Is New ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Host David Spade Married and How Many Children Does He Have?

Bachelor in Paradise has a new host in David Spade. The comedian, who has been in the entertainment industry since the 1980s, was the first new host announced for the next ABC dating show following the Chris Harrison scandal. Here’s more about Spade, his wife, children, and career.

David Spade in a blue sweater and black pants
David Spade | Adam Christopher/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank

David Spade will be replacing Chris Harrison as ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ host after Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe

Following Harrison’s interview with Rachel Lindsay on Extra, he stepped down from The Bachelor franchise as host. His first replacement was Emmanuel Acho, a sports broadcasting journalist and author. Acho handled The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, having conversations about race with Matt James’ contestants. Following Acho’s hosting duties, ABC announced that former bachelorette leads Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe would take over hosting The Bachelorette, the next franchise show.

There was a big question mark in viewers’ minds, though, on whether Harrison would return to host Bachelor in Paradise.

Well, now the audience has an answer. Variety reported on June 2 that a slew of “celebrity comedians” will host the summer dating show. The outlet reported that the only person whose deal is “closed” is Spade.

“The role will be filed by celebrity comedians — including David Spade — who will serve as guest hosts, according to those with knowledge of the plans,” Variety shared. “As of Wednesday, offers to celebrity talent were still being considered and Spade’s deal was the only one to have closed. Unlike the upcoming season of The Bachelorette, which premieres next week, Bachelor in Paradise will not be hosted by Bachelor Nation alums.”

Even though Spade has never hosted any of The Bachelor franchise shows before, he is a longtime fan. He appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2015 and 2020 and discussed the dating show, and posted episode recaps on his Instagram account.

In his most recent Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance on March 12, 2020, Spade recounted Peter Weber’s final episode in Australia. Spade also did an impression of Hannah Brown and her Alabama accent.

Who is David Spade’s wife and what is the comedian known for?

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Spade isn’t married, so therefore he doesn’t have a wife. But, according to The Cinemaholic, the comedian has dated a slew of other famous women.

His dating history includes 1991 Miss USA Kelli MacCarty, Brittany Daniel, Heather Locklear, Julie Bowen, Teri Hatcher, Nicollette Sheridan, and Naya Rivera. He also briefly dated Playboy model Jillian Grace.

How many children does David Spade have and what is his net worth?

David Spade with Jillian Grace and daughter Harper on a ride together
David Spade, Jillian Grace, and Harper Spade | Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland

Spade and Grace have one child daughter — daughter Harper Spade, who was born on August 26, 2008. Spade recently shared a picture of Harper on his Instagram account alongside his mother.

“With mom and Harper about to put the hurt on Houstons,” he said in March 2021.

Because of Spade’s long career in Hollywood, he has accumulated a large net worth. The actor was on Saturday Night Live for 79 episodes, from 1990 to 2010, per IMDb. Fans also remember his roles in Tommy Boy (1995) and Joe Dirt (2001). He has been critically acclaimed for his acting work, even being nominated for a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy Award in 1999. He was honored for his work as Dennis Finch on NBC’s Just Shoot Me.

The comedian is reportedly worth $60 million, per Celebrity Net Worth.