Jesse Williams & Minka Kelly Dated for Months Before His Separation from Wife

Actors Jesse Williams and Minka Kelly dated for months before his separation from his  wife, Aryn Drake-Lee of thirteen years. Williams and Kelly were spotted on a date Monday night.

The Grey’s Anatomy star filed for divorce from his wife on April 11, according to court documents obtained by

They’re having a good time together,” a source confirmed to PEOPLE. Williams, 35, and Drake-Lee have two children together, daughter Sadie, 3, and son Maceo, 2.

Jesse addressed the breakup in Jay-Z‘s visual for his album 4:44. In the short film, titled Footnotes for 4:44, Williams addressed being unfaithful with 37-year-old Kelly.

He angrily dismissed the widespread criticism about his cheating on his wife, saying he didn’t throw his wife away for a cute woman.

“I was in a relationship 13 years, 13 real years, not 5 years, not 7 years — 13 years,” he said. “All of a sudden motherfuckers are writing think-pieces that I somehow threw away a 13-year relationship.


“Like, the most painful experience I’ve had in my life 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,” he continued.

It’s shocking to me how Williams speak of his thirteen year marriage as if it was a prison sentence.


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He Was All Black Power, But Left His Wife For A White Woman!

Devastated fans of actor Jesse Williams are still recovering from the news that he filed for a divorce from his wife, Aryn Drake-Lee. Allegedly, the blue eyed Grey’s Anatomy star cheated on his wife with co-star Minka Kelly.

But there is debate whether he actually “cheated” on his wife if they were separated for over a year.

Williams seeks joint physical custody of the couple’s 2 children, Sadie, 4, and Maceo, 2.

According to blogger theJasmineBrand, who first broke the story, Williams is not denying his wife spousal support.

Drake-Lee, a real estate broker, certainly earns enough money to support herself and her children.

The estranged couple met in 2007 when he worked as a schoolteacher in the New York City public school system. They were wed in 2010.

“She’s been with me through all different facets of my career,” Williams told USA Today in 2010. “She’s stuck with me through thick and thick and thin. We know each other in and out.”