The ongoing custody battle between Jesse Williams and his ex-wife, Aryn Drake-Lee, has finally been resolved — for now. The couple split last April after five years of marriage, and a judge has just ordered joint physical custody of their children, Sadie, 4, and Maceo, 2.
E! News reported the actor will get his children every other weekend, two weekdays and Father's Day. Drake-Lee may not be thrilled about this judgment, as she filed documents with the court in August requesting sole custody. She'd also requested parenting rules including agreed-upon nap times, "age-appropriate" TV and "neither parent [introducing] a new intimate partner until the relationship has endured at least six months."
That last bit seems to be the ongoing sore spot between Williams and Drake-Lee. Drake-Lee alleged Williams "introduced the children to his girlfriend." She also accused Williams of having his girlfriend sleep over and having the kids call said girlfriend "Mama C." Ouch.
For the record, the girlfriend has never been named in the court papers, but he's been repeatedly linked to voice costar in the video game Detroit: Become Human, Minka Kelly.
We reported in January, "Drake-Lee is also accusing Williams of posting photos and videos of the kids on Instagram and taking them to work with him, both things that are reportedly prohibited by their current custody agreement. She states in her filing that the children are 'having a difficult time with the current schedule.'" Yikes.
In January, E! News confirmed that a judge agreed with a petition demanding that Williams pay Drake-Lee $50,695 a month in spousal support. We hope Williams and Drake-Lee will accept the ruling and move forward so their kids can finally get some peace. This custody battle has been ugly stuff indeed.
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