Khadeen Ellis is a New York-based social media personality, TV host, and actress, perhaps most popular for her roles in the films “The Business of Christmas” and “A Piece of Me: An Everyday Story”, but probably better known for being the wife of the prominent former American Football wide receiver and actor Devale Ellis.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Khadeen Ellis was born under the Sagittarius zodiac sign on 5 December 1983, in the USA, so is 38 years old as of mid-2022. She was raised in an African-American family setting by her parents – she hasn’t shared the names of her parents, or any additional childhood details.
Ellis went to a local high school, and matriculated to the Hempstead-based Hofstra University’s School of Communication, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, and later with a master’s degree in Speech Communication.
Film and TV Show Appearances
Khadeen made her film debut in 2016, with the role of Maxine King in the movie “A Piece of Me: An Everyday Story”, appearing together with her husband Devale in the film which follows a man struggling with curses, forgiveness, physical and verbal abuse, which he has endured throughout his life. Two years later, Khadeen featured in the documentary TV show “Black Love”, and caught the public’s attention with her praised performance.
She later played Ronnie in the series “Makeup X Breakup”, and Khadeen is also credited with her portrayal of Cyndi in the 2020 film “The Business of Christmas.”
Career as a Social Media Personality
Khadeen and her husband Devale manage a widely-followed YouTube channel, “The Ellises,” on which they post their family’s funny skits and vlogs. Following their YouTube fame, the couple started a podcast – the Dead Ass With Khadeen and Devale Ellis – and use it to connect with their fans, and share stories, opinions, and offer guidance on issues revolving around business, marriage, and love.
Their podcast is very successful, and has close to 10 million downloads, coming in at position five on Apple charts shortly after it was officially launched. They once hosted President Joe Biden and had a talk about the black society and the problems they faced. They have also entertained other prominent personalities on their podcast, such as the Canadian singer Melanie Fiona, and several others.
In addition to her roles in films and TV shows, Devale’s wife worked as an on-air personality for a New York-based network, and also as a TV host with CBS, FOX, BET, MTVU, among others. Moreover, she’s composed keynote speeches for the Momference and black love summit.
Khadeen has signed contracts with many big brands, such as Hello Fresh, Fabletics, Honest Co., and many others as a content creator – she uses her widely-followed social media handles to promote the brands. She also boasts of featuring in American Express and JCPenny national commercials.
Khadeen met Devale for the first time in Hofstra University School of Communication, and started dating him shortly afterwards. They exchanged vows in July 2010, after dating for close to eight years, and they now share four sons together: Jackson Karter born in 2011, Kairo Shakur in 2016, and Kaz Hendrix in 2017 – in mid-2021 the couple announced to their fans through Instagram that they were expecting a fourth child, and in December the same year, they welcomed their last-born son, King E4 D. Marley.
Khadeen appreciates her sons’ presence in her life, and is fond of posting about them with heart-warming captions; she recently wrote a post on Instagram (in May before their fourth son was born) saying that ‘You three could have chosen anyone, but you chose me. What an honor, privilege, and JOY it’s been so far to walk alongside you in this life…’
Khadeen is apparently living a happy life with her husband, and during their 10th wedding anniversary in 2020, she shared a video on Instagram and wrote that, ‘… I’m not sure what I’ve done to deserve you (Devale). Thank you for this beautiful life. Thank you for our beautiful boys. Thank you for this beautiful moment…’ The video’s music was composed and sung by the famous American actor and musician, Jaime Foxx.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Khadeen is of Afro-American ethnicity and has brown eyes and black hair. She is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall, and weighs approximately 137lbs (62kgs).
Ellis has earned her net worth from her multi-faceted career as a YouTuber, actress, and internet personality. She shares sponsored posts on her Instagram handle, which also contributes to her net worth, which is estimated at $1million as of 2022. On the other hand, Devale has a net worth reputedly around $5 million.
Who Is Khadeen’s Husband?
The American actor, YouTuber, and former professional footballer Devale Ellis, was born under the Aries zodiac sign on 2 April 1984, in Brooklyn, New York City, which makes him 38 years old as of mid-2022.
His mother, Karen, worked as an environmentalist and a project manager, while his father, Troy Ellis, was a computer programmer. He attended James Madison High, where he actively participated in football and basketball. Ellis later matriculated to Hofstra University to further his studies.
Devale began his professional career in 2006, when he joined the famous National Football League (NFL) club the Detroit Lions – he played for around a year, then left the club and played for the Cleveland Browns in 2008 and 2009, subsequently retiring from football to pursue a career in the showbiz industry.
He made his acting debut in 2013, with the role of Tommy in the film “Full Circle.” He later landed a lead role in the drama series “Vish Merrick” before he played Gavin in the series “Makeup X Breakup” (2016-2019). He’s landed minor roles in several films and TV series such as “Master of None”, in which he portrayed a Security Guard, “Tough Love” playing Joseph, and “Placeholders” 2017 as Lonely Heart. In 2019, he featured in both the comedy drama “Sistas” and “Bigger”, playing Zac and Ken respectively.
Devale is 5ft 10ins (1.79m) and weighs approximately 174lbs (79kg). He has short black hair and dark brown eyes.