Vanessa Williams meets all her four Grown Children from two different Dads
Actress and model Vanessa Williams has raised four beautiful children with two different men. Learn more about her family, here!
When it comes to Hollywood, multi-talented icon Vanessa Williams, 59, has tried her hand (and succeeded) at every corner. First rising to stardom in 1984 as the first Black woman to win the Miss America crown, Vanessa went on to build a storied career on the stage and screen.
Starring in Broadway productions like Kiss of the Spider Woman and Into the Woods, the latter of which won her a Tony Award, Vanessa established her one-of-a-kind talent, and will even return to the stage this May in POTUS. Vanessa has also gained acclaim on the small screen, winning an Emmy Award in 2007 for her role on Ugly Betty.
Through the many phases of her career, Vanessa has also managed to raise a beautiful family, welcoming her first child when she was 24. In an as-told-to essay for Glamour, Vanessa opened up about how decades of being a mom have shaped her as a person. “I’ve been a mother so long that it’s hard to
remember what my life was like before then,” she revealed, “but parenthood has never felt like a burden: It strengthened my outlook on life and made me more ambitious in my career.” Learn more about the four children Vanessa calls her own, below!