Although Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger had broken up before his sudden death last January, the shock of losing her former partner and father to her daughter, Matilda Rose, has had her looking somber for months.

 

But lately, the smile has crept slowly back onto Michelle’s face, perhaps because she’s quietly dating director Spike Jonze.

 

“Michelle is starting to have her old glow back,” a source tells OK!. "It’s the Michelle we were used to seeing when she and Heath just had Matilda and they were on cloud nine. Her eyes light up again. She’s finally coming out of the shock of losing Heath.”

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Spike and Michelle met back in 2006 when she was up for a role in his movie Where the Wild Things Are (she got the part but later withdrew) and then again more recently on the set of Synecdoche, New York in 2007.

 

And lately, the two have been spending a lot more time together: Spike was recently spotted at a convenience store in Brooklyn, buying a toothbrush, toothpaste, eggs and  pancake mix before heading back to Michelle’s home.

“Spike said he was visiting his girlfriend and just needed to get a few odds and ends,” a local tells OK!. “They were going to try and make breakfast for her daughter.” 

 

Read more about Michelle’s new love in this week’s OK! — on newsstands now!

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