Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Jesse Williams Estranged Wife Breaks Her Silence


Two years ago actor Jesse Williams filed for divorce after a messy cheating scandal involving actress Minka Kelly [click here if you missed that].

Jesse's wife Aryn Drake-Lee opens up for the first time...

In an interview with People Magazine promoting her new podcast BBSARETRASH [Babies are Trash] Aryn explains,
“When the divorce process started I had two nursing babies, and I am the one that ran our household for the 14 and a half years that he and I were together in the same house. And for our children, and for the creation of the businesses that we built together when I left my career in New York for us to move to California to pursue his, and then as a result built it…I knew, as the one that was really holding it all together, that I didn’t have a lot of room to fall, even though I was falling.”
“I was in a place where I needed the support that was going to help to ground me. Most everybody I had spent the eight years here in LA with all went with him.”
“It was a blessing in disguise because it was a real slap in the face to see who was around us and why, and at that point it became very clear. And it cleared a pathway for me to make a shift and get back onto a path that was more in alignment with how I wanted to live my life.”

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

R in NYC says:

The name of her podcast tho'.....really girl?

Alrighty then. I was hoping she'd spill that tea but we already knew all that. Tell us how you really feel about hubby and his wandering twig and berries.

Unknown said...

Why is the podcast called Babies are Trash?

Aryn, (I hate the spelling of her name - reminds me of Aryan race) over 50% of marriages dissolve in divorce. Regardless of why it happened, you are not entitled to anything outside of child support and maybe alimony. This vendetta that you created, where you drag Jesse to court every other month for increases in child support, despite already receiving $100k a month, is only tarnishing your image and is only blocking your blessings - not his. At some point, the judge will lower what you currently receive and Jesse will have moved on to one of the many more beautiful women in California. You say you had a career before LA, then you need to reignite the passion that you had for that career, because this back n forth with you and Jesse just makes you look pathetic and desperate. Take your coins, raise your kids, and move the hell on. Jesse is not coming back and you will not be getting more money out of him. Move on.

Don balee me juh watch said...



Why would she as a mother call her podcast “Babies are trash?” What a crazy deranged lady. She must really resent her kids. Some Black women get off on trying to break a good Black man. Instead of attacking him she should have kept herself up after she birthed their children . I saw her and Jesse on the red carpets and she always looks raggedy, hair always plain and natural, barely any makeup. She looked like she was the help. I could see why he would cheat. Now she’s going to spend the next 10 years dragging him through court. She needs to move on.

ebonyhud said...

A marriage was split in half, the money should be too. It was a lifelong contract that was broken. She should have known that most people in Hollywood are there for the celebrity of it all. HIT EM UP STYLE!

Other than the legal benefits, I just don't know about marriage. Even though I'm the woman and the odds are typically in my favor. Look at Halle and Sherri. No way I want to give up all that money.

Anonymous said...

R in NYC says:

@ Don balee

Her looks is not a license to cheat. She looked like that when he married her.I'm sure there was all kinds of reasons that marriage failed.

Anonymous said...

Girl bye! Give that man a divorce and move on with your life.

Anonymous said...

I met them at a party once;She's a cunt and he is a really nice guy. They were only married for 5 years so get her half of those earnings during that period and some alimony for a few years on too of child support. Move bish...

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the women telling her to "move on" have ever been married and built a life with a man only to have it fall apart . Been there and did many of the things Aryn did for Jesse while married, and only allowed my cheating husband to slither away without much financial harm to him because I had no kids with him and never wanted to see him again in life. If we had kids, he would have seen the devil dance. I clearly don't know what happened between these two, but I can understand why she wants what she wants from him out of the divorce. They're playing on a completely different economic field than the average divorcing couple. To suggest she shouldn't get half of the marital assets when she gave up so much for the advancement or their marriage and the family she thought they were building, or continuing support is a little obtuse to me.

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

She needs to move on with her life, the reality marriage is not a guarantee to happily ever after, and guess what she choose to give up her career, I understand what she is saying, but marriage is an old patriarchal construct, where men are the biggest beneficiaries, a woman will expend 80% of her life force in a marriage, washing, cooking, cleaning, birthing and raring children, catering to her husbands need of regular sex, meals, having to listen to his day, being his therapist, counselor, cheerleader, what the fuck does she get back out of that? women need to redefine marriage, if they still want to continue on with the indoctrination of being married, as the gold standard of womanhood. I get it you gave him so much of your life force only to have him leave. At the end of the day, you choose to marry him and invest your time and energy in him and his pursuits. So you are bitter and want to keep punishing him. Girl bye!!! go use some of that money for therapy and as for the babies are trash sounding like Andrea Yates another woman who was abused under patriarchal fantasy of marriage, and snapped drowning all 5 of her kids. His ex wife sounds crazy at this point, the type of women who makes a man and her marriage her sole world, probably didn't have self esteem back then, and marriage became her sole validation, and when that ended so did her self worth. Girl bye!!!

Anonymous said...

She needs to count her blessings. Take her payout. Forgive herself for her mistakes and move on. We've all made mistakes in relationships. And we all have to move on.

Anonymous said...

Don balee me juh
You are the one who is talking out of your crazy natural head. I guess today you didn't take you psych meds. You are sounding crazier than usual.
P.S. There is nothing wrong with a black woman wearing her hair how it grows out of her head. You are sounding like you need mental HELP.

Anonymous said...

@1:23 PM
I said she should move on and I have been married for 25 years. We also have 2 children. I never said she should not be compensated or allowed to continue to benefit from what they have built together. She needs to move on because the marriage is over, no amount of rehashing is going to change anything, in fact it is holding her back and keeping the bitterness fresh in her heart. I'm not interested in finding out but I do hope she has other things to talk about in her oddly named podcast than her failed marriage and how bad of a person her ex husband is. We only know so much about her because she keeps herself on social media. Hence, she needs to move on from this space.

Anonymous said...

Don balee me juh watch you sound stupid AF! How do you know Jesse didn't meet her exactly as you've seen her look in public? How do you know that is not the very thing that attracted him to her in the first place?? If he was with her on the red carpet when she looked so bad to you, apparently it wasn't an issue for him. After all he was the reason they were there, not her and he has a fully functional mouth and a bank account to fix whatever he didn't see as wrong. Men cheat because they want to, plain & simple. A man that thinks a man cheats because of anything other than himself is a bitch and doesn't deserve pussy because he is one.

Anonymous said...

It's dangerous to give up everything for anybody. They never appreciate. Only do it if you don't mind losing in the end.

Anonymous said...

So glad some have empathy mixed with common sense. She was def done dirty & publicly humiliated. Most go through this without it being blasted on the world stage. She needs compensation for that IMHO.

Aryn will be able to move on one day, but the wounds are still fresh.

No sympathy for a ninja out catting around while his woman is at home - nanny or not - nursing two babies. Let hell fire reign on his head.

Caveat: The name of that blog is trashy af & totally uncalled for. Is she moonlighting as a comedian or is "BBS" code for something else? Because if not, she is doing herself a disservice. Public as well as legal sympathy may shift due to her perceived bitterness & entitlement energy.

Anonymous said...

She has a beautiful head of hair, if she would loose weight and make herself up she could land a rich guy in the business and make him regret it. I lost weight after a break up once, the guy and I worked together, I was looking good and he kept running up in my face trying to ask me out. I was all no thank you :). Somebody snatched me up and married me, then I gained the weight back and more. damn

Anonymous said...

She behaves like a mother who has had a full on mental breakdown. A podcast is the last thing she needs, something don't seem right about her.

CertainlySweet1 said...

These comments are the very reason women find it hard to heal or be real and hide behind makeup and weaves. Healing is not a pretty process. Having to do that in front of people, especially your kids is even harder. Comments like "just move on" and "looking a mess" seriously reinjure a person who is already trying to pick up the pieces. She's trying to heal while still being a mother to two children. Cut the woman some slack unless you've walked in her shoes, which judging by some of these comments, you haven't.

Anonymous said...

6:22pm
"if she would loose weight and make herself up she could land a rich guy in the business and make him regret it."

You sound really stupid, please shut up and stop judging people. Maybe she's fine with her weight and men will deal!

Anonymous said...

Just my opinion and it's not stupid.

Anonymous said...

Do I think he should compensate her for cheating? Absolutely. Do I think this lady is greedy absolutely. She is trying to hurt him because he hurt her. I get it. But until she forgives herself no amount of money will make her feel better...

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