Michelle Williams, the three-time Oscar nominee, is dating her "long-time" pal Jason Segel, according to a source who spoke with US Weekly magazine. Though the pair have been close friends for some time, it is understood they have finally decided to take their relationship to the next level.
The actress, who split from Heath Ledger five months before his death in 2008, was photographed taking a romantic stroll around Brooklyn with Jason on March 24, shortly after the pair had dined at Frankie's Sputino. An eyewitness said, "He put his arm around her and made her laugh as they walked.They seemed very relaxed". The following day, Segel was snapped bonding with Williams' 6-year-old daughter Matilda as she went for a ride on her scooter. A source close to the couple said their relationship only recently turned romantic, adding, "They are smitten and very serious".
At the end of February, they had dined at Los Angeles' Chateau Marmont and then shared supper at West Hollywood's Comme Ca on March 16. Although they live on separate coasts, the Brooklyn-based actress is "trying to make it work", with the source adding, "She hasn't been this happy in a long time".