Aryan Drake-Lee Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams's estranged wife has filed legal documents asking for more spousal support, reports.

The Grey's Anatomy star split from Aryn Drake-Lee, the mother of his two children, last year after almost five years of marriage. A judge ordered Williams to pay Drake-Lee $50,695 a month in temporary spousal support.

But now Drake-Lee claims $50K a month is not enough to cover the high expenses she incurs taking care of their 4-year-old daughter Sadie and 2-year-old son Maceo.

In documents obtained by, she claims she is paying all of the bills for the children, including food, clothing, travel, education, child care and swimming and dance lessons, which bring her monthly expenses to a whopping $73,369.

via -- The former real estate broker is confident Jesse can afford the increase because he is making at least $250,000 for each episode of his hit U.S. TV medical drama. She wants to be reimbursed for all costs she has had to cover herself so far.

She also wants $200,000 to cover her legal fees. The 36-year-old actor had previously agreed to pay $60,000 towards them, but she wants more.

The parents have reportedly agreed to not introduce any new romantic partners to the kids until they have been dating for at least six months, and vowed not make disparaging remarks about one another in front of the youngsters.

  • Victor Nathan

    it would have been cheaper to put an escort on retainership than marrying this woman

  • ShelbyMoore

    You go girl....She needs a female judge who's tired of men's lies and them hoeing in general. Take him for everything that you can. Teach these men that they need to pay for the heart break...that shat ain't free.

  • Soda

    She needs to stop it and learn to be budget her money. Get anger management too.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    If she has reciepts to back up everything he might have to shell out more coins. But is she supposed to cover half the expenses?

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    "Drake-Lee claims $50K a month is not enough to cover the high expenses she incurs taking care of their 4-year-old daughter Sadie and 2-year-old son Maceo."

    I know he cheated/left her. I get it. Her 2 month child support is more than most people get a year! Why don't these women ever get jobs or start businesses to "make up the supposed difference"? It doesn't take that much a month even if your mortgage were $10k/ month!!! Ridiculous! Take your money, make it grow and let THAT be your revenge! He still has power over her based on her actions!

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Even if she has him cover 75%, at what point does she need to show effort? I do feel the C/S should be relative to the lifestyle the parents can afford (PARENTS!). But if your children can't 'survive' on $600k/year you need to be drug tested

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This woman really showing herself ... Smh

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Soooo y’all this Khloé and Tristan is bigger than I thought

  • SpillyNillie

    What's happening?

  • iWasteTime

    In what way?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "...she claims she is paying all of the bills for the children, including food, clothing, travel, education, child care and swimming and dance lessons, which bring her monthly expenses to a whopping $73,369."

    Sorry, those numbers sound inflated to me. The court needs to take a close look at those numbers.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Wow. You sound like somebody hurt you.

  • Dowoop

    And if she is already getting $50K a month then she is not paying all the bills. She needs to pay her portion and start living within her means. Not to mention the $50K is spousal support not even child support which she is pbly also getting

  • iWasteTime

    She's not learned that these judges are not having this. If the last 5 years and few cases have taught us anything, it's that when you come for more you're reprimanded and usually your money is cut. 608K a year for you, and 2 children under 10 is more than enough

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Spousal support and child support are not the same. The general standard is that the kids maintain the same lifestyle as when the parents were married. May seem excessive to the normal person, but if that's what they are accustomed to.?????

    Also, she was with him from the beginning and he's a cheater sooooo....

  • SpillyNillie

    Yeah that's a bit much...the kids are 4 and 2...maybe they go to a prestigious, private daycare...*shrugs*

  • Dowoop

    So the $50K she is getting from spousal support is most likely in addition to child support! These kids are 2 & 4. A USED CARDBOARD BOX WILL MAKE THEM HAPPY AND THEY SURE AS HELL DONT KNOW BRANDS AT THAT AGE. AT THIS POINT IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT THEY ARE USED TO.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I hear you, but nah. Just taking that $73,369k a month x12, that's like $880k a year.
    Even with presigious private daycare, those numbers sound fishy to me.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Apparently he almost couldn’t be in the delivery room, they booed him last night at the game and she probably will break up with him

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    A lot of drama apparently the situation is real and not so much fake news

  • SpillyNillie

    So is he leaving her or is she leaving him?

  • Tiff J

    Is she on the Kendu monthly spending plan? I mean dang, most people get by on less than 50K a year, let a lone receiving that monthly. I bet when they lived together they weren't even spending 50K a month on expenses.

  • jazmine

    She gotta be spending it all on the kids tho, not like she using it on hair makeup and clothes or anything.

  • Kemi

    She’s scorned by his cheating and the public embarrassment that came with it. This is her way of vengeance by messing with his pocket. She stood by him, when he started out acting. I kinda feel her pain.

    Her documented monthly expenses are far fetched though.

  • Ni Ni

    If she keeps on, she is going to lose custody.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    She needs to leave well enough alone !!!

  • bemetoo

    man she better go get a job and find cheaper dance and swim classes foh 52000 a month bish f u

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I this she disgusted with him and she prob out

  • FukkFolks2018

    I saw through Aryn from the start. The very start and called this. I cant get on board with her from a mothering standpoint or a womanly one.

    She is stuck in and is coming from a very hurt place. All those antics over custody didnt work... so now this. She is hurt and hurt people try to hurt people. She is trying to do that through his pockets. I understand he cheated and you are hella embarrassed. It happens daily. But sis. Naw.

  • Kemi

    She needs to stop being bitter and move on while she still have the kids.

  • bemetoo

    this bish is making 608k a year just on spousal support not including child support..she gone fawk around and be like d wades ex

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  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Ouch. That was savage, in a low-key kind of way.

  • Kanyade

    Dear God in Heaven woman, most folks don't make 70K in a lifetime but manage to live and rear children, etc.

    How much longer is Grey's Anatomy gonna be on the air? Just askin... Seems like it should've bit the dust a while ago.

    My point she can't count on his alleged coins per episode if there is no episode, season, show.

  • Sid

    Do you know what I can do with 50k a month. Not only will my kids have the best of everything. If I was her I would start my own business. Get a complete mommy makeover and look like a Vixen. Stack my coins with the 50k and get me some good dack. Is that so hard?

  • nick c

    Wow she gonna keep doing this keep dragging him to court year after year its not going to make you feel any better.


    Much as I dislike him but you need a job lady!

  • FukkFolks2018

    I think if she hasnt already...she needs to get back into real estate. Which was her career pre him and during. Its lucrative and she wont have to rely on what he is making or not making to support her kids. This is different from other situations we see at times. She is actually educated and has worked. She is more than able.

  • FukkFolks2018

    If I was her I would start my own business. Get a complete mommy makeover and look like a Vixen. Stack my coins with the 50k and get me some good dack. Is that so hard?
    She better call Torrei Hart. Bc that is what she did and she is out here living her very BEST life

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    SCORNED and just can't move on! How much INCOME does she have?

  • Kanyade

    I did not know her career prior to. She is definitely more than able. you said it best though, hurt people, hurting people, rather, just want to hurt back and she's still stuck in that place, bless her heart.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Real estate broker. I have a cousin who is a broker and he makes a very nice salary

  • Blackisgodok

    As much as I understand how this could hurt get over this shit. 50k is enough. Damn

  • Sid

    Life is too short

  • Quitedeliteful

    She is going for the jugular!!! I betcha he will NEVER get married again!!! Moral of the story: Do Not Leave Your Wife and Kids for a White Woman!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    She got HIS income -- $50,000 a month!!! LOLLOLLOL!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    I know one woman who was angry at her ex and was always in court asking the judge for more money for an infant. When the judge asked her why she needed such a large increase this woman got real testy. The judge got tired of her and REDUCED the amount she received. Said that no infant required the steep amount of money she was asking for...

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  • Branch Davidian

    Poor Orlando Brown. The "That's So Raven" reunion must have fallen through so she needs more cash. ..

  • Rico768

    There's no children that cost 50thousand or more a month. Downgrade and prioritize. You are not the star. Sorry this happend to you but woman up and stop being bitter. Imagine what she may be telling the children about him behind his back. It's cheaper to keep her my dad use to say

  • Tish

    Sounds similar to Tyler Perry's Acrimony. Have any of you seen it yet? What did you think?

  • Tish

    Yeah and the judge may give him the kids if she keeps it up.

  • Tish

    Exactly! Have to pick and choose your battles.

  • Tish

    Exactly! Judges get tired.

  • Nonya Bizness

    Ok now she's being a Bitter B. Get a f'n job. Why no mention of Child Support? Do they have joint custody?She JUST received an increase in support in Jan from 33k a month to 50k. She has to pay the mortgage and household bills.She's also getting half of Jesse's residuals from Sept., 2012, to April, 2017 for "Grey's Anatomy" and other projects. I defended her before saying she wasn't bitter. She's bitter af.

  • RudyHuxtable

    She is a woman who loved her husband deeply, supported him, put her own life on the back burner, bored two of his children, and this is her outcome. A divorce. How dare he?! He lied to her therefore, he has to pay. Pay in child support & ruin his life. She is hurt. Depressed. Sad. Embarrassed. She is out to seek revenge and can't leave it to God. The way she is feeling, God is taking too long so she is taking matters into her own hands. To suffocate the hurt. So sad. I pray for a healing heart.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Everything you said I agree

  • angrysolo

    saw it and i couldn’t get passed the fack that she got 10 mil and still was hung up on ole dude. TUH

  • Guest©

    Mary J Blige's ex gets more in spousal support I believe so I'm not mad at her. If she can provide documentation to support her request for upward modification, it will be granted.

  • angrysolo

    yew ain’t riiight, did they include hym in the reboot?

  • Browneyes

    350k gone just like that

  • angrysolo

    you dun it again!! if dis ain’t the poster chile for Mary J’s “Not Gon Cry” ion know what iz.. EEELEEBBUN YEARS OF SACRIFICE AND YEW CUD LEEE ME AT THE DROP OF A DIME

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  • angrysolo

    right’o — if you need that much support they may as well get it straight from the source!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Get your coin Aryn but I would be stacking some of that money tho.

  • My 2 boys

    Tish I saw it and enjoyed it. And yes this is very similar. Only difference that guy didn't cheat and he repaid her generously. But Taraji's character was bitter and crazy and Jesse better sleep with both eyes open because this women is scorned and is out for blood. Bless her heart.

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  • Wyteprivilege

    ESPECIALLY if she was with you when you were a teacher and had -27.00 in the bank account!

  • TheOwley

    Ditto. She doesn't need more money, she needs to move on and leave the revenge play alone.

  • Mischelle

    All of what you said.

  • Logan Roberts

    Oh well ninja. ?

  • Trace da Ace

    damn...she better start taking them kids to the YMCA for swim lessons and shit....and what is she feeding them that costs that much???? She is a woman scorned....poor thing...hell I would take his ass to the cleaners too!!

  • Junkanoo

    Get a job you vindictive heffa if thats not enough she's the problem ,she must be realizing she should have tried for more? She's being diffucult to get back at him

  • shay2shaymd

    She is a bitter woman. Damn. Let it go already.

  • Kita Williams

    but what real public embarrassment? the way attention spans set up these days it was only really in the spotlight for a week. the only reason it keeps coming back into the light is due to her scorn and vengeance. she gets $50k/mo $600k a year off spousal support alone. JUST spousal support, not even child support. she doing the most and I can't feel her pain bc it's been a year. he has adhered to all of her rules, been out of the spotlight, keeping his mouth shut and it's like she mad all over again. nobody is worth that much. she still receives residuals for as long as the episodes of Grey's that have him in them from 2012-2017 still air as reruns. her well will never run dry from coins from him. she need to pray, let go and let God, and move on. she has a daughter. what that girl gon think growing up? the best payback isn't revenge. it's moving on and flourishing without the negroes who felt you couldn't do better than them

  • Kita Williams

    I'M DYIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING!!!!! But for real she need to be audited cus where is it going? lol

  • Satin Panther

    I was always telling people, Soon as Jesse did that speech at the BET awards a couple yrs back, the females panties were going to get soaked and now DIVORCE!

  • Dahl

    Soooo she doesn’t feel as tho she has any responsibility to financially support her own children...?

  • Miss Thang

    Get your money, Aryn. Supported him for 5 years then when he finds success he wants to cheat. Get at them pockets, girl. I can't stand cheaters.

  • Miss Thang

    it's spousal support, not child support. Big girls need to eat too lol

  • Miss Thang

    I think she lives in LA, so 50K doesn't go nearly as far. Plus she has to pay for the house and expenses. Plus, she's a woman scorned and out to get all her money she spent supporting him for years :D

  • Miss Thang

    of course. empathy is needed here. He cheated on her and filed for divorce. These are the breaks.

  • Yup, I said it

    Poe thang, she still mad as fire.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Her heart is broken.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Let what go? Has it even a year?
    Jesse is selfish. A lot of men WAIT until the kids have graduated from HS and diploma IN HAND.
    At the very least, you get some act right and put the child first.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!! He'll be sleeping in his car when she finishes with him...

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  • Bossy704

    I cannot see them being a couple. He was way bored. She looks so dopey and old. I want to see some wedding photos because she had to have let herself go.

  • Quitedeliteful

    She's digging in them pockets and that arse.....

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Every masculine male on this board should be disgusted with Jesse. He is selfish.
    He bought all of this on himself.

  • Candance

    These chicks be crazy! She cant make 50 thousand a month work??????? WTH???????? When the marriage is over you have to give up the lifestyle. Girl bye!

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  • isaiit

    Nah it would’ve been cheaper to keep her

  • Rico768

    I forgot about the spousal support.? She play her cards right she can buy a condo out right. Reduce all expensises to under 5thousand a month and one months support would last a hole year. No working just razing the babies. But that's me and my need to save and be frugal

  • Alextra Ballard

    The late Johnny Taylor said it....It's Cheaper to Keep Her. In his case it was.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    This story isn't finished yet. If he pulls a Ludacris and asks for full custody, she will end up looking stupid. He hasn't done that because he wants to be single, sexy and free. But if she keeps on....

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    That was her dumb fault for supporting him. She knew she wasn't pretty enough to keep a man like this. There was a catch. And like someone once told me, you're going to pay on the front end or the back end but eventually you're going to pay.

    Aryn was delusional and paid on the back end thinking that a man this handsome truly wanted to be with her. He used her for a come-up and now she's realizing that he never truly loved her and she's mad, angry and bitter.

  • Miss Thang

    I think she's gorgeous. Beautiful skin and hair, and a feminine, pretty body shape. Educated and accomplished as well. Obviously Jesse found her attractive as well or he wouldn't have married her.

  • TrollingStoned

    Girl byeeeeee. I know Mother’s getting a lot less in child support a month and making it happen so just go somewhere with that lol. Dragging him to court every week isn’t going to bring him back and 50k a month should be more than enough.

  • TrollingStoned

    I hate cheaters too but this man is a college graduate and used to teach high school before he pursued acting maybe that’s why she was so comfortable “taking care” of him because he had a fall back plan. She’s not bad looking she just doesn’t look like your typical Hollywood wife which isn’t a bad thing.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Beauty is subjective. She's not gorgeous to me but she's not ugly either. As for Jesse, he's cheating with women who look the complete opposite of her which tells me that his attraction to her was based on what she could do for him.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I don't find Aryn ugly but she's not drop-dead gorgeous either. She's plain and regular like most people.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yep because there is only so much that he can take...

  • Liah

    Girl Bye!?

  • Cap

    He should’ve just been a damn husband and father and kept it in his pants lol. Now he wanted to end things like that she is going to get deep in his pockets where it hurts