Elaine Chappelle is the wife of the popular American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer, Dave Chappelle. Dave Chappelle is regarded as one of the funniest comedians American has produced, but his career has not been without controversies.
He has come under fire for some of his jokes concerning race, politics, and sexual violence, and is the recipient of two Emmy Awards and two Grammys.
In 2017, Rolling Stone ranked Dave Chappelle 9th in their 50 Best Stand Up Comics of All Time list.
That is just about enough information about who Dave Chappelle is.
This article, however, seeks to talk about the facts that you probably didn’t know about the woman behind Dave in all of his comedy exploits, Elaine Chappelle.
Who is Elaine Chappelle?
Elaine Chappelle was born on 31st August 1974 and was raised in Brooklyn, New York, by Christian Filipino parents. Dave and Elaine met in New York and dated for a long time before they decided to get married.
However, at the beginning of the relationship, Elaine Chappelle was skeptical about dating a star-like Chappelle.
Elaine’s Philipino roots make her an American-Philipino. However, her children are Americans as they were all born and bred in that country.
Dave and Elaine Chappelle didn’t have a smooth relationship as people would be thinking.
Elaine was initially, as stated earlier, skeptical about dating Dave as many people dread the idea of dating a person so popular as Dave was.
Their relationship had gone through a lot of trying times with Dave making the decision to become a Muslim in 1997 but didn’t provide a reason for the change.
Elaine was raised by staunch Christian parents, and thus religion might have slowed the relationship’s progress, but that appeared to have done very little to stop them.
They did grow into each other despite all of the setbacks and eventually got married in 2001.
Dave and Elaine are now approaching two decades as a married couple, and their relationship remains as strong as ever.
Their relationship has produced three children: Sulaymana, Ibrahim, and Sonal, and Elaine Chappelle has taken it upon herself to care for the children while Dave brings in the money.
Their three children have been effectively shielded from the public’s eye as little is known about them.
How much is Elaine Chappelle worth now?
Elaine Chappelle has found quite some fortune after getting married to a very successful Dave Chappelle as she is reportedly worth some 50 million Dollars.
She would probably be worth more than this reported figure had she got the opportunity to become the chef that she had wanted to become. She instead decided to become a housewife to care for her children at home.