AceShowbiz - The holiday season is finally over, and it looks like Jesse Williams didn't have the best holiday. The 36-year-old actor claims that his estranged wife Aryn Drake-Lee stopped him from seeing his children over the holiday season.
According to TMZ, Jesse files a petition to have a judge modify the custody agreement he and Aryn agreed in November, in which he is granted permission to have overnight visits with his children. Jesse alleges that his estranged wife violated the overnight agreement deal.
The "Grey's Anatomy" star says that Aryn did not allow him to see his 4-year-old daughter Sadie and 2-year-old son Maceo on Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Eve. He also says that it was difficult for him to contact his children as she only "answers one out of about every three FaceTime calls" and only allows him to speak to their children for a few minutes.
Jesse is now petitioning for a regular schedule with his children.
The couple filed for divorce back in March last year after five years of marriage. The split was believed to be amicable at the time, but it later got increasingly volatile. In July, Jesse asked for a joint physical custody plan after Aryn refused his request for more time with the kids.
"Aryn restricts my time with the children and decides when, and for how long I may have them," he said at the time. "She has rejected, without any reason, each and every request I have made to have the children sleepover at my residence."
In August, Aryn claimed that the kids are being "emotionally compromised" because of their father's dating life. She wanted the judge to hand down an order that requires both of their new lovers to stay away from the children until the relationship has endured at least six months. She also claimed that the actor has an unhealthy temper.
However, Jesse recently countered the claim, saying that the children have never seen him angry. The actor also claimed that the children had witnessed Aryn to be verbally abusive to him and repeatedly slam the front door during an argument.