Elaine Chappelle is an American and she is famous because of being Dave Chappelle’s wife. Dave is an American stand-up comedian, known for his best work in Chappelle Show.
Dave has been in this career for more than two decades and by now he is known as the best comedian ever. He also got to be ranked at number 9 in the list of “50 Best Stand Up Comedian of All Time” by RollingStone.
He has won about four Emmy awards and three Grammy awards making it a total of seven awards to be won in his career which was started in the 1990s.
For making jokes related to race, politics, and sexuality he had come under a hot topic many times. This comedian always tries to keep his family out of the media and public eye, so there are not so many details about his family.
So, today we will learn about this wife Elaine Chappelle in detail.
Who is Dave Chappelle’s Wife, Elaine?
Elaine was born on August 31, 1974, and her birthplace was in Brooklyn, New York. And from many sources, it was found that she was raised in Brooklyn by her Filipino Parents.
Her parents are from the Philippines but they moved to the USA just some months before Elaine’s birth. She always wanted to be a chef since her childhood, but there are many interesting things was going to happen in her life.
In an interview with Howard Stern, he said “She was with me when I was poor.” Researching more about his past life and marriage life, it looks like that Elaine was with Dave during his struggling years and she helped him a lot to face the hard times.
Dave who was from Washington D.C moved to New York after he graduated from high school in his early 1990s for the search for a better future and job. Where he also met Elaine, and the two started their romance, dating each other finally before tying the knot in 2001.
Does Dave Talk About Elaine A Lot?
Dave generally keeps his relationship with his wife private from the media spotlight. He also sometimes mentions this wife on his stand-up comedy program and to the press.
Talking with Hot 97 he told that, “The only way that I know about the stuff is because everyone tells me about it.”
He also added: “If anything goes real bad, Elaine will let me know about it, like, ‘You should look into this.’ But as a comedian, I don’t pay attention too much to the things that happen around my surroundings. Also, I try to keep my business as small as it can be with real authenticity.”
One time he talked about his wife and where he met her at “The Howard Stern Show”. He revealed that he met his wife in Brooklyn, New York and she is Filipina.
When did she get married?
Elaine Chappelle has been married for more than 20 years to Dave Chappelle. The couple had decided to walk down the aisle back in 2001 in New York. Together the couple has two sons and one daughter.
The name of their two sons are Suleyman and Ibrahim, and their daughter’s name is Sanaa.
When they were getting married, Elaine was pregnant with their first son and Chapelle joked it like “a new school wedding where a baby is also at the wedding.”
Where do Dave and Elaine Chappelle live?
Chappelle’s family is now residing at Yellow Springs, Ohio and this is also the same place where the comedian spent his childhood. This family is living on a 65-acre farm, and Elaine is living as a housewife taking care of her kids.
The house is valued at $2.5 million and it has three bedrooms and three bathrooms which are perfect for this family.
She had dreams of becoming a professional chef
Elaine always wanted to be a chef, but her dream of becoming a chef was never fulfilled. Instead, she decided to live a life as a household wife and to take care of her kids.
Dave told CBS News,
“Everything was ca childer we had children. I took my professional life very much seriously, and I think now having kids I had a great responsibility.”
Anyway, her dreams of becoming a chef didn’t come true but now she is increasing her culinary skills in her home.
Her physical appearance and body measurements
She is a beautiful lady and she is in her mid-40s. Her look is Asian because of her parents and she has black hair with brown eyes. It is revealed that her height is about 5 feet 4 inches (163 cm) and she weighs around 55 kg (121 lbs).
Her body measurement is 34-27-34 inches. According to her birthdate, she is currently 47 years old and her zodiac sign is Virgos. She has a very fit body and she is beautiful.
She is a supportive wife
As mentioned above, she is quite a supportive wife as she supported her husband during his struggle and hard times. She is truly one of the most important people in Dave’s life. He has even been credited for his success and he treasures her as well. Elaine has always supported him and even defended him from media attacks.
One such incident happened in 1998 when Dave had left his career following his father’s death and shifted to South Africa. After that rumors started popping one after another in the media. Some rumors blamed him for leaving his wife and changing his life to a drug addict. While some rumors told that he was doing self-medication.
This made Elaine very angry and shocked. So, she decided to help her husband to stay in South Africa as long as he wanted. She believed that Dave wouldn’t be able to stay strong to deal with all the media’s allegations after his father’s death. Elaine is truly a very good wife and due to her support, her husband is back to normal life.
Her husband is back to stand-up comedy
Elaine’s husband Dave Chappelle is one o the legendary comedian who had introduced a new genre of comedy to the public. He has performed comedy acts on various controversial topics such as racism, gender discrimination, morality, pop cultures, human sexuality, and many more.
But still, he is loved by many all around the world and has gained a massive fan following. He used to perform on his show called “Chappelle’s Show”. The show continued for three seasons and it was a massive hit.
After that, he started to gain a lot of fame and he was living his dream. His fans always wanted more from him and his shows even transferred to the audience in the form of DVDs. But unfortunately, he decided to stay away from the limelight. Later, it was revealed that the reason he made that decision was that the show was controlling his life and he couldn’t even mourn for his father’s death.
But after some time, he is back and the world of comedy was once again filled with life. He made a grand comeback in Netflix in stand-up specials back in 2017. He had even shared the news on his social media handles.
Comedy has always been his love after Elaine and so he is back for good. And let’s expect more to come from him as he is the comedy king.
“This is the only job I have had since I was 14. My wife asked me once if I weren’t a comedian what I would do. I couldn’t answer the question. I never imagined doing anything else.”, he said in an interview.
Net Worth and some interesting facts about her
Elaine’s net worth is private and it has not been disclosed yet. Her career was not even started because she married after her graduation was complete.
But she has been helping her husband from his struggling days and Dave’s net worth is around $50 million. And they are living a luxurious life in Ohio.
Elaine loves Italian cuisine and she has a hobby of shopping. She loves her husband’s stand-up comedy and her favorite color is black. It is also revealed that her favorite movie is “The Nutty Professor”.