“All of a sudden motherf–kers are writing think pieces that I somehow threw a 13-year relationship…and my family in the trash because a girl I worked with was cute” Jesse Williams Responds to Critics

We were all pretty surprised when Actor and activist, Jesse Williams 35,  filed for divorce earlier this year from his wife, Aryn Drake-Lee. We were especially surprised since the couple has been together for 13 years and share two small children. Around the time we heard about their impending divorce, we also spotted Jesse hanging out with Actress,  Minka Kelly, but you can read more about that HERE

Jesse has stayed mum about the rumors of another women, and  still hasn’t said much about the divorce at all. That is until now. In an 11 minute short video released on Tidal, Jay Z “Footnotes for 4:44“, Jesse  joined a group of celebrity men talking about love, life, and relationship. In the video Jesse had this to say:

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“Thirteen real years. Not five years, not seven years — 13 years. And all of a sudden motherf–kers are writing like think pieces that I somehow threw a 13-year relationship — like, the most painful experience I’ve had in my life with a person I loved with all of my heart — that I threw a person and my family in the trash because a girl I worked with was cute.”

This right is here is not a think piece but I will say my piece. I’m glad he was able to share his thoughts and how he felt. However, I just find it highly suspicious because he was  just recently spotted with his lady friend Minka in West Hollywood out at the movies. No its not easy to end a 13 year relationship but its definitely easier when you have a side piece waiting on you. But who knows? Maybe is was Aryn who wanted to call it quits, so it makes sense he would seek some comfort elsewhere.

Either way, it seems as though Jay Z’s latest album is the gift that keeps on giving. It gave us answers to questions we’ve been asking since the release of Beyonce Lemonade, you can read more about that HERE. Then we got to hear Blu Ivy spit some bars on a track, listen HERE.  Now we hear Jesse speak. I wonder what next? But real talk….what do you think about Jesse’s statement? Lets hear it!

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4 Comments
  1. Why are black women so quick to throw black men away? With the recent Jesse Williams divorce debacle it seems that black women are ready to give up on him, I’ve seen several threads where women have labeled him a cheater, a dog, unauthentic (he gave a speech about treating black women right) and are basically calling for the next reputable black man to stand on the temporary pedestal that we give them. These are the same black women who claim that black men don’t appreciate them and the same black women that community and Society deem unlovable. In no way am I saying that black women should take whatever they’re given, but maybe they should be a little more accepting of other’s flaws and shortcomings. Jesse Williams was a champion for the black community and I’m not really sure if a lot of the hate is coming from the fact that he was seen out with a woman right after his divorce announcement(or before) or that he was seen with a white woman. Either way black women across the internet have expressed a general disgust with him. This is a trend that happens so often and then black women can be quoted as saying there are no good black men left. Now simply because he is currently dating a white woman does not mean he doesn’t like black women. And I’ve heard that quoted as a reason there are no black men left is that they are dating snow bunnies, as if that somehow means they are not at all interested in black women. All that to say if we want to fight The Stereotype of being unwanted maybe we should stop saying that being human and making mistakes makes our black men unwanted.

    Which leads me to my next point: Men are polyamourous creatures, expecting anything else is silly and has led to more broken heart3, and homes than anything else.
    But that’s another story.
    Just my random thoughts on the recent haps-DELITA RHYMER.

  2. It’s too much going on to think about another black man dating a white girl (without protection, yes i said it)that has went with so many other dudes ( like they all do), If that is what a man of any color calls that a relationship… then shame on him/you ! . We have enough of our own black sista’s and brothers that do the same thing ! So here’s a question for you Jesse,’you think it’s because you’re cute ?? .

  3. Don’t care,why do we care about people that don’t know us and don’t give shit about our lives. This is very puzzling

  4. I was just surprised honestly to see Jesse. Who just spoke so powerfully at the BET awards, who gave off such a presence of pro-blackness. Who spoke so highly of his wife. Now out and about with someone none black (i dont know her or her ethnicity). And on top of it getting a divorce. I get it everyones allowed to love and date who they want but it jyst made me stop for a moment to look at the reality of the situation. Just my take on this cause i usually could care less about celebrities and their lives.

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