With the amount of comedic talent that Pete Holmes has on display, his house is sure to be a fun place to be. The beneficiary, Valerie Chaney, Holmes’s very private wife, is seldom seen in the media and is every bit a private person as opposed to Holmes’s publicity. But regardless of her stance on public attention, Chaney can be seen now and then, tagging alongside Holmes to one of his comedy events, red carpets, or one of the many award ceremonies he gets invited to. Chaney who seldom takes on the spotlight is not known amongst the most loyal fans of Pete Holmes. So, for this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Valerie Chaney.
Who indeed is Valerie Chaney?
Valerie Chaney best known as the wife of Pete Holmes is an American meditation and mindfulness educator, a writer, and the co-host of the podcast “We Made It Weird.” She comes from a Caucasian household and follows the Christian religion. Her zodiac is Pisces and a female born under the sign is said to possess personality traits of being mysterious and sensual.
Valerie Chaney was born on February 28, 1989, in Arcata, California. She is the daughter of Bill Chaney and Beth Elder Chaney and is close to her grandfather, who she calls Paw-Paw. She has a brother, Derek Chaney, and the pair seem to be as close as siblings can be.
Valerie grew up in her hometown where she also began her schooling. She then attended Eureka High School and graduated in the class of 2007. For her further education, she took a Major in English at Cal Poly Humboldt. After completing her bachelor she enrolled at the University of California, Davis where she earned a Master’s Degree in Arts.
Career & Progression
After graduating from UC Davis, Chaney took up a teaching job as a middle school teacher in Northern California. During her time there, Cheny found out that young girls struggled with self-esteem issues and started them helping tackle it. Eventually, Chaney found her way to the REALgirl Empowerment Program and started helping girls aged nine to 16 with their self-esteem issues and allowing them to fully explore their potential. Now, Chaney is a Real Girls instructor based in Los Angeles and teaches girls to tackle issues of self-confidence, body image, and self-esteem. And while Chaney is mostly the one helping the young girls, she believes that she has learned as much about herself as she has about them.
In 2019, Chaney opened Studio A Dance in the Hyperion Arts Complex in L.A. and started offering dance and meditation classes called Wild and Free.
While there is no available information on Valerie’s riches her husband Pete Holmes has a current net worth of USD 4 Million.
Valerie Chaney is happily married to Patrick Holmes and the pair have been married since late 2017. In the years of conjugal life, the pair have given birth to a daughter Lila Jane.
Chaney met Holmes in early 2015 and the pair began dating soon after. Eventually, Holmes decided to propose to Chaney and took her on a hot air balloon ride as it was something that Chaney wanted to try for quite a while. However, Holmes was put off by the attitude of the driver who kept calling everything “Gay.”
“I could feel the heat of his breath and the tickle of his whiskers, and I’m nervous, and he’s operating the thing and this is completely true — I don’t like it either — but he kept calling things ‘gay.’ I don’t know this man. This is the most romantic day of my life and he’s like, ‘That’s Janet Jackson’s ranch. Gay,’”
It took so much out of Holmes that he simply took out the ring and said he would be honored to call her his wife. Luckily, Chaney saw the funny side of it, and the pair went on to tie the knot in 2017. The pair’s only child, Lila Jane, was born in September 2018. The family of three lives in Los Angeles, California.
A little bit about her husband Pete Holmes:
Pete Holmes is an American comedian, actor, writer, and television host. He is best known for his stand-up comedy and for hosting the HBO comedy series “Crashing.” Holmes began his career in comedy in the early 2000s, performing stand-up in various clubs and venues in the Boston area. In 2011, he began hosting a podcast called “You Made It Weird,” which featured interviews with comedians and other entertainers. In 2013, he premiered “The Pete Holmes Show” on TBS, which ran for two seasons. He then starred in and executive produced the HBO series “Crashing” which ran for 3 seasons. Holmes has also appeared in several films and television shows, including “Don’t Think Twice,” “Home Sweet Home Alone” and “The Simpsons.”
February 28, 1989,
33 years old
Arcata, California, United States
Bill Chaney, Beth Elder Chaney
Eureka High School (class of 2007)
Cal Poly Humboldt, University of California Davis
Meditation and Mindfulness educator, Writer, Podcast co-host