Most people reading this article will know who Robert Pattinson, David Tennant and Niecy Nash are, but for those who don’t, let us introduce you to the British actor, comedian and model who took the internet by storm last year after a cryptic message on social media convinced fans that she was pregnant. In the year since the supposed baby shower, the media’s fascination with the pregnancy and Williamson’s sudden fame has not dissipated; rather, it has grown, and she has used her newfound celebrity to champion women’s rights and speak out against sexual assault, the #MeToo movement and the stigma surrounding pre-natal depression. While many famous people went through a low point last year and found themselves at the wrong end of the public’s anger (just look at the many public figures who have been slammed for ‘attempting’ to have children after an extremely long career in showbiz, or those who were completely vindicated when the truth emerged), Williamson appears to have found a happy ending. In January this year, it was reported that she and David had gotten married. Though they have kept relatively quiet about the ceremony and its details, it seems that everything is going according to plan: the couple are both fluent in French, and the actress has even expressed an interest in pursuing a language degree so that she can continue her studies in Europe. Their new born son was also proudly featured in a French Vogue article last month, and while the gorgeous little boy has not shied away from the camera, he has maintained a low profile, keeping his discovery a secret from his famous father. It’s fair to say that since Williamson’s infamous announcement in April 2018, life has changed for the better for the 32-year-old British actress.
A Year Of Surprise And Stability
In April 2018, British tabloid The Sun published an article in which Williamson confessed that she was in love with her co-star, Robert Pattinson, and wanted to end her eight-year relationship with David. While many people scoffed at the story (including her), Williamson’s announcement sent shockwaves through the world of Hollywood. Fans waited with baited breath for news of the couple’s engagement, or, at the very least, confirmation of their rumored romance. But although Williamson did take to social media to tease fans with news of the breakup, she remained tight-lipped about her intentions, and it wasn’t until a few months later that the world found out the truth. In a bombshell interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Williamson revealed that she had secretly married David for the past year, in Canada. The actor had proposed during a hiking trip in April 2017, and the two had been together ever since. The media frenzy kicked off a year of unexpected – and, for some, unwanted – stability for Williamson. Last year, she began a relationship with singer-songwriter, Ryan Tedder, and while her personal life has been incredibly eventful, it seems that her professional life has been just as exciting.
A Career In The Spotlight
In addition to her newfound engagement and wedding, last year also saw Williamson finally put her career first. Since her acting breakthrough in 2015’s The Night Of, the English-born actress has been dogged by rumors of her drug addiction, which she has vehemently denied. But rather than let her personal life dictate her professional one, Williamson made the brave decision to turn down multiple lucrative movie opportunities in order to focus on taking education-based acting roles, both in front of and behind the camera. She also shied away from commercial work, choosing instead to support smaller, more independent films, giving birth to her son, Rex, and continuing her studies at London’s prestigious Drama School. She might not have received the recognition she deserved in 2018, but Williamson’s dedication to her craft and commitment to gender equality paid off: she was recognized for her efforts, winning the BAFTA Rising Star Award and being shortlisted for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Musical or Comedy. We’re looking forward to seeing what 2019 has in store for the fierce rising star.