Who is Pam Byse? Meet Morris Chestnut’s Wife Of 27 Years

August 2, 2023   | November 24, 2023  | 

    Pam Byse is the wife of an American actor Morris Chestnut who is famous for his role Ricky in the movie Boyz n the Hood. The couple got married in 1995 and as of now, almost three decades have passed since their nuptial but Pam and her husband Morris are still in blissful marriage with no sign of breakage. So, what’s the secret to their enduring marriage?

    Besides her identity as a celebrity spouse, what does Pam do? Is Byse into movies like her hubby? Let’s get to know everything about her in the following piece of writing.

    Key Takeaways

    • Pam Byse who rose to fame as Morris Chestnut’s wife is a Los Angeles native.
    • She has been married to an actor Morris since the year 1995. The couple first met in a club in Atlanta.
    • Pam has shared two kids with her spouse Morris.
    • As far as the media is informed, Pam currently resides with her family in California.

    When Was Pam Byse Born? Her Birth Details 

    While many online sources have proclaimed her birth details to be December 22, 1973,  Pam was actually born in the year 1970 and celebrates her birthday on July 23 every year.

    Back on July 23, 2019, her famous husband Morris wished her a happy birthday on Instagram by writing,

    Happy B-Day to my beautiful wife. An exceptional wife, mother & best friend. The world was blessed with one of the most extraordinary, genuine loyal human beings the moment you took your first breath!

    Also, three years back, during his appearance on the talk show Live with Kelly and Mark, Morris opened up on how he surprised his spouse Pam on her 50th birthday. In this respect, the celebrity wife’s birth year is 1970, not 1973 as the tabloid claimed. 

    As of 2023, Pam whose birth name is Pamela Byse is 53 years old. 

    Pam Byse’s Career: Does She Work In Movies Like Her Husband?

    Morris Chestnut’s wife Pam is not an actress. She has never worked in any TV shows or movies so far. In that case, what exactly does she do?

    Well, the exact detail of Pam’s profession is not known yet since Byse has always been tight-lipped regarding her internal matters. However, as per reports, Pam is a businesswoman.

    Morris Chestnut's better half Pam is not an actress
    Pam Byse is in the frame. Source: Instagram

    Unlike her, her hubby Morris has an accomplished career in the American showbiz industry.

    Byse’s Husband Morris Is An Actor 

    Pam’s hubby Morris is a successful actor. Beginning his professional career in 1990 through the TV series Freddy’s Nightmare-A Nightmare on Elm Street, he has achieved a lot by being part of several hit series and movies.

    As per IMDb, he has total 56 acting credits to his name. Here we list some of his major hit movies and TV series.

    TV Series

    • In the Line of Duty: Street War (1992)
    • The Prince of Motor City (2008)
    • Rosewood (2015–2017)
    • The Enemy Within (2019)
    •  The Best Man: The Final Chapters (2022)


    • Firehouse (1997)
    • Confidence (2003)
    • Breakin’ All the Rules (2004)
    • Heist (2015)

    Pam Byse Is Morris Chestnut’s Wife Of 27 Years; Are They Still Married?

    Yes, Pam and her actor husband Morris are still happily married to each other. They tied the knot in the year 1995 in an intimate wedding ceremony attended by close family and friends.

    Pam and her husband Morris are married for over two decades now.
    Pam with her husband Morris. Source: Instagram

    Coming up to 2023, the couple has been together as husband and wife for 27 years. They have a great sense of mutual understanding and respect between them.

    How Did Pam And Morris Meet Each Other?

    They first came across each other at a club in Atlanta. Revealing the story of their first meeting, the Firehouse actor revealed that he went to the club with his mates including Deion Sanders, Ron Grant, and Tiny Lister where he saw his future wife for the first time. He said,

    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.

    The actor further added,

    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.’”

    Soon after, they started having frequent meetings and as per Morris, he thought of marrying Pam after seeing her qualities. He stated that his better half Pam was so caring for her younger ones in the family and very respectful towards the elders.

    In fact, Chestnut was a struggling actor when the two met and his future spouse Byse played a significant role to make him the man he is today.    

    Secret Behind Their Long-Lasting Matrimony

    While talking to Essence magazine in 2014, Morris said that the mutual respect they have for one another made their relationship strong. Further, in Kelly and Mark’s show, the actor mentioned that communication and listening ability are also a secret of their long union. Here is the clip,

    Byse Is The Mother of Two Children With Chestnut

    From her marriage with Morris, Pam became a mother of two children, a daughter Paige Chestnut, and a son Grant Chestnut.

    Her first child Grant, born in 1997, is a graduate of the University of Colorado – Boulder. He now works as an account executive and trainer for Atlas Consulting Group.

    Pam with her family
    Pam with her children and husband. Source: Instagram

    Further, her daughter Paige, born in 1998, has already started as a model. She was a show-stopper for designer Isaac Newton in the 2017 LA Fashion Week.

    Pam Is On Instagram

    She has a decent presence on Instagram under the username @pamelachestnut. She has a total of 4134 followers on her Instagram account. Pam mostly shares posts that feature her family and friends.

    Her Net Worth in 2024

    Pam reportedly has a net worth of $1 million. Meanwhile, her actor husband Morris is richer than her with a fortune of $6 million. 

    At present, the duo resides in California. 

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    What does Pam Byse do?

    She is reportedly an entrepreneur.

    How did Morris Chestnut meet his wife, Pam?

    They first came across each other at a club in Atlanta.

    Is Morris still married to Pam?

    Yes, the loving duo who got hitched in the mid-1990s is still in a beautiful matrimonial relationship.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Pamela Byse
    Popular Name Pam Byse
    Birth Place Los Angeles
    Birthday July 23, 1970
    Age 53 years
    Zodiac Leo
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity Afro-American
    Profession Reportedly entrepreneur
    Net Worth $1 million
    Height 5 feet and 5 inches
    Eye Color Black
    Hair Color Black
    Sexuality Straight
    Marital Status Married
    Spouse Morris Chestnut
    Children Paige Chestnut and Grant Chestnut