Vanessa Williams Marries Fiance at Fourth of July Ceremony

Vanessa Williams and her husband, Jim Skrip
Courtesy of Vanessa Williams

The third time's the charm: Singer-actress Vanessa Williams married fiance Jim Skrip during a ceremony in front of friends and family July 4 in New York, according to People magazine.

This is the third marriage for Williams, 52, who has four children with exes Ramon Hervey II and Rick Fox, the report says.


She and Skrip, a native of her mother's town of Buffalo, N.Y., met in Egypt in 2013.

Earlier this year, she talked with Madame Noire about meeting Skrip, a former accountant. "You never know what you'll find and where you'll find it," she said. "I was on vacation with my daughter going to Egypt, cruising on the Nile. I wasn't looking for anything. I'd been alone for a number of years and divorced for 10 years at that time."

The Ugly Betty alum announced her engagement during an appearance on The Queen Latifah Show in September 2014, the report notes. "I got engaged," she said, showing off her engagement ring. "I have had a lot of good things happen. I turned 50 when we were in rehearsal [for Trip to Bountiful] on Broadway; I just got engaged a couple of weeks ago. It has been a lot of blessings on this trip."

Congratulations, Vanessa Williams!

Read more at People magazine.

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