The Greatest Showman’s Michelle Williams reveals she has married in SECRET

'I never gave up on love'

Michelle Williams

by Emma Dodds |
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Michelle Williams has revealed that she has secretly got married to singer/songwriter Phil Elverum! The actress, who is well known for being fiercely private about her personal life, spoke out about her nuptials in an interview with Vanity Fair.

The 37-year-old, who is mum to 12-year-old Matilda with her ex, the late Heath Ledger, revealed in the interview that they had tied the knot in an intimate ceremony earlier this month.

Michelle Williams
©Michelle and Heath were together for three years © Shutterstock

Confirming the news in the interview, Michelle, who recently starred in The Greatest Showman with Hugh Jackman, said, "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, 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."

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Helen Flanagan and Scott Sinclair

Celtic FC footballer Scott Sinclair proposed to Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan in Disneyland, just weeks before the couple's second child was due to arrive.

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Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn

Pop superstar Ed Sheeran asked his long-term girlfriend Cherry Seaborn to marry him in January. He wrote on Instagram, 'Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx' [sic]

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Caroline Flack and Andrew Brady

Despite only being together for a number of months, former Celebrity Big Brother star Andrew Brady popped the question to Love Island host Caroline Flack in April.

Chris Zylka and Paris Hilton5 of 17
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Chris Zylka and Paris Hilton

American actor Chris Zylka proposed to Paris Hilton during a romantic skiing trip in Aspen in January.She wrote on Instagram, 'I said Yas! ud83dudc70ud83cudffcud83dudc85ud83cudffcud83dudc8dud83dudc8e So happy & excited to be engaged to the love of my life. My best friend & soulmate. Perfect for me in every way. So dedicated, loyal, loving & kindhearted. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world! You are my dream come true! Thank you for showing me that fairytales do exist.ud83dude0d'. [sic]

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Lisa Riley

Loose Women star Lisa Riley announced her secret boyfriend had proposed to her in May. Sharing a photo of herself to Instagram, Lisa wrote, 'Yes I can now confirm the rumours are true... I have got engaged... My soul mate and best mate and love of my life Al is the best thing to have ever happened to me... We have absolutely NO date set for ANY wedding day, just happy together... Zero fuss, just firmed our togethernessud83dude18.' [sic]

Lea Michele and Zandy Reich7 of 17
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Lea Michele and Zandy Reich

Glee actress Lea Michele confirmed her boyfriend Zandy Reich proposed to her, showing off her stunning diamond ring on Instagram.

Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews8 of 17
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Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews

After meeting on The Jump, former Made In Chelsea lothario Spencer Matthews popped the question to his model girlfriend Vogue Williams. The couple later married in a private ceremony before welcoming their baby boy.

Jade Ewen and Daniel de Bourg9 of 17
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Jade Ewen and Daniel de Bourg

Sugababes singer Jade Ewen revealed to her fans that her actor boyfriend Daniel de Bourg had proposed to her on Valentine's Day.

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson10 of 17
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Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson

Pete Davidson confirmed he and Ariana Grande were engaged in an interview with Jimmy Fallon. However, just a few months later, the pair announced their split in October.

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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin

Justin Bieber reportedly proposed to Hailey Baldwin whilst on holiday in the Bahamas. Then, in November, Justin and Hailey CONFIRMED they'd tied the knot when the model changed her name to 'Hailey Baldwin' on Instagram.

Oliver Proudlock and Emma Louise Connolly12 of 17
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Oliver Proudlock and Emma Louise Connolly

Made In Chelsea star Oliver Proudlock popped the question to his model girlfriend Emma Louise Connolly. Proudlock proposed as the pair celebrated their four-year anniversary in Sweden.

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Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling

Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling announced their engagement in August 2018 by taking out an advertisement in The Times newspaper which read, 'Mr C.W.F. Jopling and Miss E.J. Goulding. The engagement is announced between Caspar, son of The Hon Nicholas Jopling of Yorkshire and Mrs Jayne Warde-Aldam of Yorkshire, and Elena, daughter of Mr Arthur Goulding of Hertfordshire and Mrs Tracey Sumner of West Midlands.'

Leona Lewis14 of 17
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Leona Lewis and Dennis Jauch

Leona Lewis hinted that she and her boyfriend of eight years Dennis Jauch had gotten engaged by showing off a ring on that finger in an Instagram Story whilst they were on holiday in Puerto Rico.

Ryan Libbey and Louise Thompson15 of 17
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Ryan Libbey and Louise Thompson

Made In Chelsea stars Ryan Libbey and Louise Thompson announced their engagement in August. Ryan popped the question whilst the pair were on holiday in LA.

Ollie Locke16 of 17
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Ollie Locke and Gareth Locke

Made In Chelsea star Ollie Locke announced his engagement to boyfriend Gareth Locke in September. The pair had been friends for over 10 years before realising they were perfect for each other.

Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright17 of 17
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Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright

Rio Ferdinand popped the question to former TOWIE star Kate Wright whilst the couple were on holiday in Abu Dhabi. The former footballer made the moment extra special by including his three children.

Michelle met Heath when they acted in 2005 film Brokeback Mountain together, and were together for three years, having daughter Matilda in October 2005. He tragically took an accidental overdose of prescription drugs in 2008.

But it's not only Michelle who has suffered the death of a loved one, as her new husband Phil lost his wife Geneviève Castrée to pancreatic cancer two years ago. Thankfully, they have now found each other.

Congratulations to the family!

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