Sunday 26 May 2019

Michelle Williams splits from husband after less than 12 months of marriage

The Hollywood star and musician Phil Elverum tied the knot in July last year.

Michelle Williams married Phil Elverum in secret (Ian West/PA)
Michelle Williams married Phil Elverum in secret (Ian West/PA)

By Jake Coyle, Associated Press

Hollywood actress Michelle Williams and Phil Elverum have separated after less than a year of marriage.

A source close to the couple, who requested anonymity because they were not authorised to comment on the matter, confirmed the split on Friday.

It was first reported by People magazine.

The 38-year-old Oscar-nominated actress and the 40-year-old musician were wed last July in upstate New York.

Williams has a daughter with the late actor Heath Ledger (Yui Mok/PA)

Michelle revealed the news of their secret ceremony in which they wed in front of just a handful of friends and family, to Vanity Fair.

This was the first marriage for Williams, who has a daughter with the late Heath Ledger.

Like Michelle, Phil - who performs under the name Mount Eerie - also lost a partner in tragic circumstances when his late wife Geneviève Castrée lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in 2015, just 18 months after the birth of their daughter.

Williams is currently starring in FX’s Fosse/Verdon.

Elverum has recorded under the names the Microphones and Mount Eerie.

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