Pair spotted out together at film screening

Michelle Williams and director Spike Jonze have made their first public appearance together at a showing of their new movie Synecdoche, New York.

The couple have been dating for several months, but have kept the relationship under wraps as a mark of respect to Michelle‘s late fiancé Heath Ledger, who died of an accidental overdose in January aged 28.

She began dating Spike, 37, in the summer.

‘[Spike] couldn’t seem to keep his hands off her,’ an onlooker tells People. ‘It was very cute.’

Michelle, 28, has a 3-year-old daughter Matilda from her relationship with Heath.

Katie Burnetts