Details on Darcey Silva’s Parents and Relatively-Unknown Ethnicity
Darcey Silva is a television personality, entrepreneur, clothing designer, and actress, mostly known for her appearance on TLC's reality television shows 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days and Darcey & Stacey.
In Darcey & Stacey, the 47-year-old TV star appears with 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days cast members and her twin sister, Stacey Silva.
Since Darcey and her twin sister's popularity has grown over the years, many of her fans are also curious to learn about other members of her family, especially her parents.
Darcey Silva's Parents Divorced When the TV Star Was 12
Darcey and her twin sister were born to Mike Silva and Nancy Silva on September 23, 1974.
The reality TV star also had an older brother, Michael Silva II, who reportedly died of cancer in 1998. But despite his absence, she, as well as her twin sister, often mention him on reality shows.
Her parents reportedly divorced when she was 12-year-old. However, her parents still get along as good friends. They have also appeared in a few episodes of the TLC show, 90 Day Fiancé, together with their twin daughters.
In one of those episodes, Darcey's sister Stacey revealed that her father, Mike, presently worked and lived in China with his fiancé, a native of China.
"My Dad is in China most of the year, he's been there for 24 years," Darcey said of her father in the same episode. "He came down for the holidays and had extended his stay because there's this coronavirus in China and it's really uncertain."
Darcey Silva's Father Mike Silva Is a Chairman at a Beijing-Based Company
Darcey's father, Mike, who also goes by Michael Silva, is the Chairman at Maison Worley Parsons, a Beijing-based engineering service company.
According to DNA, the company is China's largest international Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management (EPCM) service provider. In addition, the firm has clients in chemicals, hydrocarbons, minerals & metals, power, infrastructure, and environmental industries.
The report noted, "WorleyParsons is a leading global provider of professional services to the resources and energy sectors, and diverse complex process industries."
Besides, Mike is also the co-founder of a production company Eleventh Entertainment with his daughters Darcey and Stacey. The company produced the 2013 comedy film White T, which was based on twin brothers with dreams of becoming the biggest rappers in the industry.
He also produced Soul Ties, a drama based on the novel with the same name by Tee Ashira, in 2015.
Darcey Silva Has Rarely Spoken of Her Parents' Ethnicity
Despite being a celebrated reality TV star, Darcey has rarely talked about her, as well as her parents' ethnicity.
She once talked about her ethnicity on her Instagram. A user on Reddit recalled the reality star describing her father, Mike, as Cabo Verdean.
A Reddit user claims Darcey Silva's father's ethnicity. (Photo: Reddit)
For those unaware, Cabo Verde is a Portuguese-speaking island off the northwest coast of Africa. Also known as Cape Verde, it is comprised of ten islands, and Praia, on Santiago island, is the capital of those islands.
A report from ThisIsAfrica says that while most Cape Verdeans are creole, the island has people from across the globe, including immigrants from South America, Asia, and Europe. Hence, Cape Verde is a Sociedade mestiça [mestiça society in Portuguese], which means it is home to mixed-race people.
The previous thread also stated that Darcey's mother, Nancy, is Québécois.