Jesse Williams and Aryn Drake-Lee's very bitter divorce rages on.
He currently pays Aryn $50,695 per month in spousal support, but he thinks she "exaggerates many of our expenses and the children's needs, while also lumping her personal expenses as expenses for the children."
Plus, he says former spouse has inflated their kids’ financial demands, including $25,000 per month in college savings.
"We agreed that our children should live a simple life without wasting money on extravaganza," Jesse explained, citing Ikea furniture, home-cooked meals and low-cost family gatherings as proof of their lifestyle.
He also volunteered to cover 100% of their private school tuition.
"A constant theme throughout our divorce proceedings has been Aryn marginalizing me as a father and frustrating my custodial timeshare with the children," Jesse adds. "Aryn continues to engage in this type of behavior and punish me for having a career and working hard to provide for our family."
Jesse and Aryn decided to announce their split
on April 11th, 2017 (after more than a decade together), citing irreconcilable differences. A year or so later, the court finally awarded joint physical custody of their two children, Sadie and Maceo, to both parents. However, they also handed them very specific guidelines for communication, as well as the custodial schedule.
Aryn once accused Jesse of exposing their children to a “revolving door” of women. He later pointed out that she had the "incredible privilege of being a stay-at-home mom with a full-time nanny" because he works daily, before insisting that she is the aggressive one.
According to Page Six, the actor is seeing popular sports anchor Taylor Rooks, who currently works at SportsNet New York. She also has her own YouTube show and podcast, “TimeOut With Taylor Rooks”.
The duo were recently spotted at Kevin Hart’s new comedy show at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. Some insist that the pair spent 24 hours in America’s Playground and supposedly enjoyed a visit to the 1,400-room Ocean Resort Casino a month before its opening as its only two guests.
“They are eager to keep their romance under wraps. He’s been going through a difficult divorce [from Aryn Drake-Lee], but he’s found solace with Taylor.”
To be clear though, neither have officially confirmed or denied the rumors.
Is Jesse’s ex-wife asking for too much?