Chapele Wray is famously known for being the youngest child and only son of the musical icon and diva Cheryl James. Chapele was born in October 1999 to Gavin Wray and his ex-wife, Cheryl Lynn James. He has an older sister, Corin Wray, born in 1991.
Chapele Wray has managed to live a quiet life away from the glam of the entertainment industry. His academic background remains under wraps, but he lived with his family in Atlanta during his younger years. He is, however, very well-traveled as he is frequently spotted at his mother’s side during events. The power duo was recently spotted at the Hamptons Magazine and Moroccan oil events. In addition, they met up with Deepak and Russell for a celebratory dinner afterward.
Cheryl Renee James
Cheryl James was born on 28th March 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to a transit worker and Barbara James, a bank manager. She is an American songwriter and rapper famously known by her stage name, Salt. She is part of the American Grammy-award-winning rap trio Salt N Pepa.
Renee was raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She attended Grover Cleveland High School and graduated class of 1983. She later enrolled at Queensborough Community College to pursue a degree in nursing, and that’s where she met the “Pepa” to her Salt, Sandra Denton. What started as a rap for a class project turned into a masterpiece. Under the management of Hurby Azor, they formed the group “Super Nature” in 1984, which was later changed to Salt N’ Pepa.
They were joined by Deidra “Dee Dee” Roper (Spinderella) in 1987. They became the first female rappers to own gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums. Heck, they even won a Grammy.
Some of their acclaimed albums include Hot, Cool & Vicious (1986), Blacks Magic (1990), and A Salt with a Deadly Pepa (1988), just to name a few. The versatile Cheryl also co-starred in the motion picture “Who’s the Man?” in 1993.
Unfortunately, the group disbanded in 2002, but the girls had a reunion in 2008.
Cheryl identifies as a feminist who is all about female empowerment. She actively encourages women to be self-reliant and not dependent on men, both emotionally and financially. Because women can have it all. An independent life, a budding career, you name it. She has a no-nonsense approach to life which has encouraged many women globally to take the reins of their lives. And wallets.
Cheryl James dated her group manager, Hurby Azor, from 1984 to 1989, when the group Salt N’ Pepa was still a fledgling. She met Gavin Wray, and they dated for ten years before they finally took their vows in 2000 during Christmas Eve. They got divorced in 2018 after a 4-year divorce battle. Cheryl has always been a devoted mother to her two children and a role model for women worldwide.
Chapele Wray Net Worth
Chapele Wray’s net worth hasn’t yet been disclosed. However, his mother’s net worth stands at a whopping 14 million dollars. At the same time, his father, Gavin, is currently estimated at 14 million dollars.