Being a supermodel has its own shares of pros and cons. For Selita Ebanks, who is one of the most famous faces in the modeling world, her multiple dating affairs and failed engagement with an actor kept the unwanted limelight on her personal life.
Cayman-born model and actress Selita Ebanks has worked for elite fashion brands including Marcus and Ralph Lauren and appeared on the cover issue of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Vogue, and Glamour.
Dated Former Manager; Short-Lived Engagement With Actor Boyfriend
The 35-year-old model was previously dating her manager boyfriend, Marc Chamblin. He accused Selita that she fired him so that she can just date him and doesn't want to have any professional link. In an interview with Page Six Magazine in March 2007, he claimed that he celebrated Valentine's day and even gifted her a $15,000 worth gift. He also added that a few days later she traveled to Las Vegas with American rapper and singer Nick Cannon.
Selita's lawyer, Marty Singer responded to the allegations that the pair had parted ways back in December 2006. Selita's lawyer even disclosed that he tried to meet Selita and mailed her several times. Marty further accused Marc is an obsessed man and has no credibility about his claims of Valentine's day.
After Marc, Selita dated the Drumline actor, Nick and in February 2007, Nick gushed about her to People's Magazine. He said that Selita is a fantastic woman and changed everything in his life. On 30 April 2007, Nick proposed her to get married with a 12-carat diamond ring in Times Square.
However, just five months after their engagement, Selita and Nick parted ways. Selita’s representative, Melissa Raubvogel confirmed People Magazine in October 2007 that couple is taking a break to focus on their careers but will remain the best of friends.
After her short-lived affair with Nick, Selita started dating American actor Terrence J in November 2011. After two years of dating, Selita called it off in 2013 citing “scheduling conflicts.”
Selita talked about her past relationships while promoting her new show, Celebrity Grounds at Power 105’s The Breakfast Club in 2013. While speaking about her affair with Nick, she revealed both of them were very young to start a relationship. She also talked about Terrence, and their work priorities over affair pursued them to call it quits.
Rumored Boyfriend: Are They Still Dating?
After her tumultuous affair with Terrence J, Selita and business executive Ryan Press emerged as a couple at the red carpet together in February 2017 Grammy Awards. They reportedly started dating in May 2016.
Selita and Ryan at The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on 12 February 2017 in Los Angeles (Photo: Zimbio.com)
However, things turned a little ugly when Ryan's ex-fiance, Brandy Norwood threw shade at Selita and her former partner. While Brandy had already moved out from her relationship with Ryan, the singer during one of her stage performance in 2017 marked Ryan as “lying, cheating and rebounding with a “broke b*tch."
But after Selita and her boyfriend, Ryan's public appearance, they are yet to flaunt their chemistry in the open. As they have avoided public events, they are rumors of their split, which is yet to be confirmed by Selita and Ryan.
The model also had an on-screen romance with Kevin Hart on the second season of the 2013 American comedy TV series, Real Husbands of Hollywood. In real life, Kevin is the husband of a famous social media star and fashion icon, Eniko Parrish.
How Did Her Parents Raise Her?
Selita's father is a native Jamaican and works as the New York Police Captain while her mother, Anita possesses Caymanian ethnicity. Her parents raised in a poor upbringing and when she turned five to six years old when she was taken to foster care. She moved around to people who would accept her as their children into their life.
Selita on her 2012 interview for Fox News revealed that she had very fond memories from her first home. An old looking woman embraced her and took her to her first home, where she was the only kid. But when her mom became financially stable, she was then brought back to her house.
The model shares a lovable bond with her mother. The supermodel had posted an old picture of her mom and posted a sweet 50th birthday tweet for her on her Twitter handle on 21 December 2017. American rapper Drake Gable was also seen in the picture frame.
She also shared a strong bond with her grandparents. Her paternal grandmother is Hazel while maternal grandmother is Arlene. In her family, she has seven siblings brother.
How Much Is Selita Ebanks Net Worth?
Selita summoned the net worth of $12 million from her professional modeling career since mid-2000. She generated a remunerative paycheck signing with Victoria’s Secret back in 2005 and also appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition as Victoria's Secrets lingerie model in 2007.
The model also generates her income from her youth-mentoring program, Stardom Youth Foundation in the Cayman Islands; which she founded in 2004.
She was recognized at the age of 17 by a modeling scout at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.
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Selita Ebanks was born on 15 February 1983 in George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Selita stands at the height of 1.73 m (5’ 8”). Her birth sign is Aquarius.
The artist attended a nearby high school in New York and later got accepted at the Columbia, Spellman and New York University.