American comedian and actor Dave Chappelle is known for being such a family man. However, compared to most celebrities nowadays, the star prefers to keep his family life away from the media as much as possible.
Dave and his wife, Elaine, whom he met long before he even started his career in the entertainment industry, worked hand in hand to ensure they give the best life their children deserve.
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According to reports, after tying the knot in 2001, the couple decided to grow their family immediately after their wedding. In 2001, the couple first welcomed their son Sulayman, then two years later, their second child named Ibrahim.
However, it seems like the couple still wanted to add another one to the gang, so they went on to welcome their princess, the only girl in the family, a daughter named Sanaa, in 2009.
Now that Dave has become quite the household name in the industry, the comedian decided to move his family out of Los Angeles and start living a new life in Yellow Spring, Ohio. There, he was reported to have bought a 65-acre farm where he can ensure no paparazzi will follow his kids day and night. It was in a community that actually gave his kids the freedom to experience what it’s like to be a child.
If you want to know more about Dave Chappelle’s three kids, Sulayman, Ibrahim, and Sanaa, scroll down as we have everything covered!
Who Is Sulayman Chappelle?
Born in 2001, Sulayman is Dave’s first child, who also taught the comedian what it is like to enter fatherhood. Although it was quite tough at first, Dave and Elaine have tried their best to learn how to navigate their way to parenthood. By the looks of things, they did a good job since Sulayman grew up to become such a fine man.
As of 2023, Sulayman is already 22 years old and has been busy with hobbies like horseback riding. Aside from that, it seems like the young man has taken after his father, as he also loves to smoke marijuana.
In an interview, Dave revealed that when he entered Sulayman’s room, he suddenly noticed some notebooks lying around. As he opened it, he was quite surprised at how good his son was at writing poems.
However, that wasn’t what really shook him so much. As he was about to put the notebooks back in the drawers, he opened up one of the middle drawers. To his surprise, he discovers his oldest son literally smokes weed like he does.
Who Is Ibrahim Chappelle?
Meanwhile, Ibrahim, born in 2003, is the second child of Dave and Elaine. Like what he has experienced firsthand with Sulayman, Dave was transparent that being a father of two boys is indeed one of the most challenging things he has ever done.
Although there is a bit of a hurdle in the journey, Dave still enjoys being the father of his children. According to him, going home from work with two kids waiting for you is fulfilling in many aspects.
Ibrahim was quite the curious and active one growing up. At such a young age, he is already keen on traveling across the globe, which is why, in one interview, Dave went on to express that traveling solo with kids is one of the scariest things he has ever done in his life. That’s because he needs to prepare everything the kids need, both physically and mentally.
As of 2023, Ibrahim is already 20 years old, and according to reports, he is quite the sporty guy who loves basketball. Aside from sports, he is also into comedy, just like his dad.
In an interview, Dave revealed that his son Ibrahim is quite a fan of the stand-up comedian, Kevin Hart.
There was one time when Dave took Ibrahim to Hart’s set, and right off the bat, the young man stabbed his father with his words, saying that there is no doubt that Hart’s jokes are way funnier than his dad’s.
Despite that, there is no denying that Ibrahim is really close with his father, even if he always tries to piss off the old man quite often.
Who Is Sanaa Chappelle?
Last but not least, born in 2009, Sanaa is the couple’s youngest child and only daughter. Compared to her brothers, it seems like Sanaa is very fond of the camera, considering she loves acting and taking pictures all the time.
Due to her love for acting, she had already landed her first movie gig at the young age of nine. She had the chance to act alongside her father in the 2018 hit film “A Star is Born.”
On top of that, during the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the father and daughter duo shocked everyone when they came looking all good and glammed up for the event.
Since Sanaa did a great job in the film, fans knew she would go places in the coming years. Aside from that, netizens have also commended both Dave and Elaine for managing to take care of three kids while working.
Despite being hard, the couple always pushes themselves for the sake of their kids, making them such inspirational parents that everyone should look up to. If you still want to keep updated on Dave Chappelle’s family, you can follow him on Instagram @davechappelle.