Tyra Banks Goes on “Eat, Pray, Love” Trip to Get Over Breakup

December 12, 2011  |  

Media mogul Tyra Banks and her boyfriend, Brooklyn businessman John Utendahl, have gone their separate ways after more than three years together. But rather than sit at home and cry herself to sleep, Tyra has headed far east on a spiritual trip many are likening to the book “Eat, Pray, Love” to get over the split.

“Tyra has gone away with a female friend and has been island-hopping, visiting Bali, and taking a spiritual retreat,” a source told the NY Post.

Tyra seems to undergoing a personal overhaul all around. The new author and Harvard student recently appeared on Larry King’s “Dinner With the King” and confessed her no-nonsense attitude on “America’s Next Top Model” is just an act. “In real life, I’m passive-aggressive . . . I’m even in coaching to learn how to be confrontational,” she said.

Meanwhile back in the U.S., Utendahl has already been spotted with another woman whose been described as a “leggy Russian model.” Tacky.

Sounds like Tyra is on the right path. What do you think about her spiritual journey? Is that a good way to mend a broken heart?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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  • Ms_Mara

    I think it’s a good idea. Reflect, reevaluate, relax. In my opinion, this is a much better approach than to immediately jump on the next guy. Have some YOU time for a minute!

  • The Bible says, “money answereth all things”. She can afford to indulge herself any way she wants too. If a spiritual trip is what she needs…then go for it.

  • Cocopuffsatl2

    she need to be doing what he’s doing too. find another quickly to help get over him.  its called a rebound. thats why how men get over quickly.  think like a man act like a man!

  • IJS

    I was really hoping that this one worked out for her. That’s ok girlie, recharge and rebuild…its what we do.

  • Prissy

    What an amazing idea!!!! I LOVE this! 


    I love the idea. It beats sitting at home, mopping, listening to Mary J. “Not Gone Cry” (even tho we all love us some Mary).More of us should do this. In a least expensive way of course. Go out with friends, have a game night, start that new hobby you been putting aside for “him”. Good for you Tyra. Get your mind right giiiirl!