Meet Tanya Young Williams, the estranged wife of former NBA star Jayson Williams. Jayson met Tanya, his second wife, while in college, but the two did not get married until Williams retired from the NBA in 2000.
Williams married his first wife, Kellie Batiste, a California model in December 1997. They were divorced five months later because, Williams said, she tried to come between him and his friends and family.
Tanya Young, a former basketball player turned attorney, filed for divorce last year, saying in court papers filed in New York that Jayson was an emotionally abusive husband and father – though he never hit her.
In an exclusive interview on “The Early Show on Saturday Morning,” Tanya said she’s “enraged” when she hears of the abuse Mel Gibson’s former girlfriend claims the Oscar-winner inflicted on her.
Peep the interview below:
The former couple has two children together, son Ejay and a daughter Monique. After Jason Williams’ half-sisters Linda and Laura died, Williams adopted their children.
Jayson Williams was selected 21st overall in the 1990 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns, but was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. Williams played for the Philadelphia 76ers from (1990–1992) and the New Jersey Nets from 1992-2000.
Jayson Williams is currently serving 5 years in prison for the fatal 2002 shooting or a hired driver.
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