Marcia Harvey is the first woman-renowned media personality. Steve Harvey, took to the altar to say the words ‘I do’, but she was not the last. However, Marcia Harvey’s marriage to the comedian is one of the many dents in his career.
Because he purportedly chose his career over her and their kids. Interestingly, the woman in question has not used her erstwhile marriage to Steve Harvey to gain any popularity. Even when she had every right to. Fans have wondered why she chose to keep quiet.
Marcia Harvey was Steve Harvey’s First Wife
According to Parade, a pre-fame Steve Harvey married their first wife Marcia Harvey back in 1981. Steve was struggling to break into comedy at the time. I also worked as an insurance salesman in Ohio.
The couple ultimately split reportedly because he was spending too much time on the road touring. They divorced in 1994 and Marcia went on to become a published author. Otherwise, the “Family Feud” host’s first wife stays firmly under the radar.
Vizaca notes Marcia is an Ohio native who also founded her own fashion business at one stage while juggling raising three children as a single parent too. There was a rumour that Steve was living with their second wife Mary Lee Harvey before their divorce was even finalised.
Also, he was ultimately ordered in court to pay $36,000 in restitution to Marcia. These days, the businesswoman and author is estimated to be worth anything from $1 to $10 million. Marcia stays off social media, aside from popping up in her children’s posts now and then.
Marcia Harvey Career & Fame
We know Little about Marcia Harvey’s early life except for the fact that she was born into an African-American family and they were not very rich. She started working at a department store named ‘Saks Fifth Avenue’.
She met Steve a few years later at a mutual friend’s reception party. Much of Marcia Harvey’s fame came from her marriage and divorce to Steve Harvey. Subsequently, being the fiercely independent woman she was. She started her fashion line and had a successful career.
As a single mother, she had to work and take care of her three small children and hold onto a steady job. Her humble nature became an inspiration to her three children who dedicate their massive success in life to her. Marcia Harvey also became an author, later in her life with the publication of her first poetry book ‘Marcia: Eyes to the Soul’.
The book, released in April 2011, is a dedication to her life with Steve after their divorce. Although the book didn’t receive much success. She went on to write two more books entitled ‘Marcia: Poems From The Heart (2011) and ‘Marcia: Thoughts From My Mind’ (2014).
Marriage with Steve Harvey
Marcia Harvey married Steve Harvey in 1980, and the couple had three children together. They were married for almost 14 years before getting a divorce in 1994. During their marriage, Steve Harvey was struggling with his career. Also, the couple faced financial difficulties. In his book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” Steve Harvey acknowledges that his marriage to Marcia was one of the most challenging times of his life.
After her divorce from Steve Harvey, Marcia moved to Cleveland and continued her career in the fashion industry. She also remained close to her children and was actively involved in their lives. In 2000, Marcia started her clothing line, “The Lady Loves Couture,” which became quite popular. She has also been a vocal advocate for women’s issues and has participated in various philanthropic activities.
Relationship with Steve Harvey after Divorce
Although Steve Harvey and Marcia Harvey have been divorced for almost three decades. Also, they have maintained a cordial relationship over the years. In an interview with Essence magazine, Marcia said that she and Steve are still good friends. Also, they co-parent their children together. She has also attended some of Steve Harvey’s events and has supported him in his career.
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