Vivica A. Fox has challenged her ex-fiance's break-up story, insisting she was the one who called off the romance after spotting "warning signs" in the relationship.
The actress became engaged to club promoter Omar 'Slim' White last Christmas after more than a year of dating, but the romance ended recently with the businessman telling website TooFab.com he ditched his famous girlfriend.
He said, "She's a good woman, it's just one of those situations where in life people outgrow each other. I'm highly intelligent, very wise and one thing I hate is negativity and drama; I hate arguing, and I value communication no matter what the problem may be. So, as in any relationship, tension can build up and I finally had to walk away."
Now Fox has opened up about the split, telling news show "Access Hollywood" it was she who broke off the engagement.
The actress states, "I was ready to do the family thing. Unfortunately things just didn't work out, and I had the courage to end things before we jumped the broom and wasted a lot of money.
"Sometimes in relationships there are warning signs and I think that once you get older - I've been married before - that if there are warning signs that you should pay attention to them before you get families involved and all the hoopla... If things aren't working out it's OK to move on."
And Fox insists she won't be dating again in a hurry: "I'm enjoying being single for a little while and regrouping and focusing on myself and my career."
When she is ready for romance again, she's determined to find a man who is more than a well-toned hunk: "I've told myself that I'm gonna try something different next time, because I happen to fall in love with a six-pack and a smile - and look where that's gotten me."