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“Ugly Betty” Star Vanessa Williams Ties Knot with Jim Skrip on July Fourth (Photo Credit: Instagram)

Ugly Betty” star Vanessa Williams tied the knot with her boyfriend of three years, Jim Skrip, in front of family and friends in Buffalo, New York, on July Fourth.

Williams, former beauty queen turned singer and actress, met Skrip while on vacation in Egypt in 2012. She told Madame Noire: “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.”

“He happened to be traveling alone and happened to know who I was but wasn’t a super fan. He accepted me for who I was after a wonderful first three-hour date of talking about ourselves. We found out we had a lot of things in common. Three years later we’re getting married.”

Williams confirmed their engagement during an appearance on “The Queen Latifah Show” last September.

This is Williams third marriage. She was married to Ramon Hervey from 1987 to 1997. The union produced three children, Melanie, 28, and Jillian, 26, and son Devin, 22. She later married ex-NBA star Rick Fox, but divorced in 2005 after six years of marriage. They had one child, Sasha, 15.