Introducing the new Mr. and Mrs. Williams. Over the weekend, Robin Williams’s son Cody Williams tied the knot with his longtime love, Maria Flores, and he was sure to include his late father in a very special way. The couple’s wedding was held on July 21, which would have been Robin’s 68th birthday.
The ceremony was filled with sentimental moments to honor the late actor, as well as other family members who weren’t able to join the festivities—starting with the wedding venue. The nuptials were held at Cody and his sister Zelda’s childhood home. The couple also played a recording of Maria singing “Never Enough,” while guests held yellow roses in front of a lit candle to remember Robin, Maria’s late grandfather, and other late family members.
Zelda Williams took to Instagram to share the happy news. “The 21st of July has meant many things to me over the years,” she wrote. “It’s the birthday of one of my favorite souls still on this earth, [June Temple]. 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!”
She continued, “To [Maria] 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!!!”
Cody’s wedding isn’t the only recent tribute to the late Oscar-winning actor. In June, Robin’s oldest son Zak welcomed a son with his fianceé Olivia June, who they named McLaurin Clement Williams—McLaurin was Robin’s middle name.
The latest additions to the Williams family come almost five years after Robin passed away at the age of 63 in August 2014.