Who is Daphne Joy?
Daphne Joy Cervantes Narvaez was born under the zodiac sign of Capricorn on 8 January 1987, in Olongapo, Philippines, Southeast Asia; her nationality is Filipino, and her ethnicity is of mixed Filipino and Puerto Rican descent. She is a fashion model and an actress who is perhaps known best for her role as Mermaid in the 2011 movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” starring Johnny Depp, Ian McShane and Penelope Cruz.
Early life and education
Daphne lived with her family in Olongapo until she was seven years old, when they moved to Los Angeles, California USA; there is no information about her parent’s names, although it is known that she has a younger sister, whose name is also unknown.
Daphne attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2005, she didn’t enroll at college, but launched her modeling career.
Daphne soon attracted the attention of fashion designers and modeling agencies, which lead to her appearing on numerous covers of magazines such as “Black Men Magazine”, “Rukus”, “King Magazine”, “Performance: Auto and Sound Magazine”, and many others.
She was a model for the “Ed Hardy Swim Campaign” in 2009, and the “Show Magazine Calendar” in 2011, also modeling for swimsuits and lingerie for many popular brands such as OMG Miami Swimwear, Sire and Pretty Little Thing among others.
She made her acting debut in the 2009 movie “Frankenhood”, in which she portrayed Vanessa, followed by her role as Mermaid in “Pirates of Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, and her appearance as Girl in Night Club in the movie “Setup” starring Bruce Willis, Ryan Phillippe and 50 Cent. She has also participated as a dancer in several music videos, such as “Miss Independent” by Ne-Yo, and “What You Got” by Colby O’ Donis.
Nowadays, Daphne is a successful businesswoman; she has her own swimsuit collection, and she does a collaboration collection of swimwear named “Boracay” with L’Animal, a fashion house from Los Angeles.
Love life and relationships
There were various rumors concerning Daphne’s love life, and has been linked to some of the celebrities from the film industry. However, she hasn’t spoken about any man whom she has been with, but there was some speculation in 2010 that she was seeing Peter J. Nygard, a Finnish-Canadian former fashion executive, who is rated 70th on the list of the richest Canadians, according to Canadian Business Magazine; the two hasn’t spoken about these rumors.
In 2011 Daphne was involved in gossip about her and Tyrese Gibson, an American rapper and songwriter, but those rumors ended when she revealed that she was in a relationship with Curtis James Jackson III, known better as 50 Cent, an American rapper, television producer, actor and songwriter.
The two started dating in February 2011, and on 1 September 2012 Daphne gave birth to their son Sire Jackson. Soon after his birth they separated, the reason for that was alleged physical violence by 50 Cent. Although they weren’t a couple anymore, they stayed in a friendly relationship because of their son, spent holidays together, and celebrated Sire’s birthday every year together.
In October 2013, rumors started about Daphne seeing Rob Kardashian, a businessman known for his appearance in the television reality show “Keep Up With the Kardashians”, however, it looks like it was just an on-screen match-up.
In 2015, Daphne started dating Jason Joel Desrouleaux, known better as Jason Derulo, a famous rapper, songwriter and singer from Miramar, Florida, known for his hit songs such as “Talk Dirty”, “Savage Love”, “Jalebi Baby”, and many others. The two separated in May 2016, and the reason for their break-up was Jason apparently being unfaithful – according to some gossips he was messing with some girl from Justine Bieber’s dance group.
In April 2021, the paparazzi shot a photo of Daphne and Sean Combs – known as Puff Daddy, or Diddy – in which they were holding hands while walking, and they have been seen drinking vodka in his mansion garden in Miami Beach.
Daphne and Diddy haven’t spoken about their relationship, so it seems that as of November 2021, Daphne is single, hasn’t married, and has one child.
Hobbies and other interests
One of Daphne’s favorite hobbies is her job, as modeling is something that she likes to do, and saying in one interview that she hasn’t dreamed of becoming an actress, so she didn’t devote her time to auditions, and for her, her acting career is over.
If you look on her Instagram account, you can enjoy her stunning photos, like her 1.7 million followers do, and you can also keep track of her work and life on Twitter, on which she has gained almost 50,000 followers.
Daphne takes care of her body – she does aerobics and other fitness exercises, working out three to four times per week at the gym; she also likes swimming, sailing on yachts, and riding a jet ski, as well as sunbathing,
She is into traveling, and thanks to her modeling career has visited a couple of US states and some European countries such as France, Italy, Spain, and others; her favorite travel destination is New York City, and her dream travel destination is Ravello, Italy.
In her spare time, she likes to relax in the spa center, or to go for a walk on the beach; she loves to spend time with her son, and uses every opportunity to spend quality time with him. The interesting fact about her son Sire Jackson is that when he was just two years old, he was a model for the “Kidz Safe”, a headphone brand for children, which reputedly brought him $700,000.
Age, height, and net worth
Daphne is 34 years old, she has brown hair and light brown eyes; she weighs around 121lbs (55kgs) and is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall with vital statistics of 34-23-35.
As of November 2021, her net worth has been estimated at $1 million.