The Hollywood hits then just kept coming for Williams, and he remained hot property for both comic and serious roles. Good Morning, Vietnam, Awakenings and One Hour Photo were just some of the big movies that kept Williams on the A-list during his career. He became a family favorite, too, thanks to memorable roles in Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Hook and the Night at the Museum series. And he stole the show as the voice of the Genie in 1992 Disney animation Aladdin.
Williams spent the first decade of his Hollywood career married to the dancer Valerie Velardi. However, the pair – who welcomed son Zak into the world in 1983 – sadly divorced in 1988 after ten years of marriage. Controversially, the union broke down because of Williams’ affair with Zak’s nanny, Marsha Garces. This new relationship proved to be an enduring one, though, and the couple walked down the aisle in 1989. Williams and Garces had two children together, too – Zelda Rae in the year they were married and Cody Alan two years later – before splitting in 2008.
Now 57 years old, the A-lister met his third wife, Susan Schneider, a short while before undergoing heart surgery in early 2009. The 45-year-old graphic designer in fact helped nurse the funny man back to health, and two years later the pair tied the knot at a star-studded ceremony. Alongside celebrity names such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Billy Crystal, Williams’ three children also attended the nuptials in California’s Napa Valley.