In an earlier post, I questioned why hunky actor Morris Chestnut showed up at industry events without a woman on his arm.

Well, I've just been informed that Mr. Chestnut is a devoted family man whose wife of over 10 years, Pam Byse, is home grown from a small town right here in Georgia.

The happy couple have 2 children (maybe 4), and Pam used to work for a living before she married into money.

In fact, top radio jock Ryan Cameron (Ryan Cameron Show, V-103) gave Pam her first job way back in the day when he was the manager of a record store in Carrolton, GA. Pam and Ryan attended the University of West Georgia together.

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  • toosexy

    He looks nice on these pics, and his wife is lovely. I really don't like the little girls clothing, but hey who am i. But he does look good on these pics.

  • Coop


    You should have asked me I could have told you this. He's a very cool down to earth guy.

  • ckarinwhite

    She's a pretty lady, and they look like a nice couple!...Go UWG!...

  • topsecret02

    I thought I heard that they got a divorce, did anyone else hear that?

  • ckarinwhite

    topsecret02 Says:

    I thought I heard that they got a divorce, did anyone else hear that?

    I heard that a couple of months ago, but he said on the Ryan Cameron show that it was just a rumor, and that him and his wife are happily married.

  • Kymystry

    You took back everything bad you said about Morris .. but you put a ignant azz Dig in about His WIFE ...

    She used to work for a living until she married into Money .. She working NOW ... and Morris didn't always have MONEY ...

    rollin my eyes ... lawd

  • Bird

    Damn. It looks like he made those kids by himself. I'm happy to hear the divorce was just a rumor. I sometimes forget that blogs are for entertainment purposes only and definately not a reliable source of information.

  • Bird

    Adding on what Kym said, Morris probably makes waaaaay more money than us, but he's far from being the richest brotha in Hollywood. I'm sure they live a comfortable upper middle class life.

  • ckarinwhite

    Kymystry isn't today your birthday?!?

  • Kymystry

    Tomorrow CKarin ... whooo hooo ...

    I took a mental health day today so I could have a 4 day weekend ... lol


    I really like Morris. I'm glad to see that he and his wife are doing well. I wish he'd get moving with his movie career. I really enjoyed him in Best Man and Two can Play that Game.

  • ckarinwhite

    well..Happy Birthday and enjoy your weekend!


    LOL!! Have a happy birthday Kym and enjoy yourself!

  • prynsexxx

    That lil girl looks like "Nessa" off of The Bernie Mac show.

  • goat76

    She's HOT!!!!!!!!!!!nice looking fam.......

  • 2bme

    beautiful family!

  • iyonah

    Wow Sandra you take things back (so you do play nice)
    Nice looking fam ... I am sure they are happily married ... and he like Sanaa needs a diff role and they can break into mainstream ACTING

    @ KYM

    Happy Birthday to you in advance!
    Happy Birthday to you in advance!
    Happy Birthday to you in advance!
    Happy Birthday to you in advance!

    :) :) :) ;) ;) ;)

  • iscream

    Am I wrong for having a warm feeling in my heart when I see good looking black men with black women?

    Well if its wrong I don't wanna be right.

  • Yanaja

    Kymystry Says:

    Tomorrow CKarin … whooo hooo …

    I took a mental health day today so I could have a 4 day weekend … lol

    Happy Birthday!

    Go Libras!!! (My bday is Saturday :) )

  • DivaMama

    Happy b-day Kym!! Any good plans?

  • Sharonda

    Lol I didn't know either.

  • ckarinwhite

    Happy early Birthday Yanaja!...Enjoy your birthday weekend!

  • kwallace577

    a sista. he has my vote.

    beautiful black family.

    i am proud auntie apologized.

    go kymy and do it UP girl for your weekend.

  • DivaMama

    Sorry...Happy Birthday to you to, Yanaja!


    Morris daughter is his twin, and his son looks like his mommy. It's nice to see black love going strong.

  • Kymystry

    Thanks Yall ... Happy Birthday to you Yanaja !!

    Go Libra's .. whooo hoooo

    no plans .. I'll be spening my birthday with 2000 H.S. football fans (my son's homecoming is this weekend) .. Game on Fri .. Homecoming dance on Sat ... (sarcastic) YIPPIE :?

  • prynsexxx

    Happy earthday Kym and Yanaja!

    Kym said:

    Homecoming dance on Sat … (sarcastic) YIPPIE
    You know you gone use that H.S. dance as your birthday party.

    You gone walk in with a tiara on talking about "all this for me". LOL

    When folks get old they get delusional. LOL

  • Kymystry

    hahahahhahahaha @ Prynn ... i'll be droppin my chile OFF and going to a comedy club with some other mother's ... lol

  • iyonah

    @ Yanaja

    Happy birthday to you!
    Happy birthday to you!
    Happy birthday to you!
    Happy birthday to you!

    ;) :) ;) :)



  • kamini

    Those are old pics and he is divorced!!!!

  • prynsexxx

    Kamini? Is that you?

    *touching the screen*

    Where the hell they dig you up from?

  • prynsexxx

    Kym you gone be dressed like that lady that was in that Kwame Fitzpatrick council meeting with that yellow dress and tiara on, talking about "Annnnd. What?"

  • kitty4shigady

    Morris is fine L BABY!!!!1

  • licia

    what a way to kill my fantasy sandra. i was happier believing that he had no wife and no kids. lmao his wife is gorgeous and there is no way he could ever deny those kids. no way in h e l l.

  • PAHairston

    Ah Pam, my namesake-- beautiful picture of a nice-looking family. And Morris? He reminds me of an old, good-looking, educated boyfriend that got away. Oh well, memories!

  • Peachizz

    Happy Birthday Kym and Yanaja!

    I wish you health,strenght, prosperity, continued blessing and most of all PATIENCE.

    In Stevie Wonder's voice
    Happy Birthday to ya, Happy Birthday to ya, Happy Birthday :-)

  • Peachizz

    Morris, you have a wonderful family.

  • editorialgirl

    Those kids are his twins. Did his wife do any work in producing them?

    Go black love.

  • DivineBrown


    Since you won't be here tomorrow...a w w w w w yea 45!!!!

    I'ma send you 2 webcams for ya birfday!!!

  • brenden

    Yanaja Says:

    Go Libras!!! (My bday is Saturday

    Hey my mama birthday is Saturday. She's getting the bunions removed from her feet Friday to commemorate her day. Whelp happy Bday to ya. Don't drink too much. I did that last year and woke up the next morning in the bed of a woman with hands big enough to palm a I wasn't mad at her though she gave a mean back

  • brenden

    His wife is pretty. And not in that I'm the wife of a celebrity so I'm no longer "modeling" sort of way.

  • Amulet

    She favors Vivica Fox.

  • candycane

    i aint taking back what I said. WHAT WENT WRONG?!! He's bald on all these pics looking so chocolatey and oh, oh, ohhhhhhhhhhhhh so sexy.

    That recent pic the other day. Arggggggggghh why'd you show him again. I had already forgotten, now you gotta remind us of how gorgeous he USED to be and how jacked up he looks now

  • ladycali

    1. Morris is FINE!!!

    2. The oldest girl looks just like her mother, beautiful!

    3. The other two are a spitting image of Morris!

  • pinkscorpion

    He's divorced yall.