Marcia Harvey is an entrepreneur and the ex-wife of Steve Harvey, a famous American television show host, producer, and comedian. They got married in 1980 before Steve found fame, but sadly their union ended in 1994. Who is Steve Harvey's first wife, and where is she now?
Steve Harvey first wife Marcia is a businesswoman who was married to the comedian and television personality for 14 years. She also has three children with the comedian.
- Full name: Marcia Harvey
- Date of birth: January 22, 1955
- Age: 65 years
- Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
- Ethnicity: African-American
- Nationality: American
- Spouse: Larry Green (present), Steve Harvey (1980-1994)
- Children: Brandi Harvey, Karli Harvey Raymond and Broderick Harvey, Jr
Marcia Harvey bio
Marcia was born on January 22, 1955, in Cleveland, Ohio, the United States of America to African-American parents. There is almost no information about her family and childhood years, except the fact that she started writing when she was 12 years old.
Marcia Harvey age is 65 years. The businesswoman prefers to live her life quietly away from the media's attention.
Marcia was working as a sales representative at a departmental store before she met her ex-husband. She became a homemaker when she got married, but she later ventured into a clothing line business after her divorce.
The businesswoman is also a published author. Even though she started writing at age 12, her first book Marcia: Eyes to the Soul was not published until 2011 when she was 56 years old.
She has since released two more books, Marcia: Poems From The Heart also in 2011, and Marcia: Thoughts From My Mind in 2014.
Marriage and divorce
Steve Harvey Marcia Harvey relationship began after they met at a mutual friend’s reception party. The two fell in love and got married in 1980. Steve was working as an insurance salesman at the time.
The couple was blessed with twin daughters Karli and Brandi in 1982. Their third child, Broderick, was born in 1991. The Harvey children have taken after their mother's business flair.
Boderick has a shoe business, while the twins run a female empowerment organization alongside their Twin Pop Snacks business. Brandi is also a published author.
Unfortunately, Steve and Marcia's marriage began falling apart as Steve became more focused on becoming a comedian, which created a lot of friction between him and his wife.
Later revelations of the divorce proceedings also revealed that Steve had started living with his second wife, Mary Lee Harvey, even before his divorce to Marcia was finalized.
Marcia was pregnant with their third child when their marriage completely fell apart. They separated in 1990, and she filed for divorce in 1993. Their divorce was finalized in 1994.
Following her divorce and Steve Harvey’s refusal to pay alimony and child support, Marcia had to seek legal assistance over the issue.
She won the case, and her ex-husband was ordered by the court to pay monthly support worth $5,100 plus her legal fees. However, 14 months later, Steve's first wife submitted an affidavit to the court claiming she had not got one red cent from her ex.
Later that year, she was awarded $36,000 in back child support payments, and Steve's monthly amount was raised to $6,630 a month.
Marcia had to raise their children all by herself as Steve abandoned his children for his career. He was estranged from his kids for many years, but they eventually reconciled and have since built a strong relationship.
After their divorce, Marcia moved on with her life; and she found love and happiness with another man named Larry Green, whom she is currently married to.
Marcia Harvey and Larry Greene live in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, America.
For fans of Steve who are hoping to find Marcia Harvey pictures on social media, the mother of three is not on any social media platforms. However, her children are all on social media, and they post her pictures on special occasions.
Marcia Harvey net worth
There is no doubt that Steve Harvey's first wife has made a decent amount of money for herself over the years from her jobs, business, and the sale of her books. Her net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Although Marcia Harvey is mostly known as Steve Harvey's ex-wife, she is more than that; she is a great mom and a successful businesswoman. She currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband.
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