After the release of 'Grey's Anatomy, Jesse Williams' child support payments dropped significantly
Jesse Williams will now pay less to his ex-wife, Aryn Drake-Lee , for child support. According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, the actor's monthly child support payments have been "temporarily changed" to $6,413. The 40-year-old was apparently paying his former $ 40,000 monthly for child support for his daughter, 8-year-old Sadie, and 6-year-old son Maceo before the recent lawsuit.
The change in child support payments came after the actor, Dr. Jackson Avery, reported a "significant change in earnings" after parting ways with Grey's anatomy after 12 seasons. The actor's financial records were included in a March 29 Los Angeles filing where he asked for a reduction in his payments.
"I ask the court to reduce child support to a reasonable amount that I can afford because of the significant reduction in my income and the current fluctuations in my income," the former model said in comments—court documents obtained by Hollywood Vie.
Starting October 1, 2019, the $40,000 per month ($ 480,000 per year) child support was almost entirely based on Grey's episodic charges, which was my primary source of income at the time.
Jesse alleges he currently earns $1,668 a week working at Broadway Get Me Out, compared to his $182,000 outstanding balance over the $6.2 million total at the Emmy-winning show.
The former, who shares two children, Sadie and Maceo, officially announced their departure in April 2017 after marrying in 2012.
However, a few months after filing for divorce, the couple's situation worsened when Jesse said he was unhappy with the way his ex was handling the circumstances. She was not letting him spend much time with the children. Their case eventually went to a judge, who ruled that the parents would be placed in joint legal custody in September 2017. However, it was not until March 2018 that Jesse was handed over to joint physical custody.