Vivica A. Fox is ecstatic to be engaged to her much younger man. Her friends? Not so much.
When news broke that Vivica accepted a marriage proposal from her 27-year-old boyfriend, Omar ‘Slim’ White, fans were generally happy for the 46-year-old actress. That said, some people, including Vivica’s own buddies, were skeptical about the engagement.
"A few of her friends are worried that White might be using Vivica, but Star has been really supportive about the engagement,” a source told RadarOnline.com.
In fact, Star Jones seems to be the only one of Viv’s friends that supports her decision to marry Slim, an Atlanta club promoter who gave Vivica an 8-carat diamond ring. The former “The View” co-host has advised Vivica’s other BFFs to give Slim the benefit of the doubt lest they find themselves cut off.
"Vivica is a tough lady,” the source said, “and she has told her inner circle that they had better back her decision or run the risk of losing her friendship.”
That might seem like a drastic ultimatum, but the insider said Vivica is really ready to start a family with Slim, whom she has been dating for about a year.
"Vivica never had any children with her first husband Christopher Harvest during their four-year marriage and she wants to make up for that with Omar,” the source said.
– Sonya Eskridge