Grant Chestnut is the son of actor Morris Chestnut, with whom he shares a good relationship. However, Grant did not follow in Morris’ footsteps in the entertainment industry and instead carved his own path in business.
Grant Chestnut is the eldest son of the gracious and very handsome actor Morris Chestnut, the American actor best known for his role in “The Best Man,” where he worked with Taye Diggs and Nia Long.
Although Grant is the son of a famous actor, he keeps a low profile and stays away from the spotlight. He works in a private company and develops his skills in private. Here’s what we know about him.
GRANT CHESTNUT DOESN’T FOLLOW HIS FATHER’S STEPS IN HOLLYWOOD
Born in 1997 in Cerritos, California, Grant is of African-American descent. He is the son of actor Morris Chestnut and his wife, Pam Byse, alongside their daughter, Paige.
Although his primary and high school education is unknown, Grant attended the University of Colorado Boulder for college and received a degree in Strategic Communications – Marketing and Advertising. Grant was an exemplary student who was among the four top students in their class in business.
In 2019, he and his team won first place in the Procter & Gamble CEO Challenge and proceeded to Dubai for the finals. Even before graduating, Grant already had experience as a business professional. In 2018, he became a Salesperson at CUTCO Cutlery, Colorado.
He later worked as a part-time International Sales Coordinator at EF Educational Tours before pursuing an Account Executive and Trainer role at Atlas Consulting Group, Inc. At present, he serves as the Business Development Representative of Oracle, still in Colorado.
Although skilled and experienced in his field, Grant chooses not to share much of his personal life as he keeps his Instagram profile private. However, he has a vast number of followers, reaching nearly 20,000.
GRANT CHESTNUT’S PARENTS HAVE A STRONG MARRIAGE
Actor Morris Chestnut married his wife Pam Byse in 1995, and each day, they seem to be closer and stronger than ever. They met at an Atlanta club in the ’90s and have since appeared together at events, premieres, and awards showing their love.
“I saw Pam, who is my wife, and I said, ‘What’s up with her?’ [My friend] said, ‘Nah, man, don’t waste your time. She doesn’t give anybody no play.’” Morris said, as reported by Suggest. “So as soon as he said that, I was like, ‘That’s the woman I need to go holler at.’”
Both have managed to raise their two children outside of the cameras and the hustle and bustle that usually haunts celebrities. His son, Grant, graduated from college, and his daughter Paige is still studying and pursuing a modeling career.
A relationship lasting almost thirty years in Hollywood is a great success. In the world of entertainment, it is often seen that couples get married very much in love but do not stay together for long.
The Chestnut marriage is one of the exceptions to this, and of course, Morris has been asked what his secret is. The actor, in an interview in 2014, commented the following:
“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.”
He also keeps the spark alive by planning surprises for his wife, such as her 50th birthday party with friends. He also gifted her a car for the special occasion.
GRANT CHESTNUT’S RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS FATHER, MORRIS CHESTNUT
Grant and Morris have an excellent father-son relationship. On Father’s Day 2020, the young man took his Facebook page and shared a photograph of his father before and after.
With the image, his son wrote: “Happy Fathers Day to the best dad on the planet!! I can’t even put into words how much I appreciate everything you do for me and our family!”
Morris is undoubtedly a role model for good parenting, as he balanced raising his children well and establishing his name in Hollywood. With his children as working adults, the actor is proud of the people they have become.