Updated Oct. 18, 2017, 11:45 a.m. PT: Despite even more drama surrounding those pesky rumors that their relationship broke up Jesse Williams and Aryn Drake-Lee’s marriage, Williams and his rumored girlfriend, Minka Kelly, are still acting like a couple.
Last week, an eyewitness spotted Williams and Kelly seeing a movie at Rooftop Cinema Club at The Montalban Theater in Hollywood just a day after Kelly lashed out at an Instagram commenter who brought up the cheating rumors on one of her photos.
The two still haven’t actually confirmed they’re a couple, but sources say it’s true. One recently told Us Weekly, “Jesse and Minka took a few steps back because of the publicity, but they are still seeing each other.”
No matter how much they deny them, Jesse Williams and Minka Kelly cannot shake rumors that their alleged relationship is what broke up Williams and his wife, Aryn Drake-Lee. They haven’t even confirmed that they’re dating, so maybe everyone should give it a rest.
Alas, that’s not happening. A troll came at Kelly on her Instagram, commenting, “I hope the cheating rumors aren’t true. It would be disappointing.”
Good thing Kelly knows how to hold her own. She responded, “They’re not. Hate for you to be disappointed. Glad I could clear that up for you. Now fuck off.”
All the praise hands for Kelly right now. The woman deserves some peace from all this. Both she and Williams have denied over and over that he cheated on Drake-Lee with her, yet people keep bringing it up. It’s exhausting, and it’s perpetuating the annoying Hollywood trope that says women are always to blame for breakups. It’s beyond time to let that idea die, so thanks to Kelly for doing her part to shut up the people who keep it alive.
Reports that Williams and Kelly are dating have been swirling for a few months, and the two have been seen together in public, but neither of them has definitively commented on their alleged relationship. The closest they’ve come was Williams’ appearance on Jay-Z’s 4:44, where it sounded like he was denying that he was dating Kelly — and he definitely was denying the cheating rumors.
“I was in a relationship 13 years. 13 real years, not five years, not seven years — 13 years. And all of a sudden motherfuckers are writing think pieces that I somehow threw a 13-year relationship, like the most painful experience I’ve had in my life, like with a person I’ve loved with all of my heart, that I threw a person and my family in the trash because a girl I work with is cute,” he said on the recording.
Regardless, Williams and his estranged wife have been separated for some time as they continue to move through a messy custody battle. Since they’re no longer together, he has every right to date without all this scrutiny and hate.