Vanessa Williams’ brother leaked news of summer wedding in Western New York.
“Here comes the bride, Miss America.”
That potential mash-up of those two songs could be heard this summer in a Western New York church as Vanessa Williams and her fiancé, Jim Skrip of Depew, say “I do.”
The information about the celebrity nuptials came via Vanessa Williams’ brother, Chris Williams, who is one of the stars of the upcoming NBC comedy, “One Big Happy,” produced by Ellen DeGeneres.
In September, Williams, 51, announced on a daytime talk show that she and Skrip, a St. Bonaventure University graduate, had made their wedding plans official a few weeks earlier.
The couple met several years ago while on separate vacations in Egypt. Williams previously told The Buffalo News that she and her daughter were on a Nile cruise when she noticed another tourist in a Sabres shirt.
Williams said, “I went up to him and asked him, ‘Are you from Buffalo?’ ”
The two began a long distance romance. Williams lives near New York City, but she said a while ago that she gets to Western New York often.