Jesse Williams won BIG in court this week against his ex-wife, Aryn Drake-Lee, Media Take Out has learned. And as a result of his BIG win, his 40 year old ex-wife Aryn – who is a graduate of Columbia University – is going to have to find herself a job.
According to court documents obtained first by RadarOnline.com, the 41-year-old Grey’s Anatomy star and Aryn were in court on Tuesday regarding child support. Both took the stand and testified before the judge, and the judge sided with Jesse.
Aryn had been asking for $40,000 a month, claiming that she was unable to work while taking care of the couple’s two children. Jesse claimed that he was no longer making millions on the ABC show Grey’s Anatomy, and so he couldn’t afford to pay that much to Aryn.
During the hearing Jesse explained, “My current income is far from sufficient to maintain a $40,000 per month child support number, especially since I still pay one-half of the children’s private school tuition, the children’s extracurricular activities, medical care, and all of their expenses when they are with me including child-care and my own expenses.”
Jesse said he struggled to find work that paid as well as the ABC drama. Earlier this year, he starred in the Broadway show Take Me Out but was only making $1,600 per week. He told the court his ex is an Ivy League graduate who previously made six figures working as a real estate broker in California and New York.
He accused his ex of having, “spent thousands of dollars on failed or failing businesses while failing to seek gainful employment despite having an Ivy League degree, speaking 3 languages, and having a wealth of competitive real estate experience.”
The judge made his decision, and lowered the actor’s child support payments to $6,146 per month, or about $73,000 a year. Aryn was asking for $480,000 so that she could continue to live an upscale Hollywood lifestyle.
So in essence … Aryn has to find a JOB!!