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Michelle Williams Finds a Permanent +1—or Is It a +2?

Star said to be pregnant, engaged to 'Hamilton' director Thomas Kail
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2019 6:10 AM CST
Michelle Williams arrives at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – It's been a busy year for Michelle Williams. First she split from husband Phil Elverum in the spring, after a surprise marriage the summer before. Then she started earning accolades for her star turn in Fosse/Verdon, the FX miniseries in which she plays singer and actress Gwen Verdon. Now she's engaged to the director of that series, Thomas Kail, and they're expecting a child together, a source tells People. The Tony- and Emmy-winning Kail is also known for directing the Broadway hit Hamilton and 2016's Grease: Live!, and is good friends with Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose musical In the Heights Kail also directed.

While a spokesperson for the 39-year-old actress is staying mum, Williams was recently seen in London with Kail, 42, and at a maternity store there picking up baby apparel. The source tells People it was Matilda Ledger, Williams' 14-year-old daughter with the late actor Heath Ledger, who played matchmaker for her mom and Kail. (Read more Michelle Williams stories.)

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