Vanessa Williams Engaged to Jim Skrip

Vanessa Williams Engaged to Jim Skrip
Tue 30-09-2014

Actress Vanessa Williams is set to become a bride. The 50-year-old actress is engaged to Jim Skrip after more than a year of dating.

"I've had a lot of good things happen while I've been on this lovely trip," she gushed to Queen Latifah on her TV show.

The daytime talk show host joked about being "blinded by the light coming from that bling ring" on Williams finger before the former Miss America revealed her engagement news.

"I just got engaged a couple weeks ago," she said. "It's been a lot of blessings on this trip!"

The "Ugly Betty" star has been married twice before. First to her former manager Ramon Harvey from 1987 to 1997, who she has three children with, followed by former NBA player Rick Fox, who she married in 1999 before divorcing five years later. Williams also has one child with Fox.

The star met Jim Skrip during a vacation in Egypt more than two years ago.

"You go across the world to find somebody who's six hours away," she said of her man who "was in real estate and, back in the day, he was an accountant."