morris chestnut (on wendy)*Did you catch hunky Morris Chestnut on The Wendy Williams Show last Friday?

He made the stop on the same day that his movie, “The Best Man Holiday” opened in more than two thousand theaters. Wonder if he snuck in one of them to see how folks reacted?

But if you did see the show, you probably noticed that the interview started a few minutes later than usual because it was hard to quiet the screaming fans down. The star of “The Best Man Holiday” didn’t mind it one bit; and told Wendy Williams so when she inquired how he felt about the whole “sex symbol thing” and if it “ever gets old.”

“When you start out in this industry, no one knows you and you just want somebody to recognize you for something,” says Chestnut. “If that’s the label people want to be put on me, cool…I want you guys to know I appreciate it. Thank you. If that’s their way of showing their appreciation, I accept that. I don’t focus on it…I try to stay in shape but I don’t focus on just being a sex symbol.”

After the audience members’ cooing settled down, Williams continued to probe Chestnut, who has been with his wife for 17 years, about his personal life. The couple has two teenaged children – a son, 16 and a daughter, 14.

“Everybody’s great,” he shared. “My wife does it big all the time. She’s so big on the holidays…The day after Halloween is when she starts putting up the Christmas tree.”

When Williams asked the handsome actor if his kids were dating yet, he responded like a typical father of teens.

“No, they better not be,” he said. But, then again, Chestnut told Williams if the answer’s yes, he may not know it yet.

“See, you know, my wife and my daughter have a great relationship and I don’t get all of the information,” Chestnut told Williams. “And, rightfully so, because I would have issues. My daughter’s not gonna date until she’s about 35!”

Awww…

Watch the rest of the interview below.