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Arlen Escarpeta Girlfriend LaToya Tonodeo Is His Plus One At Every Event

Arlen Escarpeta and his fiance LaToya Tonodeo at Sony Crackle's
Arlen Escarpeta and his fiance LaToya Tonodeo at Sony Crackle's "The Oath" Season 2 exclusive screening event at Paloma( Source : gettyimages )

Arlen Escarpeta girlfriend LaToya Tonodeo is an actress from Los Angeles. LaToya got engaged to Arlen on 31 December 2021.

Born in Belizean, Arlen is an actor and producer. As a child artist, he began to dance and sing for the Young Saints Scholarship Foundation.

He went to Hollywood High School and performed in several on-stage drama productions. He attended Pasadena City College and focused on his sociology studies and the development of his acting career.

His family moved to Los Angeles after his father's demise when he was three. His father was a construction worker, and his mother worked as a dental office manager.

Escarpeta is best known for his portrayal as a charismatic collegiate athlete "Sam Walker" on NBC's "American Dreams," and made his first broadcast appearance as a guest on FOX's "Boston Public."

The actor also appeared in David Makes Man as JG, My Father Belize as Sean Sierra, The Magicians as Prince Ess and I Am the Night as Xander.

Arlen Escarpeta Partner LaToya Tonodeo

Arlen Escarpeta girlfriend LaToya Tonodeo is an actress notable for playing Diana Tejada in Power spinoffs. LaToya is also a model.

LaToya Tonodeo, age 25, was born on 23 April 1997 in Los Angeles, California. She stands at the height of 5 feet and 4 inches.

LaToya first caught the public's attention in a minor role in the movie Becoming Pony Boi in 2009. Then, she landed in the leading series Power Book II and played the role of Diana Tejada.

The actress played recurring roles in shows like The Oath and The Fosters, plays Diana Tejada, the daughter of the newly introduced crime family’s matriarch, Monet.

Arlen and LaToya attending world premiere of Lifetime's 'Whitney' at The Paley Center for Media
Arlen and LaToya attending world premiere of Lifetime's 'Whitney' at The Paley Center for Media ( Source : instagram )

LaToya Tonodeo Family

LaToya hails from an impoverished family in Los Angeles. She has mixed ethnicity American- African and as well as Spanish.

Tonodeo started her showbiz career when she was a child. In between the age of 9 and 10, she was making her advertisements at home. She mimicked or acted whatever the commercials she saw.

She was unaware of her acting interests, but her parents understood the assignment and put her into acting classes.

The actress is fangirling over her screen mother, Mary J. Blige. In an interview with Yahoo News, she shared that she had to grab her facial expression inside when she was introduced to her. She describes her screen father, Method Man, as dope with his energy.

Her family's favorite show was Power, and being in its spinoff Starz is a blessing to LaToya. She prefers to keep her family details out of the limelight.

In July 2018, she shared a picture with photos collaged of her late grandmother; she paid her tribute alongside the caption, "Early this morning God called my best friend home...my Grandmommie. She is and has always been a blessing to me. I love her so much."

Arlen And LaToya Relationship Through Thick And Thin

Arlen Escarpeta and LaToya Tonodeo started dating in 2014. The pair have been together for almost a decade.

The couple engaged on 31 December 2021 as LaToya flaunted her sparkling ring while riding in a car. Arlen and LaToya are yet to be pronounced husband and wife.

They visited Belize City to meet the actor's grandmother and visit his father's grave. While in Belize, they also visited the zoo and saw many animals.

LaToya celebrated her twentieth birthday with Arlen and shared the pictures on her Instagram. She wrote, "APPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!! No filter on us, baby!! Thank you for an amazing start to celebrating my birthday/new year of life."

As a couple, Arlen and LaToya attended the TNT miniseries 'I Am the Night' at the Harmony Gold Theater in 2019. They rocked their black and white attire looks.

Arlen celebrating LaToya's birthday in April 2017
Arlen celebrating LaToya's birthday in April 2017 ( Source : instagram )

Most recently, the couple appeared together at the Power Book II: Ghost celebration party in January 2023. LaToya rocked her glittery outfit.

The Bel-Air actor took his Instagram to make a birthday tribute to his partner alongside the caption, "it's your birthday baby "Oh, the places you'll go..." I see "it" whenever I look at you. I feel "it" whenever I kiss you. I hear "it" when you speak. LOVE."

They had a vacation to Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, in 2017. Arlen posted a beach picture with LaToya getting cozy and penned, "Try to make today better than yesterday... Find her, hold her, lift her up & never let go."

Arlen Escarpeta Was Previously Married To Benita Krista Nall

Arlen Escarpeta married actress Benita Krista Nall from May 2011 to January 2012. The former couple separated after one year of marriage as they couldn't overcome specific personal challenges.

They dated for several years before deciding to tie the knot; they worked together for the TV series American Dreams in 2004. The former pair might start dating during the shooting days.

Benita is an actress, singer, and also stage performer. She is notable for playing Liz on Hart of Dixie. She started acting at a young age with the Palo Alto Children’s Community Theater.

Arlen and his former wife Benita  at the Warner Bros. premiere of
Arlen and his former wife Benita at the Warner Bros. premiere of "We Are Marshall" held at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre ( Source : gettyimages )

Nall has a degree in BBA in Marketing from Howard University. She started acting in TV and movies in 1999 as Rushee in the short movie Sorority.

Besides acting, Benita is also a producer; she produced the TV series The Punanny Diaries. She appeared in Bel-Air as Denise, Criminal Minds as Desiree Morgan, and American Dreams as Melanie Reeves.