He was so good with her daughter (with Heath Ledger), Matilda, and we were expecting to eventually hear about a ring and a wedding. But it was not to be.
"She cares a great deal for Jason but is not ready to make a commitment," a source apparently close to Michelle told People. "Maybe if they were together day-to-day, she would have more confidence in a future. But not at this time."
Yes, as Us Weekly originally noted in their split story, it sounds like this is another break we can blame on distance. "Jason never got rid of his place in L.A., and Michelle's life with Matilda was and has always been in New York," a second source told People. "While Jason made every effort to make them a priority in his life — and they were top priority — he still couldn't drop everything and leave his life and career in L.A."
Jason's CBS show, How I Met Your Mother, was recently renewed for a ninth and final season. In our fairy-tale fantasies, we'll continue to hope that — after the show is finished filming — Jason decides to move to NYC to be with Michelle and Matilda. It could happen!