Say it isn’t so!
TMZ has reported that woke BAE, also known as Jesse Williams, is parting ways from his wife, Aryn Drake-Lee, after five years of marriage.
According to the news site, it’s unclear who filed the divorce, but the split was allegedly amicable.
The pair share two young children, a daughter, Sadie and a son, Maceo. They married in September 2012 but dated five years before tying the knot— at the time he was a teacher and she was a real estate agent.
While Jesse has always been mum about his private life, he has been open about the fixation people have with his looks and his focus on empowering black people.
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“To some people I might be a celebrity because I’m physically attractive,” he told The Daily Mail.
“We are programmed to believe that someone is attractive because they told you that blue eyes are hot. I am not going to participate in that sh*t. I aim to do what I can with what I have. And I have my [looks] —you know, European beauty standards— give me access to things.”
In addition to being on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Jesse runs Question Bridge, a digital safe space for black boys and men to ask questions about life. Along with Drake-Lee, Williams the actor and activist created, Ebroji, a curated GIF keyboard which was culturally designed to reflect people of color.