Contributor D. Chandler
Chicago native Jesse Williams, Gray’s Anatomy’s Dr. Jackson Avery married his longtime girlfriend Aryn Drake-Lee Saturday in Los Angeles.
“Jesse was beaming with joy throughout the entire ceremony,” a guest at the wedding told People. “It was the perfect night with lots of smiling, laughing and emotion. You could feel the love they have for each other. They’re madly in love!”
The couple exchanged vows in a romantic evening ceremony in Los Angeles in front of friends and family.
The 31-year-old actor has been dating Drake-Lee, a real-estate broker, for over five years and the two first met when Williams was a teacher a year before he landed his breakthrough role in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.
The actor told USA Today about 32-year-old Drake-Lee in 2010. “She’s been with me through all different facets of my career,” he said. “She’s stuck with me through thick and thick and thick and thin. We know each other in and out.”
Williams made his film debut in the 2008 movie “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.” He went on to appear in series like “Greek” and “Beyond the Break.”
Williams recently appeared in the horror film “The Cabin in the Woods” and will soon be seen in the upcoming film “The Butler” as Rev. James Lawson.
The movie is based on the true story of Eugene Allen, a man who served as a White house employee for 34 years before his retirement in 1986. Allen saw eight first families during his time at the White House, which began in 1952.
The film will be directed by “Precious” director Lee Daniels and actor Forrest Whitaker is set to play the titular butler. Oprah Winfrey will appear as his wife. In July, it was announced that Robin Williams had been cast to play President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Williams has modeled for Kenneth Cole. He also appears in the limited-edition coffee table book (“About Face”) photographed by the famous John Russo.
The couple appeared to be extremely happy to finally tie the knot and all we can say is congratulations Mr. and Mrs Williams.