It's one thing about that damn universe: it always, and only always, aligns how it's supposed to. Let me explain. In a recent joint interview with GQ Magazine, Jesse Williams revealed that back in September 2018, when he first laid eyes on the Ma Rainey's Black Bottom actress, Taylour Paige, their chemistry was so magnetic that the Grey's Anatomy actor thought of it as "this rom-com effect." Usually the coy couple keep their relationship out of the spotlight. But they are finally giving us all a glimpse into their love story. So, take it in ya'll, because this one is one to read, honey, whew!
OK, so although the two have different memories of the night they met (at Williams' Emmys party), Jesse's side of the story starts with him remembering being enamored by Taylour, who caught his eye with her fiery crimson-colored dress. The actor also admitted he had no idea who Taylour was prior to seeing her at the party.
"I was in the middle of a conversation with a very close friend, and she walked by. Everything got 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."
Well, according to the former Hit the Floor actress, she noticed Jesse long before he glanced over to her. She added:
"Little did he know. I had spotted him first."
And it wasn't until Taylour revisited a conversation, that she realized that it was always in the cards for her to be with Jesse the entire time. In the months prior to this Emmys party, Taylour was told by her healer that a mysterious "J" figure, who worked in her industry, would "approach her in a dark, crowded space."
Yes, a healer predicted how Jesse Williams and Taylour Paige met, y'all!
Even though months went by before they would meet, Taylour recalled the vision she had. "I had a dream that I was sleeping next to him," she shared, to which Jesse clarified that her dream happened "the night before we met."
Of course, when the stars eventually aligned, it was draped in divine purpose, doing the shit that divinity does. "It was just like, 'There he is,'" Taylour shared. "Almost like, 'Where have you been?'"
And although she's a lot more in touch with her spiritual side, whereas Jesse "can be very literal—facts, facts, facts," this "unfamiliar" territory for Jesse wouldn't allow him to deny their connection and attractive energies towards each other. He admits:
"We came from very different worlds. She's very feminine and into spiritual planes, astrology. I'm very practical, fact-based, and masculine. I was having a wild, unfamiliar, uncomfortable experience because it was all just happening in a very spiritual way—a way that's not how I usually arrange things in my life. But I'd been going through a lot of transitions in life, and I had deliberately positioned myself to be open to saying yes, to be available to whatever, more than I had in the past."
"I don't often let things happen to me. But because I had decided I was going to be open, I didn't pull the brake like I normally would. I didn't try to control, or position or take a breath, and I just went along for the ride, as scary as that was and has been. She blew in."
Fast forward three years and the couple are closer than ever, which we wouldn't have any other way.
Lord...please bookmark this one for us!
Read Taylour and Jesse's full GQ interview here.
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