The "America's Next Top Model" creator also opens up about model Winnie Harlow's criticism of "ANTM" during her appearance on "Watch What Happens Live."
It's time to put on our detectives hats and get out or magnifying glasses, because Tyra Banks just teased a relationship she swears we don't know anything about. She also dished on Lindsay Lohan's "Life-Size 2" role and Winnie Harlow trashing "America's Next Top Model."
It all went down in Andy Cohen's clubhouse on "Watch What Happens Live" Thursday night when Cohen asked her and fellow guest Megan Fox how many DMS they get on an average day. Fox quickly said she doesn't even bother to check them, but the "America's Got Talent" host was all about it.
"I love DMs," she said, leaning forward dramatically.
And then she dropped the bombshell that will have amateur slueths scouring the Internet and tracking Banks' personal history. "I dated a very famous recording artist because he hit me up in the DMs," Banks said with a sly smile.
But the couple was very savvy about keeping this on the down low. "I would go like into the restaurant first and he would go in after or we'd go in a restaurant that nobody knows," Banks explained to a shocked Cohen before turning to the camera and saying cheekily, "And to this day, you guys don't know I dated this guy."
Banks was, in fact, all smiles throughout the interview, though she wasn't forthcoming with a lot of gossip people were hoping for. She wouldn't even give Megan Fox a single hint about who her mystery guy was -- though she did jokingly shout out that it was 50 Cent and then MC Hammer.
And she also wouldn't reveal to a caller any details about the role she had envisioned for Lindsay Lohan in the forthcoming sequel "Life-Size 2." That, however, may have more to do with future plans for the film series.
"It was something we were very excited about," Banks said of the role. "I spoke to her about it, I spoke to her manager about it from the beaches of wherever they were. I can hear the music in the background."
Banks even showed off a pretty funny Lohan impression, "Linday's voice is so scratchy and she was like, 'So what part do you want me to do?'" Banks scratched. "So we discussed it and I'm not gonna tell you, but it was very interesting and it had to do with her being a billio-billionaire, y'all!"
Banks has been playing it coy with the media about Lohan's involvement with the film, suggesting that fans will see something of the actress' character in the sequel. Whether that's just a mention, a picture or a cameo remains a mystery.
And she kept it cool and classy even when asked about the scathing comments model Winnie Harlow said about Banks' creation, "America's Next Top Model." Back in May, Harlow appeared on "WWHL," where she said, "[My success] really started after the show, 'cause that really didn't do anything for my career, which, it doesn't do anything for any model's career, realistically."
She said it was "really a reality TV show" and "that's not what I signed up for." Except that it kind of was, wasn't it?
Banks seemed unfamiliar with the comments, but kept her cool. If she was upset, she did a good job of keeping it close to the vest, though she did clapback with, "I discovered her on Instagram and she was on ["WWHL"], so what do you think that means?"
She went on to add, "I have nothing but love for my girls and my girls come from so many walks of life and so much pain and so much hardship ... and a lot of times when people express themselves in certain ways, there's a reason. And I will respect her confidentiality in her life."
Banks was just not going to dish on Harlow or even really respond to her comments. "They're all my babies," she said with a smile. "Even the ones that act out."
And that's how you do it, folks. A difference of opinion doesn't have to mean the end of everything.
Tyra Banks (and maybe Lindsay Lohan) can next be seen in "Life-Size 2," premiering this Sunday, December 2, as part of Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas.
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