December 08, 2020
Actor and director, Jordan Peele is married to fellow actress Chelsea Peretti. Still, the two have managed to keep their son far away from the spotlight. Here is all you need to know about Peele's fatherhood journey.
Jordan Peele began his entertainment career in 2002 as a comedian before landing his breakthrough role on Fox's sketch comedy series "Mad TV" in 2003.
In 2008, Peele left the show after five seasons, and by 2012, he and his frequent "Mad TV" collaborator, Keegan-Michael Key, joined forces to create and star in their own sketch comedy series "Key & Peele."
Since then, Peele's Hollywood career has undergone a significant transformation, and today he is best known for his television and film work in the comedy and horror genres.
He made his directorial debut in 2017 with the box office hit "Get Out," for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
He also received critical acclaim for the 2019 horror film "Us," and Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman." Apart from his career, Peele's personal life has also undergone some sweeping changes in recent years.
From his secret marriage to funny woman Chelsea Peretti to becoming a first-time father, it has been a genuinely rewarding journey for the screenwriter.
JORDAN PEELE'S FATHERHOOD EXPERIENCE
Jordan Peele and his wife, actress and comedian Chelsea Peretti, first announced that they were expecting their first child in February 2017.
Following the announcement of their baby's arrival, Peretti kept her fans updated on the progress of her growing baby bump through her hilarious social media posts.
In the months leading up to their son's birth, the 41-year-old actor could not hide his excitement about becoming a first-time father.
Since then, the notoriously private couple have gone to lengths to shield their son from the spotlight — only giving fans a tiny glimpse of their baby boy during the 2018 Oscars.
In a photo shared by Chelsea Peretti, Beaumont Gino Peele's arms and legs were barely visible as he is safely nestled in his mother's protective arms.
While the proud parents have been very efficient in keeping their son away from the spotlight, they have still been relatively open about their parenting experience.
During a 2018 interview with PEOPLE, Chelsea Peretti's husband Peele opened up about fatherhood. He said:
"He's over 7 months now. Every day is a joy. You just get a little bit more of the person. You meet a little bit more of the person."
Meanwhile, Peele and Peretti earned their "notoriously private" tag long before welcoming their son. Despite their celebrity status, the lovebirds have managed to keep their romantic life low-key through the years.
VERY PRIVATE WORLD
There had been a few rumors about how the couple first met with some media reports claiming that Peretti's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" co-star Andy Samberg set her up with Peele.
However, Jordan Peele's wife Peretti has since come out to dismiss those claims. She revealed that they met on Twitter after Peele paid her a compliment on a web series she had done in the past.
Peele and Peretti picked things up from there and dated for two years before finally getting engaged in 2015. The twosome broke the news of their engagement through a brief Twitter exchange.
Five months after announcing their engagement, the couple dropped another bombshell on fans when they revealed they had secretly tied the knot in 2016 during a game of trivia on "Late Night With Seth Meyers."
During a 2018 guest appearance on "CONAN," Peretti opened up about how she and Peele eloped to Big Sur for their wedding. She claimed that they had no wedding guests, and the only witness was their pet dog.
Despite the demands of their respective careers, Peele and Peretti have remained committed to each other, and they are a true reflection of a happy family.
They are equally very supportive of their careers, and Peele once admitted that he feels blessed to have Peretti as his partner in life. In his words:
"I just couldn't have asked for a more supportive partner...I get to come home and have the funniest person in the world in the room with me."
The couple is overflowing with comedy talent, and by their own admission, they expect their son to be a comedy genius. Now, only time will tell if their little prophecy would come to fruition.