Tensions have been excessive between Jesse Williams and his ex-wife Aryn Drake-Lee within the years following their divorce.
After assembly in New York City whereas the Grey’s Anatomy alum was working as a schoolteacher, the couple tied the knot in September 2012. “She’s been with me through all different facets of my career,” Williams informed USA Today about Drake-Lee in 2010. “She’s stuck with me through thick and thick and thick and thin. We know each other in and out.” They welcomed daughter Sadie in January 2014 and son Maceo in August 2015.
The Little Fires Everywhere alum filed for divorce in April 2017, and their break up rapidly turned contentious. In June of that yr, Williams claimed that Drake-Lee had rejected his request to spend extra time with the children.
“Aryn restricts my time with the children and decides when, and for how long I may have them,” Williams alleged in courtroom paperwork obtained by Us Weekly on the time. “She has rejected, without any reason, each and every request I have made to have the children sleepover at my residence.”
The submitting continued: “On the few days that I have the children, Aryn has insisted that my time with the children be limited during the week to approximately two-and-a-half hours per day, despite my requests for more time, including overnights with the children.”
The actual property agent’s lawyer Jill Hersh responded in an announcement to Us, arguing that Drake-Lee’s precedence was “protecting the privacy and well-being of their children. … It is unfortunate that Mr. Williams has chosen to draw public attention to this difficult time and transition for their family.”
In August 2017, Drake-Lee requested sole authorized custody of their youngsters, alleging that Williams had been untrue. The actor’s rep denied the allegations in an announcement to Us on the time, arguing that “these are matters for the court to decide.”
“Jesse has been working tirelessly to maintain his bond with their children and it is important to note that the dramatizations made in Aryn’s declaration are a one-sided account made with a specific goal in mind,” the assertion continued.
The pair’s divorce was finalized in October 2020, after three years of authorized battles. In courtroom paperwork obtained by Us on the time, the pair agreed to share joint authorized and bodily custody of their youngsters and their property have been divided between them. Still, the pair continued to argue over the period of time they spend with Sadie and Maceo.
Following the break up, Williams was linked to Friday Night Lights alum Minka Kelly, New York City sports activities anchor Taylor Rooks and Zola actress Taylour Page.
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