The Grey's Anatomy star and his real estate broker wife were together for about 10 years, according to People, and have been married since September 2012.
Williams told USA TODAY about his then-fiancée in 2010, recalling when the two first met.
"I was a teacher when I met her, so she's been with me through all different facets of my career," he said. "She's stuck with me through thick and thick and thick and thin."
It made their transition to Los Angeles easier, Williams added. "We know each other in and out, and she was very happy to move out here," he said. "She loves California and was tired of the weather on the East Coast."
E! reports that Williams filed for divorce, requesting joint legal and physical custody of their children, and to terminate Drake-Lee's spousal support. The couple have a three-year-old daughter, Sadie, and an almost two-year-old son, Maceo.
|Jesse Williams and Aryn Drake-Lee are divorcing after about five years of marriage. (Photo: Jesse Grant, WireImage)|
Jesse Williams is reportedly divorcing his wife, and Twitter cannot handle it
An alleged celebrity split has the internet in a major uproar. According to Us Weekly, Jesse Williams is reportedly divorcing his wife of five years. The 35-year-old Grey’s Anatomy star and activist filed for divorce from Aryn Drake-Lee on April 11, People reports, noting that the split between the pair is amicable.
Williams married Drake-Lee, a real estate broker, in September of 2012 after five years of dating. At the time, he was employed as a New York school teacher. The couple are the parents of a 3-year-old daughter and an 18-month-old son. E! reports that Williams is seeking joint legal and physical custody of their children.
Seeing as how divorces are one of the most difficult life changes to navigate, we’re hoping both parties can get through this in the most seamless way possible. At the moment, though, we’re particularly concerned about Williams’ fans, who had some extremely strong reactions to the news on Twitter.
Some are just flat-out heartbroken and aghast.
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Jesse Williams Rumored To Be Dating Minka Kelly
So the world got shaken up by the fact that Jesse Williams and his wife are apparently filing for divorce. As you can imagine, people were speculating instantly. Unfortunately an old Blind Gossip Item seems to be adding fuel to the fire:
We walked along with them for almost three blocks in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. They were trying to be incognito. He was wearing a hoodie and she was wearing a cap but I recognized them immediately. He looked a little tense and was trying hard not to be noticed. She looked very happy and content. They were holding hands and being very romantic. They were definitely acting like a couple!
She is a beautiful actress who has dated at least a half dozen famous men. She dated a ball player for many years and was recently linked to the that slimy actor who is more handy with his mouth than his fidelity.
You might know this actor by certain parts of his anatomy, like his beautiful eyes. He is on a very popular Thursday night TV show. The only thing you need to know about his relationship history is that he is MARRIED.
Well it seems as though the item is referring to actress and Derek Jeter ex Minka Kelly. Oh no. Oh no no no no no. Here’s the thing: they were together in Paris.