Who is Daphne Joy?
Daphne Joy is a Filipino–American model, dancer, host, entrepreneur, and actress, but she is probably best known as an ex-girlfriend of famous rapper 50 Cent, with whom she has a son. Joy has appeared on the covers of various magazines and in music videos, while she’s also taken part in films and TV series.
Daphne Joy’s Age and Bio
Daphne Joy Cervantes Narvaez was born on 8 February 1987, in Olongapo, in the province of Zambales, in the Philippines, a daughter of a Filipina 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 several theatre plays, dance groups and sang in a choir, and was a member of a cheerleading team in her high school days. As far as is known, Daphne Joy hasn’t attended college.
Daphne Joy’s Occupation and Career
Growing into an exotic beauty thanks to her mixed heritage, Daphne Joy began a career in modeling at the age of 17, shortly before matriculating. Joy soon graced the covers of numerous men’s magazines, including SHOW, Black Men and Smooth Magazine, among others. In 2007, Joy gained significant fame thanks to her appearance as a VJ/Dancer in MTV’s reality series “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ’N Out”.
Daphne also featured in Ed Hardy Swim Campaign 2009 and King Magazine, before playing Vanessa in Blaxwell Smart’s horror-comedy film “Frankenhood” (2009), which was her big-screen debut.
In the late 2000s, Joy appeared in numerous music videos, including Akon’s “Beautiful” featuring Colby O’Donis and Kardinal Offishall which has been viewed around 200 million times. Early in the next decade, Joy had parts in films such as Scott White’s “Venice Heat” and Mike Gunther’s “Setup” in which she played alongside 50 Cent, Bruce Willis, and Ryan Phillippe both in 2011, and the same year played a mermaid in the Hollywood blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” starring Johnny Depp, Penélope 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 hasn’t appeared on the big screen since, but has taken part in music videos for such artists 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 through the years. One of Joy’s earliest boyfriends was Finnish-Canadian businessman Peter J. Nygård, though 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 brief.
A few months later, Joy began dating rapper Curtis James Jackson III, known as 50 Cent, one of her longest relationships which lasted for over a year and a half. Joy and 50 Cent even had a child, named Sire Jackson, born in 2013, however, their romance took an unexpected turn when Daphne accused 50 Cent of domestic assault. Allegedly, 50 Cent physically abused her, breaking into her Toluca Lake apartment on 23 June 2013, and destroyed over $7,000 worth of property before he left. Police charged him with one count of domestic violence and four counts of vandalism, but after 50 Cent pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vandalism, these charges were dropped.
Daphne then apparently dated reality TV star Rob Kardashian for a short period of time in late 2013, but that relationship was never officially confirmed. Joy’s latest known relationship was with singer Jason Derulo from November 2015 to May 2016. In the meantime, Joy and 50 Cent worked things out, and are now trying to be the best parents possible to their son, Sire; although they’re not together as a couple, they seem to be happy with their kid. Fifty even promoted Joy’s swimsuit line on Twitter, calling her the mother of his baby, which sparked rumors of them reuniting.
Still, that is not the case, at least not for the time being. She is single at the moment, and is entirely focused on raising her child.
Daphne Joy’s Net Worth, Height, Weight, Body Measurements
According to the authoritative sources, as of early 2020, Daphne Joy’s net worth is estimated at $1.2 million. In addition to her career in modeling and acting, Daphne also owns her clothing line named OMG Miami Swimwear, which has increased her wealth.
Although she might not be a mainstream star on a global level, Joy entered show business at the age of 17, and has made a significant amount of money since.
Daphne Joy can thank her mixed heritage for having such a pretty face, lovely figure, and fabulous body. Her vital statistics are 37-23-35, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.67 cm), and weight 114lbs (52 kgs). 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 throw parties, and has hosted major celebrity events in the past.
She is also involved in charitable causes, and modeled for the annual Celebrity Catwalk, which raises awareness for abused dogs and cats. Despite her immense popularity, Joy prefers to stay low-key and out of the public eye. Growing up in the Philippines, Joy respects the culture and its values. She loves Filipino food and is doing miracles in the kitchen, while she also enjoys traveling. Still, given her fear of heights, Joy restricts her vacation destinations and avoids traveling by airplanes. Nevertheless, Daphne is hoping to overcome her fear of heights by learning to fly a ‘plane someday.