During the Golden Globes, Michelle Williams made subtle allusions to the fact that she was expecting a baby during her unforgettable Golden Globes acceptance speech in January.
The speech, in which Williams advocated for women’s right to make their own decisions about their bodies, was made all the more powerful by the fact that it was coming from a pregnant woman — one who got to choose when and with whom she was having a child.
Now Williams is welcoming that new baby along with her husband, director Thomas Kail. It’s the couple’s first child together but Williams’ second. Brand new big sister Matilda, 14, is the daughter of Williams and Heath Ledger.
Us Weekly reports that the couple, who met while working together on the set of FX’s award-winning miniseries Fosse/Verdon, were married in March (or at least that’s when they were spotted together in New York City wearing rings on the correct finger).
Kail directed Williams in the limited series, which featured her playing legendary dancer Gwen Verdon opposite Sam Rockwell as choreographer Bob Fosse. Williams’ work earned her Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG award nominations.
It was when she won her Golden Globe for Best Actress that Williams made her support of abortion rights clear. “I wouldn’t have been able to do this without employing a woman’s right to choose, to choose when to have my children and with whom,” she told the Globes audience.
Michelle Williams also implored the women listening to become more politically active and to get behind candidates and policies that put them first when it comes time to vote in the US this November.
“Women, 18 to 118, when it is time to vote, please do so in your own self-interest,” she said. “It’s what men have been doing for years.”