Who is Dave Chappelle’s wife Elaine?


DAVE Chappelle has been married to his wife Elaine for nearly two decades.

The Chappelles and their kids live in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

2 Elaine Chappelle and Dave Chappelle attend the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City Credit: Getty Images - Getty

Who is Elaine Chappelle?

Elaine Chappelle is the wife of iconic comedian Dave Chappelle.

She was born as Elaine Mendoza Erfe in Brooklyn on August 31, 1974, according to Newsweek.

Elaine and Dave met in Brooklyn, according to the news outlet.

They live in a small, quiet Ohio community.

Yellow Springs has a population of about 4,000.

2 The Chappelles in Las Vegas in 2015 Credit: Getty Images - Getty

When did Dave and Elaine get married?

Dave and Elaine Chappelle were married in 2001.

They enjoy living the quiet life in Ohio.

“I’ll be reminded that I’m a celebrity here, but I don’t think about it at all until somebody asks me for a selfie or something. It won’t even occur to me that that’s what it is. … It’s almost like a nature reserve where they’ll let me run free,” he told CBS News in 2017.

“I’m a protected commodity.”

What is the Dave Chapelle special on Netflix?

Dave is dropping another comedy special on Netflix called Dave Chapelle: The Closer.

The trailer debuted Monday, October 4, and features the comedian and a voice-over by Morgan Freeman.

The show premieres on the platform on October 5.

Despite Dave getting slammed for making “anti-trans” comments in the special, Twitter users were ecstatic that Dave was dropping a new standup and took to social media to express their excitement.

One user wrote: “When you get Morgan Freeman narrating your trailer, you are a legend.

Another fan said they were “already crying” watching the special.

Dave announced in the special that this will be his last one for a while as his contract with Netflix is coming to a close.

Do Dave and Elaine have children?

Dave and Elaine Chappelle have three children.

Their names are Ibrahim, Sonaa, and Sulayman.

What is Dave Chappelle’s net worth?


COMEDIAN Dave Chappelle is known for his satirical take on the world around him.

His successful career in comedy has helped him to amass a massive net worth.

2 Dave Chappelle is a world famous stand-up comedian Credit: Getty Images - Getty

What is Dave Chappelle’s net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Dave Chappelle is worth an estimated $50million.

In 2016, Chappelle signed a deal with Netflix to deliver stand-up specials to the streaming platform.

It is reported he makes $20million per special, and he has released six specials with the streaming service in the last five years.

It’s estimated that the majority of Chappelle’s fortune has come from his Netflix deal.

Who is Dave Chappelle?

Born August 24, 1973, Chappelle grew up in Maryland, where both of his parents were college professors.

His comedy career started in high school. Chappelle studied Theater Arts, graduating in 1991 from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington.

Moving to New York in the 90s, Chappelle didn’t attend college so he cold pursue stand-up. In 1993, he made his film debut in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, starring Mel Brooks.

In 2003, Chappelle launched his own show, Chappelle’s Show, on Comedy Central. Chappelle’s Show started with a stand-up routine, went into sketch comedy, and typically ended with a musical performance.

Chappelle’s Show ended in 2006, after he walked away abruptly, leaving behind a $50million deal. He continued doing stand-up.

In 2014, Chappelle returned to the New York comedy circuit, playing ten nights at Radio City Music Hall.

2 Dave Chappelle is estimated to be worth $50million Credit: Getty - Contributor

Chappelle has multiple Emmy awards and has received multiple Grammy awards for Best Comedy Album.

Is Dave Chappelle married?

Dave Chappelle married Elaine Mendoza Erfe in 2001.

Although the two are extremely private about their relationship and family life, it is known they met in New York sometime in the 1990s, when Chappelle began his comedy career.

They have three children together, sons Sulayman and Ibrahim, and daughter Sanaa.

Chappelle and his family live together on a 65-acre farm near Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Dave Chapelle slammed for ‘anti-trans’ comments in new Netflix stand-up special but insists he’s QUITTING LGBTQ jokes


DAVE Chappelle has been slammed for making “anti-transgender” comments in his new Netflix stand-up special, The Closer.

The comedian, 48, sparked outrage after comparing blood from trans women’s genitals to “beet juice” and recalling the time he “beat up a lesbian woman”.

5 Dave Chappelle was slammed for making ‘transphobic’ remarks in his new Netflix special Credit: NBC

5 He compared blood from trans women’s genitals to ‘beet juice’ and recalled the time he ‘beat up a lesbian woman’ Credit: Netflix

Dave - who insisted he is quitting making LGBTQ jokes - was branded “ignorant” by horrified viewers.

In his hour-long special, he said he is “team TERF” - the term for trans-exclusionary radical feminist.

TERF refers to people who describe themselves as feminists but who exclude the rights of transgender people from women’s rights.

The SNL star defended Harry Potter author JK Rowling - who has made numerous controversial remarks about trans people - and said she shouldn’t be “canceled”.


“Gender is a fact. Every human being in this room, every human being on Earth, had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on Earth,” he said.

“That is a fact. Now, I am not saying that to say trans women aren’t women, I am just saying that those p*****s that they got… you know what I mean?

“I’m not saying it’s not py, but it’s beyond py or impossible py. It tastes like py, but that’s not quite what it is, is it? That’s not blood, that’s beet juice.”

Dave claimed the transgender community “want me dead” for performing “transphobic” jokes.

The comic insisted to the audience that he has never made anti-transgender jokes and urged viewers to “go back” over his specials.

He said: “Any of you who have ever watched me know that I have never had a problem with transgender people. If you listen to what I’m saying, clearly, my problem has always been with white people.”

Dave then recalled a disturbing incident where he supposedly beat up a lesbian woman who threw a punch at him.

He claimed the woman later tried to sell the story to TMZ.

He said: “I’m glad TMZ didn’t believe that - because I did beat the s**t out of her, I’m not gonna lie. It was her fault. I had no choice.”


Later in the show, Dave addressed the “LBGTQ [sic] community directly” and said he wants to “negotiate the release of DaBaby”.

The rapper has been slammed for going on a “homophobic” rant about HIV and men who “suck d**k” during a concert in Miami in July.

He said at a gig: “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two, three weeks, then put your cellphone light up.

“Ladies, if your p*y smell like water, put a cellphone light them up. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking dk in the parking lot put your cellphone light up. Keep it real.”

Dave said in his special that he’s jealous of the progress the LGBTQ community has made compared to Black people.

He recalled the time a gay white man called the police on him in Texas after Dave confronted him for filming him and his wife in a bar.


The Chappelle’s Show star then insisted he won’t be making any more LGBTQ jokes.

He talked about Daphne Dorman, a white transgender woman who supported his jokes and who Dave became friends with before she died by suicide in 2019.

Dave said he’ll be leaving off the LGBTQ jokes “until we are both sure that we are laughing together.

“I’m telling you, it’s done. I’m done talking about it. All I ask of your community, with all humility: will you please stop punching down on my people.”


Critics flooded Twitter with their backlash against Dave’s stand-up set just hours after it aired.

One raged: “Dave Chappelle compared our gender transitions to blackface. That is reprehensible. His comments about trans women with SRS [sex-assignment surgery] were beyond ignorant. My blood is boiling.”

Another added: “There was so much wrong that was done in this special. To stand firmly in an identity as a TERF is what actual hatred looks like. I’m mortified by this special.”

A third posted: “Disappointed in Dave here. He’s a smart guy and I know he can do better.”

5 Dave defended JK Rowling over her controversial ‘transphobic’ comments Credit: Reuters

5 The 48-year-old was branded ‘ignorant’ over the hour-long show Credit: NBC

5 Dave joked that he wants to ‘negotiate the release of DaBaby’ after the rapper made ‘homophobic’ comments Credit: Getty Images - Getty