Gemma Ward has spoken on how she still finds coping with the loss of former boyfriend Heath Ledger to be difficult. The model now spends most of her time in Australia and admits that her surroundings often remind her of Heath which can be hard: "Sometimes, it's hard to go back because there's a few memories [of Heath] in Perth, but you know that experience [with him] will always be a part of who I am and inform how I look at the world. His advice is still with me."
Speaking on first forming a bond with the actor, Gemma says that they were both going through a difficult period in their lives and were able to support each other at the time: "(Heath and I) first met in New York and we were both struggling with things that I won't get into, and we bonded over that. There was no one like him and no one will ever be like him. I'm just so grateful I got to meet him and get as close as I did with him."