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Vanessa williams dating history

They had one child together, a daughter named Sasha.

She has been in five celebrity relationships averaging approximately 4.1 years each.

Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is an American actress, singer, and fashion designer.

Williams, who was Miss New York 1983, initially gained public recognition as the first African-American woman to win the title of Miss America when she was crowned Miss America 1984 in September 1983.

Several weeks before the end of her reign, however, a scandal arose when Penthouse magazine bought and published unauthorized nude photographs of Williams.

In 2001, Williams starred in the Lifetime cable movie about the life of Henriette De Lille, The Courage to Love and in 2003, Williams read the narrative of Tempie Herndon Durham from the WPA slave narratives in the HBO documentary Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives.

In 2006, Williams received considerable media attention for her comic/villainess role as former model/magazine creative director turned editor-in-chief Wilhelmina Slater in the ABC comedy series Ugly Betty.

September 1999 - 2005Vanessa Williams and Rick Fox met through mutual friends.