The two reportedly filed for divorce last week, although it’s unclear who filed, according to TMZ, which was first to report the news. The split is apparently “amicable.”
The couple, who wed in 2012, have known each other for more than a decade and are parents to two young children, Sadie, 3, and Maceo, who they welcomed in 2015.
Williams and Drake-Lee met long before he landed the role of Dr. Jackson Avery on the long-running ABC medical drama, while he was still teaching high school in New York.
“I was a teacher when I met her, so she’s been with me through all the different facets of my career,” Williams told USA Today in 2010. “She’s stuck with me through thick and thick and thick and thin.”
Williams also made mention of his “amazing” wife in his powerful speech at the BET Awards in 2016 upon his acceptance of the Humanitarian Award, thanking her for “changing his life.”
The Huffington Post has reached out to Williams’ representatives and will update this post accordingly.
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