Marcia Harvey is an American author, poet, and businesswoman best remembered as the ex-wife of Steve Harvey, the popular TV show host and comedian. She is Steve Harvey’s first wife and was married to the media mogul before his career even took off. And although their split happened a long time ago, Marcia is credited as an important part of Steve’s success story.
Surprisingly, although she keeps the Harvey name, Marcia is notoriously private and has made it a point to keep her life firmly outside of the spotlight—plenty of which is bound to still get to her as Steve Harvey’s ex. After the couple’s infamous divorce, Ms. Harvey became a best-selling author and poet, establishing herself as a fashion designer. To learn much more about the mother-of-three and her hermit lifestyle, please read further, but not before checking out this summary of her biography.
What is Marcia Harvey’s Age Now?
Marcia Harvey is 67 years old at the moment. The author and poet was born in the predominantly Black city of Cleveland, Ohio, on January 22, 1955, to working-class Black American parents. Her ethnicity, therefore, is African-American, as both of her parents are Black.
Her birth date places her under the Aquarius zodiac sign, and her early life remains very sketchy. The identity of her parents remains unknown, so we do not know her maiden name. Needless to say, it’s also not known whether she has any siblings, as there is no reliable information from Marcia herself to go on.
The opinions on her level of education vary, but the predominant ones say that she is a college graduate. Not that it matters, as neither Marcia nor her ex-husband have ever referred to any school as her alma mater. We can honestly conclude that staying low-key is Marcia Harvey’s superpower.
However, we know that immediately after high school, Marcia began working at an Ohio-based department store called Saks Fifth Avenue. More recent reports say that Marcia has a degree in Business Administration from an unnamed college.
What is Marcia Harvey’s Net Worth?
Marcia Harvey is estimated to be worth about $1 million, and most of it proceeds from her career as a book author and businesswoman. Marcia’s writing talents awoke shortly after her split from her comedian husband, and she has made massive good out of it. Marcia had always had a writing gift, even as a little girl aged 6—however that gift was mostly forgotten amid her hustler lifestyle as a young woman.
After years of healing, Marcia Harvey got her groove back and released three best-selling literary works within the years 2011 to 2014. Her first known published work is the poetry compilation book ‘Marcia: Eyes to the Soul,’ released in April 2011. This book was inspired by her married life with her ex, Steve Harvey but didn’t gain much attention from the public.
Her following two books released in 2011 and 2014 were titled ‘Marcia: Poems From The Heart’ (2011) and ‘Marcia: Thoughts From My Mind’ (2014). Marcia Harvey also went on to launch a fashion line, which she ran in addition to working a regular 9-5 job. She remains one of the finest examples of an independent Black woman.
Marcia Harvey was Married to Steve Harvey for Fourteen Years
The fashion line owner and poet was the wife of Steve Harvey’s youth. They met way back in the eighties while Marcia was a departmental store worker and Steve was a struggling insurance salesman. They met at a mutual acquaintance’s wedding party and were immediately drawn to each other.
It wasn’t long before they fell in love and decided to get married. They had a small, unassuming wedding in 1980 and welcomed their twin daughters two years later. It was around this time that Steve began to consider pursuing a career in comedy and entertainment as he had gotten disillusioned with his salesman job.
This new career path put a lot of strain on Marcia as she was forced to pick up the slack due to Steve’s extremely busy schedule. Eventually, the marriage was able to last for only about fourteen years. Their official split happened in 1994.
Marcia Harvey’s Divorce was a Protracted One, with A Lot of Dirty Fighting Between the Couple
Before their split, Steve Harvey and Marcia already had three children together. However, this did nothing to mitigate the marriage’s eventual crash. The known facts are that the media mogul began neglecting his family, forcing Marcia to operate as a single mother in the marriage.
When she saw that nothing she said would make him change, she filed for a divorce in 1993. However, this was only the beginning of Marcia Harvey’s woes. After the divorce was granted in 1994, the court ordered Steve Harvey to pay a specified amount of $5,100 each month as alimony and child support to his former wife.
He defaulted on the order, which made Marcia sue him by submitting a court affidavit with proof of his defaulting. The court found him guilty and ordered him to pay her in arrears, with everything coming to over $36,000. It looks like they finally came to a mutual understanding and found a way to co-parent effectively.
Marcia Harvey has Three Grown-up Kids – Two Daughters and a Son
As has been mentioned before, Marcia Harvey’s marriage to Steve Harvey produced three children. On August 20, 1982, Marcia gave birth to twin daughters, Karli and Brandi Harvey. Her first and only son Broderick Harvey was welcomed nine years later on April 29, 1991.
The twin girls are 39 years old, while Brody is 31 years old. Her children were still very young when she got divorced from their father, and it’s no news that she single-handedly raised all three of them with very little help from their father.
Marcia has no known social media page, but her children always remember to tag her on theirs, praising her superb nurturing skills. They have also credited all their life’s successes to her and haven’t failed to shower her with so much love in her old age.
Just like Her Ex, Marcia Harvey has Moved On and Found Love Again
Steve Harvey wasted no time moving on from his wife of 14 years with his second wife, Mary Lee Harvey, in 1994 and is currently married to socialite Marjorie Harvey. Marcia Harvey is also believed to have done the same. She found love again in the arms of a man named Larry Greene.
Being the extremely private person she is, not many details about her new beau have been revealed. All the public knows is that they might have secretly gotten married and currently live in Cleveland, Ohio.