Jesse Williams is finally breaking his silence regarding his shocking split from wife of 5-years, Aryn Drakelee-Williams.
The Grey’s Anatomy star gets incredibly candid on Jay Z’s mini-documentary, “Footnotes from ‘4:44,'” and shares his thoughts on critics slamming him for not only the breakup, but starting rumors that he left his wife for actress, Minka Kelly.
“I was in a relationship 13 years, 13 real years, not 5 years, not 7 years, 13 years and all of a sudden mother f****** are writing think pieces that I somehow threw a 13-year relationship,” he says in the visual, which also features Chris Rock and Will Smith.
“Like the most painful experience I’ve had in my life like with a person I’ve loved with all my heart,” the political activist says.
Following the very public and messy split from the mother of his two children, folks claimed he was dating Kelly, whom he had been working on a project with. “That I threw a person and my family in the trash because a girl I work with is cute,” says Williams in Jay’s video.
As of June 2017, Williams had requested a court order for a joint physical custody parenting plan.
Jay Z’s 11-minute visual was in connection with his now platinum album.