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Vanessa Williams Talks Kids, Jobs and Used Cars

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Dec. 17 2008, Published 7:32 a.m. ET

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Vanessa Williams’ son Devin is gearing up for his first job now that he’s getting ready for his first car.

The mother-son team recently signed Allstate Insurance’s Home For The Holidays teen safe driving contract.

Vanessa, 45, is a single mom to Melanie, 21, Jillian, 19, Devin, 15, and Sasha, 8.

What’s the best thing about ? “It’s never-ending unconditional love,” the Ugly Betty star tells me.

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But just because she’s on a hit show doesn’t mean her kids are on easy street.

“The past two girls, as soon as they got jobs, they got used cars,” Vanessa says. “No one got a brand new car. We’ll see what kind of used car he gets.”

While Melanie worked in a boutique to pay for a “colorful, yellow, used” Volvo S40 and Jillian worked at a children’s day care to fund her ride, Devin may find his future in a shoe store.

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“I want something that deals with fashion,” he says. “I’m really into sneakers, clothes and everything.”

And about the big rock he’s sporting in one ear? He got it for eighth-grade graduation.

“It’s faux,” Vanessa says. “It isn’t real, believe me.”

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