Vanessa Williams Marries Boyfriend At Over 50
Former beauty queen Vanessa Williams teased her followers on social media saying she was going on a road trip for the weekend, little did we know that she’d be getting married to boyfriend Jim Skrip on Saturday evening. It was an intimate affair has family and friends were present to watch the couple tie the knot just before fireworks lit up the sky nearby. The former actress broke the news of her engagement back in September when she showed off her bling bling and her fiancé Jim Skrip got married on the Queen Latifah Show. She said:
“I got engaged. I have had a lot of good things happen while I’ve been on this lovely trip,” she revealed to Queen Latifah. “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.”
In recent years, Williams has also been open about her difficult past. But through the ups and downs of life, the former Miss America has remained positive and open to loving again.
“Some people enjoy pain, feeling like, ‘I’m not alive if I’m not feeling anything, so I’d rather feel anger, I’d rather feel resentment and angst because I know that I’m alive,'” she shared on an episode of Oprah’s Master Class. “I’d much rather say, ‘You know what? I’m alive and I want to feel good.'”
This will mark the third marriage for the former beauty queen, who was previously married to Ramon Hervey ll and basketball star Rick Fox.