Jesse Williams Fights For Joint Custody Of His Children

I was sincerely hoping Jesse Williams‘ divorce from Aryn Drake-Lee wouldn’t get messy or ugly, but it isn’t looking good.

E! News is reporting the “Grey’s Anatomy” star is now fighting for joint custody of his two children claiming that Aryn is “restricting” his time with them and deciding when and how long he gets to see them.

In court documents, Jesse and his attorney’s allege that Aryn has refused his request for more time with the two children they share.

“Aryn restricts my time with the children and decides when, and for how long I may have them. She has rejected, without any reason, each and every request I have made to have the children sleepover at my residence,” Jesse alleges in documents. “On the few days that I have the children, Aryn has insisted that my time with the children be limited during the week to approximately two and half hours per day, despite my requests for more time, including overnights with the children.”

He added, “I am therefore requesting a court order for a joint physical custody parenting plan…”

Aryn’s lawyer released the following statement to E! News: “Protecting the privacy and well-being of their children is of paramount importance to Aryn Drake-Lee Williams. It is unfortunate that Mr. Williams has chosen to draw public attention to this difficult time and transition for their family. Aryn is solely interested in the best interests of their children, supporting a healthy relationship with both parents, and protecting the children’s privacy. Therefore, she will not comment any further on Mr. Williams’ unilateral and unfortunate public allegations.”

“They are working together on this custody arrangement and staying as civil with each other as they can. They just want it to be seamless,” a source later shared with E! News. “They both want joint custody, so no fighting is involved whatsoever.”

Jesse filed for divorce in April and asked a judge for joint physical and legal custody of his children. He also asked that Aryn be denied spousal support.

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