Michelle Williams was seen with her new husband Phil Elverum for the very first time in public since shocking fans this summer with news of their shock nuptials.
The couple looked very much in love as they shopped for antiques in New York on Saturday.
Also with them was her 12-year-old daughter, Matilda, and his daughter, Agathe, aged three.
Out and about at last: Michelle Williams was seen with her new husband Phil Elverum for the very first time in public since shocking fans this summer with news of their shock nuptials
A sweet kiss: The couple looked very much in love as they shopped for antiques in New York on Saturday
She shares Matilda with the late Heath Ledger, while the former Microphones frontman shared Agathe with the late illustrator Geneviève Castrée.
Williams, 38, had on overalls with a long-sleeved blue top and sunglasses.
Phil, 40, was in a T-shirt and jeans.
They wed in July in the Adirondacks in upstate New York.
Dressed down: Williams, 38, had on overalls with a long-sleeved blue top and sunglasses. Phil, 40, was in a T-shirt and jeans
Newlyweds: The duo tied the knot in upstate New York in July with just a few guests
And though the very private actress kept things close to her chest in a Vanity Fair profile, describing their partnership as ‘very sacred and very secret’, it’s clear the duo connect on a deep level.
Elverum, who plays in the indie bands The Microphones and Mount Eerie, endured a similar loss as the actress, whose co-parent and former partner Heath Ledger passed away back in 2008.
Phil lost with wife Castrée in 2015, when daughter Agathe was only 18-months-old.
Heart to heart: And though the very private actress kept things close to her chest in a Vanity Fair profile, describing their partnership as ‘very sacred and very secret’, it’s clear the duo connect on a deep level
Michelle’s daughter Matilda was only two when her father passed of an accidental drug overdose.
Both parents found solace in their children following their losses.
As Michelle explained in a statement following Ledger’s death: ‘I am the mother of the most tender-hearted, high-spirited, beautiful little girl who is the spitting image of her father. All that I can cling to is his presence inside her that reveals itself every day.’
Her mini me: She also was with her daughter Matilda Ledger, who she had with the late actor Heath Ledger
So close: The two were arm in arm as they strolled on the grass
Blended family: Michelle and Phil seemed at ease with their kids and a cute dog
‘His family and I watch Matilda as she whispers to trees, hugs animals, and takes steps two at a time, and we know that he is with us still. She will be brought up in the best memories of him.’
Phil told Pitchfork about how his daughter was ‘a tether back to the functional world’ when he was close to being ‘suicidal’ after his wive’s diagnosis and death in a profile last spring.
‘I have to cut up the broccoli; I can’t be weeping. And yet, sometimes I am weeping, and she’ll come up to me and say, “Papa crying!” And I’ll be like, “Yeah, I’m crying right now, I’m sad. It’s fine.” And she laughs and goes back to her LEGOs.’
Though they’d both been through hardship Williams revealed she ‘never gave up on love’ in the profile, adding: ‘I always say to Matilda, “Your dad loved me before anybody thought I was talented, or pretty, or had nice clothes.”‘
The Mount Eerie frontman is still working through his pain, it appears.
Nice kicks: The star – best known for Dawson’s Creek – wore high-heeled clogs
A fun day out of the city: The star also carried a straw bag as she looked for antiques
Just weeks ago the musician struggled to get through an emotional set at Chicago’s Thalia Hall while playing a song called Now Only about his wife.
The couple value their privacy tremendously with Williams explaining point-blank: ‘I don’t really want to talk about any of it.’
She confessed how she entertains the idea of being more open, ‘…There’s that tease, that lure, that’s like, “What if this helps somebody?
‘”What if somebody who has always journeyed in this way, who has struggled as much as I struggled, and looked as much as I looked, finds something that helps them?” Don’t settle. Don’t settle for something that feels like a prison, or is hard, or hurts you,’ she says.
‘If it doesn’t feel like love, it’s not love,’ she finished.
Quiet family time: The couple appeared to be enjoying salads as Matilda sat to the side