More reports of Marjorie Harvey and her comedian husband are surfacing, suggesting that the couple are facing turbulence in their marriage. Steve Harvey isn’t having it. For the first time, he’s speaking about it asking people to “quit talking.”
On Monday, the 66-year-old actor and comedian addressed the rumors on the Steve Harvey Morning Show, where he offered advice to anyone who has something to say about him or his wife.
“The woman I married is a good woman,” Steve said. “She’s the best thing to ever happen to me. She’s God-fearing, she’s loyal, she’s faithful, and she’s a kind and loving person. I don’t care what nobody say—and y’all quit talking about she was in my other marriage and ruined it. She didn’t. She was nowhere around that.”
He further addressed rumors about Marjorie being the cause of him divorcing his ex-wife, Mary Shackelford.
“I got divorced in 2005,” the West Virginia native said. “My marriage was over when the Kings of Comedy was out. Y’all ain’t know that though, did you? It was over then. It wasn’t worth a quarter then. It took us this long to get to the divorce, that’s when the official paperwork came out.”
He continued: “In 2005, I had nothing. I lost the radio show we were on in L.A. on May 23, and I lost the only TV show I had on May 10. Steve Harvey had no money. Got with Marjorie on New Year’s Eve, met her, talked to her. She was with her kids in Hawaii, we got together in 2006, we had nothing. She didn’t marry into no riches. I had nothing when I asked her to marry me at the end of 2006.”
In August, a slew of rumors spread about the status of Steve and Marjorie’s marriage, causing the latter has come out to shut down the noise.
Marjorie, who has been married to Steve for 16 years, was accused of cheating on her husband with their bodyguard and personal chef. She has insisted that the rumors are “foolishness and lies.”
On Instagram, the 58-year-old mother of seven uploaded a screenshot of a book called How to Handle Being Lied About,” which featured a verse from the Bible.
“When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate,” the verse reads. “When he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.”
She captioned the post: She and “Steve don’t usually address all the foolishness and lies that are spread about them,” but knows that the rumors inevitably come from being on the “platform” she is in.
“My husband and I don’t usually stop to address all the foolishness and lies that have been spread about us. However, to whom much is given, much is required,” Marjorie wrote. “I understand that with my platform comes some sort of responsibility to those that may not be as strong as we are. Read and share this with your love ones that may not know how to properly cope. God bless all of you.”