Is there something going on between the newly-single Grey’s Anatomy hunk Jesse Williams and the “Friday Night Lights” actress Minka Kelly? On April 24, TMZ reported that Jesse Williams had filed for divorce from his wife, Aryn Drake-Lee. The divorce was said to be amicable and that no other party was involved.
But now we are hearing of a possible romance between the actor and Minka Kelly from our friends at Blind Gossip. Both Jesse and Minka have been in Paris for the past few months working on a the production for an upcoming video game. Minka has even posted a picture of her and Jesse on her Instagram of them having dinner in Paris with a mutual friend back in January.
No one thought anything was suspicious, just two work friends enjoying dinner. But recently a fan came forward to claim that Jesse and Minka were spotted holding hands while walking around Paris. They were trying to be incognito, with Jesse wearing a hoodie and Minka a cap, but they were still recognizable.
Although some are quick to brand Minka as the cause of the divorce, others are speculating that Jesse and Aryn have been separated for quite some time. Jesse and Aryn have not been spotted together publicly since January 2016. It has been said that Aryn doesn’t want the divorce, but Jesse feels the relationship has ran its course.
Jesse and Aryn married in September 2012, but met thirteen years ago when Jesse was a Philadelphia public school teacher. It was back in 2009 that Jesse shot to stardom when he joined the cast of Grey’s Anatomy, and has often spoke lovingly about his wife’s support, claiming she has been with him through thick and thin. They are even business partners. They co-founded the Ebroji app together. The estranged couple share two children.
Minka has been linked to some of Hollywood’s hottest men including Sean Penn, Topher Grace, John Mayer and Wilmer Valderama. Perhaps her most famous romance was with New York Yankees player Derek Jeter. They dated from 2008-2011. They reunited briefly in 2012 but split again shortly after.
So far reps for both Jesse and Minka have not commented about any possible romance between the two. Jesse was spotted at the airport this morning and was of course asked about his divorce and the romance rumors, but he remained tight-lipped. Let us know what you think in the comments below and don’t forget to check CDL for more Jesse Williams and Minka Kelly news and updates.