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Marcia Harvey: The First Wife of Steve Harvey



Marcia Harvey

Marcia Harvey is an African-American author and businesswoman best known as the first wife of comedian/TV host Steve Harvey (married 14 years, three children together). Additionally, Marcia Harvey has three books of poetry published under her name.

Early Life and Marriage


Marcia Harvey

Marcia Harvey was born in 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio to an African-American family and attended college there before beginning work at Saks Fifth Avenue department store – where she met Steve Harvey at a mutual friend’s wedding reception and ultimately got married and moved to Texas together in 1980.

Steve Harvey had always had an affinity for comedy and found joy performing it at local clubs and touring across the United States. Unfortunately, however, this placed undue strain on his marriage with Marcia who needed to provide care for Karli and Brandi (both born 1982) as well as Broderick Jr (born 1991).

Divorce and Aftermath

Marcia Harvey
Marcia and Steve separated in 1994 due to his infidelity and neglect of his family. Marcia claimed he abandoned her and their children to live with his second wife Mary Lee Harvey prior to finalizing the divorce agreement; additionally she alleged he owed more than $36,000 in child support payments; Marcia filed an affidavit in court in order to require Steve pay her $5,100 monthly in child support payments.

Marcia Harvey

Marcia raised her children as a single mother while also pursuing her career goals. She started her own fashion business and became a published poet; authoring three volumes of poetry: Marcia: Eyes to the Soul, Poems from My Heart and Thoughts From My Mind. Marcia later remarried Larry Greene and currently lives in Cleveland.

Relationship With Steve Harvey

Marcia Harvey

Marcia Harvey has kept to herself, not discussing her relationship with Steve Harvey at length or appearing much on social media other than occasional appearances on her children’s posts. It seems she has moved past their past relationship and focused on living her own life.

Steve Harvey has become an internationally acclaimed comedian, actor, producer, author, and TV host. His credits include The Steve Harvey Show, Family Feud, Celebrity Family Feud and Miss Universe as hosts or as host and author. Furthermore, his books include Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man and Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Abundant Living.

Marcia Harvey

He has been married three times: first to Marcia Harvey (1980-1994), then Mary Lee Harvey (from 1996-2005) and finally Marjorie Harvey (since 2007). Together these marriages have produced seven children: three from Marcia Harvey’s first marriage; one each from Mary Lee Harvey’s and Marjorie Harvey’s marriages respectively.

FAQ: The Ultimate Guide to Your Questions

Q: When did Marcia Harvey and Steve Harvey marry?

A: In October 1993 Marcia Harvey and Steve Harvey got married in 1980.

Q: Marcia Harvey and Steve Harvey had three children together.

A: Marcia Harvey had three children with Steve Harvey: twin daughters Karli and Brandi (born 1982) as well as son Broderick Jr ( born 1991).

Q: When did Marcia Harvey divorce Steve Harvey?

A: Steve Harvey and Marcia Harvey divorced in 1994.

Q: After her divorce, what has Marcia Harvey accomplished?

Marcia Harvey raised her children as a single mother while also pursuing her career goals, starting her own fashion business and publishing three volumes of poetry.

Q: Who has Marcia Harvey married since they walked down the aisle in 2009?

A: Marcia Harvey and Larry Greene have now married.

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