‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Jesse Williams Marries Real Estate Broker Aryn Drake-Lee
On Saturday, the hunky 31-year-old actor, who plays surgeon Jackson Avery on the long-running hospital drama, tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, real estate broker Aryn Drake-Lee, in Los Angeles, a source confirms to People.com.
What were the romantic details of their nuptials?
Williams, 31, and his bride, 32, exchanged vows during a romantic evening ceremony in front of close family and friends.
“Jesse was beaming with joy throughout the entire ceremony,” a guest at the wedding told the site. “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!”
Williams and Drake-Lee have been dating for more than five years. They met when Williams was working as a schoolteacher in New York. (Williams taught high school and middle school students before landing his breakthrough role in 2008’s The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, playing Alexis Bledel’s love interest).
In 2010, the gray-eyed actor told USA Today that he knows he can count on Drake-Lee. “I was a teacher when I met her, so 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 also told People.com in 2009 that he’s in awe of his new wife’s confidence and independence. “She is her own person,” he said. “Being intelligent and self-made is a big deal for me.”
Williams, whose TV credits also include a memorable role as “The Hotness Monster” on ABC Family’s hit show Greek, has been playing Dr. Jackson Avery on Grey’s for the last three seasons.
Grey’s Anatomy returns with new episodes on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 9 PM on ABC.
Congrats to the happy couple!