Jim Skrip is the husband of Vanessa Williams, the popular American singer, actress, and dancer. Currently 63 years old, Jim Skrip is an American accountant and financial officer born on 1st January 1960.
Jim grew to immense popularity following his marriage. His wife, Vanessa, is a versatile actress who first gained public recognition after she became the first African-American woman to be crowned Miss America in 1984. Nonetheless, Jim has also, in his own right, made a sustainable name and fortune for himself, though in a low profile. Read on as we explore his life, career, and marriage life with Vanessa.
Summary of Jim Skrip’s Bio
- Full name: Jim Skrip
- Gender: Male
- Date of birth: 1st January 1960
- Jim Skrip’s Age: 63 years old
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Married
- Jim Skrip’s Wife: Vanessa Williams
- Jim Skrip’s Parents: Fredrick and Annette J. Skrip
- Siblings: 2 brothers (Michael and Martin)
- Jim Skrip’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 10 inches
- Jim Skrip’s Height in Centimetres: 178 cm
- Jim Skrip’s Weight: 70 kg
- Jim Skrip’s Net worth: $10 Million
- Famous for: Being the husband of Vanessa Williams
Jim Skrip is a Native New Yorker
Jim Skrip was born in New York on the 1st day of January 1960 and is now 63 years old; his birth sign is Capricorn. He originally hails from Depew, a small village in Buffalo Erie County, New York, United States of America. Jim is an American citizen of Caucasian ethnicity. His parents, Fredrick, and Annette J. Skrip, are now late; his mother died on 8th February 2011.
Jim has two siblings; two brothers named Michael and Martin, with who he grew up in Buffalo. He attended a local high school in his neighborhood, after which he moved to St. Bonaventure University, a private Franciscan university in St. Bonaventure, New York, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 1984.
He and Vanessa Williams Met in Egypt in 2012
Jim Skrip and Vanessa Williams are still married and living together happily as husband and wife in New York. The couple met in 2012 in Egypt, and according to Jim, their meeting was unexpected. Meanwhile, Vanessa had previously been married two times before meeting Jim.
So, having been married and divorced two times, the actress was busy channeling all her time and energy into her career as well as raising her children when love came knocking at her door for the third time.
Talking about how they met on Live with Kelly and Ryan, Vanessa recalled that it was her Egyptologist tour guide that talked her into starting a conversation with Skrip. Jim and Vanessa were both on a holiday vacation in Egypt, and while Jim was alone, Vanessa was in the company of her daughter Sasha. Interestingly, she noticed that Jim’s t-shirt had the name of her mother’s hometown (Buffalo) on it, and that drew her attention.
The actress approached Jim and asked if he is from Buffalo, to which he replied in affirmation, after which other friendly chats followed, and their conversation ended up lasting for about three hours. On the same day, Vanessa invited Jim to a dinner party in her hotel’s restaurant, and they had a much longer talk which she described as ‘unbelievable”.
From there, things started happening so fast for them, having developed mutual feelings for each other. On 26th September 2014, Williams announced during her appearance on The Queen Latifah Show that she had gotten engaged to Jim. Details about their relationship did not come to light until she made the revelation of her engagement, as they agreed to keep their relationship totally away from the media.
The Couple Got Married in New York in 2015
Jim and Vanessa walked down the aisle to exchange marital vows on 4th July 2015 at St. Stаnіѕlаuѕ’ѕ Сhurсh іn Вuffаlo, New York. They had a lavish Egyptian-themed private wedding ceremony that had only their close friends and family in attendance. During a Live interview with Seacrest and Ripa, Vanessa said that Jim is her third and final husband.
This got to show that, apparently, the Desperate Housewife star has found what she’s been looking for in a man, and fans hope that their love sure lasts forever. Today, it’s been 8 years since they tied the knot and are still going on strong.
Following their marriage, Jim Skrip became the stepfather of Vanessa’s four children from her two previous marriages. Their names are Devin, Jillian, Melanie, and Sasha Fox. Skrip and Williams do not have any children together. While this is Vanessa’s third marriage, it is Jim’s second marriage. However, nothing is known about his previous marriage and whether he has children from it.
What Does Vanessa Williams’ Husband Do For a Living?
Vanessa Williams’ husband, Jim Skrip, is an accomplished accountant and financial officer. After graduation, he moved to Dallas and took his first job as an accountant at Аrthur Аndеrѕеn, an accounting firm. He worked there for a while and then decided to venture into the real estate business. He took a job as an assistant controller in a real estate company in Dallas and has since experienced massive growth in the field.
From Dallas, Jim moved to San Francisco, where he worked as a chief financial officer for a software company. Fully returning to real estate, he landed a mouth-watering opportunity to work as a director of assets management in a real estate company that was at that time controlling more than 5000 apartments in multiple cities.
Currently, Jim Skrip works at The Harvey School as Director of Finance and Operations. His primary responsibility is to look after the day-to-day activities of the school accounting, cash flow, construction activities, etc. From his real estate career, Skrip earns decently, as his net worth is reportedly $10 million.
Meanwhile, it is no news that Skrip only came to public recognition as a result of marrying the celebrity actress Vanessa Williams. Hence, some part of his life is kept under wraps which is the reason some information about him is not ascertained. Conversely, his wife, Vanessa, is a public person and has most of her life in the limelight.
Vanessa Williams has, over the course of her career, made a lot of accomplishments both in acting and singing and also won a couple of notable awards. The couple, although not at the same height of fame, are both successful in their own rights. Regardless, it is safe to say that Vanessa is more famous and wealthy than her husband, Jim Skrip. Her net worth is pegged at $25 million; more than twice of her husband’s.