Natascha McElhone has broken her silence about the death of her husband Martin Kelly – by writing a moving tribute to her late spouse in a British newspaper article.
Plastic surgeon Kelly died from fatal heart condition dilated cardiomyopathy, after he was found slumped on the doorstep of the couple’s London home on Tuesday.
The tragic news came just a day after they celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary.
The 38-year-old The Truman Show star, who is pregnant with their third child, had initially refused to comment on Kelly’s passing – but has now opened her heart for The Mail on Sunday, in which she reveals how she is still struggling to come to terms with her devastating loss.
In the article, she says, “I just can’t believe I won’t feel his skin any more, how is that possible? I loved him and touched him every day, and thank goodness I did… I can’t believe that magical, beautiful creature is not here any more. He was too good to be true.
“…He was the most unique father, as well. Always giving our beautiful ‘pups’ the alternate answer to any question, stimulating them, provoking them…
“I could write about him for the rest of my life. The part that saddens me most is that, whatever I can try to give my boys, their world for now has been halved, I cannot become him… I hope my sons will never be daunted by the legacy of his spirit but instead inspired to do exactly what it is they want to do. That was his philosophy, we read it somewhere once: ‘Work hard, expect nothing, celebrate!'”
The actress has halted filming on hit show Californication to fly back to London from Los Angeles with the couple’s two sons Theodore, eight, and Otis, five.