Steve Harvey turns 66! How 'Family Feud’ host met, parted with and met wife Marjorie again

Steve Harvey turns 66! How 'Family Feud’ host met, parted with and met wife Marjorie again
The way Steve Harvey and his wife Marjorie met, parted and met again before getting married is a story in itself as the comedian turns 66 (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images and iamsteveharveytv/Instagram)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Hollywood comedy legend Steve Harvey turned 66 on Tuesday, January 17. The seven-time Emmy Award winner, whose real name is Broderick Stephen Harvey, began his career as a stand-up comedian in 1985 and has been "on fire" since with his acting skills and impeccable comic timing. The star watched his career take off to new heights after hosting 'The Steve Harvey Morning Show', 'Family Feud', 'Celebrity Family Feud' and 'Miss Universe'.

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The icon is not only a phenomenal Hollywood thespian but also a devoted husband and father. The ‘Me and the Boys’ star has maintained a beautiful marriage with his wife, Marjorie Elaine, whom he calls his greatest strength. The couple exchanged vows on June 25, 2007. On the couple's 15th wedding anniversary, Harvey wrote Marjorie a love letter, expressing his gratitude for having her in his life for as long as he has.

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"Through our marriage, we learned to go with the flow. I also learned to listen more. But the best lesson you've taught me is no matter what happens, we will always be fine,” he gushed in the letter. He then praised her for being the sweetest thing in his life. She offered him serenity, he continued and claimed he is glad for every day they spent together. “You gave me something I never had before in my life as an adult. You gave me peace. Receiving that gift from you freed me up to think and really do my job. But you didn’t stop there. You had a lot of foresight about my future that I didn’t have,” the letter read, according to GoodHouseKeeping.

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Steve Harvey and Marjorie Elaine Harvey arrive at the WACO Theater Center's 3rd Annual Wearable Art Gala at The Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport on June 1, 2019 in Santa Monica, California.
Steve Harvey and his wife Marjorie Elaine arrive at the WACO Theater Center's 3rd Annual Wearable Art Gala at The Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport on June 1, 2019 in Santa Monica, California (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)

How did Steve Harvey and Marjorie Elaine meet?

After failed relationships in the past, Harvey met Marjorie at a stand-up show in 1987. He was performing in Memphis when Marjorie walked in and took a seat in the front row. Harvey just stared at her, mesmerized. The comedian took the opportunity to speak to her during his set. "The first thing I said to Majorie was, ‘Excuse me, I don’t know who you are, but I’m going to marry you one day,’" Harvey said, according to US Magazine.

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After dating for a year-and-a-half, the romance fizzled out and they split. However, the two reconnected through mutual friends in 2005 and the couple gave love a second chance. After a year of dating, Harvey proposed and the rest is history.

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Harvey and Marjorie are proud parents to six children as one big happy blended family. The ‘Family Feud’ host has three children from a previous marriage to Marcia, twin daughters Brandi and Karli, and a son named Broderick. Steve has another son with his ex-wife Mary Lee Harvey, named Wynton Harvey. After tying the knot with Marjorie, Harvey also adopted Marjorie’s three children from her previous marriage to Darnell Woods – Jason, Morgan, and Lori. Over the years, the family split their time between Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles.



 

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Steve Harvey’s ex-wife claimed he left her homeless and took their son

'The Steve Harvey Morning Show' host is now in a happy marriage but things were not always this great. When Harvey and Mary Lee, got divorced, she alleged that he had left her destitute, adding that she had been evicted from her home and was homeless. Although the court ruled that her claims were false, she was awarded three homes in the couple's divorce settlement.

Steve Harvey and his wife Mary at the premiere of 'The Score' at the Paramount Theater in Los Angeles, Ca. 7/9/01. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
Steve Harvey and his ex-wife wife Mary at the premiere of 'The Score' at the Paramount Theater in Los Angeles, California  (Kevin Winter/Getty Images.)

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Her series of accusations did not end as she then claimed that Harvey had taken their son, Wynton, from her. Yet again, this was proven to be false as she had sent the boy to be with his father willingly. While people felt sad about his divorce, Harvey saw it as a blessing. The talk show host said that people always tended to think of breakups as a bad thing, but sometimes they needed to happen for something better to come along.

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