Jesse Williams Awarded Joint Custody of Children in Divorce
By Jennifer Drysdale
Jesse Williams has been granted joint physical custody of his kids with Aryn Drake-Lee.
According to a court document obtained by ET, the order was signed off last week, nearly a year after Williams filed for divorce. The pair was granted joint legal custody of their children last summer, and in August, Drake-Lee requested sole physical custody of 4-year-old Sadie and 2-year-old Maceo.
The Grey's Anatomy star will have custody of the kids every other weekend and two days each week. He will also get the children on Father's Day. The court documents also outline different schedules when Grey's is and is not in production. Williams and Drake-Lee will alternate custody of their children on major holidays like Thanksgiving, Easter, the Fourth of July, as well as birthdays.
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The document also states that the former couple are to "communicate exclusively through OurFamilyWizard," a website designed as a communication tool for divorced or separated parents. According to the order, communicating via text message or phone is allowed "in the event of an emergency."
Williams and Drake-Lee married in September 2012, after dating for five years. Williams filed for divorce in April 2017. In January, Williams agreed to pay Drake-Lee $50,695 per month in spousal support, and share half of any residuals received for his acting work between Sept. 1, 2012 and April 10, 2017.