plan even as far back as then," Saffo said. "Sometimes you simply cannot SAVE people from themselves!" she wrote.