Vanessa Williams Engaged to Jim Skrip

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29:  (L-R) Jim Skrip and actress Vanessa Williams, wearing a dress designed by Azadeh attend the National Corporate Theatre Fund 2013 Chairman's Award Gala at The Pierre Hotel on April 29, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Vanessa Williams Engaged to Jim Skrip

Actress announced her big news on The Queen Latifah Show.

Published September 27, 2014

Vanessa Williams is a bride-to-be! The actress announced on Friday that she is engaged to her boyfriend Jim Skrip. This will be the third marriage for Williams, 51, who was previously wed to PR guru Ramon Hervey and NBA player Rick Fox. The actress shared her happy news while a guest on The Queen Latifah Show.

"Vanessa, I have been trying to have a conversation ladies and gents, but I'm blinded by the light coming from that bling ring on your finger," Queen Latifah joked. "Is there something that we need to know around here?"

Responded Williams, "I have had a lot of good things happen. I turned 50 when we were in rehearsal on Broadway, I just got engaged a couple of weeks ago. It has been a lot of blessings on this trip."

The former Miss America, currently touring with the revival of A Trip to Bountiful, met her man while on vacation in Egypt over two years ago. "You go across the world to find somebody who's six hours away," she said, adding that "he was in real estate and, back in the day, he was an accountant."

Congratulations to the happy couple! is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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