She was a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1997 to 2005.
By the early 2000s, Banks was one of the world's top-earning models.
But behind closed doors, she says he was jealous and blamed her for his bad moods.
"He was a master at being able to be happy and nice to everybody else but whispering these negative things to me," she says. "Out loud I looked in that mirror and I said: 'Tyra, who are you?
She remained executive producer for the revival of the series, and enlisted Rita Ora as host for the twenty-third cycle before reassuming the duties herself for the upcoming twenty-fourth cycle.
Banks was the co-creator of True Beauty, and had her own talk show, The Tyra Banks Show, which aired on The CW for five seasons and won two Daytime Emmy awards for Outstanding Talk Show Informative.
While in her 20s, Tyra says she was emotionally abused.
Plus, see how teens across the country feel about pop singer Rihanna's alleged abuse.
Today, both Oprah Winfrey and Tyra Banks dedicated their talk shows to dating violence after being inspired by the events leading up to and following the alleged assault of Rihanna by her boyfriend, Chris Brown.
Later that day, both pulled out of planned appearances at the Grammy Awards, and Brown turned himself into police.
He was arrested on the suspicion of making criminal threats and was released on bail.