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Vanessa Williams Reunites With Ex Husband

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Oct. 3 2007, Published 12:00 p.m. ET

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OK! has confirmed that actress and her former husband, one-time L.A. Laker basketballer , 34, will be back in each other arms and beds this fall. But don't get too excited — it's all for the former Miss America's hit TV show, Ugly Betty.

The couple, who wed in 1999 and divorced five years later, will reunite for two episodes of the Emmy-winning ABC series. In an episode to air Oct. 4, Rick will play the bodyguard and lover of his ex's character, Mode magazine editor Wilhelmina Slater. OK! has also confirmed that he will return for a second episode in November.

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"Before the producers cast Rick they asked for Vanessa's approval," a source on the show tells OK!. "She said she was fine with it, laughing that Rick hasn’t got anything she hadn’t seen before!"

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