Elaine Chappelle is the wife of famous comedian Dave Chappelle. Married in 2001, the couple is happily enjoying a successful marriage. Elaine Chappelle was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 31, 1974. Elaine’s parents migrated from Philippine to settle in the United States.
1. Dating from early 90’s
Elaine Chappelle and Dave are believed to be in a relationship from early 90’s. However, both of them decided to keep the relationship secretive. They didn’t want the unnecessary attention of the media. Very few people knew about Dave Chappelle and Elaine relationship due to the secrecy of the relationship.
It was at the annual Philippines-American picnic in Dayton, Ohio when the couple made an appearance together and revealed their relationship to the public and media.
2. Media criticism on Dave Chappelle’s Choice
Some of the people were petrified by the choice of Dave Chappelle. Their relationship was discussed in media for hours. Even Dave Chappelle was contacted by the media to talk about the relationship and his plans to marry Elaine. Dave, however, refused to talk about the relationship and wanted media to stop speculating about his relationship with Elaine. Dave Chappelle fans, outside of media, were happy about Dave Chappelle decision to marry Elaine.
3. Life after Marriage
Elaine Chappelle embraced public life after their marriage. Elaine joined Dave to red carpet events. Dave Chappelle has admitted the fact that Elaine’s contributions to his progress as a person has been huge.
As we all know how good a comedian Dave Chappelle is, but Elaine is not bad either. It seems that the juvenile nature of Dave Chappelle has also transpired into Elaine Chappelle. She loves to make jokes and enjoy the moments of leisure with Dave and Children. Elaine Chappelle is blessed with two boys named Suleyman and Ibrahim and Daughter Sanaa.
4. Elaine Chappelle Religion
Elaine Chappelle is a devout Christian. Chappelle converted to Islam back in 1998 and it left people wondering if Elaine would also convert to Islam. Elaine has not left Christianity. On the other hand, Dave Chappelle has also expressed that he is OK about Elaine Chappelle’s decision. However, It is yet to be seen which religion attracts children.
5. Elaine Chappelle House
Elaine Chappelle loves lavish mansions. Their current house is not bad either. They are living in a 65-acre farmhouse near Yellow Springs, Ohio. The couple has various other houses in Ohio but they prefer to live in Yellow Springs because of its serene environment and calm neighborhood.
6. Supporting Dave Chappelle during tough times
Dave Chappelle has often invited the wrath of critics by choosing the controversial and sensitive topics for comedy. Topics such as racism, morality, and sexuality are still considered taboo in American society. Dave took an initiative through his comedy to talk about them by painting humor.
For all his bravado to take these topics up, he was mercilessly criticized by a large proportion of society. At this critical point in time, Elaine came to support him and his choices. She advocated the use of controversial issues for social satire. ‘These issues should be taken up by the celebrities…until we mock them and discuss them they will stay here’ said Elaine.
7. Net Worth of Dave Chappelle and Elaine Chappelle
Dave Chappelle success as a comedian also brought him huge money. With his contracts and promotion deals, he was able to earn a huge sum of money throughout his career.
Dave has not disclosed his business ventures to the public and media, but there are speculations that he has an investment worth millions in the market. Collectively, the couple is said to have the net worth of $75 million.