Sunday, March 27, 2022

Jesse Williams Wants Decrease in Child Support

For YEARS actor Jesse Williams and his ex wife Aryn Drake Lee have been fighting over child support for their two children [click here if you missed that].

Now Aryn is arguing that just because Jesse quit his high paying job on Grey's Anatomy that doesn't mean he should have to pay less child support...

Jesse says his ex has an Ivy League degree and previously made six figures as a real estate broker in California and New York.
He says the $40k he is paying per month was based on his Grey's salary. In 2019, he says he pulled in $6.2 million from Grey’s and an additional $183k from residuals.
“My Grey’s character and career marked over 95% of my acting reputation and it was imperative to expand my body of work before it became too late. I am 41 years old and there is a long history of actors who become defined by one long-running role, who struggled to be seen (and employed) differently beyond that role. I cannot let that happen if I want to continue to have a successful career,” he said.
The actor says he left Grey’s to “grow and shape my career before the looming end of the show.”
Now, Aryn is asking the court to deny the request to lower the monthly support checks. She admits having experience as a real estate broker but claims to have given up her career to help support Jesse during the marriage.
Aryn believes Jesse shouldn’t have left Grey’s arguing, “[Jesse] left a favorable, coveted, high-paying position on a successful T.V. show, in pursuit of his “own path,” and now seeks to shed his family responsibilities.”
The ruling is pending.