Vanessa Williams joined the Yolanda Adams Morning Show this morning to talk about her new book, “You Have No Idea”.
In the book, the “Desperate Housewives” actress reveals shocking secrets about her earlier years. From being molested to having an abortion, Williams also said she didn’t even tell her mother about the molestation until they wrote the book together. Helen Williams said she was “absolutely stunned” to find out.
Vanessa Williams, now a mother of four, said she first got pregnant when she was in high school but decided to have an abortion — another secret she kept from her mother.
“Being pregnant is the most frightening thing that happens in your life,” she said. “I knew in high school that’s something that I was not prepared to do, or fight, or struggle with.”
In college, Williams got into beauty pageants and became the first black woman to ever win the title of Miss America in 1983, receiving death threats, she tells all how she overcame all her obstacles.
Penned with her mother, the book is available in stores now.