The Thing About Pam is based on the 2011 Betsy Faria murder case, with a focus on Pam Hupp’s role. Pam was a critical witness in the case against Betsy’s husband, Russ, who was mistakenly convicted of her murder in November 2013, only to have the conviction reversed in 2015. Pam’s husband, Mark, who is played by Sean Bridgers in the true-crime thriller, stood by her during this time.
NBC’s ‘The Thing About Pam’ is a limited six-part crime drama series that centres on Betsy Faria’s tremendously traumatic 2011 homicide and its equally wicked aftermath. If we’re being honest, apart from the key actors Russell “Russ” Faria and Pamela “Pam” Hupp, Mark Hupp was the one who drew our attention the most simply by being present.
So, if you’re interested in learning more about him and his current relationship with the lady suspected of murdering the cancer-stricken mother of two, we’ve got you covered.
What is Mark Hupp’s Background?
Mark Hupp appears to be a quiet and easygoing man who happily married Pamela “Pam” (née Neumann) shortly after her first marriage ended in the early 1980s. Since he used to be an athlete, he was a minor-league baseball player for the Texas Rangers before turning to carpentry after not being chosen, he has a strong sense of discipline and loyalty.
As a result, in 1989, the couple moved to Naples, Florida, with her daughter from a previous marriage and their own son, only to return to O’Fallon, Missouri, in 2001.
In the city, Mark and Pam continued to build a life together by flipping houses on the side, eventually getting to the point where they ostensibly kept in touch almost every day. That’s why, on December 27, 2011, his wife left him a voicemail when she pulled into the Faria driveway to drop off her friend Betsy after a chemotherapy treatment.
Even the latter called to wish him a happy holiday season, saying, “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!” which were most likely her last words, given that she was brutally killed just two hours later.
What Happened to Mark Hupp and Where Is He Now?
Mark Alan Hupp not only stood by Pam in the mid-2010s while she battled the court system over Betsy’s life insurance policy, but he also testified in court to prove their financial soundness.
He did add, though, that he had no understanding of why his wife was identified as the only beneficiary of the $150,000 payout or what the money’s original purpose was. He then spoke openly about their expenditures since getting the funds, all the while supporting Pam’s claims of back difficulties, though his stance altered after he indicated she didn’t have memory problems.
Mark allegedly understood that his wife’s Alford guilty plea for the 2016 shooting death of Louis Gumpenberger was the best alternative she had and didn’t say much. Nonetheless, after nearly 37 years of marriage, the allegedly loyal spouse filed for divorce in the fall of 2020, claiming that “the marriage is irretrievably destroyed.”
It’s critical to note that he has the option of speaking to the police and testifying at Pam’s trial, since the spousal immunity that allows him to do so still remains. Mark, from what we can see, wants to live his life away from the spotlight; thus we just know that he still lives in O’Fallon, Missouri.