'I never gave up on love': Michelle Williams weds in secret ceremony 2 years ago

'I never gave up on love': Michelle Williams weds in secret ceremony

Huge congrats!

Michelle Williams has wed indie musical Phil Elverum in a secret ceremony.


The Greatest Showman star shared her happy news in the cover story for the September issue of Vanity Fair

According to the publication, the pair wed during a low-key ceremony in the Adirondacks. There were only a few friends and their daughters present when they said 'I do'.

The pair had not gone public with their relationship until now.

Elverum has a three-year-old daughter from his first marriages, while the All the Money in the World actress had 12-year-old Matilda with Heath Ledger.

On her husband, she said:

“Obviously I’ve never once in my life talked about a relationship - but Phil isn’t anyone else.

"And that’s worth something. Ultimately the way he loves me is the way I want to live my life on the whole.

"I work to be free inside of the moment.

"I parent to let Matilda feel free to be herself, and I am finally loved by someone who makes me feel free.”



Williams explained how she "never gave up on love", spending the decade following Ledger's death searching for the "radical acceptance" that she had felt from him.

She recalled:

“I always say to Matilda, ‘Your dad loved me before anybody thought I was talented, or pretty, or had nice clothes.’ ”

The notoriously private actress explained that by opened up about her life after so long, she was hoping it may help other people who are going through tragedy.


Elverum lost his wife, illustrator Genviève Castrée, to cancer in 2016 - just 18 months after welcoming their daughter.

Williams continued:

“I don’t really want to talk about any of it.

“But there’s that tease, that lure, that’s like, ‘What if this helps somebody? What if somebody who has always journeyed in this way, who has struggled as much as I struggled, and looked as much as I looked, finds something that helps them?’

"Don’t settle. Don’t settle for something that feels like a prison, or is hard, or hurts you.

“If it doesn’t feel like love, it’s not love.”