Jesse Williams’ Ex-Wife Says Their Divorce Was A ‘Blessing In Disguise’

(EXCLUSIVE) Actor Jesse Williams Prepping Divorce From Wife After 5 Yrs Of Marriage

Jesse Williams’ Ex-Wife Says Their Divorce Was A ‘Blessing In Disguise’


“Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams‘s ex-wife, Aryn Drake-Lee, has found healing in the demise of their relationship in the form of a podcast!

Back in 2017, theJasmineBRAND broke the story that Williams was prepping to file for divorce from Drake-Lee.

Two years after their divorce, she is discussing how she moved past her 13-year relationship, and her podcast, “BBSARETRASH” (Babies Are Trash).

Jesse & estranged wife Aryn

Referring to her divorce as a ‘blessing’, she explains:

“It was a blessing in disguise…it cleared a pathway for me to make a shift and get back onto a path that was more in alignment with how I wanted to live my life.”

On the work it took to move past her divorce:


“When the divorce process started I had two nursing babies, and I am the one that ran our household for the 14 and a half years that he and I were together in the same house. And for our children, and for the creation of the businesses that we built together when I left my career in New York for us to move to California to pursue his, and then as a result built it…I knew, as the one that was really holding it all together, that I didn’t have a lot of room to fall, even though I was falling.”

She says that she, initially, shied away from the public eye.

“I resisted this for the last 10 years, having a public profile, and then I got dragged into it against my will. It was possibly my worst nightmare. And then it played out, and now I’m better off for it.”

Aryn says that she’s not the money-hungry ex-wife she’s painted to be by the media.

“Much of what they say is wrong. But I’m not interested in a tit-for-tat, because that’s just never ending. People believe what they want to believe because it’s easy.”

Aryn says she wants to share what she’s learned about motherhood through her podcast:

“It’s a very different lane for both of us to come out and share our voices, and show our faces this way. Our tagline is, ‘Two liberated mamas smashing the patriarchy one candid conversation around healing through mothering at a time…I want to empower women to find their voice, to take the mask off so that they can really find the connection and the community that they’re seeking.”

Jesse Williams and Aryn Drake-Lee are currently intertwined in a pricey custody battle over their two children: Sadie, 5 and Maceo, 3.

What are your thoughts about her remarks about their split? Let us know in the comments. 

Written by Miata Shanay


Authored by: Miata Shanay