Dave Galafassi Biography – Dave Galafassi Wiki
Dave Galafassi is an Australian drummer and former husband of actress Toni Collette, best known for her roles in The Staircase and Pieces of Her. He was a drummer in the indie rock band “Toni Collette & The Finish” fronted by Toni. Toni Collette & The Finish released an album called Beautiful Awkward Pictures in October 2006 and the next month performed at the Sydney Opera House. The couple has not performed or released any music since 2007.
Collette spoke glowingly of her husband in an interview with Now to Love in January 2003.
“My husband is such a good person,’ she said. ‘He’s so patient. He’s amazing with our kids and he’s so loving, caring and supportive. He puts everybody else first. I’m the luckiest woman, I really am.”
Collette and Galafassi lived in Sydney in the 2000s before moving to Los Angeles and returning to Sydney. Their daughter Sage Florence was born in January 2008 and their son Arlo Robert in April 2011.
Dave Galafassi Age
David Galafassi was born in 1978 in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia.
Toni Collette Husband Dave Galafassi
Dave Galafassi was married to Toni Collette from January 11, 2003, until their divorce in December 2022. On December 7, 2022, Toni Collette and her husband Dave Galafassi released a joint-statement announcing their divorce after 20 years of marriage.
The award-winning actress announced the news on Instagram, writing: “After a substantial period of separation, it is with grace and gratitude that we announce we are divorcing. We’re united in our decision and part with continuing respect and care for each other. Our kids are of paramount importance to us and we will continue to thrive as a family, albeit a different shape. We’re thankful for the space and love you grant us as we evolve and move through this transition peacefully. Big thanks.”
The lengthy caption was accompanied by a photograph of a floral art instalment that read ‘PEACE & LOVE’.
Before the actress and former drummer of indie rock band Gelbison announced the divorce, Collette re-shared a cryptic quote to her Instagram stories, reading, “No matter what your current circumstances are, if you can imagine something better for yourself, you can create it.”
Dave Galafassi and Toni Collette met in 2002 at the launch of Galafassi’s band Gelbison’s debut album Metal Detector in Sydney and their second encounter came just a few days later at a house party.
“He was the first person I saw when I walked in the door,” Collette told The Sydney Morning Herald in September 2018. “He kissed me on the cheek and I just kind of melted. I planned to stay for ten minutes… I was there for 12 hours. It was a good day.”
Galafassi and Collette were married in a Buddhist ceremony at Berry on the NSW south coast in January 2003. The shocking news arrives after The Daily Mail shared photographs of Galafassi hugging and kissing another woman in Sydney. It is not known how long the couple were split before the pictures were released.
Dave Galafassi Children
Galafassi and Toni Collette have two children, Sage Florence and Arlo Roberts.
Dave Galafassi Net Worth
Drummer Dave Galafassi’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million.
Dave Galafassi Accident
In December 2019 Toni Collette revealed Dave Galafassi had been involved in a life-threatening motorcycle accident in NSW.
“Recently my husband had a devastating motorbike accident,” the actress wrote on Instagram. “He’s now recovering slowly but well. We’re so lucky to still have him.”
Collette thanked NSW Ambulance and Toll Ambulance Rescue for saving her husband’s life.
“It may not have been the case without the work of the incredible folks at @nswambulance and @tollambulancerescue,” she wrote. “Thank you so very much for your swiftness, clarity, knowledge, compassion and dedication. You saved him and we cannot thank you enough. Yes, it is a very Merry Christmas. THANK YOU‼”