Jesse Williams isn’t letting divorce drama hold him down.
The “Grey’s Anatomy” actor was spotted out and about in West Hollywood, Calif., with rumored girlfriend Minka Kelly on Monday. TMZ photographers snapped photos of the pair leaving a movie theater together.
Williams, 35, appeared in JAY-Z’s mini-documentary, “Footnotes for 4:44,” the same day. The actor used the opportunity to slam rumors he “threw away” his marriage to Aryn Drake-Lee for another woman.
“I was in a relationship 13 years, 13 real years, not five years, not seven years, 13 years,” he says.
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“All of a sudden, mother f—er are writing think pieces that I somehow threw away a 13-year relationship — like, the most painful experience I’ve ever 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,” Williams continues.
Williams and Drake-Lee’s divorce was confirmed by ET Online in April. “Irreconcilable differences” were cited as the reason for their split.
At the time, the Jasmine Brand reported that Williams and Drake-Lee had been separated for quite a while and were hopeful their divorce would garner little publicity.
Things quickly turned ugly between the pair as they battled it out over custody. Court documents, obtained by TMZ, featured claims that Drake-Lee was keeping daughter Sadie, 3, and son Maceo, 2, from Williams.
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He alleged that he was only allowed to see his kids for about three hours daily. Williams added that Drake-Lee repeatedly refused to allow sleepovers.
The actor requested joint legal and physical custody of both children.
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