Yaya DaCosta Files for Divorce

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 05:  Joshua Bee Alafia (L) and actress Yaya Alafia attends Lee Daniels' "The Butler" New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on August 5, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Yaya DaCosta Files for Divorce

The actress splits from husband Joshua Bee Alafia.

Published November 13, 2015

Yaya DaCosta is single again. The actress and former America's Next Top Model contestant has filed for divorce from her filmmaker husband Joshua Bee Alafia, Page Six reports.

From the way it sounds, the split could be ugly. DaCosta filed papers for a contested divorce against her estranged husband in Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday. The filing is sealed, so it’s unclear why the couple of two years split. They also share a son named Sankara, meaning a custody battle is likely brewing.

DaCosta has been busy since finishing in second place in America's Next Top Model third season. She starred in Lee Daniels’ The Butler and played Whitney Houston in Lifetime's biopic of the pop icon. She is currently starring in the television series Chicago Med.

Watch the actress talk about working with Oprah on The Butler, below:

(Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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