Thirty-two years later, Miss America CEO Sam Haskell offered her a public apology (during the Miss America 2016 pageant) for the events of 1984.Williams rebounded from the scandal with a successful career as a singer and actress.They say she was the black Martha Stewart, but she was a former model. So to see her now, which is a kind of shadow of who she was, that's the heartbreaking thing.
Vanessa Williams is currently married to John Marshall Jones.
She has been in one celebrity relationship averaging approximately 12.8 years.
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Vanessa Lynn Williams is a singer, actress and fashion model, known for her appearance in Desperate Housewives, as Renee Perry and in Ugly Betty, as Wilhelmina Slater.
Born and raised in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York, Vanessa Williams became a member of the New York City Opera's Children's Chorus at age 11.
Vanessa then signed with a talent manager and booked her first audition, a commercial for Frito Lay. They have three children: Melanie (born 1987), Jillian (born 1989), and Devin (born 1993). Her first marriage, to her then-manager Ramon Hervey II, was from 1987 to 1997.They married in September 1999 and have a daughter, Sasha Gabriella (born May 2000).After The National Enquirer published pictures of Fox kissing another woman in mid-2004, Fox's representative announced that the couple had been "headed toward divorce" for over a year.The newspaper also added that people who claim to be close to the couple are “convinced” an engagement is inevitable. Fans were simultaneously mourning and celebrating the news. Many other fans were crushed because they hoped to marry her... Williams’s rep said “no comment” when asked whether the 56-year-old singer was tying the knot.