Heath Ledger's Secret Past of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Surprise, surprise.

It looks like Heath Ledger had secretly battled drug and alcohol abuse for quite some time.

In March 2006 – just weeks after the couple walked the Oscars red carpet and when daughter Matilda was only five months old – Williams drove Ledger to Promises Treatment Center in Malibu, California, the confidant tells Us Weekly.

Ledger refused to check in, instead swaying her with a pledge to clean up.

Even after the couple realized "they were in way over their heads," according to a source, and split in September 2007, two sources tell Us that Williams demanded Ledger be drug-tested before his visitations with Matilda.

Oh, Heath. You'll be missed.

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