Jim Skrip is Vanessa Williams’ fiance. The former ‘Desperate Housewives’ star and her longtime boyfriend are going to be husband and wife! She let the world know she is engaged on the Queen Latifah Show and displayed her engagement ring, surprising the eponymous host, audience and the world at large. Get the latest details.

Jim Skrip and Vanessa Williams

Photo: Jim Skrip and Vanessa Williams
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As noted, the 51-year-old former beauty queen turned multi-hyphenate entertainer made the surprise announcement on television that she is going to marry longtime boyfriend Jim Skrip. The host Queen Latifah asked her the lead-in question. She said, “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.

To which Vanessa Williams said, “I got engaged!,” with great enthusiasm which probably warrants more than one exclamation point.

And that was that. Asked and answered! She went on to say, “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.”

The fiance in question is Jim Skrip who according to celebrity news outlets, she has dated since 2012. She reportedly met him in Egypt. Further details of the Jim Skrip biography are scarce. Social media, celebrity news outlets, blogs — everywhere you turn you will find little for your search. He is a native of New York State and a graduate of St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, New York.

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Video of the surprise announcement is below along with her dazzling display of her engagement ring. Check back for more details on Jim Skrip, Vanessa Williams’ husband to be!