Lyzel Williams

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DJ Graphic Artist (1970)

Lyzel Williams is an American graphic artist and former DJ who came into the limelight after marrying the soul sensation Jill Scott. He is the first husband of Scott. He shot to fame when Jill wrote songs about him and later for their sudden divorce in 2009. He is the first husband of Scott.

Williams was born in Washington, D.C. around the year 1970, in the United States of America. He grew up with a passion for both art and music. He is of African American ethnicity and has lived his life with complete care.

Williams Relationship Timeline With Jill Scott

The former couple Lyzel Williams and Jill Scott were once the hottest couples of the early 2000s. Their love story was one of simplicity and togetherness. The ex-pair first met in 1991 at a local poetry reading in Philadelphia. At that time, Jill shared her poetry and Lyzel listened to her with rapt attention. 

Lyzel Williams's Ex-wife Jill Scott.
Lyzel Williams's Ex-wife Jill Scott performing on a stage. (Source: Instagram @missjillscott)

The pair Williams and Scott soon met and hit it off. They would hug in kitchens and take long walks together. Reportedly, Jill made the first move after years of friendship. They were always talking with other and sharing experiences together.

After dating for a long time, Jill and Lyzel got engaged in 2000 when Lyzel proposed with a huge diamond ring. They tied the knot in a Hawaii ceremony in 2001. According to Jill, she had not been in a relationship for a long time before meeting Lyzel and he answered her prayers. 

Why Did Williams and Scott Divorce?

According to Jill and Lyzel, their divorce was caused by their inability to deal with friction in their relationship. For Jill, the breaking point was when Lyzel actively chose not to eat the food she had specially prepared for him. This rejection of her love language led to their impending split.

In a 2007 interview with TELL ME MORE, Scott said:

He's a beautiful person. And I love him dearly, and will always love him. But I've grown and I've moved and I guess I'm reshaped, and we don't fit anymore. Our puzzle pieces don't fit. They don't fit for me. And that's life.

One of the reasons for the split alludes to the fact that Williams had become her manager. According to the source, the fact that he was both her husband and her manager caused unneeded tension in the relationship. 

In 2007, the ex-couple Lyzel and Jill divorced after six years of marriage and more than a decade of relationship. They both moved on with other people after the split.

Net Worth: Williams Is A Millionaire

Lyzel Williams's net worth is estimated to be about $2 million. He was a massive part of Jill's career and even worked as a graphics designer and executive producer in her music. Their divorce also left him with an unspecified amount of money and assets.

Lyzel Williams (right) with friends at a party.
Lyzel Williams (right) with friends at a party. Source: Facebook

Williams makes good money working as a Graphic Design Professional for a subsidiary of Comcast company. He is a senior staff and makes about six figures a year. 

On the other hand, Lyzel's ex-wife, Jill Scott is estimated to be worth about $14 million. She is a very successful blues musician who has also worked as an actress.

Early Life And Family Details

Jill Scott's ex-husband Lyzel Williams comes from a military background and had a financially comfortable childhood. By profession, his mother was a clothes designer whereas his father was an electronics engineer. He spent most of his childhood with his grandmother and was raised in an environment that fostered his artistic talents. 

Williams attended Forestville High School in Forestville, Maryland where he was part of the basketball team. After graduating in 1989, Williams enrolled in the Art Institute of Philadelphia to study graphic design. He graduated in 1993. It was here that he developed his skills as a graphic artist and began to make a name for himself in the industry.

A Brief About Williams's Ex-Wife, Jill Scott

Jill Scott, the ex-wife of Lyzel is a renowned American singer, songwriter, actress, and author. She rose to fame as a spoken-word artist and in 2000 released her debut album "Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1." It was a major commercial and critical success, earning her numerous awards and nominations similar to the work of late American singer Gabriell Brown.

Scott has continued to release numerous albums and is known for her powerful, soulful voice. Her works merge R&B, hip-hop, and jazz into her music. She has also appeared in various films and TV shows, including "Why Did I Get Married?" and "Steel Magnolias". As a poet, she has published poetry collections and a memoir.

Lyzel Williams's Ex-wife Jill Scott
Lyzel Williams's Ex-wife Jill Scott. Source: Instagram @missjillscott

After Scott split with Lyzel, she was in a relationship with a drummer named Lil John Roberts, with whom she has a son. Her child is named Jett Hamilton Roberts and was born in 2009. However, the pair went their separate ways.

In 2016, Scott became engaged to her long-term boyfriend Mike Dobson, but the couple split in 2017 just months later with a tenuous divorce battle. Currently, Jill Scott is single and focuses on her career and personal development. 

Career Highlights Of Lyzel Williams

After completing college studies, Jill Scott's first husband Williams began working as a graphic designer for several companies in the Washington D.C. area. He quickly gained a reputation for his creative and innovative designs and was soon in high demand by many of the top companies in the area.

Williams Work Profile

  • Lyzel worked as a graphic artist at The Philadelphia Tribune from 1994-1995
  • He worked as a senior graphic and interface designer at Intermedia Interactive Software from 1993-2001
  • Williams also worked as a senior graphic artist at Intermedia Interactive Solution from 1993-2002
  • Since 2009, he has been employed as a Creative Design Specialist at Comcast Interactive Media.

A Brief About Williams's Work With His Ex-Wife

Williams was an essential part of his ex-wife's career and was a set director and the main inspiration for most of her initial music. Jill dedicated her first album, Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds Vol. 1 (2000) to him.

Williams worked as her manager and even was part of Executive Producers, Production Coordination, Art Direction, and Design for Jill Scott's albums and music until the year 2008. He was definitely paid handsomely for his contributions.

After The Divorce

Despite the end of his marriage, Williams has continued to be successful in his career as a graphic artist and DJ. He has worked on several high-profile projects.

As of now, Williams has gained a reputation as one of the most talented and respected graphic artists in the industry. He has continued to DJ and is still known for his ability to keep a crowd dancing.

Music Aspirations: Lyzel Is A DJ

With a vast creative interest, Williams was also known to be a DJ who was interested in music. He began DJing in college and quickly gained a following in the area. He was known for his ability to mix different genres of music together seamlessly. 

Lyzel Williams (left) with fellow DJs, Rich Medina and Mike Nyce.
Lyzel Williams (left) with fellow DJs, Rich Medina, and Mike Nyce. Source: Facebook

Williams had the ability to read a crowd and play the perfect music to keep them dancing. However, he chose to follow his artistic ideals and chose to work as an artist and creative person similar to Gemma Arterton's ex-husband Stefano Catelli. Currently, he works as a creative director for a media company.

Lyzel Williams Used To Do Charity With Ex

In addition to Williams's work as a graphic artist and DJ, he is also known for his philanthropic efforts. He has been involved in several charitable organizations and has used his talents to help raise money for various causes. 

When Lyzel was a celebrity husband, he was very active in Jill's charity enterprises such as the Blues Babe Foundation, which was established by the couple in 2003. He has a reputation for being a kind-hearted and philanthropic person

The Blues Babe Foundation Charity, opened by Lyzel Williams and Jill Scott.
The Blues Babe Foundation Charity, opened by Lyzel Williams and Jill Scott. Source: Instagram @missjillscott

Despite the end of Williams's marriage with Jill Scott, Williams has continued to be successful in his career. He is still respected and admired by many in the industry.

Social Media Presence: Is William Active On Instagram?

Jill Scott's first husband Lyzel lives a life away from the public and social media. Although, there is a chance that he was a Facebook user under the profile Lyzel Williams. However, the page has not posted anything since 2011.

Jill Scott, on the other hand, is an active personality. She has over 2.8M followers on her Instagram handle @missjillscott. Her Youtube channel @missjillscott averages over 190 million views. She is definitely making it big and has been for over two decades.


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