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Meet 'The Best Man's Morris Chestnut's Beautiful Wife Pam Byse and Their 2 Adult Kids

Monica Otayza
Sep 13, 2021
03:48 A.M.
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“Boyz N The Hood” star Morris Chestnut and his wife, Pam Byse, are happily married with two grown kids. Here’s everything you need to know about the family that tries to stay away from the limelight.


Morris Chestnut and Pamela Byse have remained together, despite rarely making appearances together save for some premieres and events. While Chestnut is used to being in front of the camera after being on TV and in movies since the '90s, Byse has chosen to stay lowkey.

The couple met in a club in Atlanta long before Chestnut made himself known in the film industry. After dating for years, the two decided to tie the knot in 1995 and have since been one of the strongest couples in Hollywood.

Morris Chestnut and his wife Pam on November 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images



According to the actor, their mutual respect is to be credited for their long-lasting relationship. In an interview, Chestnut revealed that his wife had qualities he looked for in a woman and foreshadowed how great a mother she would be to their children.

Another reason for their successful marriage is Byse’s being understanding of her husband’s tight schedule. She is supportive, patient, and respectful towards his family, and for that, he couldn’t feel luckier.



Despite being together for over two decades, Chestnut and Byse remain absolutely in love with one another. Speaking about what makes them strong, the actor said:

"I have been with my wife for a number of years now and the number one thing that keeps us strong is a mutual respect; that is first and foremost."



Chestnut first debuted in the 1990 film “Freddy’s Nightmares” and again appeared in the movie “Boyz n the Hood.” Among his other roles, where he gained more attention, are “Living Single,” “Higher Learning,” "The Inkwell,” “G.I. Jane,” and “Under Siege 2: Dark Territory.”

Although he's starred alongside many leading ladies in his decades-long career, such as Vivica Fox, Halle Berry, Monica Calhoun, and Regina Hall, he's stayed loyal to his wife. They've been married for 26 years.



Their first blessing came two years into their marriage when they had their first child, Grant, in 1997. A year later, they welcomed their daughter Paige.

While Chestnut is often seen on screen, Byse and their children live a private life. In a previous interview, the actor revealed that keeping his wife out of the spotlight was their decision.

There have been many Hollywood relationships torn apart by the heavy scrutiny of the media. Chestnut didn't want the same thing to happen to his family, which is why they try to live a quiet life away from the spotlight instead.