R&B Singer Jill Scott to Divorce, Lands acting Role in TV Series

Two-time Grammy Award winning neo-soul songstress Jill Scott is going through divorce proceedings with her longtime lover and husband of five years Lyzel Williams, reports AOL’s BV Newswire. The couple married in the fall of 2001 during a private Hawaiin ceremony, while they were on vacation. Scott and Williams, a DJ and graphic artist, dated for seven years before they tied the knot. “We went to the club, we hung out, we danced, we shook it up, we drank, we partied,” she spoke of Williams in an interview with ‘Launch’ in 2001. “But we also went to carnivals, and we took long walks. I enjoyed his company so much. I’m glad I can say I’m such, so resounding blessed to have him in my life.” Williams was the source of inspiration for many of Scott’s music, notably the fan favorite “He Loves Me” – which has been sang onstage by Beyonce Knowles. In other Jill Scott news, the singer will play Mma Ramotswe, one of the powerful women behind Alexander McCall Smith’s series of novels, which began with The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, in Precious Ramotswe. The TV series will be directed by Anthony Minghella, with scripts he wrote with Richard Curtis. Actor Idris Elba, who played the astute bad guy Stringer Bell in the HBO drama The Wire, will be in an episode that begins shooting in Botswana in the middle of next month.

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