Lyzel Williams (born in the early 1970s) is an African American DJ, graphic artist, and web designer better known as the former husband of Jill Scott, an American musician, poet, and actress.
The former couple was married for six years before calling time on their marriage. Since then, less and less has been seen of Lyzel Williams. Here is all you need to know about the former celebrity husband.
Summary of Lyzel Williams’ Bio
- Full name: Lyzel Williams
- Gender: Male
- Date of birth: Early 1970s
- Place of birth: Washington D.C., United States
- Ethnicity: African American
- Nationality: American
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Divorced
- Lyzel Williams’ Ex-Wife: Jill Heather Scott
- Lyzel Williams’ Height in Inches: 5 feet 10 inches
- Lyzel Williams’ Height in Centimeters: 178 cm
- Lyzel Williams’ Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
- Hair color: Bald
- Eye color: Black
- Education: Forestville High School, The Philadelphia Art Institute
- Profession: DJ, Graphic Artist, Web Designer
- Lyzel Williams’ Net Worth: Est. $2 million
- Famous for: Being Jill Scott’s ex-husband
- Facebook: Lyzel Williams
Lyzel Williams Spent a Lot of His Early Days With His Grandmother
Lyzel Williams’ exact date of birth is unknown at the moment, but several sources close to the DJ have revealed that he was born sometime in the early 1970s. That observation essentially insinuates the fact that he is in his 50s. Lyzel Williams was born in Washington DC, United States, to an as-yet-unidentified African American couple.
Both aforementioned facts confirm his status as an American citizen and as a member of one of the large swathes of African American communities in the United States. His dad reportedly put food on the table for their family as an electronics engineer while his mom assisted as a clothes designer.
Lyzel Williams is his parents’ only child, but for some reason, he spent a lot of his formative years living with his grandmother, who taught him a lot of Christian values and helped foster his artistic aptitudes.
Details of Williams’ formal educational background include the fact that he received his high school diploma from Forestville High School, in Forestville, Maryland, in 1989. Some of his extracurricular activities at the high school include being a member of the school’s basketball team. This sport gained him significant attention because of how fairly good he was at it.
Lyzel had his heart set on nurturing his passion for art and music. That passion informed his decision to pursue a graphic design degree at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. He fulfilled all the requirements that enabled him to actualize his goals and graduate with his peers in 1993.
Lyzel Williams Became Jill Scott’s Husband In 2001
Lyzel Williams gained the attention of the media and the general public following his marriage to singer, poet, and actress Jill Scott in 2001. The wedding was reportedly a private event that, in all likelihood, featured just the former couple’s closest friends and family members and was held in Hawaii.
According to the singer, Williams was the answer to a prayer she had made regarding a life partner. Nonetheless, the marriage between Lyzel and the singer lasted all of six years before ultimately ending in divorce in 2007.
What is not immediately apparent regarding Lyzel’s relationship with Jill Scott is that the relatively short length of their marriage does not explore the full story of their time as a couple. In fact, before their eventual wedding in 2001, the former couple had known each other for a decade and dated for seven of the years that made up the decade.
According to close sources of the ex-couple, they met at a local poetry reading in Philadelphia in 1991. The rapt attention with which the DJ listened to her poetry drew them closer to each other, and they soon became friends. They reportedly officially became a couple in 1994, and after about six years of dating, Lyzel asked her to marry him in a very special way with a huge diamond ring.
Friction in the Relationship Led To Lyzel Williams’ Divorce From Jill Scott
Lyzel Williams’ divorce from Jill Scott, while not a novelty, came as a surprise to their fans and loved ones because their marriage was a picture of love and support. However, behind the scenes, the former couple struggled with a significant amount of friction in their marriage.
The major source of friction for the former couple was directly linked to the fact that when Lyzel became Jill’s manager, the dynamics of their relationship altered significantly. They tried to soldier on, but things came to a head when the graphic artist refused to eat the singer’s food, an expression of love that had taken some effort from her.
Lyzel Williams Has No Children With Jill Scott
During his seven-year relationship, and eventual six-year marriage to Jill Scott, the former couple never had a child together. After their divorce, though, the former couple went on with their lives with different partners. The graphic artist essentially disappeared from the media eye hence there is no knowledge of what his love life was like after Jill Scott.
Jill, on the other hand, went on to engage in a few other relationships, including being engaged to her drummer Li’l John Roberts, for about a year. They had a son, Jett Hamilton Roberts, on April 20, 2009. About two months later, on June 23, 2009, the singer announced that she and Roberts had broken up.
Where is Jill Scott’s Ex-husband Currently?
The end of Williams’ marriage to singer Jill Scott practically signaled the end of his time in the limelight. As such, his exact current whereabouts are unknown. Nevertheless, it would be misguided to bet against him still being involved in the DJing and Graphic Arts career that made him a man with a net worth estimated to be around $2 million.
That said, it’s imperative to explore the trajectory of Williams’ career starting from when he graduated from the Arts Institute in Philadelphia. The former celebrity husband is one of the most respected graphic artists in the Washington DC area and began his career as a graphic artist at Philadelphia Tribune, where he spent a year from 1994 to 1995.
His work profile also includes the fact that he worked as a senior graphic and interface designer at Intermedia Interactive Solution from 1993 to 2001. He also spent a year from 2001 to 2002 working as a senior graphic artist at Intermedia Interactive Solution. According to some close sources, he has been working as a Creative Design Specialist at Comcast Interactive Media since 2009.