The Heath Ledger-Mary Kate Olsen connection just got weirder: they were reportedly dating. When word of Heath’s death first surfaced, the NY Times reported that he was found in Mary-Kate’s apartment. That news was soon refuted, and instead sources claimed that Heath wasn’t in her apartment, but Mary Kate’s bodyguard was called to help try to revive the actor.
Now, the NYDN claimed that Mary Kate was called before 911 because he was dating her. Weird.
As reported, a masseuse who arrived at Ledger’s apartment Tuesday first called Olsen before 911 when she discovered the actor’s body.
Olsen’s number was programmed into Ledger’s phone, the Post claims.
According to the Daily News, Olsen’s bodyguard later confirmed to police that two were dating (though her rep says they’re just friends). The Post quotes a police source as saying the two had a “mutual relationship.”
According to a law enforcement official who spoke to the Post, the masseuse called Olsen first because “she didn’t want a media circus.” The Daily News reports that the masseuse called Olsen “for guidance.”
Olsen told the masseuse she would send her security guards to the downtown Manhattan apartment.
After the masseuse tried to rouse Ledger, she discovered that his body was cold, the Post reports, so she called Olsen again. “I think he’s dead,” she said.
Olsen replied, “I already have people coming over.”
The masseuse then told Olsen she was calling 911.
Heath was allegedly spotted holding hands with model/actress Gemma Ward in Australia over the Christmas holiday. In addition, model Helena Christensen (who reportedly hooked up with Heath shortly after he split from Michelle Williams) confirmed she was on her way to Heath’s apartment when she heard the news he died.
Sadly left out of this equation: Lindsay Lohan.The actress broke into tears at a Beverly Hills restaurant after learning Heath had died. Lindsay reportedly told friends she was “very close” with Heath.