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11th May 2022

Actress Michelle Williams is pregnant with her third baby

Trine Jensen-Burke

Michelle Williams

“The good fortune is not lost on me or my family.”

Michelle Williams has revealed that she is pregnant and expecting her third baby.

The actress welcomed son Hart with husband Thomas Kail back in 2020, and Williams is also mum to Matilda, 16, whom she shares with her late husband, actor Heath Ledger, who passed away in 2008.

Speaking to Variety yesterday, the 41-year-old, who cradles her growing baby bump in the accompanying photos for the cover story, said:

“It’s totally joyous. As the years go on, you sort of wonder what they might hold for you or not hold for you,” The Greatest Showman actress revealed.

“It’s exciting to discover that something you want again and again, is available one more time. That good fortune is not lost on me or my family.”

Pandemic baby

Williams also revealed what it was like becoming a mum for the second time during the pandemic and lockdowns:

“It was a reminder that life goes on. The world we brought a baby into is not the world we thought we were bringing a baby into, but the baby is ignorant of that. He experiences the unmitigated joy of discovery and the happiness of a loving home.”

She added:

“There’s nothing that makes you committed to a better world than raising a great kid. It’s the ultimate creative act,” added Williams. “The most ecstatic moments of life and art are the transcendent ones. Having children is like that. You combine your DNA with someone else to create a new life.”

The mum-of-two also said she plans to take a break from acting during her pregnancy:

“I wondered if I could work while I was pregnant, but I’m too tired.”

Williams and Kail, who is a director, secretly wed in March 2020, after getting engaged just six month previous.

The pair had met while working on Fosse/Verdon, where Kail served as the director and Willians starred in the mini series.