Jesse Williams Ordered to Pay Ex-Wife $40K a Month in Child Support

Three years after their split, Jesse Williams and Aryn Drake-Lee have finalized their divorce.

Per court documents obtained by People on Thursday, the “Grey’s Anatomy” star and the real estate broker were deemed legally single by a Los Angeles County judge last Friday.

In their agreement — initially reached in September 2019 — the actor has been ordered to pay Drake-Lee $40,000 a month in child support, as well as over $100,000 in two upcoming spousal support payments.

However, Williams will keep the $936,810 he earned from his ABC show after their date of separation, listed as April 11, 2017.

While his other earnings will be split, Drake-Lee will keep their Los Angeles house. Additionally, the two will keep their respective vehicles.

The exes will also share joint legal and physical custody of daughter Sadie, 6, and son Maceo, 5, but must communicate before posting pictures of their children on social media.

Williams and Drake-Lee — who tied the knot in September 2012 — have had a tumultuous split after Jesse filed for divorce in April 2017.

In June 2018, Williams was ordered to pay more than $50,000 a month in child support, as well as $50,695 a month in spousal support that he had paid Drake-Lee since that January.

Months later in August, Williams filed a notice of appeal in an attempt to lower his child support payments.

In May 2019, Drake-Lee spoke to People, revealing the emotional impact that the divorce has had on her and Williams’ 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,” she told the outlet.

“I talk to them on their level,” 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.”

Williams is currently dating “Hit the Floor” actress Taylour Paige. He has been previously linked to SportsNet New York anchor Taylor Rooks and actress Minka Kelly.


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