Celebrities are often caught up in a whirlwind of relationships, flings, and controversies. While most celebrities end up tying the knot with someone from the entertainment industry, a few of them end up marrying someone completely unrelated to the industry. The American actor Morris Chestnut falls into the latter category. Morris Chestnut tied the knot with Pam Byse who is completely unrelated to the entertainment industry. While Morris is known for his amazing performances in the 1991 film Boyz n the Hood, and the NBC TV series The Enemy Within, Pam has never stepped on a movie set. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Pam Byse.
Pamela Byse was born on the 24th of July 1969, in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in LA, little is known about Pam’s early life. Details on her academia and college have remained a complete mystery, and judging from Pam’s disdain for social media, things do not look like changing anytime soon. She was raised in a large family and has three older sisters.
Meeting Morris and Getting Married:
Morris and Pam met at a local nightclub, while Morris was in Atlanta. Talking about the first time they met, Morris revealed that he was warned by Tiny Lister to not try to persuade Morris. Disregarding Lister’s warning, Morris went up to Pam and the pair have been together ever since. Morris revealed the beans in an interview.
“We met in a club. I was doing something in Atlanta and at the time it was Deion Sanders, Ron Grant and a dude named Tiny Lister. I was doing a tv movie out there and I went to the club. Tiny was living in Atlanta. He knew the ins and outs of the city, and he was just like, Mr. Atlanta. We were hanging out in the club and he told me about this chick, that chick, whatever. Then I saw Pam, who is my wife, and I said, ‘What’s up with her?’ He said, ‘Nah, man, don’t waste your time. She don’t give anybody no play.’ So as soon as he said that, I was like, ‘That’s the woman I need to go holler at.’”
The pair began dating soon after and decided to tie the knot on in 1995. In over 27 years of togetherness, Pam and Morris have two lovely children. Their first child Grant Chestnut was born in 1997 and was followed by a daughter Paige Chestnut, who was born in 1998.
A mother through and through:
When the pair completed 24 years of togetherness, Morris took to social media to express his joy. After all, 24 years feels like a lifetime, especially in Hollywood. While the pair had their fair share of speedbumps along the way, they managed to persevere. Talking about how he knew he wanted to marry Pam, Morris revealed that it was her behavior with kids that attracted him in the first place.
“One of the things that made me truly realize that I wanted her to be my wife is the way she was. She has three older sisters and they have kids. Her nephew was very young at the time, and when we were dating I would see the way she was with kids. I’ve always thought that she was a good person and attractive and all that, but one of the primary reasons why I wanted her to be my wife was because I knew that she would be an excellent mother to my kids.”
Morris also revealed that communication was the key to their marriage and it was built around mutual respect.
A quick write on Morris Chestnut:
Morris Chestnut is an American actor who was born on January 1, 1969, in Cerritos, California. He is the son of Morris and Shirley Chestnut and has a brother. He studied finance and drama at California State University, Northridge, and worked as a bank teller before becoming an actor.
He made his acting debut in 1990 in a TV series called Freddy’s Nightmares. His breakthrough role was as Ricky Baker in Boyz n the Hood (1991), a film directed by John Singleton that depicted the harsh realities of life in South Central Los Angeles. He received critical acclaim for his performance as a high school football star who dreams of escaping the violence and poverty of his neighborhood.
He went on to star in many other films and TV shows, such as Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995), G.I. Jane (1997), The Best Man (1999), The Brothers (2001), Two Can Play That Game (2001), Like Mike (2002), Half Past Dead (2002), Ladder 49 (2004), Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004), The Game Plan (2007), Kick-Ass 2 (2013), Nurse Jackie (2013-2014), The Perfect Guy (2015), Rosewood (2015-2017) and The Enemy Within (2019). He has also produced some of his own projects, such as The Morris Chestnut Show (2008) and When the Bough Breaks (2016).