On July 21st of this year, we remembered one of the funniest and most talented actors who left us much too soon. Robin Williams. However, on what would’ve been the actor’s 68th birthday, another very special occasion took place. Robin Williams’s son, Cody, had his wedding the same day to honor his late father.
Zelda, Williams’s daughter, announces on social media that Cody chose that date to specifically remember and honor their dad. In addition to the post is a photo featuring Zelda, older brother Zak and Cody’s bride, Maria Flores Williams.
It’s a bittersweet day for the whole family
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The 21st of July has meant many things to me over the years. It’s the birthday of one of my favorite souls still on this earth, @junotemple. It’s the day Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon (as a space nerd, that’s pretty damn important). And it was the day my Dad was born, and the last day I got to see him. That last one had begun to usurp the joy of the first two in recent years… that is, until two days ago, when it became something new. On the 21st of July, 2019, it became the day I officially gained a new sister! To @mariaaafloresssswilliams and Cody, you are a light in all of our lives. I’m so grateful to have paid witness to your love over the years, to have watched you grow and care for each other in ways we should all be so lucky to experience. You were already part of the family in my eyes, but now there’s an official slip of paper somewhere that agrees! Zak, Mom and I love you both dearly, and I think I can speak for all of us when I say CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BRIDE AND GROOM!!! 🎊🥂🍾🍰💫🕊 ♥️
“The 21st of July has meant many things to me over the years,” Zelda starts out the post.
“And it was the day my Dad was born, and the last day I got to see him. That last one had begun to usurp the joy of the first two in recent years… that is, until two days ago, when it became something new. On the 21st of July, 2019, it became the day I officially gained a new sister! To @mariaaafloresssswilliams and Cody, you are a light in all of our lives.”
Of course, that day in specific must be bittersweet for the whole family as it is the birthday of one of the most important people in their lives. But, now they are all able to celebrate, be happy, and take joy in the new memories that will fill the gaps of emptiness over the last few years. All in addition to honoring the late comedian!
In addition to more happy Williams family news, Zak and his fiancée Olivia June became parents on May 22nd this year! The name of their baby boy is McLaurin Clement Williams, which is a nod and honor to Williams as well (full name Robin McLaurin Williams).
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Introducing you to my little family! My fiancé, Zak, and I were so happy to welcome baby McLaurin to the world on May 22nd. We are beyond thrilled he chose us to be his parents, and obviously think he’s the best, smartest, and cutest baby ever!! In life today, we expect everything to be live shared on social media, and many who are close to me are even just learning this news. 😬 We’ve kept this news private for a number of reasons, one of which is my increasing emphasis and appreciation for living life away from social media and focusing on my offline relationships, another being the challenges that face us as women startup founders. I have a lot more to say about this later, but at a high level… Becoming a mom is something I’ve always known I wanted, but as an early stage startup founder sometimes sounded impossible, not because I didn’t think I could manage it, but because I knew the extent of bias in the industry against me as a female founder and the fight to be taken seriously in building a business focused on solving social challenges for women. (Not to mention the fact that maternity leave doesn’t exist for me!) As I’m proud to have successfully built a business that doesn’t rely on Silicon Valley VCs taking women’s friendship seriously to operate and has an amazing supportive team, I’m excited to be expanding my role from global change-maker startup CEO, connecting millions of women to their best friends, to a milk factory, raising a really amazing little man who has a boss mamma. None of this would be possible without the most incredible and supportive partner a woman could ever hope for. Zak, the headline is true, you’re already and will always be, “World’s Greatest Dad!” Mickey and I are the luckiest. 🥰 [Photos by my super talented future sister-in-law @zeldawilliams]
“My fiancé, Zak, and I were so happy to welcome baby McLaurin to the world on May 22nd. We are beyond thrilled he chose us to be his parents, and obviously think he’s the best, smartest, and cutest baby ever!!” Olivia posts alongside gorgeous photos of the happy little family.
We are so happy to see the Williams family thriving and celebrating incredible milestones together! It’s also so nice to see the family still honoring and remembering the amazing legend, Robin Williams.