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If it doesn’t work the first or second time, then try again. Vanessa Williams certainly follows that philosophy. She is engaged to businessman Jim Skrip, who would become her third (and first non-Black) husband. Vanessa says that she met Sharp on a trip to Egypt.

“You go halfway around the world to find someone who’s six  hours away,” Williams told Philly.com earlier this year. Skrip is a Buffalo native who has been both in real estate and has been an accountant. Williams, 51 has three children with her first husband, publicist Ramon Hervey and one with her second husband former NBA player/actor Rick Fox.

She confirmed her engagement this week on The Queen Latifah Show. Williams is currently working with Cicely Tyson and Blair Underwood in the touring version of  the stage play, A Trip To Bountiful, heading to Los Angeles and Boston this fall. You can also watch the entire Lifetime movie here (requires a cable subscription.) Click over to see the video!

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