Michelle Williams and Jason Segel Split

The actors ended their year-long romance due to distance, PEOPLE has confirmed

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The fairytale is over for Michelle Williams and Jason Segel.

The Oz the Great and Powerful star and the How I Met Your Mother actor split a few weeks ago after dating for a year, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

The long distance – Williams, 32, is based in New York City, while Segel, 33, primarily resides in Los Angeles – was the reason behind the breakup, the source adds.

Earlier in the month, the actress told In Style that she cherished public support of her relationship.

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“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 explained.

The couple, who were often seen out and about with 7-year-old Matilda, Williams’ daughter with the late Heath Ledger, began staying together in a Brooklyn apartment last fall.

Reps for the actors have not commented.

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