It’s official—Michelle Williams is engaged!
“She wants a good guy and a stable family life,” an insider told Us Weekly of the new bride-to-be.
Rumors sparked of Williams’s engagement when she showed up at the 2018 Golden Globes on January 7 with a heart-shaped diamond ring, which she wore on that finger. When asked about it, she brushed off the accessory as simply “beautiful jewelry.”
The Greatest Showman actress was also spotted with her beau on the beach in the Bahamas over New Year’s wearing the ring. The couple spent the holiday on vacation with Williams’s daughter, Matilda, 12, who she shares with her late ex, Heath Ledger.
Williams has kept her personal life quite private since Ledger’s accidental overdose in 2008. The couple broke up a few weeks before he passed, and sources said that Williams had a difficult time moving on. “Michelle was totally focused on giving Matilda the best upbringing possible,” says a source. Another revealed, “It took her a long time to get over Heath.”
Prior to meeting Youmans, Williams casually dated a handful of recognizable names, including director Spike Jonze, actor Jason Segel, and author Jonathan Safran Foer. But Williams’s longest relationship has been with her best friend, actress Busy Phillips, who she has referred to as the "love of my life." Do we spot a maid of honor?
Williams has yet to comment on the status of her relationship with the Harvard Business alum, 50, but the two have been spotted in public together frequently over the past year. The pair was first seen together back in July 2017 in Rome while Williams filmed one of her latest movies, All the Money in the World.
Congrats to the happy couple!