Who Is Pam Byse, Morris Chestnut’s Wife of Over 25 Years?

Pam Byse (born 23rd July 1969) is an American woman who came into the limelight for being the wife of one of Hollywood’s stars, Morris Chestnut. 

Pam Byse is the woman many women want to be because she is married to the one and only Morris Chestnut, one of the sexiest men alive! The ace actor was named in People Magazine’s 2015 annual list of Sexiest Men Alive as if we needed any more reasons to adore him. Chestnut is admired for his physical attributes as he is for his acting prowess.

He is the type of man that comes off as a ladies’ man, but in real life, Chestnut is a one-woman kind of guy; he has been married to Pam Byse for over two decades and counting. Their marriage has plunged Pam Byse from obscurity into the limelight, which she has continually shied away from.

Profile Summary of Pam Byse

  • Full name: Pamela Byse
  • Date of birth: 23rd July 1969
  • Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Age: 53 years old
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Marital status: Married (Morris Chestnut)
  • Children: 2 (Grant and Paige Chestnut)
  • Height: 5 feet 5 inches
  • Hair Colour: Drak brown
  • Eye Colour: Dark brown

Pam Was Born in Los Angeles, California, in 1969

Although Pam Byse was born Pamela Byse, she prefers to go by the shortened version of her name. Some online publications erroneously record her birth date as 22nd December 1973; however, Byse was born on 23rd July 1969. Her husband confirmed this through an Instagram post he made celebrating her birthday. Chestnut raved about his wife in the said post describing her with adjectives such as “exceptional,” “extraordinary,” “genuine,” and “loyal” – qualities that are certainly among the reason why the couple has stayed together for so long.

Interestingly, Pam Byse and her husband Chestnut are the same age as they were born in 1969, though Chestnut celebrates his birthday seven months earlier on the New Year’s day when he was born. They both celebrated their 50th birthday in 2019; in his appearance on Live Kelly and Ryan, the actor revealed that he threw his wife a surprise birthday party for her 50th and bought her a car.

Pam Byse is a Los Angeles native. Though not much has been said in the media about her background, it is believed that she had her elementary and high school education in the city of angels. Information about her parents and siblings has also been kept away from the media. However, judging by what her hunky husband has said about her in public, Pam Byse indeed grew up with strong family values.

What Byse Does For a Living is Currently Unknown

Apart from being the wife of the acclaimed actor, many often wonder who Byse is beyond the wife of a popular Hollywood actor. However, considering how Pam Byse has led a very quiet life, that information is not public knowledge. Upon first glance, Byse appears as someone who might have a career in fashion because all the times she has been spotted beside her husband, Pam Byse has looked very fashionable, effortlessly rocking her outfits.

Byse would still look fashionable on the red carpet, even if she is not a career or businesswoman but just a housewife. This is judging by her husband’s net worth of approximately $6 million, which he has earned from his acting career. The couple owns property in Calabasas, California, which they bought for $2.44 million in November of 2020.

Pam Byse and Morris Chestnut Have Been Married For Over Two Decades

Pam Byse’s romantic journey with Morris Chestnut began in the early 90s at an Atalanta nightclub, a place many would immediately disagree is the right place to find a wife material. Morris was in the city to shoot a TV movie when he decided to unwind from the day’s work at a nightclub where he would meet Pam. The actor said there was an immediate attraction between them, but his friend whom he visited the club with discouraged him from making a move, saying that Pam was not one to mess with.

Pam and Morris (image source)

However, Chestnut was adamant and immediately pursued his interest. Today, he has glad he did. After a few years of dating, the couple got married in 1995 and have since remained together. On several occasions, Chestnut has been asked about the secret to their long-lasting union, and he almost always gives the same reply. In a 2014 interview with ESSENCE Magazine, Chestnut said that the secret that keeps their flame burning is mutual respect.

Years later, in 2016, he gave more details about their relationship in an interview with the same publication. Chestnut said that he paid attention to certain qualities that Pam possessed in her relationship with her mom, nephew, and family members, and he was immediately convinced that she would make a good partner. In celebration of their longstanding marriage, Essence Magazine published a compilation of their red carpet moments over the years.

The Couple Has Two Children – Grant and Paige

Grant Chestnut

  • Born: 1997
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Occupation: International Sales Coordinator

Pam Byse’s first child with her husband Morris Chestnut is a son named Grant Chestnut. He was born a year after they got married. Like his mother, Grant keeps a low profile and shies away from media attention. However, unlike his mom, he runs an Instagram account that is set to private. In September of 2020, someone else was erroneously identified to be Chestnut’s son. A photo of a certain young man named Syd began circulating as Chestnut’s son based on the resemblance he shares with Morris Chestnut, but this was untrue.

Though Syd shares a slight resemblance with the actor, he is not Chestnut’s son. Grant Chestnut has chosen a career path different from his dad’s. He is the International sales coordinator for EF Educational Tours. He holds an advertising degree from the University of Colorado. During his school years, he was one of four outstanding performers of the P&G CEO Challenge.

Paige Chestnut

  • Born: 1998
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Occupation: Model

Pam Byse’s second child with Morris Chestnut is their daughter Paige Chestnut who was born a year after her brother in 1998. She has followed in daddy’s footsteps to nurture her interest in the entertainment industry. Paige Chestnut is a fast-rising model, signed to Wunder Management. She graduated from Calabasas High School, California. She made her debut magazine feature in 2019 for Essence Magazine. Paige has featured both in the New York and Los Angeles Fashion Week.

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