I love this successful love story. It’s about Morris Chestnut and his lovely wife. This goes for all of you who say that celebrity marriages and love stories are sudden to end up unsuccessfully.
Even though Morris played the main role as a seducer in many of his movies, he managed to stay faithful to the one woman who has his heart, Pam Byse.
Recently, both of these lovebirds celebrated 21 years of happy marriage. We all want that for our lives. It’s like a whole life filled with happiness and love.
Hearing successful love story like this gets you thinking, how they managed to survive all the fame and pressure to stay together after all these years.
Morris and his wife have a pretty well explanation about what is happening in their lives.
Let’s get back to the roots. The beginning of their journey was in a club.
“We met in a club. I was doing something in Atlanta and at the time it was Deion Sanders, Ron Grant and a dude named Tiny Lister (Deebo from Friday),“ explains Chestnut. “I was doing a TV movie out there and I went to the club. 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. 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 doesn’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.’”
And there he was, speaking to her. And we all can see how that played out.
“One of the things that made me truly realize that I wanted her to be my wife is the way she was. She has three older sisters and they have kids. Her nephew was very young at the time, and when we were dating I would see the way she was with kids. I’ve always thought that she was a good person and attractive and all that, but one of the primary reasons why I wanted her to be my wife was because I knew that she would be an excellent mother to my kids.”
That’s how their strong bond and love was building through the years.
Once they got married and the honeymoon stage was gone, it was all about knowing their role in the family. That’s how they were dealing with the fame and women that came with that fame. That’s what successful love story is really about.
“I let my wife be the woman. You know? I let her be the woman…And she, in turn, when it comes down to it, she lets me be the man…” Chestnut says.
He always plays the doubts down and doubters wrong. The key is:
“With my wife, I’m always letting her know what the deal is. ‘It’s you. Ain’t nobody else. It’s you.’ And I think, conversely, that’s what a woman needs to do for a man.”
Only the sky is the limit for both of these lovebirds. There are no signs of slowing down and why there would it be?
“I have been with my wife for a number of years now and the number one thing that keeps us strong is a mutual respect; that is first and foremost. I would like to think of myself as pretty perceptive because when I am in different types of situations, I am always watching and listening more than I am talking. And when I met my wife, there were a lot of qualities I was paying attention to. I knew that she would be a great mother just for how she cared for her nephew and her family. She respected her mother and she respected her family and those were some of the initial qualities that I saw that I thought would make her a great partner.”
They should write a book of how to be in a successful marriage. Lots of people would love to read that autobiography of their marriage.
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