Who Is Marcia Harvey? Things to Know About Steve Harvey’s Ex-Wife

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Who Is Marcia Harvey? Things to Know About Steve Harvey’s Ex-Wife
  • Marcia Harvey was born on 22nd Jan 1955, in Cleveland, Ohio. 
  • Holds an American nationality.
  • Belongs to mixed ethnicity.  
  • Marcia has three children with her ex-husband Steve Harvey. 

Marcia Harvey is famous as the first wife of one of the most successful comedians and entertainers, Steve Harvey. She is a published author and an entrepreneur.

The former pair shares three kids between them. Since her divorce from Steve, Marcia is rarely in the media but fans are often asking to know more about her.

Well, today we’ve collected all the information you need to know about Marcia. Find out all about her children, life after divorce with her husband Steve, and more!

Who is Marcia Harvey? What is Marcia Popular For?

Harvey is an American author and entrepreneur. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Marcia first came to the public eye after her boyfriend-turned husband Steve became immensely famous.

Following her divorce from her then soon-to-be-famous husband Steve, the woman started living a very private life. Even so, Harvey continued to work on her passion for writing and release her first poetry book ‘MARCIA: Eyes to the Soul’ in April 2011.

The book documented the life of Marcia before and after her divorce. It was later followed by two other books ‘MARCIA: Poems From The Heart’, published in 2011, and ‘MARCIA: Thoughts From My Mind’, in 2014.

Besides, several sources suggest that Marcia runs her own fashion line. She previously used to work at a department store named, Saks Fifth Avenue prior to meeting Steve.

Harvey and Ex-Wife Marcia Marcia Married in 1980

Marcia tied the knot with Steve Harvey in 1980, in a private wedding ceremony. He first met his then future-wife at one of their mutual friends’ reception party. The two subsequently hit it off and dated for some time before they exchanged the vows.

What happened to Steve Harvey's first wife Marcia Harvey?
Marcia Harvey and ex-hubby Steve.

In the meantime, Steve was an insurance salesman. Yeah, that’s right! The couple goes way back, so much so that Steve didn’t even start his stand-up career.

The former couple has three children

Steve and his now ex-wife Marcia welcomed their twin daughters, Brandi and Karli Harvey in 1982. The two also have a son named Broderick Harvey Jr., born in 1991. All of them are active on social media with a considerable fan following.

Marcia Harvey Two daughters One son.
Marcia Harvey with her three children.

Their daughter Brandi started out her career as a professional bodybuilder. She also participated in several major competitions. Furthermore, the young lady has a gift for writing. She is the author of the book Breakthrough Sold Separately: Get Out of the Boat of Mediocrity and Walk on Water.

On the other side, her sister Karli is an adorable wife and mother of a child. She married Benjamin Raymond, a basketball player-turned-mentor in September 2015. They welcomed a son BJ Raymond in 2016

Steve left his first wife, Marcia, and his children to become a comedian

As heartbreaking as it sounds, Steve did leave his whole family on the back pedestal in order to further his career. Their matrimonial relationship started falling apart when Steve switched his mind to pursue a career in entertainment, especially as a stand-up comedian.

Always a passionate entertainer since childhood, Harvey made this difficult decision after he won $50 for his performance in a local stand-up gig. When Steve decided to become a comedian, he used to work as an insurance salesman. However, he left the job the very next day he earned $50.

Steve and his first wife Marcia separated after 14-year of their marriage in 1990. In the meantime, Marcia was also pregnant with their third child, Broderick.

Following their separation, Marcia went through a lot of hardships. She raised all of her children as a single mother and became a huge inspiration to many other moms as well.


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Several years after, in 2016, the now prominent comedian Steve recalled the gut-wrenching moment to People,

“I’m married, I have twins. I’m supposed to provide for them, but I had to take this chance”

His relationship with his twin daughters is also quite mysterious. They rarely appear with Steve but some other outlets report they share a close bond with each other.


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Talking about his twin daughters, Harvey said when they got older they understood why their daddy abandoned the family,

“Years later they said to me, ‘Dad, we didn’t understand why you left us, but we know now you had to go. You didn’t just belong to us. You belonged to the world”

Steve also has four other children including three adopted kids (Morgan, Jason, and Lori) with third wife Marjorie Bridges.

Their Divorce Settlement

Their divorce proceedings came to an end after four years of their separation in 1994. After the finalization, Steve was ordered to pay $5100 a month to Marcia as spousal support.

Steve, however, didn’t pay anything and Marcia submitted an affidavit on the court. Later on, Steve was found guilty of not paying what was owed to Marcia.

Who is Marcia Harvey Married to After Divorce?

The ex-celebrity wife has maintained a very lowkey existence out of the public glare. Several online sources report Marcia got married for the second time to a guy named Larry Greene. But none of them has confirmed the rumors.

While talking about her husband Steve, the comedian married Mary Lee Shackelford (his second wife) on 21st June 1996. The two have a son, Wynton Harvey, born on July 18th, 1997. But, their years-long marriage also ended in divorce in late 2005.

At the moment, Harvey is happily married to his third wife, Marjorie Harvey since 2007.

Marcia Harvey Net Worth

Marcia Harvey has a net worth of $500,000 in 2021. She has earned such good fortune through her various endeavors.

Besides, her former hubby Steve’s net worth is $200 million. His annual salary is $45 million.