|Real Name:||Lyzel Williams|
|Net Worth:||$1 million|
|Occupation:||American Graphic Artist, Ex-husband of Jill Scott|
The American dream. It is not just a term. It is a reality. In the US, namely in Hollywood, you can be a celebrity just for being a celebrity. Or you can become a celebrity because your spouse is one. Such is the case with Lyzel Williams, who became known to the public for being the husband of actress Jill Scott.
He is an American DJ and a graphic artist. But he is not as nearly as successful as his former wife, American singer Jill Scott. Read on to find out more about Lyzel and how he and Jill met and had a romantic relationship.
Who Is His Celebrity Spouse?
Born Jill Heather Scott in April 1972, Jill is an American singer, songwriter, model, poet, and actress. She doesn’t need much of an introduction. After all, her debut album in 2000 went platinum.
Jill grew up as the only child in a North Philadelphia neighborhood. Her mother, Joyce Scott, raised her. Jill often talks about her happy childhood and how she was a loved child.
Following her graduation from the Philadelphia High School for Girls, she enrolled at Temple University. At the same time, the American singer was working two jobs and studying secondary economics. Initially, she wanted to be a high school English teacher. Yet, after three years of study and serving as a teacher’s aide, she dropped out of college.
Scott started her professional career by being a spoken word artist. As with many celebrity singers, she got her big break after being featured in a song. She collaborated with the hip-hop band The Roots on their song You Got Me.
She co-wrote the song, and that helped her earn a Grammy Award. Following the success of the song, Jill joined the band during their music tour.
In July 2000, she released her debut album, Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol.1, with a total of 18 tracks.
That album went platinum. She followed it up with Beautiful Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2. The title Cross My Mind earned her a Grammy Award win.
In 2007, she made her film debut in the movie Hounddog, playing the role of Big Momma Thorton in the American drama. She was then featured in the Tyler Perry comedy-drama, Why Did I Get Married and the sequel Why Did I Get Married Too?
Speaking about her career, Jill Singer is a soprano who has infused jazz, opera, hip hop, spoken word, R&B and more styles into one style that we often call neo-soul.
According to critics, “Scott draws on her upper register, recalling the artistry of the late songbird Minnie Riperton and Deniece Williams”. She is also praised for putting bass in her soprano voice, elegant vocals, and warm womanliness.
You can say Jill Scott was the girl next door for a different side of America.
Now let’s get back to her former husband, Lyzel Williams. He is an American graphic artist and DJ, best known for his relationship with Jill Scott.
Lyzel was born in Washington, DC, in the United States of America. His mother worked as a cloth designer while his father worked as an electronics engineer.
Lyzel is an American by nationality and has an Afro-American ethnic background. He spent most of his childhood with his grandmother.
As a child, Lyzel attended Forestville High School in Forestville, Maryland. There, he was part of the basketball team. In 1989, he graduated from high school and enrolled in the Art Institute of Philadelphia.
At the institute, Lyzel studied graphics design. He was also known as a DJ interested in music.
While there are no sources about his exact birth date, we can assume he is between 40 to 45 years of age.
After he got a formal degree, Lyzel started pursuing his career. He wanted to be a graphic artist, so he joined the Philadelphia Tribune as one in 1994. He worked there for almost a year until 1995.
At the same time, he joined Intermedia Interactive Software, where he worked as a senior graphic and interface designer for 8 years, until 2001.
Lyzel had a part-time job at Intermedia Interactive Solution from 1993 to 2002 as a senior graphic artist.
In 2009, he joined Comcast Interactive Media as a creative design specialist.
While he aspired to be a DJ one day, Lyzel dropped that idea after seeing it didn’t do him any good. Instead, he focused on his graphic design career.
While being married to Jill, he also worked briefly as her manager.
Marriage To Jill Scott
Lyzel and his wife Jill Scott were together for a long time. They met back in 1994 and dated for seven years. In 2001, they got married and lived a happily married life for six years.
They got married in a private Hawaiian ceremony during their vacation. Jill Scott even recorded a song for her husband Lyzel Williams, titled He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat).
The two never had children together during their marriage. In 2007, they got a divorce. Jill now lives in Tennessee, a place she calls home since 2014.
Did Jill Got Remarried?
Following the relationship with Lyzel, American actress Jill Scott dated her drummer, Lil John Roberts. The couple shared an on-stage kiss during a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2008. They welcomed their son, Jett Hamilton Roberts in April 2009. They never got married, and quickly broke up in June 2009. They love their son and try to raise him as friends and co-parents.
She then tied the knot with Mike Dobson. Speaking about her divorce from Lyzel, Jill said in an interview with The Guardian, “One of the reasons my ex-husband and I broke up is that he stopped eating my food. He was pissed off for other reasons, but the best way to show me was by leaving what I’d made for him uneaten for days on the kitchen counter. It was a smack in the face”.
If you are trying to find Lyzel Williams on Instagram or other social media, do not bother. He is not active on any social media platform.
Instead, after a very public life with Jill Scott, he is now trying to live a private lifestyle away from the media.
His former spouse, however, is active on Instagram.
Over the years, graphic artist Lyzel Williams has earned a decent amount of money. He has amassed a net worth of $1 million.
Of course, that cannot be compared to the fortune of his former wife. Just for comparison, Jill Scott has a net worth of more than $12 million.