Jesse Williams’ Ex-Wife Aryn Drake-Lee Calls Out His Parenting Skills Amid Their Ongoing Custody Battle
Long before the world was treated to Jesse Williams‘ exposed baseball bat from Take Me Out he was one half of a crumbling marriage with real estate broker Aryn Drake-Lee. Unfortunately, Jesse strayed from home field on a couple of away games, leading to their inevitable divorce. However, they have children together so they’ll never be completely done with each other. Well, scratch that. Aryn is definitely done with Jesse, especially since she’s claiming his parenting skills are just about as subpar as his attempts at fidelity.
When A Strange Loop took home the Tony award for Best Musical at last night’s Tony Awards, Jennifer Hudson became the 17th quadruple threat to earn the highly coveted PMTAOEE, better known as the Philip Michael Thomas Award for Overall Excellence in Entertainment, even better known as the EGOT. And she didn’t even have to break a sweat or unhinge her jaw for it! Jennifer won her Tony as a producer of the Pulitzer Prize-winning show and shares the Tony with RuPaul Charles, Don Cheadle, Alan Cumming, Ilana Glazer, Mindy Kaling, and Billy Porter among others. But thanks to her 2021 Daytime Emmy for an animated short called Baba Yaga, she was able to close the loop and put a PeriodT! On her EGO status.
Jesse Williams Responds To The Video Of His Broadway Naked Scene Getting Leaked, Saying That Consent Is Important But He’s Not Worrying About It Too Much
Earlier this week, Twitter was drowned in an ocean of slobber from thirsty hos losing it over the sight of Jesse Williams’ bare peen under the lights of Broadway. Jesse is currently starring in the Broadway revival of Richard Greenberg’s play Take Me Out, and during the show, he takes off his chonies for a shower scene that isn’t meant to leave the Helen Hayes Theater. But one audience member decided to break the rules and sneakily recorded Jesse’s naked body and uploaded the video to the internet where it spread faster than herpes at a bareback orgy hosted by Usher. Jesse’s Take Me Out co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson tweeted that he was “appalled” by the disrespect to Jesse because the theater should be a safe space. Broadway actress Kate Shindle, who is the president of Actors’ Equity Association, co-signed what Jesse Tyler Ferguson said and added that it’s a “breach of consent” and “sexual harassment.” And Jesse Williams himself has said words about it, saying that he’s not going to let it get to him but that consent is important. That could be the last time that Jesse’s nakedness gets caught on camera because the theater has added an infrared camera to catch any possible dick vid leakers.
The upside of this story is that at least Jesse Williams isn’t trending on Twitter for his messy ongoing child support payment drama with his ex-wife, so that’s something, right? Because I think all our eyeballs could appreciate a break on that situation. Instead, eyeballs have been glued to a part of Jesse’s (AGGRESSIVE THROAT CLEARING SOUND) anatomy. Plenty of people have seen Jesse’s junk in the play Take Me Out, due to an on-stage shower scene. But those people usually have to pay for a ticket to see such a thing. Recently, a whole lot of people on the internet paid $0 for the chance to see a low-resolution clip of Jesse in Broadway action, which is a pretty big no no, considering theaters are pretty adamant that no one inside should be secretly camming the performance.
The 2021 Tony Awards were as novel as the COVID-19 coronavirus which resulted in a truncated season that left Moulin Rouge star Aaron Tveit as the only actor nominated in his category. *Spoiler alert* He won. But this year, Broadway told that bitch Rona, “we’ll do it live, fuck it!” and came back swinging for the 2022 season. Today, the Tony Award nominations were announced, and sadly, Neil Patrick Harris was snubbed for his role in Inside Inside Edition: The Bill O’Reilly Story: The Musical. But that’s probably because A Strange Loop, the Pulitzer-Prize winning musical by Michael R. Jackson, that has an entire number devoted to reading Tyler Perry for filth, gobbled up 11 nominations including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Performance in a leading role for newcomer Jaquel Spivey and Best Performance in a Featured role for John-Andrew Morrison. So really, Madea should be on her hands and knees thanking Michael R. for getting her as close to a Tony Award, and a Pulitzer, as she’ll ever get.
Jesse Williams and Aryn Drake-Lee filed for divorce in 2017 and spent the next few years battling it out over money, child support, schedules, assets, Jesse’s alleged anger issues, his “revolving door” of girlfriends, and that maybe-affair with Minka Kelly. The exes, who’d been together since 2007, officially finalized their divorce in August 2020. They settled on joint custody of their two kids, 6-year-old Maceo and 8-year-old Sadie, and Jesse was ordered to pay Aryn $40,000 a month in child support. But less than two years later, Jesse is back in court asking for his child support payments to please, please, pleeeease be reduced. His reasoning? After leaving Grey’s Anatomy, he’s no longer making those Shonda Rhimes big bucks.