Michaelle Williams and Jason Segel have broken up, despite being rumored to be getting engaged soon. US Weekly is reporting that they are breaking up due to their relationship not being able ‘to survive the distance’.
The duo have been dating for more than a year, and were spotted on vacation in Cancun at the beginning of January with Michelle’s daughter, Matilda. However, Segel lives in Los Angeles for ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and Williams lives in Brooklyn, NY with her young daughter.
Segel and Williams first went public at the beginning of 2012, and rumors popped up about a possible engagement and marriage in their future. Neither of them really spoke about their relationship, and all Segel would say about Michelle was that they would ‘very much like to be happy.’ In fact, both of them were considered to be perfect for each other due to being intensely guarded about their private lives, and they seemed like they were in it for the long haul.
Alas, things were not meant to be, and Williams is said to be the one who initiated the split. She has always been intensely private, and even more so after Heath Ledger’s death. She had one other long term relationship with Spike Jonze, but even that didn’t last long. The US Weekly report states that she ended it quietly with Segel at the beginning of the month, and it's only coming out in tabloids now because of her visibility on the publicity trail for 'Oz: The Great and the Powerful'.