We usually rely on our best friends to give us sound advice when it comes to love but rarely do we go to our children to ask about their opinion about a new prospect. Of course, we are talking about those who fell out of love and are gearing to find someone new and perhaps, someone better.
For Michelle Williams, she has to thank her daughter, Matilda Ledger, for playing matchmaker between her and director Thomas Kail, according to an insider. The Hamilton filmmaker and the actress shocked everyone when they attended the Golden Globes together on Jan. 5, or a few days after rumors that they were dating spread like wildfire.
The couple was previously pictured out and about in London, where she currently is filming the second installment of Venom. Then, Michelle was also seen by eagle-eyed fans shopping for baby stuff in one maternity store in Kensington, thereby prompting pregnancy speculations.
Thomas and the blonde actress, who are engaged, are expecting their first child. Matilda, meanwhile, was reportedly excited over having another sibling and was more than happy to know that her mom has found a new man.
Michelle and the award-winning director met on the set of Fosse/Verdon, the FX miniseries which she starred in, while he worked his magic behind the camera. However, fans, who are now just learning about her pregnancy and engagement, were shocked by how the actress and the most-sought after Broadway filmmaker were able to keep everything a secret.
To be fair, Michelle has been private with her personal life – from her daughter to her love life. However, her supporters were surprised by the recent announcement because she had just gotten married to musician Phil Elverum in 2018.
Little did people know that the Blue Valentine thespian and Phil went separate ways in mid-2019. After their quiet divorce, the guitarist hinted in an interview that living in New York and in a celebrity world had affected the decision.
Also, Thomas also had a wife, Angela Christian, whom he exchanged I Do’s with in 2016. Nobody knows when they called it quits.
Meanwhile, Michelle dated the late Heath Ledger, the father of her 14-year-old daughter, after meeting on the set of Brokeback Mountain in 2005. They broke up in 2007 and the following year, the Australian actor met his demise because of accidental substance overdose.
Michelle was also linked with Spike Jonze, Jason Segel, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Andrew Youmans.