Aryn Drake-Lee: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Actor Jesse Williams (R) and Aryn Drake-Lee attend the “GQ, Nautica, and Oceana World Oceans Day Party” at Sunset Tower on June 8, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. (Getty)

Jesse Williams and his wife of nearly five years, Aryn Drake-Lee, filed for divorce last week, according to TMZ.

The couple married in 2012, and have two young children together. Sources tell TMZ that the split is amicable.

Read on to earn more about Aryn Drake-Lee.


1. She and Williams Are the Masterminds Behind the Ebroji App

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Last year, Williams and Drake-Lee debuted their ‘Ebroji’ GIF Keyboard App.

The app is marketed as the “first truly curated GIF keyboard designed specifically to enhance the way we already communicate”.

The app organizes GIFS into categories like “Awkward”, “But I Can’t Even”, “Michael Jordan Crying”, and “Blackness.”

On Twitter, Williams dished, “Users are thankful that the categories sound like them, authentically…and the images look like them… ALL of them. Brown, trans, ALL, people can see and use images that they connect to.”


2. She Married Jesse Williams in 2012

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Actor Jesse Williams (L) and Aryn Drake-Lee attend the Prada book launch cocktail held at Prada Rodeo Drive on November 13, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty)

Jesse and Aryn married in 2012 after dating for five years.

They knew each other long before Williams rose to the international fame he’s recognized for today. In fact, Williams was still working as a schoolteacher in New York when they first met. In 2010, Williams told USA Today, “I was a teacher when I met her, so she’s been with me through all different facets of my career. She’s stuck with me through thick and thick and thick and thin. We know each other in and out.”

Over the course of their marriage, Drake-Lee remained very private. She was rarely seen accompanying her husband on red carpet or attending high-profile events. After the couple tied the knot in 2012, an inside source who attended the wedding told People, “Jesse was beaming with joy throughout the entire ceremony. It was the perfect night with lots of smiling, laughing and emotion. You could feel the love they have for each other. They’re madly in love!”


3. She Is a Real Estate Broker

Drake-Lee is a real estate broker with the firm Brown Harris Stevens, according to The Urban Daily.

According to her bio on the company’s website, she is “one of the most successful brokers in the Brown Harris Park Slope” office.

In his interview with People after tying the knot in 2012, the Grey’s Anatomy actor said of Drake-Lee, “She is her own person. Being intelligent and self-made is a big deal for me.”


4. She Is a Graduate of Barnard College at Columbia University

Drake-Lee graduated from Barnard College at Columbia University. According to the Brown Harris site, she purchased her first of several properties at the ripe age of 24.

The site adds on that she is fluent in French and Spanish, and was educated at the French American International School.


5. She and Williams Have Two Young Kids

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Together, Williams and Drake-Lee have two young children: a son, Maceo, born in 2015, and a daughter, Sadie, born in 2013.

In his acceptance speech at the BET Humanitarian Awards, Williams paid tribute to black women everywhere, and gave a special shout-out to Drake-Lee, thanking her for changing his life.