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Dave Chappelle & Wife Elaine's Enduring Marriage of 19 Years

Olawale Ogunjimi
Apr 12, 2020
07:30 P.M.

Here is a closer look into the life of popular comedian Dave Chapelle and his wife, Elaine who have been together for nineteen years.

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Late in 2018, comedian Dave Chappelle and his wife were spotted striking poses for a stunning photo with the boxing and wrestling ring announcer, Michael Buffer and his wife, Christine. Buffer's caption read:

"Dave Chappelle w/ wife Elaine, my Christine & me at HBO Emmys party! Great night and today off 2 London for #JoshuaPovetkin @wembleystadium."

Elaine Chappelle (L) and Dave Chappelle attend SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Elaine Chappelle (L) and Dave Chappelle attend SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Since the comedian released his controversial special on Netflix, titled, "Sticks & Stones," he has been making headlines and has sparked some discussions among people.

"Sticks & Stones" was Chappelle's fifth comedy special released on Netflix. In 2017, he had four different Netflix Specials titled "Equanimity," "Live at Austin City Limits," "Live at the Hollywood Palladium," and "The Bird revelation."

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Dave Chappelle and wife Elaine attend the NBA All-Star Game 2018 on February 18, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

Dave Chappelle and wife Elaine attend the NBA All-Star Game 2018 on February 18, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

Elaine has kept her private life with Dave out of the spotlight for almost two decades now. In press interviews, Dave steers clear of any discussion about his wife and family.

the duo have done quite an excellent job of keeping their marriage and their kids away from the public eye

The couple lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio, which is Dave's hometown, with their three children — two sons, Ibrahim and Sulayman, and a daughter, Sanaa, in a home that is over 3000 square feet large.

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When describing how the locals received them, the comedian said, "Turns out you don't need $50 million to live around these parts, just a nice smile and a kind way about you."

The "Chi-Raq" star expressed how pleased he had been in the warm manner in which the Yellow Springs Locals had ushered in their arrival.

Dave Chappelle with wife Elaine Chappelle and daughter Sonal Chappelle at The John F. Kennedy Center on October 18, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images

Dave Chappelle with wife Elaine Chappelle and daughter Sonal Chappelle at The John F. Kennedy Center on October 18, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images

Dave spent most of his childhood in Yellow Springs and exclaimed that it was the best neighborhood ever, and that was why he had returned there after so many years.

Elaine, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, had earlier in life had dreams of becoming a chef. The love birds met in Brooklyn and got married in 2001.

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 Elaine Chappelle (L) and comedian Dave Chappelle attend the 2014 GQ Men Of The Year party at Chateau Marmont on December 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

Elaine Chappelle (L) and comedian Dave Chappelle attend the 2014 GQ Men Of The Year party at Chateau Marmont on December 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

Following their marriage, the pair had their first child, Sulayman, followed by Ibrahim and their daughter, Sanaa. Elaine then decided to dedicate her time to raising their brood.

Although the duo have done quite an excellent job of keeping their marriage and their kids away from the public eye, it is clear to see that Dave and Elaine adore each other.

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