May 27, 2020

Vanessa Williams Shares Rare Family Photo with Late Dad Milton on Memorial Day

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R&B icon Vanessa Williams honored her late dad on social media as she joined in the Memorial Day celebrations.

Star entertainer Vanessa Williams shared a rare throwback photo of her loved ones on Instagram. This she did, as she honored her late dad, Milton Williams on Memorial Day.

Vanessa Williams at the New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Pier 59 on September 9, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images


In the heartfelt post, Williams shared a beach photo of her family members having fun. The celebrated patriarch wore a white t-shirt, which he paired with colorful shorts as he bore a camcorder in one hand. She wrote in her caption: 

"Memorial day of yore. Missing Papa with the giant camcorder. #family #memories." 


Many fans admired the star singer's family as they joined her in celebrating her late dad. The former Miss USA, once shared with Forbes her experiences as a famous person, how it affected her family life and the influence of her mom on her way to stardom.

Since she launched her showbiz career in 1984, Vanessa Williams has tried her hands at matrimony three times.



At the time of the interview, the "Save The Best For Last" singer and her mom, Helen Williams, just released a book together. Vanessa shared that she learned to balance fame and her personal life so that the limelight wouldn't control her. 

Helen, who was also at the interview, shared that her daughter's fame has helped her realize that she needed "to just sit and relax and appreciate the world of fashion designers that want to dress" her.



The matriarch made it known that her celebrity daughter made her proud when she landed her first role in a Broadway musical show.

According to DailyMail, the "Soul Food" star was once in the news after she dug into the National Archives in Washington, D.C.



There, the actress learned of her ancestry about a relative, David Carll, who escaped slavery and married a white woman. Research showed that Carll was a free man of mixed race who married a white woman named Louisa.

The ex-beauty Queen also learned of her other great-great-grandfather, William Fields, who made an impact on early legislation from 1885 to 1886.


Since she launched her showbiz career in 1984, Vanessa Williams has tried her hands at matrimony three times. In an interview with Glamour, the mom-of-four shared her bits and pieces of matrimony.

Williams made it known that all her husbands were good men, and for her, men go through "different phases of their life." The versatile celebrity emphasized that one should be sure of who they were getting married to before taking the big step!