Although Michael K. Williams never married, he was dating fellow actor Tasha Smith at the time of his death. According to WhoDatedWho, the two started dating in 2018, though they didn’t make their relationship “Instagram official” until 2019. Smith took a beautiful selfie with Williams in May 2018. “Nothing makes me happier!!!!!” the “Why Did I Get Married?” actor wrote on Instagram. Smith wrote the same caption and expressed her love to her boyfriend. “The love Of my life @bkbmg [heart emojis],” She continued. “This man gives me goose bumps!!!!!”
Williams soon posted the same image, with a caption suggesting he had spoken this kind of love into existence. “I say word is born cause what I speak I manifest #lawofattraction,” the “Lovecraft Country” actor admitted. Friends shared their excitement with the couple via the comments. “Aww Tashie!! Two absolutely beautiful spirits,” actor Meagan Good wrote under Smith’s picture (via Bossip). “Love y’all.”
The couple kept their relationship private, except for their 2019 announcement. In the past, Smith was married to Keith Douglas and dated Michael Jai White and Tyler Perry (via WhoDatedWho). Williams was in his first public relationship at the time. After Williams unexpectedly died in September 6, Brooklyn, his girlfriend shared some deeply moving words via social media. Scroll down for the full tribute.