Grey’s Anatomy actors Jesse Williams and Taylour Paige made their red carpet debut as a couple in May 2019. The two have maintained a healthy relationship and are still going strong.

Paige and Williams previously opened up about how they met for the first time when talking to GQ, explaining that their meeting was like a fateful encounter.

Williams met his girlfriend for the first time in September 2018 at his Emmys party. He described the moment he first laid his eyes on her as “this rom-com effect,” adding that he instantly felt a deep connection to her.

I was in the middle of a conversation with a very close friend, and she walked by. Everything got so quiet. I stopped that conversation and said, ‘I’ll be right back.’ I just zoomed in on her. The rest of the night, we were this close to each other, talking, laughing, dancing and ended up together in conversation until six in the morning.

During the same conversation with GQ, Paige recounted their first meeting and added the “spiritual backstory” of the meet.

Paige revealed that months before she met Williams, her healer told her she would meet a mysterious “J” figure who worked in the same industry. The actress recalled the healer also added that he would approach her in a dark, crowded space.

To top it off, Paige gave one more reason she was confident that Williams was the one her healer had told her about; she saw him in her dream. “I had a dream that I was sleeping next to him the night before we met.”

Jesse Williams Has Two Children With His Ex-Wife

Williams was in a few relationships before he got together with Paige. His longest relationship was with his ex-wife, Aryn Drake-Lee. The two tied the knot on September 1, 2012, after five years of dating.

The actor previously spoke about his relationship with Drake-Lee, revealing he had met her while still working as a teacher. 

I was a teacher when I met her, so she’s been with me through all different facets of my career. She’s stuck with me through thick and thin and thick and thin. We know each other in and out…

Williams and Drake-Lee welcomed two children together during their marriage — daughter Sadie Williams and son Maceo Williams.

It was confirmed that Williams and his wife were divorcing in 2017. Their divorce was completed on October 15, 2020, but as of April 2021, the duo was embroiled in a difficult custody battle.

Following his split with his wife, Williams moved on with his new girlfriend, Minka Kelly. However, their relationship did not last long, and he was later rumored to be dating SportsNet reporter Taylor Rooks until he eventually confirmed his relationship with Paige.