Who is Daphne Joy?
Daphne Joy is a Filipino-American model, dancer, presenter, entrepreneur and actress, but she is probably best known as the ex-girlfriend of the famous rapper 50 Cent, with whom she has a son. Joy has appeared on the covers of various magazines and in music videos, while also participating in movies and TV series.
Daphne Joy’s age and biography
Daphne Joy Cervantes Narvaez was born on February 8, 1987 in Olongapo, Zambales Province, Philippines, to a Filipino mother and a Puerto Rican father. Daphne spent her early childhood in the Philippines before she and her family moved to Los Angeles, California, USA when she was seven years old.
Back in her native country, Joy participated in various theater performances, dance groups, and sang in a choir, and was a member of a cheerleading team during her high school years. As far as we know, Daphne Joy has not studied.
Daphne Joy’s profession and career
Growing into an exotic beauty thanks to her mixed heritage, Daphne Joy began a career as a model at the age of 17 shortly before enrolling. Joy soon graced the covers of numerous men’s magazines, including SHOW, Black Men and Smooth Magazine. In 2007, Joy rose to fame for her performance as a VJ/Dancer in MTV’s reality series “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out”.
Daphne also appeared in Ed Hardy Swim Campaign 2009 and King Magazine, before playing Vanessa in Blaxwell Smart’s horror comedy “Frankenhood” (2009), her big screen debut.
In the late 2000s, Joy appeared in numerous music videos, including Akon’s “Beautiful” with Colby O’Donis and Kardinal Offishall, which has received approximately 200 million views. Early in the next decade, Joy had roles in films such as Scott White’s “Venice Heat” and Mike Gunther’s “Setup,” in which she co-starred with 50 Cent, Bruce Willis, and Ryan Phillippe in 2011, and played a mermaid the same year. in the Hollywood blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane.
This film was a commercial success as it grossed over $1 billion worldwide and increased Joy’s popularity as well as her wealth. Daphne has not appeared on the big screen since then, but has participated in music videos for artists such as Flo Rida, Rihanna, Omarion, Neyo, E-40 and others.
Daphne Joy’s Relationships
Daphne Joy has been involved in relationships with a number of celebrities over the years. One of Joy’s first boyfriends was Finnish-Canadian businessman Peter J. Nygård, although the details of this relationship are unknown. In 2011, Daphne dated American actor Tyrese Gibson, best known for his roles in the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, but this relationship was short-lived.
A few months later, Joy began dating rapper Curtis James Jackson III, known as 50 Cent, one of her longest relationships lasting over a year and a half. Joy and 50 Cent even had a child, named Sire Jackson, born in 2013, but their romance took an unexpected turn when Daphne accused 50 Cent of domestic violence. Reportedly, 50 Cent physically assaulted her, breaking into her Toluca Lake apartment on June 23, 2013, and destroying more than $7,000 worth of property before leaving. Police charged him with one count of domestic violence and four counts of vandalism, but after 50 Cent pleaded not to contest the crime of vandalism, these charges were dropped.
Daphne then apparently had a brief relationship with reality TV star Rob Kardashian in late 2013, but that relationship was never officially confirmed. Joy’s last known relationship was with singer Jason Derulo from November 2015 to May 2016. Meanwhile, Joy and 50 Cent have worked it out and are now trying to be the best parents possible for their son, Sire; although they are not together as a couple, they seem to be happy with their child. Fifty even promoted Joy’s swimwear line on Twitter, calling her the mother of his baby, sparking rumors that they would be reuniting.
However, that is not the case, at least not for now. She is currently single and fully focused on raising her child.
Daphne Joy’s net worth, height, weight, body measurements
As per the authoritative sources, Daphne Joy’s net worth is estimated at $1.2 million as of early 2020. Besides her career in modeling and acting, Daphne also owns her clothing line called OMG Miami Swimwear which has increased her wealth.
While she may not be a mainstream star on a global level, Joy entered show business at the age of 17 and has since made a significant amount of money.
Daphne Joy can thank her mixed heritage for having such a beautiful face, beautiful figure and fantastic body. Her vital stats are 37-23-35, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.67cm) and weight 114lbs (52kg). Joy’s bra size is 32D and her shoe size is 6.5. Her hair color is black and she has dark brown eyes.
Daphne Joy’s personal life
Daphne Joy loves to party and has hosted big celebrity events in the past.
She is also involved in charitable causes and modeled for the annual Celebrity Catwalk, which draws attention to abused dogs and cats. Despite her immense popularity, Joy prefers to keep a low profile and out of the public eye. Joy grew up in the Philippines and respects the culture and its values. She loves Filipino food and works wonders in the kitchen, while she also loves to travel. Still, given her fear of heights, Joy restricts her vacation destinations and avoids air travel. Nevertheless, Daphne hopes to overcome her fear of heights by learning to fly one day.