NO ‘BAND-AID’ TO FIX JESSE WILLIAMS’ CUSTODY BATTLEAugust 17, 2017
Aryn Drake-Lee, Jesse’s partner of 13 years/ wife of 5 years, filed for sole custody on Friday, August 11th. Aryn cites his work schedule, temper and dating habits as reasons why she does not want him to be around the kids. She cited an incident in the court documents of a time when he flipped off a driver in their neighborhood with their children in the car.
“The other driver aggressively pursued him in his car, bringing his car so close that he was afraid the other driver would hit him and cause an accident. I was so alarmed that Jesse exposed our children to danger, unpredictability of the situation and aggression with two vehicles, knowing that this person lives directly next door and we have to encounter him regularly. Jesse knows this neighbor and his state-of-mind.”
As for the dating, while we’ve only seen Williams with his co-star, Minka Kelly, Aryn implies there have been more.
“Another factor in their stability is to prevent the children from seeing a revolving door of intimate partners. Jesse has shared his time with the children with intimate partner(s).”
Aryn has asked the judge to rule that Jesse waits until after dating a partner for more than six months to introduce the kids.
Jesse Williams wants joint custody, but he has not publicly responded to Aryn’s statements. However, he did send out a cryptic tweet.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
— jesse Williams. (@iJesseWilliams) August 15, 2017
“I was in a relationship 13 years, 13 real years, not five years, not seven years, 13 years and all of a sudden motherf**kers are writing think-pieces that I somehow threw a 13-year relationship — like the most painful experience I’ve had in my life, like with a person I’ve loved with all of my heart — that I threw a person and my family in the trash because a girl I work with is cute.”
However, Jesse Williams’ relationship with Minka Kelly seems to be going strong as People reported the two were out for a date night earlier this week.
Do you think Aryn is being petty or is she doing the right thing?