Jason Segel and Michelle Williams Split

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Distance is being blamed for the demise of the one-year relationship between Michelle Williams and Jason Segel of 'How I Met Your Mother' fame.

The couple started dating in March 2012 and appeared to be on solid ground, but that all changed several weeks ago when they decided that her life in New York City and his in Los Angeles made it too difficult to keep the relationship going.

Last month Williams talked about the reaction their relationship had received, "If people are happy about it that makes me feel good ... Any kind sentiment that the world can feed back, well, I won't turn it down."

She has one child, 7-year-old Matilda, her daughter with late actor Heath Ledger, who died of an accidental drug overdose in 2008.

Michelle is currently promoting her latest film 'Oz the Great and Powerful' with co-star James Franco.  The fantasy adventure hits theaters March 8, 2013.

Reps for the actors have not commented.

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