Who Is Michelle Williams Fiancé? Everything To Know About ‘Hamilton’ Director Thomas Kail

Michelle Williams is known as a talented actress in Hollywood. She first got her world-wide recognition when she starred on the hit ’90s dramatic series, Dawson’s Creek

Since that time, Williams has been very picky about the projects the decides to take on and will only star in movies that she feels passionate about. When it comes to her personal life, Williams has always been very secretive.

Even though she takes her privacy very seriously, she does give her little tidbits about her life from time to time. Most recently, she has confirmed that she is engaged and she and her fiance are expecting their first child together.

So, who is her fiance and how did they meet? Here is everything we know about William’s fiance, Thomas Kail.

Michelle William’s has dealt with tragedy in her life

Michelle Williams arrives at the 2020 Golden Globes.
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Williams specializes in delivering realistic and dramatic performances every time she gets in front of the camera. But no role has ever been as tragic as the real-life drama that she had to deal with in her life.

In 2004, while Williams was filming Broke Back Mountain, she met fellow actor Heath Ledger. The two had instantly hit it off and by the time the movie hit theaters, the two were welcoming their daughter, Matilda, into the world.

Things were going great for the couple until 2007. There were several rumors that Ledger was abusing drugs, specifically prescription medication.

The two ended up splitting up in 2007. They were in the middle of a nasty custody battle when tragically, Ledger had died of a drug overdose. The talented actor passed away in January of 2008; he was only 28 years old at the time.

The death of Ledger was tragic for several reasons. Some fans had thought that if Ledger was able to overcome his addiction, then he and Williams would be able to sort out their differences and become the picture-perfect family once again. His death meant that not only would Williams never be able to have her family together again, but she would now have to raise her daughter by herself.

Michelle William’s has found love again

Williams has finally found the one that she plans on spending the rest of her life with. His name is Thomas Kail and he is one of the most prominent directors in Broadway.

According to People, the two met while working on the set of the FX miniseries, Fosse/Verdon that Williams had stared in and Kail had directed.

Kail is most known for directing the Broadway play Hamilton and In the Heights. His work on In the Heights earned him a Tony Award nomination. He later won an award for Best Director and he also won the Kennedy Center Honors for Hamilton.

Michelle William’s and Thomas Kail’s engagement came as a shock to many fans

While many of Williams’ fans are used to being kept in the dark and being surprised by her personal life, nobody was prepared for the amount of shock that they would feel when they heard that Williams was now engaged to the famous Broadway director. One of the things that made this news so shocking was the fact that Williams was married to the Mount Erie band member Phil Elverum.

William’s and Elverum just announced their split in April 2019, after being married for less than a year.

Also, Kail was married to stage performer, Angela Christian. The two married in 2016. It’s unclear when Kail and Christian split up, but it is speculated that they split in mid-2019.

It’s unclear when Williams and Kail are expecting the arrival of their newest bundle of joy. But she was recently spotted at an airport, and given the absence of a prominent baby bump, we are assuming that she is still in the early stages of her pregnancy.