Jesse Williams finalizes divorce from Aryn Drake-Lee
After three years, the divorce between actor Jesse Williams and ex-wife Aryn Drake-Lee has been finalized.
After three years, the divorce between Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams and Aryn Drake-Lee has been finalized.
According to People, the former wedded couple agreed to joint custody of their two children. The agreement was initially reached in September 2019, the entertainment news outlet reported. While the two decided on shared custody of their 6-year-old daughter Sadie, and 5-year-old son Maceo, they agreed to get the other’s OK before uploading photos of either child to social media platforms.
People accessed the court documents which give a full breakdown of the couple’s finances and assets. As far as child support, Williams has been ordered to pay $40,000 every month, and over $100,000 in two soon to be due spousal support payments. The report says Williams will keep $936,810 he has earned from the show since the date of separation, listed as April 11, 2017. Other earnings will be split.
Drake-Lee will keep homes in Los Angeles, Brooklyn and Oakland. She’ll also keep two of the couple’s three SUV’s.
After 13 years together, Williams filed for divorce in 2017.
In February 2019, theGrio reported Drake-Lee sought more than $600,000 in back child support and more than $250,000 in retroactive spousal support. She also said that her former husband was inconsistent with their child custody schedule, often canceling his time with his kids and asking to make up the time later.
During an interview with People in May 2019, she described how the divorce and custody battle impacted their children.
“When you start spinning, the children start spinning, so even if you’re looking at them and you’re telling them everything is fine, they know it’s not fine because they can feel it’s not fine,” Drake-Lee said to the outlet.
She continued, “It’s also okay for the children to see me crying, to see that I’m having a hard day today. Because that lets them know that when they have those hard days, there’s also room for that.”