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Jesse Williams Is Battling His Ex Wife For Joint Physical Custody Of Their Children

Tension between the exes is mounting.
Jesse Williams Is Battling His Ex Wife For Joint Physical Custody Of Their Children
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Jesse Williams may be getting divorced, but he isn’t letting go of quality time with his kids.

The Grey’s Anatomy star is fighting for joint physical custody of his children with soon to be ex-wife Aryn Drake-Lee, according to E! News

The actor filed for divorce in April and since then they have been involved in an ongoing custody battle over physical custody of their two children, Sadie and Maceo. 

Court documents from Williams state that Drake-Lee has been limiting his time with their 3-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son. 

“Aryn restricts my time with the children and decides when, and for how long I may have them,” documents claim. “She has rejected, without any reason, each and every request I have made to have the children sleepover at my residence. On the few days that I have the children, Aryn has insisted that my time with the children be limited during the week to approximately two and half hours per day, despite my requests for more time, including overnights with the children.”

The 35-year-old and Drake-Lee, with whom he co-founded the Ebroji app, wed in 2012 after five years of dating. 

Williams has asked that the court grant a joint physical custody parenting plan.

While neither Williams or Drake-Lee have spoken out about their divorce or rumors of infidelity, a statement from Drake-Lee’s lawyer says she’s disheartened that her ex would draw attention to the dissolving of their marriage for the sake of their children.

“Protecting the privacy and well-being of their children is of paramount importance to Aryn Drake-Lee Williams. It is unfortunate that Mr. Williams has chosen to draw public attention to this difficult time and transition for their family. Aryn is solely interested in the best interests of their children, supporting a healthy relationship with both parents, and protecting the children’s privacy. Therefore, she will not comment any further on Mr. Williams’ unilateral and unfortunate public allegations.”