According to a recent story, real estate broker, Aryn Drake-Lee has accused actor, Jesse Williams of unpredictable behavior, further straining their co-parenting relationship.
Drake-Lee is presently petitioning the court for primary custody of the couple’s two children. After 13 years of marriage, actor Jesse Williams and his ex-wife, Aryn Drake-Lee, a real estate dealer, had a contentious divorce.
The 40-year-old woman is suing the ex-“Grey’s Anatomy” actor for allegedly not following the established co-parenting plan, according to court records obtained by Radar Online, which first reported the story.
She claimed that he was being dishonest about his work schedule, so she filed a motion asking the court to order him to disclose when his upcoming movies would be filmed.
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The statement by Drake-Lee follows news that the Tony-nominated actor who is presently rehearsing for a second run of Take Me Out on Broadway in New York is asking for a modification to the custody arrangement they previously had.
Jesse Williams has asked the court for an urgent custody hearing so that he can spend more time with his kids than the current four days a month he gets to spend with them while working in New York.
According to paperwork acquired by TMZ, the Broadway star revealed, “I recently agreed to act in the second run of Take Me Out beginning in October 2022 and finishing in January 2023.”
According to Williams’s documentation, his ex-wife is blocking him from bringing their kids back to New York for his second run on Broadway.
“Opening in October 2022, the play is scheduled to end in January 2023. When October begins, I’ll be back in New York to begin rehearsals.
I’ve requested Aryn to comply with the court’s previous decision so that I can keep seeing our kids while I’m in New York. Aryn said no, “evidenced by the written word, he claims.
The actor, now 41, continued by saying he sought the urgent court hearing so that he and the children “do not lose our valuable custodial time together.”
Ex-Wife Aryn Drake-Lee and Jesse Williams Reach Custody Agreement
As Williams is currently performing in the Broadway play Take Me Out, he was allowed a modification to his custody schedule by a judge in Los Angeles County Superior Court so that it would coincide with his performance schedule.
The judge’s decision grants the 40-year-old actor four days a month with his kids in New York City; two of those days must be weekends.
Drake-Lee first requested a reduction in Williams’ custodial time, but the judge granted her request that Williams’ time with the child be reduced if and only if she and her ex-husband had a child together “dispenses with some parenting time
The documents state that the parents must “meet and confer” over their children’s extracurricular activities.
The judge ruled that the “father should recognize that mother is adjusting her schedule to fit his demands” and that “children deserve to have extracurricular activities that they engage in on a regular, not just when the mother is in control” basis.”
After more than four years of marriage, Williams filed for divorce from Drake-Lee in April 2017.
In the fall of that year, the court ruled that the parents would have joint legal custody of their children and ordered Williams to pay his ex $160,000: $100,000 in advance of spousal and child support and $60,000 in advance of her attorney bills.
Williams was ordered to pay Drake-Lee more than $50,000 per month in spousal support in January 2018 and the couple also split Williams’ residuals from their marriage.
He was also ordered to pay her legal and auditing costs. Williams pushed back at Drake-request Lee’s for extra money that summer of 2018, claiming that he was already paying her too much, despite the fact that he had been awarded joint physical custody of their children in March 2018.