Michelle Williams feared that Jason Segel would end up like Heath Ledger and that is why they broke up, according to reports.
“Michelle was scared of a repeat of what happened to her ex Heath Ledger,” a source told Now magazine. “When they got together Jason admitted that he likes a drink. Although he doesn’t have an alcohol problem, she was worried. Michelle couldn’t face supporting another man through his problems.”
Last summer, Segel said he was going to cut back on drinking, but that reportedly wasn't good enough for Williams.
I f**king love to drink but I’m not really capable of moderating," Segel said. "I haven’t sworn it off forever."
“That wasn’t good enough for Michelle,” the source revealed.
Other reports suggest that Segel also had an "unconventional relationship with sex."
“In addition to his relationship with alcohol though, he also had an unconventional relationship with sex. Think…Michael Fassbender in Shame. Along those lines. Though he was faithful to her, totally, there are addiction issues he clearly has to address. And he’s doing that now, going to meetings, reaching out to another celebrity in recovery with whom he’s worked, as some of their issues are quite similar. He’s almost a month sober now and, yes, he’s doing it, in part, to get her back which… well… they know that’s not the way, don’t they? A few people close to him don’t think he’s really taking it seriously if he hasn’t committed to rehab. And she can see that too. For her, this is permanent, even though he doesn’t seem to be able to accept it.”