Michelle Williams and Phil Elverum broke up after less than a year of marriage.
The news comes after Williams was spotted at several public events without her wedding ring.
"Michelle and Phil separated at the beginning of the year, it was a friendly spill and they remain friends," said a source close to the situation to the people . Williams, 38, revealed her marriage to Elverum, 40, in a July 2018 interview with Vanity Fair in which he announced that they had knotted the tie quietly in the Adirondacks earlier this month.
"Obviously, I've never talked about a relationship in my life," she said, telling the salesman that the indie musician was moving from Washington to Brooklyn, New York, to live with her. "But Phil is no one else and that's worth something."
"Ultimately, he loves me as I want to live my life as a whole," she added. "I work to be free within the moment I want Matilda to feel free to be herself, and I am finally loved by someone who sets me free."
The couple was first photographed together in the hinterland New York last September.
Williams was previously in a relationship with Heath Ledger, who died in 2008 after an accidental drug overdose. The couple shared a now 13-year-old daughter, Matilda. Elverum's marriage to Williams was his second. He was previously married to Genevieve Castree, who died in 2016. The two had a now three-year-old daughter, Agathe.
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Actress Michelle Williams (L) dances with her fiancée Heath Ledger (R) on the red carpet. She was nominated as best actress for the movie "Brokeback Mountain" at the Kodak Theater's 78th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, March 5, 2006. Williams wears a dress designed by Vera Wang and Ledger wears one Dunhill Tuxedos. REUTERS / Lucy Nicholson FOR BEST QUALITY: SEE ALSO GM1E62O09V301
Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams at the Vanity Fair Oscars party.
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Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger arrive on the red carpet. (Photo by Yui Mok – PA Images / PA Images via Getty Images)
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 3: *** EXCLUSIVE *** Actor Heath Ledger with girlfriend Michelle Williams at Bondi Beach on January 3, 2005 in Sydney, Australia. The two lived in Australia and enjoyed a rare public display of their romance as they gazed at the cliffs at Bondi Beach. (Photo by Photonews International Inc./Getty Images)
BROOKLYN – MAY 23: (LR) Michelle Williams and Matilda Ledger on May 23, 2009 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Christopher Peterson / BuzzPhoto / FilmMagic)
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 22: Actor Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams visit the Australian Premier of Brokeback Mountain at the Cinema Paris on January 13, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. The Australian actor was found dead on his hotel floor in New York on January 22, 2008. (Photo by Mike Flokis / Getty Images)
Michelle Williams and her fiancé Australian actor Heath Ledger arrive at the Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica March 4, 2006. Ledger is for Best Male Lead and Williams for Best Female Support nominated in the movie "Brokeback Mountain". REUTERS / Fred Prouser
Actor Heath Ledger (L) talks to actress Michelle Williams when she arrives at the 58th Directors Guild Awards on January 28, 2006 in Century City, California. REUTERS / Fred Prouser
Oscar nominated actor in a starring role Heath Ledger, for his role in "Brokeback Mountain," and his co-star and fiancé Academy Award nominee actress Michelle Williams, attend the 78th Annual Academy Award nominee Lunch in Beverly Hills on February 13, 2006. The Academy Awards will be presented on March 5 in Hollywood. REUTERS / Mario Anzuoni
Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger at the 63rd Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, USA. (Photo by SGranitz / WireImage)
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