Michelle Williams and her new husband, Thomas Kail, have just welcomed their first baby together! It’s wonderful news for the couple — especially because Michelle is one woman whom everyone loves to root for.
Michelle is already the mother to one child, Matilda, whose father is late actor Heath Ledger. The actor died in 2008 from an accidental prescription drug overdose. The new baby makes Michelle a mama of two!
Now it’s definitely a happy time for Michelle and her family of four, though despite a painful past. Michelle has been an amazing mother to her daughter, Matilda, now a teenager. It’s wonderful to see her family growing.
Multiple outlets first confirmed the actress was pregnant back in December.
The 39-year-old actress also got engaged to her Hamilton director husband right around the same time! The couple met while working together on Fosse/Verdon, which Michelle starred in and Thomas directed and produced. Michelle won a SAG award and a Golden Globe and received tons of other accolades for her incredible performance.
It’s wonderful to see Michelle Williams happy and growing her family. The incredibly talented actress is a ray of sunshine in Hollywood. She not only commits to each role she takes on, delivering stunning performances, she’s also an outspoken activist.
Michelle has received so much praise for her various roles in recent years. But she uses the spotlight in the most powerful ways, too. Most notably, when she won a Golden Globe this January, she gave an impassioned speech about women’s rights.
In Michelle’s speech, she called on women to raise up their voices in one simple but important way — by voting. She spoke about women having the freedom to choose when to start a family. “Women 18 to 118, when it is time to vote, please do so in your own self-interest,” she urged. “It’s what men have been doing for years and it’s why the world looks so much like them.”
While Michelle will probably be focusing on family for a while, as she settles into life with two kids and her new husband, we’re quite sure she’ll always be outspoken. After all, family issues are incredibly important to the actress. She’s always incredibly well-spoken and speaks from her heart.
Back when Michelle’s pregnancy was confirmed, it was reported that she was overjoyed to become a mother again. “They’re very happy and thrilled to be bringing a baby into the world,” a source told Us Weekly exclusively the following month. “They would like to be married by the time that happens.”
Back in March, it was reported that the couple tied the knot in secret. But it’s not all that surprising because Michelle is known to be ultra-private about her life. Her engagement and baby announcement came only about a year after it was reported that she split with ex-husband Phil Elverum of the band Mount Erie. They were married for only a year, and that wedding also happened in secret.
Michelle’s husband has also been previously married. He was married to actress Angela Christian in 2006. An insider told Us Weekly that after both he and Michelle ended their previous relationships, they “fell hard and fast for each other.” It definitely seems like that’s the case!
It’s really lovely to see Michelle so happy again. But even after a horrific tragedy like losing the father of her first child, Michelle has remained hopeful about love. She told Vanity Fair about that hope in 2018. “I never gave up on love,” she told the outlet. “I always say to Matilda, ‘Your dad loved me before anybody thought I was talented, or pretty, or had nice clothes.'”
That hopeful attitude seems to have been a catalyst for happiness in Michelle’s life. She’s so talented and driven. But she’s also, in every way, a family person. She clearly loves her daughter and her new husband. And now that love can continue to grow, as she embraces her new child.
Michelle also maintains a close relationship with actress Busy Philipps, who has said that Michelle is like her family.
It’s the first sibling for big sister Matilda, which will be interesting to watch! It can be tough becoming a sibling at any age, and having been the only child of Michelle’s for 14 years, it may certainly be a transition.
We don’t know yet whether that sibling is a boy or a girl, but we’re definitely staying tuned. And we can’t wait to see snaps of the new baby and the whole family together.