Talk About Rude, Michelle Williams Got Married To Her Man Phil Elverum Earlier This Month And Didn’t Tell Us
Not only did Michelle Williams rudely keep the news of her wedding to herself, but she also kept the news of her boyfriend to herself. The hell kind of GD celebrity is she? Doesn’t she know that as a celebrity she’s got to allude to dating a new dude by putting emoji hearts in the comments of one of his Instagram posts, and she’s supposed to post an up-close picture of her diamond ring a second after getting engaged, and do a sponsored IG story devoted to the Flat Tummy Tea cake she served at her wedding reception? Michelle Williams isn’t even on Instagram. So I don’t know why she’s even on the cover of Vanity Fair. I thought Vanity Fair only put celebrities on the cover. Michelle Williams should really be on the cover of Vanity Not Fair for not sharing every detail with us. For shame.
37-year-old Michelle Williams never went public about her love with 40-year-old Phil Elverum, who fronts the band Mount Eerie. But she went public with their love during an interview with Vanity Fair, and said that they got secret married earlier this month in a small wedding ceremony in the Adirondacks in upstate New York. Their wedding was witnessed by only a small group of friends and family, including her 12-year-old daughter Matilda and his 3-year-old daughter Agathe. Both Matilda and Agathe have lost a parent. Matilda’s father is Heath Ledger, and Phil’s wife Geneviève Castrée died of pancreatic cancer in 2016 when Agathe was just 18 months old.
Michelle and Phil met through a mutual friend. It’s not known how long they’ve been together. There was a rumor that Michelle got engaged to her financier boyfriend Andrew Youmans earlier this year. Four months ago, Phil made a cameo appearance on the IG page of Michelle’s best friend forever Busy Phillips. This is what Michelle’s new husband looks like, by the way.
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Michelle told Vanity Fair that Phil and Agathe were living in Anacortes, Washington, but they are now living with her and Matilda in Brooklyn.
Michelle usually has a Privacy Fucking Please sign super glued to the door to her personal life, but she shared what she tells her daughter about Heath Ledger:
“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.'”
She really never wants to talk about her personal life, but is now, because she thinks it may help somebody out there:
“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.”
And Phil’s love inspired her to spill out sweet syrupy words about her private life to the public:
“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.”
Congratulations to Michelle and Phil, but she didn’t tell Vanity Fair a detail I really need to know. What kind of sorcery and militant tactics did they pull on Instagram addict Busy Phillips to keep her from sharing shit about Michelle’s wedding in real-time with her followers? Michelle and Phil must really be in a thick love bubble if they were able to block out the sound of Busy’s teeth chattering and hands shaking while going through Instagram withdrawals and resisting the urge to run to the nearest lake, jump in and swim to the bottom to get her phone back. Yup, I’m sure Michelle put Busy’s phone in a tin box full of rocks and dropped it in a lake. That’s the only explanation for why Busy didn’t Instagram about that wedding.
Pic: Vanity Fair/Collier Schorr.