Vanessa Williams on Her Upcoming Wedding: “Third Time’s the Charm!”

Vanessa Williams has already walked down the aisle twice before, so when the actress weds boyfriend Jim Skrip, she’s playing for keeps. “Third time’s the charm,” Williams joked to Us Weekly‘s Loose Talk, dubbing the adage her own personal hashtag.

Choosing to keep her relationship private until her engagement, Williams was forced to open up to Queen Latifah when she debuted a giant diamond during her September 2014 Latifah talk show appearance.

“Vanessa, I have been trying to have a conversation ladies and gents, but I’m blinded by the light coming from that bling ring on your finger,” Latifah joked to Williams, who has partnered with Dress for Success and TracFone to help empower women in the workplace through their “Success Is Calling” program. “Is there something that we need to know around here?”

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Vanessa Williams and Jim Skrip attend the after party for the Broadway opening night of “The Trip To Bountiful” in 2013. Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

Williams explained that she met her future husband — a Buffalo, N.Y. native — during a vacation to Egypt nearly two years ago. “You go across the world to find somebody who’s six hours away,” mused the actress, who has four children with exes Ramon Hervey and Rick Fox.

The future Mrs. Skrip wasn’t the only star with something to say this week: Watch Us Weekly‘s latest Loose Talk video to find out the reason Rebel Wilson feared for her life when filming Pitch Perfect 2, why Tina Fey wouldn’t be caught dead in Spanx, and Kit Harington‘s sneaky, sexy tip to get through his Game of Thrones photo shoots.

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