Vanessa Williams and her fiancé Jim Skrip got married on the evening of America’s independence day, July 4, 2015 in the presence of family and friends, who were on-hand to watch the couple tie the knot before fireworks rang nearby, E! News reports!.
Just a few days before the ceremony, Williams teased her social media followers that she was going on a “road trip” for the holiday weekend, but no one knew the roads were leading to a wedding!
News of the couple’s engagement first broke back in September when she showed off her stunning engagement ring on the Queen Latifah Show.
“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.”
This will be the third marriage for the former beauty queen, who became the first African-American woman to be crowned Miss America in 1983! She was previously married to basketball star Rick Fox and Ramon Hervey ll.
Congratulations to the couple!