Corporate events manager turned reality television personality best known for starring on season 3 of Married at First Sight, and later on Lifetime's Married at First Sight: Second Chances.
She earned a master's degree in communications from Clark Atlanta University. She was accepted into the Yale Writers' Conference for travel and food writing.
She founded the website XO, Vanessa as a way to provide inspiration to women.
Originally from South Carolina, she would later call Atlanta, Georgia home. She divorced Tres Russell, whom she matched with on Married at First Sight. She was matched with David Norton on Married at First Sight: Second Chances.
She and Neil Bowlus were both cast members of the 3rd season of Married at First Sight.