4 Facts About Phil Elverum, Michelle Williams's Main Squeeze

POPSUGAR Celebrity | 4/11/2019 | Corinne Sullivan
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Michelle Williams totally threw us for a loop when she announced that she'd tied the knot with musician Phil Elverum in a private ceremony in the Adirondack Mountains in July of 2018, but the two are clearly smitten, no matter how short their courtship. As the actor told Vanity Fair back in September of last year, "Ultimately the way [Phil] loves me is the way I want to live my life on the whole. I work to be free inside of the moment . . . and I am finally loved by someone who makes me feel free." So what do we know about the 40-year-old songwriter and producer, besides the fact that he and Michelle look totally adorable together?

He was part of a band before becoming a solo artist. In 1996, Phil founded The Microphones, and he served as principal songwriter, frontman, and producer for the band until he decided to strike out on his own in 2003. Since then, Phil has recorded and performed under the name Mount Eerie, a name taken from the area in Anacortes, WA, called Mount Erie. The Microphones also had an album of the same name, which was released right before Phil made the switch. As he explained in a 2003 interview with Discoder, "Mount Eerie is a new project. The Microphones was completed, or at least at a good stopping point. I did it because I am ready for new things. I am new." Since then, he has released an insane nine studio albums on his own.

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