Hollywood relationships are notorious for moving quickly and often ending in heartbreak. But despite his success, actor Morris Chestnut has defied the odds and is celebrating 23 years of marriage to wife Pam in 2018. There’s apparently a special secret to the success of his relationship, though, as Chestnut himself has revealed.
Chestnut first entered the world on New Year’s Day 1969 in Cerritos, California. And after graduating from high school, the future star studied for a degree in theater and finance at California State University, Northridge. In 1991, however, the aspiring actor got his big break after he appeared on screen as Ricky Baker in the John Singleton movie Boyz n the Hood.
Since then, Chestnut has worked steadily and added some plum roles to his résumé. Most notably, in 1999 he starred opposite Taye Diggs in The Best Man, with the part subsequently earning him an NAACP Image Award nomination. Chestnut would also star in the film’s sequel, The Best Man Holiday, in 2013.