Who is Marjorie Harvey?
Marjorie Elaine Harvey is a socialite, fashion blogger, and online personality, perhaps best recognized as the wife of the world-renowned TV host, presenter and comedian Steve Harvey. She was born under the Zodiac sign Libra on 10 October 1964 in Memphis, Tennessee USA, so as of 2021, she’s 57 years old, and holds American nationality.
Early life and Family
Little is known about her family, background and early life, except that her mother’s name was Doris Bridges. Reportedly, her father was black, while her mother was white, meaning Marjorie is of mixed ethnicity. It’s unknown whether she has any siblings.
After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the University of Memphis, however, she didn’t stay long, as she dropped out due to bad grades.
She apparently worked in the fashion industry from shortly after she left uni, but didn’t gain much notice until 2007, when she married Steve Harvey, and when she launched the blog entitled “The Lady Loves Couture”. Her blog covered a variety of topics, not only relating to fashion ideas, trends, and make-up, but also lifestyle and traveling. Building her profile and reputation, it did not take long for Marjorie to begin attending numerous fashion events in Milan, Paris, and New York, establishing herself as one of the recognized fashionistas.
Even though her blog has been inactive for a couple of years, she uses her other social media accounts to share her style inspirations, outfit ideas, and advice.
Having a knack for fashion, she launched her own consignment shop entitled “Marjorie Harvey’s Closet”, through which you can buy couture and designer clothing from her collection. Her enthusiasm for fashion and accessories also prompted Marjorie to create, design, and launch her handbag line called “MN Handbags”.
In 2010, she and her husband, Steve, launched the charity organization “The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation (SMHF), which aims to transform youth, and cultivate new generations through educational enrichment, mentoring programs, and global service initiatives. One of the programs the organization offers includes “Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Men”, and “Girls Who Rule the World Program”. Additionally, most of the proceeds made from purchasing clothing from her store go to the charity.
Similar to Harvey’s, Marjorie’s romantic life was very turbulent, as she’s ‘walked the aisle’ three times. She said her first “I do” in the 1990s to Jimmy Townsend. Not much information is known about her first marriage, such as how long the marriage lasted, however, the reason why Marjorie filed for divorce was common knowledge -Jimmy was a criminal who got life in prison for drug trafficking.
Not long after the dissolution of her marriage to Jimmy, she stumbled upon another drug dealer, Darnell Woods, with whom she welcomed three children, Jason, Lory, and Morgan. According to reports, Darnell was a gang member and had operated with the Wood Brother’s gang.
Repeating history, she divorced Darnell after he was sentenced for his involvement in drug trafficking.
Marjorie’s daughter, Lory, is a model and entrepreneur who launched a skincare line entitled “SKN by LH”. Lory also came into public focus in 2020, after she started dating the popular actor Michael B. Jordan.
How did she meet Steve Harvey?
The story goes that they locked eyes at a comedy club in Memphis, Tennessee, where Steve was performing stand-up comedy. Steve immediately fell in love with Marjorie. He saw her walking into the club and jokingly said to the crowd that he would marry her, even though they were both married at the time. Fast forward a couple of years – they officially met at a party and soon after started a romantic relationship.
Marriage to Steve Harvey
Following two years of dating, they tied the knot on 25 June 2007. Marjorie adopted Steve’s four children from his previous marriages.S
teve was previously married twice; he welcomed three children with his first wife, Marcia Harvey, Broderick Harvey Jr., and twin daughters Karli and Brandi. He also has a son named Wynton from his second marriage to Mary Shackelford.
Steve adopted Marjorie’s children from her second marriage. Unlike most Hollywood marriages which generally do not pass the test of time, the couple is still together, thriving and going strong.
What is her net worth?
As of 2021, her estimated net worth is around $50 million, which she’s earned through her career as a fashion blogger and entrepreneur. On the other hand, her husband’s net worth is estimated at a whopping $200 million, which he has earned through his career spanning three decades.
Physical stats and Hobbies
Marjorie is 5ft 8ins tall (173cm), weighs around 135lbs (62kgs), with vital statistics of 35-28-36.
Her natural hair is dark brown, further adorned with brown eyes; her shoe is 9 (US). She has a very fit and curvy body, which she maintains through regular exercise.
Marjorie has a very unique and trendy sense of fashion, and is definitely not afraid to take risks when it comes to her style.
Marjorie is very active and popular on Instagram; her account has over 2.4 million followers. It appears that she doesn’t use other platforms, such as TikTok, Facebook, or Twitter.
Briefly about Steve Harvey
West Virginia native Harvey, prior to becoming a comedian and world-famous host, was involved in various jobs, including being a boxer, carpet cleaner, and mailman.
Coming from a modest background, Steve started his career as a comedian in the mid-’80s, using his observational humor to capture the audience’s attention, and performing at various clubs. Slowly walking the staircase of success in the early ‘90s, he became the headliner in most of the well-known comedy clubs.
Harvey also started appearing on TV, such as in the “Johnny Walker Comedy Search and Def Comedy Jam”. In 2000, he launched “The Steve Harvey Morning Show”, and his acting career, starring in movies such as “The Fighting Temptations”, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”, and “Johnson Family Vacation”.
After releasing a stand-up special, “Steve Harvey: Don’t Trip… He Ain’t Through with Me Yet”, he wrote and published a book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man”, which was the first in a series of his books.
In 2010, he became the host of the “Family Feud”, the TV game show, which saw a huge increase in ratings after Steve began hosting.
He has also been hosting the “Celebrity Family Feud”, which airs in summer. In 2012 he launched his eponymous daytime talk show, which garnered him a nomination for Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Informative. His role as a host had not been overlooked ,as he was nominated for another Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host.
Steve also hosted the Miss Universe Pageants for several years; in 2015 he came under criticism after he incorrectly read the final results, crowning Miss Columbia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner instead of Miss Philipines Pia Wurtzbach.
Over the years, he’s hosted numerous shows, held speeches, and also launched a production company entitled Steve Harvey Global, which develops digital content, movies, and series. In addition to “Family Feud”, since 2020, he has been hosting the syndicated show “Steve”.