Jason Segel on Michelle Williams: “We would just very much like to be happy”

Michelle Williams and Jason Segel seem to have started up around this year’s Oscars. Michelle’s BFF Busy Phillips set them up, maybe because Busy thought they would be a good pair, or maybe because Busy was just kind of exhausted with being Michelle’s go-to date every weekend. Early reports indicated that Jason and Michelle were totally loved-up, smitten and cutesy together, and their romance seemed to go coast to coast too – Michelle would come to LA, Jason would come to Brooklyn. There were even photos of Jason hanging out with Matilda too. So… it’s serious.

Then Us Weekly ran a cover story about Michelle that seemed a bit too sympathetic. It was a pity-poor-Michelle piece, like the tabloids are really trying to make her into the next “America’s Sweetheart/America’s Victim,” in the image of the patron-saint of tabloid-victimization, Jennifer Aniston. Through the course of the cover story, Michelle’s unnamed friends managed to throw every one of Michelle’s post-Heath Ledger boyfriends under the bus while making Heath into some kind of idealized figure, Michelle’s own love martyr. The gist of the story was that all of the men Michelle dated after she and Heath broke up (months before his death) were all d-bags and Jason is the real thing. Which, in my opinion, is quite a lot of pressure to put on your boyfriend of little more than a month, especially given that Jason’s Hollywood reputation isn’t quite so family-friendly. Even the UK’s Shagger of Year Russell Brand thinks Jason’s player game is extraordinary – and that should tell you something.

But, in the meantime, everything is going well with Michelle and Jason. Jason even commented on his relationship during his promotional rounds for 5 Year Engagement.

His many weeks with Michelle! Since Us Weekly broke news last month — with adorable photo evidence — of Jason Segel and Michelle Williams’ unexpected new relationship, the couple has stayed quiet about their surprisingly serious relationship.

But Segel, 32, finally piped up when asked by Extra about Williams, 31.

“I think we would just very much like to be happy. That’s all I’m going to say about it,” the actor said alongside 5 Year Engagement costar Emily Blunt.

Blunt herself cooed of Segel’s romantic evolution: “He’s a man-boy! He used to be a boy-boy and now he’s a man-boy.”

Joked Segel: “I think I might even be becoming a man-man… potentially!”

In all seriousness, insiders told Us that Segel “has been trying to be more of a grown-up lately” to show his “commitment” to Williams, single mom to daughter Matilda. “He is taking care of himself more, exercising, eating right and dressing better. Basically, not acting like a frat boy anymore.”

Friends for years via mutual pal Busy Philips, the couple’s relationship “kind of happened overnight!” another pal marveled.

[From Us Weekly]

“I think we would just very much like to be happy…” Sure. Okay. Good luck! I mean it, too. I would love for Michelle to be in a committed relationship with a decent guy who genuinely likes and respects her, and maybe Jason really has changed. *fingers crossed*

In case you missed it, Jason was also photographed with his iPhone, which had photos of Michelle taped to the back - you can see the pics here. A friend of Michelle’s also notes, “Jason has already shown her his commitment to her.” Good God! It’s only been six weeks! Tops. Of course, Michelle does tend to move fast, doesn’t she? She and Heath got pregnant within, like, 8 weeks of knowing each other too, right? That’s my memory of it – but maybe I’m wrong?

Photos courtesy WENN.

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  1. mln76 says:

    To me Jason will always be his characters in Undeclared and Freaks and Geeks-totally awkward and obsessive in love. There is no way you can make me believe he’s a player.

  2. brin says:

    I’m cautiously pessimistic about this.

  3. Jean Asiago-Romano says:

    This is so not going to end well

    • T.C. says:

      Why? Am I the only one who never knew Jason was a big slut? Anyone have deets?

      • Liv says:

        I didn’t know, too. Just heard (since he started dating Michelle) that he was with Lindsay Lohan and Michelle Trachtenberg before…ugh! Speaks volumes! But let’s hope there’s a bit of Marshall left in him ;-)

      • Cait says:

        When he was here in NOLA filming – about what, 14 months ago (can’t precisely remember)? – he was quite the topic of gossip amongst my husband’s female coworkers. Apparently he was a very slorey jackass, trolling the Quarter for drunk, starstruck Tulane girls.

    • Jane says:

      Call me cynical, but not that long ago the press was going on about how awkward it was to see Michelle keep taking Busy Phillips as her ‘date’ to events. Now suddenly Busy’s friend Jason has been roped in as a ‘new boyfriend’. PR stunt 100%. Michelle’s PR agency are reknown for there zeal in trying to get her to be and remain in the A-list. I guess they have realized she can’t keep using the ‘I’m Heath’s widow’ baloney sob story anymore. Oh wait a minute, maybe they can. In a few months Michelle and Jason will ‘split’, and she will be living on the ‘I can’t forget Heath’ sob story until 2015. Meanwhile, Heath’s real ‘widow’, Gemma Ward keeps a dignified silence.

  4. Agnes says:

    he’s a player? i guess he doesn’t come off as one, speaking on looks alone.

  5. Franny says:

    I like him. He really seems to be carving his own path in Hollywood, and that makes him endearing, at least to me.

  6. nat says:

    Kaiser are you suggesting that a relationship after 6 weeks is not a serious one?

    My husband and I have been in a serious relationship since our first date, we started living together after less than two months..which is 6/7 about weeks.
    We have been together for almost 10 years now and married for 2….

    I think after 6 weeks relationships can be quite serious…

  7. Britt Mezher says:

    This is an odd pairing. I can’t see it lasting.

  8. Jackson says:

    So what is his ‘history’ anyway? I don’t really remember reading much about him.

  9. Boo says:

    I think he’s sort of cute, but every time I see him, I can’t help but flash back to that scene in Forgetting Sarah Marshall when she was breaking up with him and he was naked, and he turns his back to her and bends over, showing his ass to the whole world…that’s not the kind of image that dies a quick or painless death.

    Maybe SHE could start dressing better for HIM? Go to your closet, Michelle, and toss anything that might be described as “twee.” Then, go buy all new, big-girl clothes to fill up that empty space.

  10. JM says:

    I hope they are happy. I like Jason and never would have thought of him as a player. However, I do take issue with being committed “after only 6 weeks!!”

    I met my hubby on a blind date. Within 2 weeks we were living together. 19 years later (17 married) and we’re still going strong. Not to say this is the norm but it can happen.

  11. Britt Mezher says:

    My husband and I started living together after 8 weeks of dating. We’ve been married for 8 years now, together for 9 years altogether.

  12. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I like Jason but I love Michelle. Not into this coupling but at least they have friends in common.

  13. lilred says:

    The holy Michelle thing bugs me,she’s no saint.

  14. Sumodo1 says:

    After 6 weeks, I got engaged.

  15. Mook123 says:

    Her closed mouth, down turned face smile is creepy.

  16. Nicky says:

    I’ve read stuff in the past about him being a player, not sure if this hook-up is true but it made me laugh:


    • Darlene says:

      Wow, that’s awesome. THanks for sharing it!

    • Liv says:

      I must say I really can’t stand all these girls who wrote bad about their sex with celebritys in blogs. I know they are really proud of f*** a celebrity, but I find it disgusting to write bad about somebody who cannot answer back. Maybe he’s an asshole, fine, call him out for that, but talking about things that are happening in your bedroom just shows how dumb and shallow you are.

      • Stef says:

        You find it disgusting to write about someone who can’t answer back, yet you’re writing about me (hi, I’m the author of the blog) on here, calling me dumb and shallow? Now, I make it a point not to confirm or deny any speculations about the guys I’ve written about, and I will continue to do so here as well, but I find it funny that you’re preaching to the choir about writing badly about someone yet you’re doing the same. You don’t like the blog, totally fine, but trust me, dumb and shallow I am not. And seeing as you don’t know me, it’s pretty hypocritical. I didn’t write that post (or any) to “brag” about being “proud” about f’ing someone – I did it because it was a pretty f’ing funny story. Thanks though!

      • Liv says:

        Obviously you were able to write back to me, so this doesn’t apply to you, does it?

        I didn’t write about your body in particular or your private home or what you like to do in the bedroom – so how exactly am I doing the same!?? Look, I could slag about your looks here too, but my mother told me long time ago that it’s not my business to judge other people on their looks like that. I think you are a beautiful girl by the way, I just find it rude and shallow to write about such personal things of another human being, celebrity or not.

        Honestly, I just read the article of the link, so I can’t say something bad (or good) about your blog.

        Maybe I expressed myself wrong. Of course I don’t know you personally, so I can’t say something about your intellect, but telling private storys like that is in my opinion a very dumb and shallow move.

        I don’t find your story funny. Maybe we have just different ethical values and norms.

      • Stef says:

        Every guy I’ve written about, puppet master included, has the ability to come back against what I’ve said too – do they not own computers? Do the not know what the internet is? Do you really believe every guy I’ve written about hasn’t seen the blog? They choose not to, which is fine. I chose to respond to you because I wanted to. Calling me “disgusting, shallow and dumb” can be just as insulting as writing about someone’s habits in the bedroom. I wrote about something I experienced – you on the other hand, wrote about me, who you have not met or ever really spoken to. Now, that’s not to say you’re not entitled to your opinion about me or my blog, however, I just find, like I said, if you’re going to preach to the choir about writing things about people, you think twice before you insult their intellect or their personality without really bearing witness to either. You might not find the blog or that story funny, which is fine, but many people do, and calling me dumb and shallow insults them as well. I hope you’d be as quick to rail against the likes of Tucker Max and Chelsea Handler for being “dumb and shallow” as you were me, both of who are millionaires because of their “dumb and shallow” behavior in telling personal stories.

      • Liv says:

        Come on, you wonder why they didn’t get back to you? Seriously?

        Don’t you understand the difference? I find it dumb and shallow to talk about intimate stuff of people on the internet, especially about famous people (because obviously it’s just to make yourself interesting). I’m not doing the same with you, because I’m not talking about your looks or your intellect or personality (besides you are not famous, so who cares). I’m talking about your behavior.

        And yes, Chelsea Handler is the dumbest bitch around. At least we agree on that (if your statement was meant against her and not to praise her ability to make money out of trash).

    • Nan209 says:

      Wow. I must be getting old. I don’t dig on the Mean Girl vibe of that story.

  17. valleymiss says:

    The more I read about these 2, the more I think it’s a showmance to promote Jason 5 year engagement movie. Michelle’s just along for the publicity. She doesn’t seem like Jason’s type at all. Guys who are “players” don’t strike me as the kind who are into gamine girls with short haircuts and a delicate air about them. I have a feeling Jason’s taste is big boobs, fake nails, and hair extensions. This romance is meant to show how he’s romantic and the marrying kind. Bleh.

  18. lucy2 says:

    I have heard he has a reputation, but who knows if it’s true. And if it is, maybe meeting “the one” will change that.
    I like them both, so I hope they’re happy, but I also hope it doesn’t end poorly.

    I think she was with Heath longer than 8 weeks before becoming pregnant.

    • sunmoonstars says:

      It’s possible, my husband was the biggest player before meeting me and I was a drugged up mess….now we are both completely different people. Oh and I was the biggest cynic and would have told you that people never change, but here I am telling you that they do! Or that they CAN, if they really want to.

  19. Steen says:

    Okay, I pretty much want to smack that pursed lip smile off her face because she does it for every picture. BITCH, YOU ARE OVER 30. You have a kid! She needs to move on from the twee lil’ fairy look she’s so desperately trying to hold onto, it’s really annoying at this point.

  20. Happy21 says:

    I’m not a huge fan of hers but I really, really like him so I hope this lasts and is something special.

    He’d be a great dad to Matilda if it came down to it.

  21. vanessa says:

    She bothers me. I think it’s all an act she puts on. I hate her hair and the way she dresses.

  22. hopperlea says:

    Willaims smiles like that because of botox. She is not some quaint artistic shy girl. She is a sell out, like every other fame seeking actress. Her victim act if getting ridiculous. No one buys it.

  23. Amanda G says:

    Jason mentioned during “Marshall” that he became a big whore after a bad break up, but I don’t think that’s uncommon for men. I don’t think he’s a “player” by definition. When he loves, he loves hard and obsessively LOL

  24. Hellen says:


    This story made my day, and the blog itself is hilarious. This seems to be from before he got a big name this year, so I don’t think she’s lying. Must be the last name, as the blogger’s last name is Williams too! Love it!

  25. Snarky says:

    Of course she got pregnant 8 weeks in. She wanted to make sure she attached herself firmly to Heath’s rising star.

    I thought that way back when, and I still think it now.

  26. muppet_barbershop says:

    I am so happy for these crayzee kids. I do feel like she had to recover from Heath’s death in her own way; and combined with how tragic that loss was for Hollywood, it was a convenient excuse for the elevated-martyr crap the media laid on her. She herself never behaved that way and remains one of my favorite famous people in terms of conduct and character, although she did sometimes come across as very vulnerable. Jason deserves only the nest and so does she. …Really, I’m a big gushy dork about this. @Snarky, her behavior has been so unlike that the whole time; I don’t get where you’re coming from.