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Getting Hitched: Vanessa L. Williams Announces She’s Engaged

Singer/actress Vanessa L. Williams is engaged.

The 51-year-old beauty revealed during a taping of “The Queen Latifah Show” that she is set to wed Buffalo, New York businessman Jim Skrip.

“Vanessa, I have been trying to have a conversation with you ladies and gents, but I am blinded by the light coming from that bling ring on your finger,” Latifah said, joking with Williams.

Vanessa Williams’ engagement ring

“Oh sorry darling, Williams said, “I got engaged. I have had a lot of good things happen … 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.”

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The former “Ugly Betty” and “Desperate Housewives” star is currently starring in the Los Angeles run of the Broadway musical “The Trip to Bountiful” alongside Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood and Jurnee Smollett-Bell.  Williams and co-stars Underwood and Tyson were on the talk show to promote the play.

This will be the third marriage for the twice-divorced mother of four.  She was previously married to music mogul Ramon Hervey and former NBA star Rick Fox.

PHOTO: See her engagement ring below.

Vanessa L. Williams and fiancé Jim Skrip

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