Michelle Williams has a lot to celebrate!
The actress is engaged to Hamilton director Thomas Kail and they’re expecting their first child together, E! News can confirm. Their baby will join Michelle’s 14-year-old daughter, Matilda, whom she shared with late actor Heath Ledger.
It’s unclear how long the stars have been dating, but they most likely met on the set of Michelle’s critically-acclaimed show Fosse/Verdon. Kail directed her on the biographical series, which won her an Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Gwen Verdon.
According to People, who first reported the news, the actress was spotted at a London boutique shopping for baby clothes. She and Kail, 41, are currently in England, where she is filming the sequel to Venom alongside actor Tom Hardy.
News of her engagement and pregnancy come just eight months after it was revealed the star split from husband Phil Everum. She and the indie musician ended their marriage in early 2019, just months after getting married in an intimate and secretive ceremony.
At the time, a source told People, “It was an amicable split and they remain friends.”
When discussing her marriage to Everum, the star told Vanity Fair, “I never gave up on love. I always say to Matilda, ‘Your dad loved me before anybody thought I was talented, or pretty, or had nice clothes.'”
“Obviously I’ve never once in my life talked about a relationship,” she continued. “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.”
This will also be Thomas’ second marriage, having previously been married to actress Angela Christian.
Congratulations to Michelle and Thomas!