Actress Yaya DaCosta and husband Joshua Bee Alafia, married since 2012, file for divorce!!

February 8, 2018
First Published On: January 5, 2016
by HitBerry

Actress Yaya DaCosta, who is best known for portraying the iconic character of Whitney Houston, first gained worldwide popularity as the runner-up in Cycle 3 of America’s Next Top Model.


And looking at this sexy babe walk the ramp and act on screen, anybody might think that she has a perfect life. But here’s some news for you folks! Her life is not as perfect as we think…

This talented young actress and model have had her own share of troubles. The mother of one recently separated from her husband Joshua Bee Alafia. And now, it is being rumored that she has filed for divorce from her soon to be ex-husband.

DaCosta and Alafia Marital Relationship 

DaCosta and Alafia have been married to each other since 2012. But the couple decided to end their relationship within two years of marriage. The American actress and fashion model and her husband have a son named Sankara.

And now, it seems DaCosta has decided to end their marriage legally, which is why she has reportedly filed the papers for a contested divorce against her former better half.

DaCosta and Alafia Divorce

According to, the "America’s Next Top Model" contestant-turned-actress DaCosta had filed for divorce from her independent movie director husband after a year of separation and the online magazine also hinted that the divorce ‘could get nasty.’

According to Page Six, the actress filed the papers against ex Joshua Bee Alafia in Manhattan Supreme Court last November.

Though the couple made their split public, the reasons behind it are not clear. Well, after their separation, everybody including us thought that The Butler star and her husband would reconcile sooner or later. But we were all wrong. Now that the hot diva has filed for an annulment, there are zero chances of the couple coming back together.

And as per Page Six’s report, neither of the couples have talked to each other or returned each other’s phone call. And DaCosta has not commented on the matter yet. So what might be the reason behind their break up?

According to US Weekly, the couple decided to split off after the actress got the biggest role of her career in the Lifetime biopic, Whitney! Though neither of the party has opened up about the breakup and the soon to be divorce, several sources have been blaming DaCosta for the short-lived marriage.

It is being said that the actress’ ambition to become a successful model and Hollywood starlet resulted in problems in their happy married life. Insiders claim that the actress was too ambitious and selfish and only thought of herself. And her dream of becoming a superstar brought along a lot of differences between her and her indie filmmaker husband.

Everybody is expecting this soon to be divorced to be quite dramatic as it will determine who would win the legal custody of their baby boy.

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This curly haired beauty with 5.8 feet height has appeared in several movies including director Lee Daniels' films. She is set to star in several other films this year. She has an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars.