A photo of Elisa Pugliese and Keegan-Michael Key at the Lion King premiere. Source: Instagram

Get to Know Keegan-Michael Key’s Second Wife, Elisa Pugliese!


Elisa Pugliese is an American actress and producer who is famous for her work in The Cake Eaters, The Junior Defenders, and School of Rock. Apart from her professional life, she is also known for being the wife of actor and comedian, Keegan-Michael Key.

Pugliese was born on April 2, 1971, in the US. She attended Syracuse University and graduated in 1993. She got married to her husband in 2018 and since then they are living a happy life in each other’s presence.

Here’s some facts you need to know about the Hollywood producer!

Second Wife of Keegan-Michael Key

Elisa Pugliese is the second wife of the Friends From College star, Keegan-Michael Key. Her husband was previously married to his first wife, Cynthia Blaise. They tied the knot in 1998 and divorced 15 years later in November 2015. They had no kids together.

A photo of Keegan-Michael Key and Elisa Pugliese.
Elisa Pugliese is Keegan-Michael Key’s second wife.
Source: Hollywood Life

Two years after his divorce from Cynthia, Keegan took to his social media to share about his engagement with Elisa. They got engaged in November 2017. Prior to their engagement, they were seen together at the 2017 Emmys and Tony Awards.

Keegan-Michael Key's twitter post after his engagement with Elisa Pugliese.
Keegan-Michael Key’s Twitter post after his engagement with Elisa Pugliese.
Source: Twitter

The duo didn’t wait long to get married as they shared their vows just seven months after their engagement on June 8, 2018.

Got Married at Their New York City Home

Keegan-Michael Key and Elisa Pugliese chose to celebrate their big day at their home in New York City. While talking about why they chose their own home for their big day, Key told US Weekly,

Why would we get married in any place else if we love our home? Let’s have a reception upstairs and then we’re having a party the next day. A big party. So very intimate wedding, very big party.

Keegan talks about his wedding location.

They got married in front of their family members and limited guests. Elisa walked down the aisle on a Prada gown designed by Elan Flowers while Keegan wore a black suit by Paul Smith.

Key shared a picture of them sharing a kiss on a cobblestone street in NYC through his Instagram. He captioned the post, “Best. Day. Ever.” Pugliese also shared the same picture captioning, “Dear Mr. Key, I love you more every day. Love, Mrs. Key.”

Keegan-Michael Key and Elisa Pugliese Wedding Day Kiss.
Keegan-Michael Key and Elisa Pugliese married seven months after their engagement.
Source: Instagram

On June 9, a day after their marriage, the newlyweds hosted their wedding reception for their close friends, family, and relatives at One World Observatory in New York City. The guests included Jordan Peele, Cobie Smulders, Paul Rudd, Robert Kennedy Jr., and Michael Strahan among others. The newlywed bride wore a deep purple Pamella Roland gown while her partner wore a tux.

It’s a truly amazing thing when you can find someone who brings happiness and joy to your life. And more importantly, it helps you to share that happiness and joy with others. Before I met her I didn’t even know that was possible.

Keegan told People how amazing his wife is!

The duo recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary. A few months before their celebration, Key appeared in an interview with Live! With Kelly and Ryan, where he revealed that it was “the best prom [he’s] ever been to.”

I had a very small wedding in my apartment, but on the weekend, my wife Elisa and I had a party which was basically a prom. So the band wore tuxes, I wore a corsage, there were football players and theater geeks there, we got on the floor and danced to “Blister in the Sun” by the Violent Femmes. It was basically the … best prom I’ve ever been to.

Key on his wedding day being the best prom ever.

Their Wedding and Reception Pictures

Shares $12 Million with Her Husband

Elisa Pugliese is an actor and producer who has worked in more than a dozen movies and TV series. From her career, she must have earned a decent amount of fortune. However, her actual earnings are yet to be disclosed.

Meanwhile, she shares an estimated $12 million net worth with her husband, Keegan-Michael Key who is very famous for his appearance in Key and Pelee alongside Jordan Peele.

Jenga Tower in Manhattan.

The pair are owners of a $5.2 million apartment in Manhattan’s ‘Jenga Tower’. The apartment was purchased under their joint name. The apartment has an indoor/outdoor theater, a sundeck, a fitness center, a steam room, a sauna, a lounge, a children’s playroom, a 75-foot infinity pool, and treatment rooms. If the apartment is rented, it would cost anywhere between $8,500 to $39,500 a month.

Football Lovers

Keegan-Michael and Elisa Key are both football lovers. However, Keegan loves the English version while Elisa loves the American one.

An Instagram post showing Elisa and Keegan-Michael Key with NY Giants' Golden Tate.
Elisa and Keegan-Michael Key are both football fans.
Source: Instagram

Elisa is a huge fan of the New York Giants. Similarly, her husband is an avid supporter of the English Premier League Club, Liverpool F.C.

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