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Actress Yaya Dacosta Files For Divorce

“Whitney” star Yaya Dacosta is well on her way to being a single lady. The actress filed for divorce last week in a sealed filing.

According to Page Six reports:

Yaya DaCosta has filed for divorce from her movie-director husband — and it could get nasty.

DaCosta filed papers for a contested divorce against ex Joshua Bee Alafia in Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday.

The filing is sealed, so it’s unclear why the couple split. They were married for two years and have a son named Sankara.

DaCosta was the second-place finisher in the reality-TV fashion show’s third season. She then turned to the big screen, acting in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and landing a starring role in Whitney Houston’s Lifetime biopic. Neither side returned calls.

We’re sad to hear of Yaya’s split but certain she will rebound stronger than ever.

We spoke with Yaya last week at a press junket for her new ensemble show “Chicago Med,” the latest of acclaimed writer/director/producer Dick Wolf’s productions. At a party celebrating the event the actress spoke at length about her experience on “America’s Next Top Model,” noting that while she had only great things to say about Tyra, and congratulated her on ending a successful run of the show, she found the experience to be something traumatic that she had to spend time “healing” from.

She added that while many people know her from that reality show experience, the majority of her film and acting experience has been in lesser known independent films and theater projects and that she had been informed by numerous casting directors and industry execs that had they known about her stint on the reality show it might have hurt her chances.

Stay tuned for more details from our interview with her tomorrow.




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