Minka Kelly made headlines recently when it was revealed that she has been quietly dating Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams "for a few months." While 37-year-old Minka, who is most known for her roles on Friday Night Lights and Parenthood, is no stranger to dating high-profile men, her relationship with Jesse garnered attention due to the fact that he have been married when the two began seeing each other — Jesse split from his longtime wife, Aryn Drake-Lee, in April and rumors have since swirled that infidelity played a part in their breakup (which Jesse has denied).
Either way, it certainly seems as though Minka has found love with the actor, who she first met while starring together in The Butler back in 2013.
Kelly, however, has maintained the two never actually dated in the past. When it’s not true and it’s out is when it’s really frustrating.
“He’s not my ex,” she told Power 106 last September. You just have to find the comedy in all of it.” Ultimately, the actress acknowledged media scrutiny of her personal life is par for the course.
Minka Kelly isn’t going to take the rumors that she caused Jesse Williams‘ divorce lying down.
Ever since Kelly, 37, and the “Grey’s Anatomy” actor went public with their romance, the couple has been plagued with rumors that Williams, 36, cheated on now-estranged wife Aryn Drake-Lee with the “Friday Night Lights” actress. Now f–k off.” Later Kelly defended her stance when another follower noted her “f–k” off comment had disappeared but said it “was awesome.” “I didn’t delete it and stand by it,” Kelly replied.
Williams, 35, addressed the split — and rumors of infidelity — in JAY-Z‘s short film , a visual accompaniment to the rapper’s new album, which was released Monday, according to E! Without mentioning his ex by name, the father of two subtly referenced the rumors and revealed how difficult the split was.
FROM PEN: Nicole Kidman Learned a ‘Great Life Lesson’ from Baz Luhrmann During Her Divorce Most recently, Kelly, 37, sparked romance rumors last fall after being spotted in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with Wilmer Valderrama, to whom she was briefly linked in 2012. ” “It sucks when stories that aren’t true are made up, you know? “Look, if it’s true and it’s out, then it’s true and it’s out.
But according to Kelly, that was just a coincidence — a matter she was glad to clear up when an Instagram follower commented on her post Thursday. The actor first met Drake-Lee, a real estate broker, while working as a schoolteacher in New York.
“Anyone and their assumptions about my personal life can do the same,” she said.
Meanwhile in August, Williams and Drake-Lee were granted joint legal custody of their two young children: daughter Sadie, 3, and son Maceo, 2.
According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, the order states that both parents will have equal access to “the children’s school, medical, dental and activities records” and each will be “designated as a person that the children’s school or activity will contact in the event of an emergency.” The order allows the non-custodial parent to contact the children while they are in the other parent’s custody once per day, and the “custodial parent will make best efforts to ensure that the children participate in the call …
But before Jesse came along, there were a handful of famous suitors who captured Minka's heart, including a sitcom star, professional athlete, and Captain America himself.