Actress Michelle Williams splits from musician Phil Elverum 9-months after secret wedding

New York — Michelle Williams and Phil Elverum have separated less than a year after marrying.

A person close to the couple - who requested anonymity because they weren't authorised to comment on the matter - confirmed the split on Friday. It was first reported by People magazine.

"Michelle and Phil separated at the beginning of the year. It was an amicable split and they remain friends," a source close to the situation said.

The 38-year-old Oscar-nominated actress and the 40-year-old musician were wed in a small, private ceremony last July in upstate New York.

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Surprise! Actress Michelle Williams is married

Cape Town - Actress Michelle Williams has quietly married American indie musician Phil Elverum. The actress told Vanity Fair magazine she "never gave up on love" after the sudden death of her partner Heath Ledger 10 years ago.

This was the first marriage for Williams, who has a daughter with the late Heath Ledger. Elverum was previously married to the late musician and illustrator Genevieve Castree, with whom he has a daughter.