Mount Eerie’s Phil Elverum and Actress Michelle Williams Recently Married in Secret

Cat's out of the bag

As far as indie rock goes, Phil Elverum is royalty. The Mount Eerie and Microphones mastermind has endured more this share of heartbreak over the last couple years following the loss of his wife Geneviève Castrée to cancer. Elverum poured his emotions out over the course of two brilliant, but emotionally exhausting, records A Crow Looked at Me and Now Only.

In a turn of great news, Elverum and actress Michelle Williams recently married in secret, Vanity Fair reports. Williams is best known for her work in Blue Valentine, Brokeback Mountain, Manchester by the Sea, and hit 90s TV drama Dawson’s Creek. Williams is also currently fighting for equal pay for women working in film and television.

By the time you read this, she and her partner, singer-songwriter Phil Elverum, whom she met through a mutual friend, will have been married in a secret ceremony in the Adirondacks, witnessed by only a handful of friends and their two daughters. Her new husband, an indie musician who records and performs under the name Mount Eerie (and, before that, the Microphones), also lost a partner in tragic circumstances while parenting a small child. His late wife, illustrator and musician Geneviève Castrée, was diagnosed with inoperable stage-4 pancreatic cancer in 2015, four months after the birth of their daughter, and the two very private artists went public with a GoFundMe page to help defray medical costs. Castrée died 13 months later, in July 2016, leaving Elverum with an 18-month-old daughter.

Williams had a daughter with Heath Ledger and was in a relationship with the actor at the time of his death in 2008. It’s nice to see these two found love.