Jesse Williams and Minka Kelly Spotted on Movie Date (UPDATE)
UPDATE (7/11/2017 2:22 p.m. ET): Paparazzi spotted Jesse Williams and Minka Kelly on a movie date in West Hollywood last night, July 10, and the rumored couple looked like they were trying to fly under the radar. (See the photos at TMZ.)
The outing was nearly concurrent with the posting of Jay-Z’s Footnotes From 4:44 video, in which Jesse slams rumors he cheated on wife Aryn Drake-Lee, who filed for divorce in March.
Original story (5/1/2017 11:22 a.m. ET): We can’t say Jesse Williams and Minka Kelly are definitely seeing each other, full stop — their hookup is still a matter of Hollywood gossip — but a new report corroborates the story.
The news broke on April 24, and just hours later, we heard that Minka is the new woman in the Grey’s star’s life.
Now we’re learning Jesse may have started seeing the Friday Night Lights actress before he broke up with Aryn.
“They started seeing each other last year. He ended things with his wife this year,” a source tells Page Six.
“He’ll be in Paris with Minka later this week. People know [about the relationship], but weren’t saying anything because he was still married.”
Apparently, it wasn’t their mutual screen credit, 2013’s The Butler, that brought them together — nor was it any of the 15 actors linking them. Instead, they met as they recorded their parts in a new video game.
(Jesse has the upcoming game Detroit: Become Human listed on his IMDb filmography.)
“They were both in [The Butler] but never shot at the same time,” the source clarifies.
“They might have been at the same premiere event, but they never crossed paths. They only officially met when in France doing the video game.”
None of this paints Jesse in a particularly flattering light, and it’s not even the most damning Page Six report.
“[Aryn] poured money into this relationship and sacrificed her life for him, and now he wants to go out and be the hot single Hollywood guy,” a source previously told the outlet.
“Jesse wants to … do whatever he thinks will make him a bigger star. He’s drinking his own Kool-Aid and it’s ‘the Jesse show.’ He’s dead f—king wrong. He did not respect those vows. He wants to be single.”
Jesse kept silent when asked about the Minka rumors, turning his back to the paparazzi cameras to reveal a jacket reading “Don’t Believe the Hype.”
And the 35-year-old actor is due for a day of reckoning, the new Page Six source says: “He’s going to wake up and be like, ‘What did I do?’ He has two children. This isn’t Hollywood, where you can say ‘cut.’ [He and Minka] are in lust.”