This will mark the third marriage for Vanessa, who split from movie producer Ramon Hervey in 1997 and former NBA star Rick Fox in 2004.
Vanessa has four children between her two exes: Melanie, 27, Jillian, 25, and Devin, 21, with Ramon, and 14-year-old Sasha with Rick.
I want to apologize for anything that was said or done that made you feel any less the Miss America you are and the Miss America you always will be." Later in life, she participated in a DNA test with the following results: 23% from Ghana, 17% from the British Isles (specifically English, Welsh and Irish), 15% from Cameroon, 12% Finnish, 11% Southern European, 7% from Togo, 6% from Benin, 5% from Senegal, and 4% Portuguese.
You have lived your life in grace and dignity, and never was it more evident than during the events of 1984, when you resigned.
Though none of us currently in the organization were involved then, on behalf of today's organization, I want to apologize to you and to your mother, Miss Helen Williams.
Vanessa is currently starring in a touring revival of with Cicely Tyson and Blair Underwood. Of course this weekend it's George Clooney's wedding to Amal Alamuddin that everyone will be talking about.
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A few years later, she rebounded as an entertainer with the song "The Right Stuff." She then had a string of successful albums and singles and also found success as an actress (she is particularly well known for her roles as Teri Joseph in the 1997 feature film Soul Food, Wilhelmina Slater in Ugly Betty, and Renee Perry in Desperate Housewives).
Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is an American actress, singer, and fashion designer.
She initially gained recognition as the first African-American recipient of the Miss America title when she was crowned Miss America 1984 in September 1983.