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Jim Skrip

Jim Skrip is known as an American accountant and real estate agent. He is most famous for being married to singer and actress, Vanessa Williams.

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Background and Age

Jim Skrip was born on January 1, 1960, in Buffalo, New York. Skrip attended St. Bonaventure University and graduated in 1984.

Career and Net Worth

After graduating from college, Jim Skrip went on to become a businessman and worked as an accountant and real estate agent in New York.

Marriage, Wife, and Kids

Jim Skrip met his wife, American actress and singer Vanessa Williams while on a cruise in Egypt in 2013. Their conversation started over a shirt that Skrip was wearing which prompted Williams to ask if he was from her mother's hometown of Buffalo. They were soon sharing conversations for hours and began officially seeing each other. When asked Madame Noire asked Vanessa about their first meeting 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 ten years at that time. I found a hometown guy from my mom’s town in Buffalo, New York and started a conversation."

Jim happened to head out alone and happened to know what her identity was but he was not a super fan. He accepted her for who she was following a magnificent initial three-hour date of discussing themselves. They discovered they shared many things in common.

Williams announced her engagement to Jim on "The Queen Latifah Show" during a promotional run for her upcoming Broadway show. Skrip and Williams got married on Independence Day, July 4, 2015, in an elaborate wedding ceremony complete with Carmen Marc Valvo's custom designs intended to evoke the imagery of an Egyptian Goddess. A radiating Vanessa Williams was glowing on her big day, in the wake of getting hitched for the third time. The celebrity star got married to Jim after dating for three years. Vanessa wore a multifaceted yellow dress for the event while the man of the hour wore a dark suit and red tie.

Vanessa Williams impacted the world forever in 1984 when she turned into the first African American lady to win the Miss America beauty exhibition. The Ugly Betty star's rep affirmed to People Magazine that the star strolled down the path on the July Fourth occasion. While the remainder of their wedding subtleties stayed private, Vanessa couldn't prevent talking about her former bookkeeper playmate who she met while holidaying in Egypt in 2012.

On May 30, 2016, the pair were married again since Jim's annulment was not done in their first ceremony. Their second marriage was a Catholic ceremony at a church in William's hometown of Chappaqua in New York.

The pair currently lives in Depew, Buffalo, New York with Williams' daughter from her first marriage. Williams also has another daughter and a son from her first marriage. Vanessa was first married to Ramon Hervey from 1987 to 1997. She then married basketball star, Rick Fox. They separated in 2005 following six years of marriage.


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Last Modified: Jul 9 2020
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