Michelle Williams has reportedly been dating Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close author Jonathan Safran Foer.

Michelle Williams, Jonathan Safran Foer Dating

“They knew each other through mutual friends,” an insider told Us Weekly about the pair. “I’m not surprised that Michelle is attracted to him. She loves books. She reads almost every day!”

Another source added, “They’re two people in the same mind-set.”

Talking about her love of books in the past, Williams had called it “consuming, or isolating,” in an interview with Nylon. “I loved books so much that it was kind of consuming, or isolating, I guess,” she told the magazine, adding, “I just had walls in my apartment made of books, which was physical and metaphorical.”

Williams’ past boyfriends include How I Met Your Mother actor Jason Segel and directors Spike Jonze and Cary Fukunaga. She was in a longterm relationship with the late Heath Ledger with whom she had daughter Matilda.

Foer, who penned Everything in Illuminated and Eating Animals and also teaches creative writing at New York University, was previously married to writer Nicole Krauss, with whom he has two children.

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