Morris Chestnut: Marriage Takes "a Lot of Forgiving"

Morris Chestnut: Marriage Takes "a Lot of Forgiving"

The Best Man Holiday star on making marriage last.

Published November 15, 2013

Morris Chestnut and Monica Calhoun's marriage is at the heart of the new film The Best Man Holiday, but in reality Chestnut has been married even longer than his on-screen character Lance. The actor, who married Pamela Byse in 1995, let us in on the secrets to a long, happy marriage and tells us how he's grown since 1999, when the first Best Man was released.

His co-star and on-screen wife Monica Calhoun also chimes in about the "ups and downs" of her relationships over the years, but reveals the one thing that has remained steady for her througout.

Plus, the actors play our game of 1999 vs. 2013. Want to know if Chestnut and Calhoun prefer baggy jeans, Joan Clayton and Shenehneh over skinny jeans, Olivia Pope and Madea? Watch our exclusive interview with the actors to find out. And don't forget to check out The Best Man Holiday in theaters today. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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