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Inside Dave Chappelle's Family: Meet His Wife And 3 Kids Who Prefer To Avoid Fame

Date January 28, 2020

We bet that at least once in your life Dave Chappelle has made you laugh. The comedian has earned great recognition for his jokes, but what do we actually know about his personal life? He's a very private fella.

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The woman behind the comic

Dave Chappelle has been married to Elaine Erfe since 2001, and she's not like other celebrity wives. Elaine doesn't care for fame, we can even go as far as to say she doesn't like it.

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Elaine and Dave dated for a few years before getting married, but he had to work hard to win her heart. At first, she was hesitant about marrying a public person and, considering they got together around the time his fame was skyrocketing, took things slow.

Still, love prevailed and the couple has been growing stronger every day, mostly because Chappelle respects his wife's desires.

The couple leads a private life. They moved away from glamour and spotlight and live on a farm in Ohio. Elaine also has no social media, so it's clear the spouses found great balance between Dave's fame and their family.

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Dave and Elaine have 3 kids together

One of the reasons Elaine and Dave reside in Ohio is their children. Elaine wanted to protect her kids from the public eye and for them to grow up without the weight of spotlight.

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The couple has three kiddos:

  • Son Sulayman;
  • Son Ibrahim;
  • Daughter Sanaa.

Quick facts about Dave Chappelle's career

Let's be honest, Chappelle's professional accomplishments speak for themselves:

  • Two-time Emmy winner;

  • Three-time Grammy winner, including Best Comedy Album for Sticks & Stones in 2020;

  • 2019 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor recipient;Has starred in over 18 films, including The Nutty Professor, You've Got Mail, and A Star Is Born;

  • Helmed his own sketch comedy Chappelle's Show from 2003 till 2006;

  • Released 7 stand-up specials.

Big props to Dave for actually drawing a line between his private and personal life. It's nice to see a nice and close-knit family in Hollywood that chose to live their life the way they wanted.

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