|Real Name:||Marcia Harvey|
|Birthday:||January 22, 1955|
|Occupation:||African-American Author, Businesswoman,
Ex-wife of Steve Harvey
Marcia Harvey is an African-American author, whose fame comes from being the ex-wife of comic star and TV host, Steve Harvey. She has always led a private life, staying away from media attention. They became a couple long before Steve Harvey became as popular as he is today, and were married for fourteen years. She experienced a major tragedy when Steve Harvey left her with his two daughters, while she was pregnant with a third child to pursue his career as a comedian.
Even though she went through difficult times, she managed to create a successful career in writing and fashion. Some of her literary works are ‘Marcia: Eyes To The Soul,’ ‘Marcia: Poems From The Heart,’ and ‘Marcia: Thoughts From My Mind.’ There aren’t so many details about Marcia Harvey, but we will do our best to tell you all there is to know.
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Marcia Harvey is an African-American woman born on January 22nd, 1955, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Very little is known about her parents, family, and early life, and she has not spoken publicly about her personal life. She met Steve Harvey a few years after working at a reception party organized by a mutual friend. They got married in 1980, and they stayed married until 1994.
While they were married, the couple were blessed with twin daughters Karli and Brandi, on August 20th, 1982. Their third child was their only son Broderick Harvey Jr. was born on April 29th, 1991. After Steve abandoned his family in pursuit of his career, the single mother had to raise the children by herself. There have been rumors and some reports suggesting that Marcia remarried to a man named Larry Greene, and lives in Cleveland. Now let’s talk a little bit about Steve Harvey because he put Marcia in the spotlight.
Steven Harvey is a prominent American comedian, entertainer, radio host, television host, writer, and businessman. He was born on January 17th, 1957, in West Virginia, United States. He went to school at Glenville High school, Kent State University, and West Virginia University. Since he started his career in 1985, he has become host to shows like The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Family Feud, Celebrity Family Feud, the Miss Universe competition (since 2015), and Fox’s New Year’s Eve (since 2017). He has also been in movies like ‘The Original Kings of Comedy,’ ‘Think Like A Man,’ and others.
As a writer, he has also had a successful career with books like ‘Act like a lady, think like a man,’ ‘Straight Talk, No Chaser,’ and ‘Act Like a Success, Think Like A Success.’ All his endeavors have brought him an incredible amount of fame, respect, and wealth. Today, he is among the most influential and successful in the business. Apart from Marcia, Steve Harvey has been married to two other women, Mary Lee Harvey, whom he married in 1996 before they divorced in 2005, and Marjorie Elaine Harvey, whom he married in 2007 and still remains married to.
Marriage & Relationship Controversy
Much of Marcia’s fame and popularity is due to her marriage and divorce to Steve Harvey. We don’t have all the details that led up to their divorce, but Steve Harvey abandoned Marcia and his three young children to chase his dream of a career in comedy. When his career started to gain some traction, and he got some fame, he left his family entirely.
The entire issue brought a lot of public attention to Marcia. Their divorce case was finally settled in 1994, and the court-ordered Steve to make monthly support payments of $5100 to Marcia. Following Steve Harvey’s refusal to obey the court’s order, Marcia had to submit an affidavit.
The court found Steve guilty of failing to pay support money and owed Marcia more than $36K. During the divorce proceedings, it was discovered that Steve was already living with his second wife, Mary Lee Harvey, before his divorce to Marcia was finalized. The estranged couple was able to settle the matter, and now, they have a healthy, friendly relationship.
Education & Career
We don’t know much about Marcia’s education and career, but we can assume that she has had some level of formal education. Marcia started out working at a department store known as ‘Saks Fifth Avenue.’ Steve Harvey was working as an insurance salesman around the time they first met and got married. Steve was already feeling discontent and disillusioned with his job and looking for a career change in entertainment, dreaming of making it a stand-up comedian. This had a devastating effect on his family and marriage to Marcia.
Following the situation at home, Marcia was resilient, and she started her own fashion line and was able to have a successful career. Marcia has never shared any exact details about how she managed to raise three children, keeping the family together, and starting a successful business. As a single mother, she must have had her hands full at home and at work. Her three children have dedicated their successful lives to her, saying that her humble nature has been an inspiration.
Marcia Harvey is also known as an author. She published and released her first poetry book, Marcia: Eyes to the Soul in April 2011. The book was dedicated to her life with Steve and her life after their divorce. The book didn’t do so well with the public, but she wrote two more books ‘Marcia: Poems From The Heart’ (2011) and ‘Marcia: Thoughts From My Mind’ (2014).
Marcia’s income and other salaries are not known to the public, but the businesswoman and the famous author is thought to have earned a great amount of money from her endeavors. Different sources speculate that her fortune ranges from $500.000 to several million dollars. However, her ex-husband is estimated to be worth over $180 million. It is safe to say that he has come a long way since the early days of his career.
Although Marcia has lived an interesting and challenging life that she has managed to keep private, she has managed to come out of it and build a better life. If you only knew her as the former wife of Steven Harvey, we hope this article has been able to provide some details about her life. She is a very private person that can’t even be found on social media. Nonetheless, we will keep you updated as soon as there is more information available.