Who Is Tyra Banks' Fiancé? Details On Louis Bélanger-Martin

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Who Is Tyra Banks' Fiancé? Details On Louis Bélanger-Martin
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Who is Tyra Banks fiancé, Louis Bélanger-Martin?

We really love it when beautiful people get some beautiful love of their own — such as Tyra Banks, who has been spotted out and about with a huge diamond engagement ring on her finger. But who is Tyra Banks's rumored fiance, Louis Bélanger-Martin? And could he be "the one"?

Though she's perhaps best known for her work on America's Next Top Model, Banks is actually a history-making model. Starting her modeling career at age 15, Banks was the first Black woman to be featured on the cover of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, which she would appear on three times.

In addition, Banks was a Victoria's Secret model from 1998 until 2005, and, for a time, was one of the top-earning models in the industry, and the top-earning Black model in the world. 

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Rumor has it that Banks has found the one, and he did not hesitate to put a huge ring on it. 

Tyra's fiancé's name is Louis Bélanger-Martin.

Banks's man isn't in the entertainment industry at all. His name is Louis Bélanger-Martin, and he's a businessman that founded the companies Groupe W, Inc. and DTI Software, Inc.

A graduate of the University of Quebec, Bélanger-Martin also sits on the board of several other prominent companies, including Mobi 724 Global Solutions. 

Louis Bélanger-Martin was first spotted on a date with Banks in New York City. 

Banks and Bélanger-Martin were spotted "with their arms around each other" at Hutong, a popular hotspot in New York City. This was the second time they were seen together at Hutong — the first time they were alone, and the second was at the same place but with some friends for "white wine and dim sum."

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Banks is the Nine West ambassador. 

Don't think that just because Louis Bélanger-Martin has plenty of money that she doesn't support herself. Banks is the ambassador for the Nine West shoe brand and the new Dancing With The Stars host. 

Before dating Louis Bélanger-Martin, Banks suffered through an abusive relationship. 

Not everything for Banks has been sunshine and roses. Back in 2009, she told Oprah Winfrey that she had been in an abusive relationship in the past.

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Though she didn't name her abuser and insisted he never hit her, Banks said that she used to be very judgmental of women in abusive relationships until she got into one herself. Banks eventually got out of the emotionally abusive relationship, though, and now she seems to have found love with Bélanger-Martin. 

Louis Bélanger-Martin has met Tyra's son.

The brunette beauty has kept her love life close to her chest since she split from Erik Asla, with whom she has three-year-old son, York, back in 2017. Meanwhile, Banks admitted that York, who was born via a surrogate, is desperate to have a sibling, and her mother Carolyn London thinks it’s a good idea."

Bélanger-Martin has been spending a lot of time with York and they have been building a relationship.

There have also been reports that "Tyra's child has his own room at Louis [and] Valerie's house in Magog [Quebec] and Tyra moved some of her stuff — clothes, jewelry — there, too."

Are Tyra Banks and Louis Bélanger-Martin engaged?

Banks was spotted in Santa Monica while she was visiting her boyfriend and rumored fiancé. They were enjoying a day at her yet-to-be-opened theme park ModelLand because of the coronavirus pandemic.

They both were wearing black pants, dark sweatshirts, and face masks. But she had one difference: She was wearing a huge diamond engagement ring.

Congratulations Tyra Banks and Louis Bélanger-Martin on their engagement ... if there actually is one.

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Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, and photographer whose work has appeared in People, Teen Vogue, Us Weekly, The Source, XXL, HipHopDX, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, and more. 

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Editor's Note: This article was originally posted in October 2019 and was updated with the latest information.