Pamela "Pam" Andrea Shipman (née Gryglaszewska) is Gavin's mother. Pam, is 57 and has been married to Mick for 26 years. She adores her only son, Gavin, her "little prince" as she calls him.Pam is of polish descent as her maiden name was gryglaszewska (pronounced grigalashevska)
Pam is a typical Essex wife stereotype who doesn't have to work and who loves a good party and entertaining guests. She's glamorous and fun to be with, and still has a great relationship with Mick. However, she can get a little hysterical when her lively imagination starts to run wild. She also loves Camilla Parker Bowles.
She is also very caring of Smithy, Gavin's best friend, and treats him as if he were her own son. Pam wrongly feared that Stacey's family may be vegetarian so pretended to be vegetarian also, despite frequent cravings for meat. It is later revealed in the 2008 Christmas Special that all of Stacey's family (plus Nessa and possibly Dave) knew Pam was not vegetarian - with the exception of Gwen, who had bought Pam a vegetarian cookbook for Christmas. Pamela adores Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and acts out sexual fantasies of Charles and Camilla with Mick Shipman. Conversely, she hates Princess Diana.
"Oh my Christ!".