Zelda Williams Honors Brother Cody as He Gets Married on Late Father Robin Williams’ Birthday

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Cody Williams and Robin Williams Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation; Ethan Miller/Getty Images


For the family of the late Robin Williams, the date July 21 has a whole new significance. As his daughter Zelda revealed on Instagram, the Oscar winner’s birthday is also the wedding anniversary Robin’s son Cody and his bride, Maria Flores.

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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!!! 🎊🥂🍾🍰💫🕊 ♥️

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“The 21st of July has meant many things to me over the years,” Zelda, 29, wrote in her post on Tuesday, July 23, two days after Cody, 27, and Flores tied the knot in San Francisco. “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.”

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Cody Williams and Robin Williams Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation; Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The Jane the Virgin actress continued: “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!”

Zelda and Cody are Robin’s children from his second marriage, to Marsha Garces. Their older brother is Zak, the Aladdin actor’s son with first wife Valerie Velardi. And at the time of Robin’s death in 2014, he had been married to Susan Schneider for nearly three years.

“Zak, Mom and I love you both dearly,” Zelda concluded in her post, “and I think I can speak for all of us when I say CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BRIDE AND GROOM!!!”

Cody proposed to Flores, a singer with the band Bone Nest, on Valentine’s Day in 2018, according to Radar Online.

The family has had more reason to celebrate this year: Zak, 36, and fiancée Olivia June welcomed son McLaurin in May, naming the newborn after Robin’s middle name.

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