Now the stories are starting to come full circle.
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Who's got the goods?
The Nile River does!
The body of water that originally brought Moses to save his people now has another celebrity on its waves.
Plus her daughter!
Vanessa Williams is one good mommy!
The actress recently philosophized on what it means being a mother and how it has changed her viewpoints on life.
It seems like she truly appreciates having children and it shows by how much compassion and love she gushes during the interview.
Here's what she said:
In Vanessa Williams' new book, written by her and her mom Helen Williams, she gives readers an open and honest look at her life growing up, including sexual abuse, her Miss America pageant scandal, and so much more.
And now, in a recent candid interview, Vanessa opens up about another horrible experience in her life
Getting real with the Williams!
Vanessa Williams and her mother Helen Williams have finally finished their book You Have No Idea: A Famous Daughter, Her No-Nonsense Mother, and How They Survived Pageants, Hollywood, Love, Loss (and Each Other)! Whoa, what a title.
But not all of it is fun and games.
We are very proud of Vanessa Williams.
The actress has bravely come forward and revealed that she was sexually abused as a child.
Vanessa is speaking out about it in interviews, and discuses the issue in her new memoir, You Have No Idea.
She says she was just 10-years-old when she suffered abuse at the hands of the 18-year-old daughter of her parents’ friends, who:
“pulled down the bloomers of my cotton baby-doll pajamas. I lay there paralyzed. What was I going to do?”
But she didn't let the insolence paralyze her for long. She adds that, even though it did inspire some teenage rebellion, it didn't stop her from accomplishing her goals:
“It didn’t paralyse me, and I don’t dwell.”
Opening up about something like this is VERY hard, but bringing the subject into a public conversation can raise awareness for the children that become victims of this sick abuse everyday.
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Mini van drivers unite!
Vanessa Williams may be saying done with her roll as a tween-toting soccer mom on Desperate Housewives, but her role as a soccer mom off-screen is not over yet.
When asked how she plans on spending her down time, momma Williams revealed she isn't planning on having much of a break at all. She confesses:
“I’m literally driving my 11-year-old to school and bringing snacks to soccer games and going to her swim meets, so there’s not much down time. But if I was away on vacation, my first stop would probably be to a spa to get a nice massage and relax!”
Aw, what a good mom!
Even super stars rather treat their kids than themselves. Seriously though, she can use one afternoon at the spa.
And in just a couple months, V is going to go on mom duty AND back to work, promoting her new book.
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