Shortly after the Oscars, LaineyGossip had an exclusive about Michelle Williams and Jason Segel. Allegedly, they were spotted out on a date, looking friendly and flirty at the Marmont. Now, Michelle spent the entire awards season ensconced in her second virginity, seemingly too fragile, too delicate, too vulnerable to allow another man into her life after Heath Ledger (you know, except for all of the boyfriends she had after Heath). While I thought the Michelle-Jason pairing was interesting, I didn’t really buy that they were a real love-match or anything. But I was wrong! Us Weekly has new, exclusive photos of Michelle, Jason and Matilda hanging out together, and they look… like a happy family?
No more blue Valentines for Michelle Williams! The demure three-time Oscar nominee, 31, has fallen for longtime pal Jason Segel, a source confirms exclusively to Us Weekly.
“They are smitten and very serious,” the source says of the My Week With Marilyn star and Segel, 32. (The actress split from Heath Ledger five months before his death in 2008.)
The unexpected new couple was photographed taking a romantic stroll after a meal at Frankie’s Spuntino in Brooklyn March 24. “He put his arm around her and made her laugh as they walked,” says a witness. “[They] seemed very relaxed.”
The next day, How I Met Your Mother star Segel was snapped bonding with Matilda, Williams’ 6-year-old daughter, as she went for a ride on her scooter.
Friends for years through Williams’ BFF and Segel’s Freaks and Geeks costar Busy Philipps, their relationship only recently turned romantic.
They dined (and giggled) at L.A.’s Chateau Marmont Feb. 27, and then shared supper at West Hollywood’s Comme Ca March 16.
Although they live on different coasts, the Brooklyn-based actress and L.A. denizen are “trying to make it work,” the source says. “She hasn’t been this happy in a long time.”
I didn’t realize that Michelle and Jason have probably known each other for years. That makes it better, I think. Acquaintances first, sharing a mutual friend (Busy), then becoming friends, and then starting to date. That’s nice. And it makes sense as to why Michelle is already letting Jason spend time with Matilda – Matilda probably already met Jason when Jason and Michelle were simply friends.
Still, I do have some slight concerns. From what I know about Jason Segel, he’s a talented writer and comedic actor, but he also has a taste for some of the trashier elements in Hollywood. Like, I believe he hooked up with Lindsay Lohan a few years ago. Gross. Of course, Heath Ledger did too.
Photos courtesy of WENN.
Written by Kaiser
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