Inside Morris Chestnut’s Family With Wife Pam Byse and 2 Kids

Morris Chestnut’s wife is Pam Byse, whom he has been married to since 1995 and the couple have two grown-up children, Grant Chestnut and Paige Chestnut.

Actor Morris Chestnut crystallized his place as a star after starring in the 1991 Oscar-nominated movie Boyz N The Hood, which flagged off his rise to stardom and had directors of high-budget studio films queuing up to work with him. He has since gone on to star in a list of acclaimed works, including award-winning TV shows; Nurse Jackie (2013 – 2014) and Rosewood (2015 – 2017).

Apart from his acting prowess, another feature of the actor that stands out is his handsome looks. Morris is one hot man who has over the years done well to keep a youthful look, which he openly attributed to keeping fit and staying active during his appearance on Live with Kelly & Ryan.

Unsurprisingly, one of his most notable recognition outside of movies came from People magazine, which named him among the “Sexiest Men Alive” for their 2015 edition.

Morris Chestnut at a Glance

Morris Chestnut's fact sheet

Morris Chestnut has had ladies swooning and men envious for years, thanks to his hunky bod. Upon first glance, he appears to be one of those men who can be easily labeled the ladies man, but the opposite seems to be the case. No, he is not gay.

Morris has only been devoted to just one woman, a certain lucky Pam Byse, with whom he has remained married for decades. In a place like Hollywood, that is no small feat. This fact has raised curiosity in the minds of many, including anchors of popular TV shows who almost always throw him the question of how he has managed to keep a successful family life for so long.

To each, Morris gives the same answer, as though he has a template he operates by, and he does…

Who Is Morris Chestnut’s Wife, Pam Byse?

Most celebrity wives have capitalized on their husbands’ fame to lead an entertainment career of their own, mostly in reality TV, but Pam seems just fine living her life behind the scenes.

Since their marriage, she obviously does support her husband and has regularly accompanied him to red carpet events. ESSENCE Magazine made an interesting tribute post to the long-lasting couple celebrating their red carpet appearances over the years.

Morris Chestnut

So who is Pam Byse besides the wife of Morris Chestnut? The pretty lady was born on the 23rd of July and is a Los Angeles native. Some online publications have recorded her birth date to be 1973, but there is no proof. As you might have guessed, her first name is Pamela; however, she does prefer to go by the shortened version.

While details of her background have also been shrouded from the media, some quarters do report that she hails from a close-knit family, a fact that attests to her husband’s notice of her strong family values when they first met.

A California-native, speculations are that she also obtained her elementary and high school education in the state. There have also been unconfirmed reports that Pam Byse was a class clown during her schooling years. Much like most aspects of her life, what Chestnut’s wife does for a living has been kept away from the media.

How Morris Chestnut and Pam Byse Met

Some may disagree that a nightclub could be a perfect place to find a wife, but Chestnut’s relationship with Byse is a testament to a possibility. Morris and Pam first met at a party in Atlanta, and from both their accounts, it was love at first sight.

While it is still unclear what year the lovebirds met, we know that they dated for some time before eventually getting married in 1995. It’s been over two decades since, and the couple is still waxing strong together.

Morris and Pam are far from the type of Hollywood couples to produce feed for the tabloids, and as such, publications are always out to get even the tiniest information on the couple from her husband.

On one of those occasions, Chestnut opened up to what made him fall in love with Pam even more. At first sight, there was an attraction between them, but discovering more qualities about his wife made him fall even more in love with her.

In a 2016 interview with ESSENCE Magazine, the ace actor revealed that he had a lot of qualities that he was paying attention to when he met Pam. The actor said that he noticed how she respected her mother and cared for her nephew and other family members, qualities that proved to him that Pam would make for a great partner, and he was right.

On another occasion, when asked about what keeps their flame burning, Chestnut said it was mutual respect in a 2014 interview with ESSENCE Magazine. This gives little to wonder why, unlike most celebrity couples, there have not been rumors or cheating allegations threatening to split the two.

Pam Byse Has Been Morris Chestnut’s Wife For Over 2 Decades

Since getting married in 1995, the couple has successfully stayed married for over two and half decades and counting. Surely, no list of Hollywood’s longest-lasting couple would be complete without them. Their fans have described them as the definition of what an ideal celebrity romance should be like.

Who Are Morris Chestnut’s Kids?

Grant Chestnut is Morris Chestnut’s Son

Pam and Moriss Chestnut’s first child is a son named Grant, who was born in 1998. Grant has followed in Mommy’s footsteps to keep his life away from the media. Though he runs an Instagram account, it is set to private. His uber-private life has led to numerous publications erroneously mistaking someone else for him.

Sometime in 2020, a certain photo of a boy around Grant’s age circulated that he was Chestnut’s son, but the boy was identified as just Syd. However, he looks nothing like Chestnut’s son Grant. Syd does have a slight resemblance with the actor. Maybe this was an attempt to generate some controversy, but it did not hold water as it was soon squashed!

Grant Chestnut seemingly prefers the corporate world to the entertainment world. He graduated with a degree in advertising from the University of Colorado – Boulder in 2019.

Per his LinkedIn profile, he works as an International Sales Coordinator for EF Educational Tours. Grant Chestnut participated in the P&G CEO Challenge and was among the four students whose business skills stood out.

Meet Paige Chestnut, Morris Chestnut’s Daughter

Chestnut’s daughter Paige was born in 1998 and is the one who inherited daddy’s love for the entertainment industry. Paige who graduated from Calabasas High School in California is actively pursuing a career as a model.

She is signed to Wünder Management and splits her time between New York and Los Angeles. She made her New York Fashion Week debut in early 2020 wearing designs for MATT SARAFA, a celebrity fashion designer who rose to fame as one of the contestants on the Lifetime reality series Project Runway: Junior and later The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

A year earlier in March 2019, Essense Magazine featured her, it was her debut magazine feature. Paige Chestnut has also featured in the Los Angeles Fashion Week and continues to grow her career. Proud daddy Chestnut occasionally celebrates his daughter’s achievements on his Instagram page.


Who Is Morris Chestnut Married To?

Morris Chestnut is married to Pamela Byse. She was born in Los Angeles on the 23rd of July 1973, according to some online publications. Although her first name is Pamela, she prefers to go by the shortened version, Pam.

Who is Morris Chestnut’s Son?

Grant Chestnut is the first and only son of the actor with his wife, Pam, who was born in 1988. Just like his mother, Grant prefers to keep his life private, however, it is known that he graduated with a degree in advertising from the University of Colorado – Boulder in 2019 and works as an International Sales Coordinator for EF Educational Tours.

What is Morris Chestnut’s Son’s Age?

Grant Chestnut is 36 years old. He was born sometime in 1988 in Cerritos, California.

Who is Morris Chestnut’s Daughter?

Paige Chestnut is the second and only child of Morris Chestnut and his wife, Pam. She was born in 1998 and is the one who inherited daddy’s love for the entertainment industry. Paige, who graduated from Calabasas High School in California, is actively pursuing a career as a model.

Profile Summary
First Name:Morris
Last Name:Chestnut
Also Known As:
Famous For:The Enemy Within
Colleges/Universities Attended:
California State University, Northridge,
Crossroads Academy
Educational Qualifications:
A degree in Finance and Drama;
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
55 years old (January 1, 1969)
Zodiac Sign:Capricorn
Birth Place:
Cerritos, California, United States
Country of Residence:
United States of America (USA)
Physical Attributes
6 feet (1.83 m)
100 kg (220 lbs)
Eye Colour:
Dark Brown
Hair Color:
Other Body Measurements:
Marital Status:
Pam Byse (m. 1995)
Family and Relatives
Morris Lamont Chestnut Sr.
Mother:Shirley Chestnut
Grant Chestnut - Son
Paige Chestnut - Daughter
Siblings:1 sister (Name unknown)
Other Relatives:
Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth:
$8 million
Source of Wealth:
Acting career
Edidiong Mboho
Edidiong Mboho
A graduate of United States International University currently undergoing her Masters degree Programme in The UK, Eddy is a storyteller, movie enthusiast, and TV nerd who can always be found on Netflix. She's always up to argue about comic book movies. Getting to write and edit for a living is definitely the dream and it is always exciting to be afforded the opportunity to learn new things every day.


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