• Born in the Philippines in 1974
• Married to Dave Chappelle and have three children
• Created “Chappelle’s Show” in 2003
• Has a net worth of over $1 million
• Focused more on being a housewife and homemaker
Who is Elaine Chappelle?
Elaine Chappelle was born on 31 August 1974, in the Philippines, and is probably best known for being the wife of actor and comedian Dave Chappelle. The couple is known to have created the “Chappelle’s Show”, and they have appeared in various other events together.
The Wealth of Dave Chappelle’s Wife
How rich is Elaine Chappelle? As of early-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through success in her various endeavors, and no doubt from her husband, who has a net worth that is over $42 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Meeting Chappelle
Not many details are known about Elaine’s childhood, except that her parents lived in the Philippines before deciding to move to the US in pursuit of a better life. The couple settled in Brooklyn, New York City, and Elaine grew up relatively out of the spotlight until she met Chappelle. Shortly after they met they started dating, and in 2001 the two married, and would go on to have three children together.
In 2003 they created “Chappelle’s Show”, a comedy sketch series alongside Neal Brennan. Dave would handle most of the show, hosting it and starring in the majority of its sketches, and running for three seasons before it was cut short due to Chappelle’s abrupt departure. The show was known for numerous guest appearances from high profile celebrities, including Arsenio Hall, Joe Rogan, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Cee-Lo and Bill Burr. It was also considered as one of the greatest comedy sketch shows of its time, despite its relatively short life span.
After Chappelle’s Show
However, the couple was known for using the show as a platform to highlight relatively unknown talents at the time, but Dave also created numerous memorable characters, which he would go on to use in future comedy acts. Elaine also benefited from the high contracts her husband was able to acquire during the run of the show, but he left due to numerous personal reasons. Rumors surrounded him as to why he left, and some stated that it might be due to mental health issues, or drug addiction, but none of it was ever confirmed.
Elaine would go on to take care of her family, and they remained relatively out of the spotlight for the next few years. She would support him in making sporadic television appearances, and even performing the occasional stand-up show. In 2013 Dave returned to full-time stand-up comedy and touring, and numerous critics noticed a maturity in the development of his comedy. Many believe that it was due to the influence of his family, in particular his long lasting relationship with his wife. She would also appear in a backstage segment of “The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium”.
Outside of Work
According to Dave, his wife focuses more on being a housewife and homemaker. She initially had dreams of pursuing a culinary career, but decided to focus more on family after realizing that she found more satisfaction from her children than her cooking. Dave still mentions that she is a good cook, which is why he loves to eat at home. In 2017, Chappelle would go on to buy numerous rental properties which are now managed by his wife.
The couple are also known to have a bit of disparity when it comes to religious beliefs, as Dave converted to Islam after his marriage, but Elaine would not give up her Christianity. Despite that, the couple have lived well together with the occasional debate. They reside in a 65-acre ranch located in Yellow Springs, Ohio. There was a time where Dave lived in South Africa for an extended time after his father passed away. Rumors started spreading that the couple had broken up, but it was all denied by both parties.
Elaine Chappelle on Social Media?
Like many wives of famous comedians and celebrities, Elaine doesn’t have any social media accounts on any of the high profile social media websites. Part of keeping herself and their children out of the spotlight is by not having any social media presence. Dave Chappelle also declines to have any social media accounts, perhaps because he is busy with work as he has numerous projects and touring dates. You can find a lot of his videos and segments on the video sharing website YouTube.
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia