Michelle Williams, known for her love of privacy, and her husband Phil Elverum have moved into a new apartment in Brooklyn, according to Vanity Fair’s September issue.
The pair, who married in a secret ceremony in the Adirondacks in July, have reportedly set down their roots with a new apartment in the borough after several years of Williams and daughter Matilda living upstate.
“It was unmanageable to be stalked like that,” Williams tells VF of her life in Brooklyn following her former partner Heath Ledger’s death. “Every moment of the day. So I left, in a desire to create a sane home environment.” According to the magazine, Williams bought a house in rural upstate New York and lived there with Matilda for six years.
It has not been identified which part of Brooklyn Williams and Elverum have chosen to move to, although she did reportedly buy a house in Prospect Park South in 2014. The 8 bedroom, 6 bath purchase was a large one, and the Colonial Revival mansion offers an impressive 6,480-square-feet.
Prior to her escape upstate, Williams was a popular resident of Brooklyn, living in the Boerum Hill and Red Hook neighborhoods since 2005.
In 2015, she finally sold off the Boerum Hill home that she and Ledger had bought together after years of feeling inconsolable following his 2008 death. “I felt, ‘How will he be able to find us?’” she told the Wall Street Journal magazine in 2017. “This is where we lived and he won’t know where we are. And now I can’t believe I thought that. Maybe that’s what’s making me cry is I feel sad for the person who thought he won’t be able to locate us.”
Williams’s Boerum Hill townhouse featured 6 bedrooms and 4 baths, and was on the market for $7.5 million. The townhouse boasted a mix of eclectic decor and original prewar details, making for a modern and classic home, which included a central garden space, a wine cellar, plenty of skylights, a three-car garage and a renovated walk-in closet.