By Ale Russian
April 19, 2019 at 09:09 PM EDT
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Michelle Williams and her indie musician husband Phil Elverum have separated after less than a year of marriage, a source tells PEOPLE.

Williams, 38, and Elverum, 40, quietly married and moved in together last summer. The news comes after Williams was seen without a wedding band during her last two public outings.

“Michelle and Phil separated at the beginning of the year. It was an amicable spilt and they remain friends,” a source close to the situation says.

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The Fosse/Verdon star first revealed their romance in a cover story for Vanity Fair last July, when she confirmed her marriage to Elverum for the first time. Williams and Elverum got married in a small ceremony in the Adirondacks with a few friends and their daughters present. Williams is mom to 12-year-old Matilda with the late Heath Ledger; Elverum has a 3-year-old daughter from his first marriage.

 

Williams told Vanity Fair that finding love with Elverum vindicated her long search for a companion after Ledger died in 2008.

“I never gave up on love. I always say to Matilda, ‘Your dad loved me before anybody thought I was talented, or pretty, or had nice clothes,’” she recalled in the story.

Elverum also lost his wife, illustrator and musician Geneviève Castrée, to cancer just 18 months after welcoming their daughter.

Williams can be seen in FX’s Fosse/Verdon, which airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.

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