Heath hits the road; Michelle to stay in Boerum Hill

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It looks official: Michelle got the townhouse.

The amicable rift in Brooklyn’s A-list couple — Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams — has ended with the Aussie heartthrob apparently moving out.

“He’s long gone, but she’s still here,” one of Williams’s neighbors told The Brooklyn Paper, who requested anonymity because he’s still her neighbor.

“She looks a lot happier than she did before,” he added.

Neighbors started buzzing about the couple’s relocation to Splitsville last week, when a van from Celebrity Moving — we are not making that up — pulled up at Ledger and Williams’s former lovenest.

If it was a publicity stunt by the moving company, its employees weren’t talking.

A manager at the Long Island City-based movers, who gave only the name “Tony,” said he wouldn’t discuss the celebrities that Celebrity Movers allegedly services.

But he did shoot down the idea that the company parked one of its 11 trucks in front of the Ledger-Williams manse for publicity.

“We’ve got clients all over the city,” Tony said. “C’mon!”

The neighbor said that hiring Celebrity Movers may have been Ledger’s idea of a joke.

“He’s Australian, so he’s got a weird sense of humor,” the neighbor said.

Lately, Ledger has been spotted only in the gossip columns, canoodling with Danish models in Manhattan. Meanwhile, Williams, who lived in the neighborhood even before she and Ledger hooked up on the set of “Brokeback Mountain,” is keeping a low profile.

When a Brooklyn Paper reporter rang the bell at the $3.5-million mansion, a friend of the former “Dawson’s Creek” star opened the door and promised to pass along our request for an interview.

“I’ll make sure she gets it,” the friend said. “She’s out right now.” (Alas, Williams did not respond to the request.)

Nor did the official mouthpieces for the stars. L.A.-based publicist, Mara Buxbaum, who used to speak for both members of the uber-couple, but no longer serves as Ledger’s mouthpiece, did not respond to a request for an interview either.

And Ledger’s manager, Steven Alexander, did not return a message from The Brooklyn Paper.

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Reader Feedback

Heath Ledger says:
Good job working canoodling and mouthpiece into the same article.
Sept. 30, 2007, 11:01 pm
Adam F. Hutton says:
Wow. Heath Ledger read my story! I'd love to get your autograph, but I'd settle for an interview. Call me.
Oct. 1, 2007, 6:23 pm

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