Ernest Evans, who is known by his stage name Chubby Checker is an American singer/songwriter who is known as the lead man of the musical group Chubby Checker and the Fat Boys. He was born on the 3rd of October, 1941 and in 2015 his age is 74 years old. He was born in Spring Gulley, South Carolina, United States of America but was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as one of the three sons of father Raymond Evans and mother Eartle Evans. He went to study at a local school and found out his interest as well as talent in music since then. He, along with his friends formed a small group that’d sing songs in school and street corners and also were allowed to perform in some local shows. After he completed his school, he was enrolled in Settlement Music School where he took piano lessons. He was known to perform voice acting of some famous persons like Fats Domino and Elvis Presley as would constantly entertain his fans. He completed his graduation from South Philadelphia High School, after which he perceived his musical career and future. An American by nationality, he belongs to black ethnicity.
Chubby, as his name suggests is a chubby person, with pulped cheeks and large arms as well as legs. He has got big hands with short and fat fingers, and his body is longer than his legs, which don’t make him look very tall. He has a height of about 178 cm, which is 5 feet and 11 inches, not a very good height for an individual. He has got thick set of black curly hair, which he keep short; as well big round eyes that are black in color too, and thick set of lips as you can see in his pictures. He is often seen in a jolly mood, smiling and making people laugh, which is a sign of positivity that he carries along with him. Having involved in some philanthropic deeds, he has helped the poor and needy in different countries of the world. Despite his not so slim figure, he has got the agility to dance and is known for his twist dance, which became very popular towards the 60s.
Despite all the fame and fan following, it looks like Chubby isn’t the type of guy to go out with a lot of women. He doesn’t have a long dating list and most certainly didn’t have many girlfriends, not because he couldn’t but maybe because he didn’t wanted to. Although people talked about his sexuality and accused him of being a gay, it was not true as he’d later get married and also has got children. His wife is a Dutch model named Catharina Lodders from Harleem who was the Miss World in 1962. The couple got married in 1964 and is still together, in a loving relationship. With more than 50 years of successful marriage, it seems like a divorce is not going to happen anytime soon. The couple has got three kids till now: Mistie Bass (Daughter), Shan Egan (Son), Ilka Evans (Daughter) and Bianca Evans (Daughter).
There was a massive rumor spread around regarding his death some time ago. But he reacted to that news in his own witty way “Dead? Well, interesting what people can do to you. Hopefully, I will stay alive to see my grandchildren if god wills so, but how can you die when you are alive?” Chubby is in perfectly good health and is enjoying the later period of his life with his wife and family. To know more about him, you can read his biography that can be found in Wiki or IMDb. He is not available in Instagram, but has a Twitter account where he updates his recent activities. He also has an official website where you can listen to his songs, know about his upcoming tour: date and venues. By 2015, he has an estimated net worth of about $4 million US dollars.