Who is Dave Chappelle’s Wife?
American comedian Dave Chappelle is married to Elaine Chappelle. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Elaine Chappelle is of Filipina descent.
Born as Khari Webber Chappelle in Washington in 1973, Dave Chappelle is an award winning standup comedian, actor and producer. He began his career in 1993 with the role of Ahchoo in Mel Brooks’ musical adventure comedy film ‘Robin Hood: Men in Tights’. He then went on to play important roles in comedies like ‘The Nutty Professor’, ‘You’ve Got Mail’ and ‘Undercover Brother’. His first performance in leading role was in 1998’s ‘Half Baked’.
Chappelle received wide recognition after starring in his self-titled comedy show ‘Chappelle’s Show’. The show ran for two years after which Chappelle retired from TV to perform stand-up comedy on stage. In 2009, Chappelle was ranked No.1 in Comedy Central’s list of “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time”.
Personal Information about Dave Chappelle Wife Elaine Chappelle
Full Name: Elaine Mendoza Erfe Birthdate: 31 August, 1974 Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York Ethnicity: Filippino Children: 3
Short Bio of Elaine Chappelle
Born to Filipino immigrants on 31 August, 1974 in Brooklyn, New York, Elaine Chappelle is a housewife. Neither Dave Chappelle nor his wife has disclosed any details about her life before marriage with the comedian.
5 Facts to Know about Dave Chappelle Wife Elaine Chappelle
1. Elaine Chappelle is a Filipina from Brooklyn.
Elaine is of Filipino origin and was born to Filipino parents in Brooklyn. The couple attended the yearly Philippines-American picnic in Dayton, Ohio in 2010.
On his biracial marriage, Dave said to the New Yorker, “My wife is Asian, and my kids have somehow turned out to be Puerto Rican… My mother is white. If I grew my hair out, you would think it was a Katt Williams concert. My grandparents were biracial – from rape, but what can you do.”
As promised- here's a staged candid shot of me having deep thoughts whilst on my motorcycle. pic.twitter.com/LCJZmNsn
— David Chappelle (@DaveChappelle) March 21, 2012
2. The couple has been married for 16 years.
Dave and Elaine got married in 2001 and the couple has been happily married for 16 years ever since. In an interview with MTV, Dave told, “This is the only job I’ve 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. Maybe until six months ago, anyway.”
3. The couple has three children together.
The couple has three children: sons, Sulayman and Ibrahim, and daughter, Sanaa. Dave converted to Islam in 1998 and his wife is also of a different religion although we don’t know what the religion is. So the children definitely have a multicultural upbringing.
Dave is very close to his family. Being a comedian by soul, Dave frequently makes joke about his wife and children and they totally accept his humor. He spent plenty of his time with his family after ending his TV career. Dave once spoke of being very emotional when his eldest son made macaroni necklace for him and tying the necklace around his neck, he said he was proud of his dad.
4. The family lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Chappelle family lives on a 65-acre farm in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Their home is near Antioch College, where Dave’s father William David Chappelle III had previously taught music. Dave also has several houses in Xenia, Ohio.
Dave has time and again spoke of his attachment with Ohio. Once, Dave reportedly said to his neighbors, “Turns out you don’t need $50.0 million to live around these parts, just a nice smile and a kind way about you. You guys are the best neighbors ever. That’s why I came back and that’s why I’m staying.”
Dave was raised by his mother in Washington, D.C. after the divorce with Dave’s father. It was there at the age of 14 when Dave started his career as a stand-up comic.
5. Their net worth is estimated in the region of $22 million.
Dave’s net worth was earlier estimated to be around $22 million. However, thanks to the recent Netflix contract worth $60 million, the family’s net worth is now well above $40 million.
On November 21, 2016, Netflix announced the release of three new stand-up comedy specials by Dave within 2017. Chappelle will be paid $60 million, $20 million for each of the three specials.
How did Dave Chappelle and wife Elaine Chappelle meet?
Although Elaine and Dave Chappelle have now been married for well above one and a half decade, no information is available about Elaine’s early life and her family. Dave has also never publicly spoken anything about how he met his wife.
Dating History of Elaine Chappelle
We do not have any information on Elaine’s dating history nor her relationships before marriage with Dave Chappelle. Dave also has had no other relationship besides the relationship with Elaine that we know of.