Since the sudden death of Clueless actress Brittany Murphy in December, her mum Sharon and the 32-year-old star's husband Simon Monjack have "clung to each other for support".
"Simon is exactly as you would expect someone to be who has just lost the woman he loved. Some days he wants to kill himself, and other days he seems to be coping better", his mother tells People.
"He is distraught. I speak to him everyday, and he is often in tears."
But his close bond with mother-in-law Sharon is helping him through the grief, she reveals.
"He's very strong, and he's got Sharon. They're very close, and they're keeping each other going."
"Sharon witnessed (Simon and Murphy's) love," she says. "She was so happy her daughter had found someone."
"They truly loved each other. I don't think they ever spent more than a few days apart. They were going to start a family this year."
Brittany's loved ones are currently waiting for toxicology results that could help them determine the actress's cause of death.
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