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Vanessa Williams shares Buffalove with 'LIVE' audience

The Buffalove continues to flow from Vanessa Williams.

The actress/singer/former Miss America appeared on "LIVE with Kelly and Ryan" Wednesday and told the co-hosts about her ties to the area and her July 4, 2015, wedding in Buffalo to Jim Skrip of Depew.

"My husband is from Buffalo, very strong Buffalo roots," Williams said. "My mother was born and raised in Buffalo and that is actually how we met," she continued, going into detail how the couple met on a cruise in Egypt after she noticed a man wearing a Buffalo Sabres shirt.

“So I went up to him and asked him, ‘Are you from Buffalo?’ ” Williams said in an interview with The Buffalo News in 2013.

Yes, he said. He was from Buffalo, and he still lived there.

“We talked about the Bills, and we found out his mom grew up just a few streets away from where my mom grew up on the East Side,” Williams said. “We had a lot in common.”

Watch the clip from the show below:

Revisit Tim O'Shei's story about the 2015 wedding (and three-day party) here:

A Hollywood wedding with a Buffalo spin

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