“Sistas” & “Zatima” Star Devale Shares Post To Wife, Mom & Grandmothers

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“Sistas” & “Zatima” Star Devale Ellis celebrated Mother’s Day for the ladies in his life over the week and he shared a few amazing post dedicated to his mom Karen and wife Khadeen!

He took to Instagram to share:

“I’m so blessed to still be able to call my mom even though she never answers her phone…🤦🏾‍♂️ Then calls me to fuss because “I never call her.” Then says, “My bad honey I see the missed calls.” 😂😂😂 I LOVE YOU MA!

I told myself I wanted to marry a woman to help raise our kids with the same dedication you raised us. The sweetness to hold us and rock us when we needed comfort, but the sternness to say “GET UP!” when we needed a foot in the a**.

Karen Ellis you are the GOAT!!!”

“RESPECTFULLY… Nobody does maternity like Kay Kay.🤷🏾‍♂️

The King Baker is unmatched!

Love you Baby! Happy Mothers Day!”

He also shared a special post to his grandmothers:

“My grandmothers have always been extremely present. I spent every summer in Tennessee with my Nana (Dad’s Mom) and could always jump on the A train to see my Nanny (Mom’s Mom) before she moved to VA.

Here is a little Ellis fact: That apartment you guys watched me raise Jax, Kairo & Kaz in while building this multimedia empire was my Nanny’s apartment she raised my mom and Uncle Kev in since the late 70s. I requested she put my name on the lease while I was playing in the NFL just in case I needed a place to come back to. That 3 bedroom apartment was $900 a month in 2009 because it was rent controlled. I was able to start my family a raise 3 boys in that apartment without struggling. I purchased my paternal grandparent’s home while in the NFL so they could move closer to family and rented it out as additional income after I was cut from the Lions. Generational wealth comes in all forms. 😏

Love you Nanny & Nana!!!”

We love how much of a story teller Devale is!

He’s always happy to share his story with us and let us know the amazing women that stood behind him with nothing but love and support on his journey to success!

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Catch Devale in “Sistas” Season 6 on May 31st.

About Devale Ellis

Devale Ellis is a former NFL player turned actor, currently a series regular in the role of ‘Zac’ on “Tyler Perry’s Sistas.” Devale will be featured in the upcoming movie “The Perfect Find” alongside Gabrielle Union, as well as in the new AMC series “61st Street” as a recurring guest star. He recently shot the male lead role on Lifetime’s feature, “Single Black Female” and has appeared on CBS’s “The Equalizer” and “NCIS” as well as a recurring role in the Emmy-nominated Netflix series, “It’s Bruno.” Some of his other TV credits include “Power” and “Gotham.”

Devale is the co-host of ‘Dead Ass With Khadeen & Devale,’ a Webby award-winning podcast that he created with his wife to discuss love, marriage, parenting and everything in between from a millennial perspective. The podcast launched and hit #5 on the Apple charts its first day and has remained top 10 since, securing four sold out live shows and over 10 million downloads, with notable guests including President Joe Biden. His viral social show, ‘The Ellises,’ has garnered over 100 million views across YouTube and Facebook and in 2020, Devale authored the #1 Amazon bestselling children’s book, The Ellises & the Time Machine: Why Do We Have to Say ‘Black Lives Matter’? & the NYTimes Best Seller “We Over Me” with wife Khadeen.

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