Dascha Polanco's Struggle On Raising Children Without A Husband And Mother! No Help From Boyfriend Or There Isn't Any?

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Dascha Polanco's Struggle On Raising Children Without A Husband And Mother! No Help From Boyfriend Or There Isn't Any?

Quick Fact Check

  • Date of Birth 1982-12-03
  • Age 36 Years 11 Month(s)
  • Nationality American-Dominican
  • Birth Place Dominican Republic
  • Profession Actress
  • Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
  • Religion N/A
  • Ethnicity/Race Mixed
  • Father Rubén Darío Polanco
  • Mother Janet Polanco
  • Daughter/s Dasany Kristal Gonzalez, Aryam
  • Children/Kids 3
  • Relationship Status Single (2019)
  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Dating/Affair No
  • Net Worth $5 Million
  • Career 2011-present
  • College Hunter College, Montefiore Medical Center, Break Into Hollywood (BIH)
  • Height/ How Tall? 5'5" (165 cm)
  • Weight 74 kg (163 pounds)
  • Feet (Shoe) Size 8.5 (US)
  • Hair Long
  • Hair Color Dark Brown
  • Eye Color Dark Brown
  • Body Measurements 41-30-42 in
  • Siblings 2
  • Lesbian No

One is sure to face ups and downs in the journey of life. Even if a person is born with a silver spoon, he must experience the hardships of life. It's for both good and bad times that one finds a companion to go along with.

Well, Orange Is the New Black star Dascha Polanco is one of those celebrities has experienced the roller-coaster ride alone. The actress, who has now gained fame as Dayanara Diaz, has struggled since a young age and raised her children without a partner.

Polanco’s Struggle On Raising Children!

Did you know that the thirty-four-years-old Dascha Polanco got pregnant at the very early age of eighteen?

In an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine in 2015, Polanco revealed the hardship she went through when she got pregnant and how her boyfriend ran away from his responsibility.

She also talked about weight loss and revealed how her physique started transforming after conceiving a baby.

Caption: Dascha Polanco, talks about her unexpected pregnancy with Cosmopolitan magazine in 2015.

Dascha gave birth to her daughter Dasany Kristal Gonzalez in the year 2000, when she was a freshman at Hunter College. Later, Dasany portrayed the character of young Daya on Orange is the New Black.

Similarly, in an interview with Latina magazine in 2015, Polanco talked how she struggled to raise her daughter as a single mother and about her battle with depression following the death of her mother.

As the new cover star of June/July 2015 issue, Polanco said-

“I went through a large depression and started feeling emotionally isolated. But because my parents taught me that God is going to send you obstacles and you have to overcome them, it put me at ease. It's very interesting, the times I've felt that I can't breathe emotionally, and I react to things in a very impulsive manner – where it's anger or crying. And being able to speak to somebody about that was kind of a revelation that it was okay for me to feel depressed.”

She continued-

“I remember having to find somebody to stay with my daughter because I didn't want to stop school, and I couldn't stop working. It was raining, and I was like, "Who can I trust that is not my mom?" I realized you have to put your armour on; you have to become a warrior, because family is not there.”

Polanco then conceived a son named Aryam, who is seven-years-old. Polanco says that her two kids have two different fathers. In an interview with Cosmopolitan Magazine in June 2015, she explained-

"I used to feel self-conscious about the fact that my kids have two different fathers. Being a statistic was something that was so negative to me. But now I'm like, 'Hey, listen, it is what it is. It didn't work out the first time; it didn't work out the second time. I have two kids who have two different baby fathers.'"

Polanco and her son’s father were engaged for around six years and ended their engaged relationship around two years ago. Polanco is believed to be the mother of three children. However, there is no any information about her third baby.

Caption: Dascha Polanco with her kids at Disney On Ice presents Frozen in NYC in November 2014.

Photo Credit: Dailymail

Similarly, in a conversation with The Huffington Post in July 2013, Dascha revealed her relationship status, which was under wraps since a long time.

In the interview, when she was asked whether she is married or has a significant other, Dascha replied-

“I am engaged to a good-hearted man that supports me and allows me to be me. We met at the Dominican Day parade.”

She also revealed that she has an amazing fiancé who inspired and encouraged her to follow her dreams.

Caption: Dascha Polanco and her fiancé pictured in West Hollywood on May 17.

Photo Credit: Dailymail

Well, Dascha hasn’t provided further information about her personal life along with her plans of turning her fiancé into a husband.

More About Dascha Polanco:

A Dominican-American actress Dascha Polanco was born on December 3, 1982, to a mechanic father and a cosmetologist mother. She grew up in Sunset Park Brooklyn, New York with her siblings. 

Here is a picture of Polanco with her sister shared on her official Instagram account.


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Polanco began her acting career in the year 2011 and has appeared in not so many films and television series. Polanco’s film credits include Gimme Shelter (2013), The Cobbler (2014), Joy (2015), and The Perfect Match (2016).

Likewise, she has appeared in the television series like Unforgettable (2011), NYC 22 (2012), and Orange Is the New Black (2013-present). The mother of three, Dascha Polanco enjoys the net worth of $1.5 million from her career till this date.