One of the interesting traits of Hollywood is that the sky is big enough for anyone to make something of themselves. Whatever you would like to be, and whatever your talent might be, you can always hope to find a place in the biggest entertainment industry in the world. So far, Daphne Joy has found her place as a model, an actress, and TV host.
Aside from her work in the above-named categories, Daphne is also quite an entrepreneur with her own clothing line and she is also known for her relationship with one of hip hop’s most popular personalities, 50 Cent.
Daphne Joy Started Modeling When She Was 17
Records have it that she was born on the 8th of February 1987 and was named Daphne Joy Cervantes Narvaez by her parents in Olonpago, Philippines. She spent seven years in the country before her parents relocated to Los Angeles, California where she has called home ever since.
Details of how Daphne spent her early life are hard to come by but from the little we know, she has always earned the attention of those around her, something that comes almost naturally for her. Because of this, it was easy for her to become a member of her high school’s cheerleading team.
Also, her life as a member of the world of performing arts began at high school where she participated in the school’s choir, theater, and dance group. Shortly before she graduated from high school, Daphne began her modeling career. She was only 17 years old then and has remained a model ever since, expanding into other aspects of show business.
Launching Daphne Joy Collection is a Significant Achievement in Her Career
In her modeling resume, Daphne Joy has modeled for a number of brands and magazines, including popular magazines like Maxim, Esquire, and GQ. Also a lingerie model, she has posed for a number of popular lingerie and swimsuit brands, as shown by her Instagram page, @daphnejoy, where she has over 1.5 million followers as of June 2020.
Daphne’s professional career also includes the ownership of her own clothing line called Daphne Joy Collection. Utilizing her knowledge of fashion designing to create the brand, the model regards this as one of the biggest accomplishments of her career.
Offering products that range from swimwear to handbags and accessories, the model said she created the brand paying attention to four things that her passion revolves around: motherhood, fashion, traveling, and fitness. She explained that being a mother, she is always in a rush and tends to go for clothing and accessories that are easy to put on without sacrificing the need to look elegantly and stylishly fashionable.
Daphne is Also Known for Her Acting Roles
Apart from modeling, Daphne Joy is also an actress who has appeared in minor roles in movies like Venice Heat, Frankenhood, Setup, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides where she appeared as a mermaid. That’s not all, she was also a Wild ‘N Out Girl in a 2007 episode of the show.
Her other on-screen appearances are in music videos for various artists like Neyo, Flo-Rida, Omarion, Rihanna, and E-40, among others. This, in addition to what she makes for her other endeavors, has earned her an estimated net worth of $1.2 million.
Joy’s Relationship with 50 Cent Added to Her Fame
Daphne Joy’s status as a beautiful woman who is in the public eye has made her a well sought-after romantic partner by a number of her celebrity peers. She has been known to be involved with personalities such as Peter J. Nygard, Tyrese Gibson, Rob Kardashian, and Jason Derulo.
However, of all her high-profile relationships, it was her relationship with 50 Cent that received most of the attention. This is not only because of 50 Cent’s reputation as one of hip hop’s most popular names but also as a result of the seriousness of what they had. The couple reportedly began dating after her relationship with Tyrese Gibson and after a couple of years, in 2012, they had a child named Sire Jackson.
Why Their Relationship Ended
The birth of the child suggested that the two were ready to go all the way but the couple parted ways shortly after Sire was born, with Daphne Joy accusing 50 Cent of vandalism and domestic abuse. The claim created quite a scandal that saw the famous rapper almost face jail time.
As it was reported, he entered a plea bargain with prosecutors over the domestic violence case and was ultimately handed three years probation. In addition to that, he was made to attend counseling sessions, handed 30 days community service, and ordered to pay $7,100 to Joy for damages.
The rapper reportedly broke into Daphne Joy’s home where he kicked her and damaged her belongings. After he was dragged to court, he agreed to plead no contest to misdemeanor vandalism so that the domestic violence charge be dropped.
What We Know About The Family Members of Daphne Joy
Daphne Joy’s family life as it is today revolves around her son and his father. Even though the duo are no longer in a relationship, they have remained in good terms and continue to co-parent their child.
When it comes to other members of Joy’s family, there is very little information available about her background and relationship with them. All that is known is that she is of mixed heritage as she was born to a Puerto Rican father and a Filipino mother.
Unlike other celebrities, who occasionally post pictures of their family in celebration or appreciation of their contributions to who they have become, Daphne Joy hasn’t done that so far and appears to be going to extreme lengths to keep her family away from media attention.