Facts of Jim Skrip
|Annette J. Skrip
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Vanessa Williams and Jim Skrip have celebrated more than 8 years of marital life, and while Skrip is known for being a private individual, there's much to know about the former businessman.
His wife Williams always expresses admiration for her husband and his good qualities.
In a 2016 interview with PEOPLE, shortly after their one-year anniversary, Williams spoke highly of Skrip, stating, “Jim is a real man. You want somebody in your life who has integrity, who is solid, who knows who he is. He’s romantic and he’s a great guy.”
In turn, Skrip hasn't held back in praising his wife. During a 2015 interview with PEOPLE, he shared his admiration for Williams, describing her as a "very strong, down-to-earth person, full of love, who values family and friends, practices her faith, and is a great mom. Her beauty inside matches her external beauty."
Williams and Skrips' First Meeting and Love
Vanessa Williams and Jim Skrip met by chance on a Nile River cruise in Egypt. In 2015, Williams told Madame Noire that she wasn't expecting to find love at the time.
According to a 2019 Glamour interview, their tour guide in Egypt thought they might hit it off, and Williams took the first step because Skrip wouldn't approach her while she was with her daughter.
In another chat with PEOPLE in 2015, Williams shared that their first meeting led to a three-hour dinner where they discovered lots in common, and it felt like destiny.
Speaking to Madame Noire, Williams added that Skrip accepted her for who she was after a meaningful three-hour date where they talked about themselves.
The Buffalo Connection
Williams and Skrip found a special connection when they discovered a shared connection to Buffalo, New York, where Williams' mother was from. This connection made the conversation easier for them.
Recalling the moment, Williams shared with PEOPLE in 2015, "He was wearing a Buffalo Sabres shirt, and I walked over to him and said, ‘Are you from Buffalo? My mom’s from Buffalo.
Egyptian Wedding Theme
Vanessa Williams and Jim Skrip got married on July 4, 2015, in Buffalo, New York. They chose Buffalo because it's where Vanes
For the wedding, Vanessa wore two unique dresses, including one with gold leather petals, making her feel like an Egyptian goddess, as she told PEOPLE.
This was Vanessa's third marriage, having been married to Ramon Hervey II and Rick Fox before. Jim Skrip had also been married previously."
Their Previous Relationship
Both Skrip and Williams were previously married before they came together.
Skrip was married previously, but the identities have not been disclosed of his former wedding.
Williams had been previously married to Ramon Hervey II and Rick Fox.
In 2016, Williams shared surprising relationship facts about them on Live with Regis and Kelly, about the unconventional decision she and her husband made to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. The couple decided for a second wedding, in a Catholic church.
Williams explained, "His annulment wasn't finalized yet, so we had to go through the process of getting remarried in the Catholic church."
One more common thing about them besides the connection to Buffalo is they embraced a Catholic life and remarried on May 30, 2016.
Williams rocked the stunning Pamella Roland dress with a pink sash around her waist and a loosely styled chignon.
Talking about the special moment, Williams posted a photo on her Instagram page of the couple sharing a kiss during their walk down the aisle. She captioned it, "Yesterday, we took one last walk down the aisle—this time in my little church. Officially wedded Catholic. Amen! #MyJim."
Skrip Used to Be a Businessman
Before encountering Williams, Skrip had achieved success as both an accountant and a real estate agent, a fact disclosed by the star during a 2014 appearance on The Queen Latifah Show.
The couple benefits from Skrip's non-involvement in Hollywood, as emphasized by Williams in a 2014 ABC News interview. She noted that the absence of stress, pressure, and gossip in their relationship brings a comforting and relaxing atmosphere.
Williams highlighted the freedom and comfort derived from the privacy of their relationship, allowing it to grow independently without the intrusion of public commentary and scrutiny, contrasting with the challenges often faced by those in the public eye.
Amazingly Supportive Husband
Skrip always talks nicely about his wife.
When they got married in 2015, he told PEOPLE, "When Vanessa walked down the aisle, I was so happy I didn't even notice her dress at first. We just looked at each other, and it felt amazing. When I did see the dress, it was perfect for Vanessa—cool, simple, and sexy."
In a chat with Glamour in 2015, Vanessa shared what she loves about Jim. "When I met Jim, I saw he's supportive," she said. "He's a great role model for my daughter, helps me with my work, and is a big part of our home and businesses."
Perfect Family Guy
During their 2015 wedding, Skrip honored his family in unique ways. According to Williams, speaking to PEOPLE, Skrip's wedding band is a family heirloom that once belonged to his grandfather. Interestingly, Williams and Skrip tied the knot in the same Buffalo, New York church where Skrip's grandparents had exchanged vows.
Describing Skrip as a "traditional kind of guy," Williams explained, "It was in his mother’s possession, and he just kept it because he liked it."
Skrip also paid tribute to Williams' family. As she shared with PEOPLE, he wore an ivory suit during the wedding as a gesture to honor her father, who had worn a similar ivory jacket at his own wedding.
"I said, ‘Okay, we got to do this,’ ” Williams recalled, noting that he chose to wear the jacket to "keep it traditional."
Jim Skrip's Net Worth
Skrip has a net worth of $10 million from his career as and businessman.
His wife has a net worth of $20 million which is exactly double that of Skrip from her acting career.
Jim Skrip doesn't have his kids but he is the stepfather to four kids Sasha Gabriella Fox, Jillian Hervey, Melanie Hervey, and Devin Hervey who are his wife Vanessa William's kids from her former marriage.
Sasha Fox is the kid of Vanessa with Rick Fox and Jillian, Melanie, and Devin are the kids of Vanessa and Ramon Hervey II.
He has been a supportive stepfather to all four.
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