Meet Mary Lee Harvey: Everything About Steve Harvey’s Ex-Wife

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Meet Mary Lee Harvey: Everything About Steve Harvey’s Ex-Wife
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Mary Lee Harvey is the ex-wife of one of the most popular TV show hosts Steve Harvey. Over the years, the former celebrity spouse made a series of headlines for her tumultuous relationship with her ex-husband Harvey. She once sued the comedian for a staggering $60 million.

Besides, the former flames also shared a son who is now a Savannah College of Art and Design graduate. Besides, how is Mary’s life going after her divorce from her former spouse? Also, find out how their years-long marriage ended in a divorce.

Here is everything you need to know about her including her whereabouts in 2023!

Mary Lee Harvey Summery in Brief

Date of BirthOctober 1960
Birthday20th October
Current ResidenceCalifornia, the United States
Zodiac SignLibra
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack
HusbandSteve Harvey
Marital StatusDivorced
Net Worth$500,000
Height5ft 6in

How old is Mary Lee Harvey? She Grew Up in a Family of Ten Kids

Steve Harvey’s second wife Mary is 62 years old in 2023. She was born on 20th October 1960, in Arlington, Texas, the United States of America. However, Lee Harvey hasn’t revealed much about her parents and family details. But, in one of her interviews on YouTube, Mary revealed She was brought up in a family of ten kids.

She belongs to the American nationality and is Afro-American by her ethnicity. Besides, moving into her education, the former celebrity spouse allegedly went to Delhi High School.

Mary Lee Had a Toxic Relationship with Her Father

Mary Lee Harvey was born in 1961, in the United States. However, there is little known about her family. Mary reportedly had a very toxic relationship with her father. She has addressed it in a youtube video.

Talking about her unpleasant days with her father, Mary stated,

“Coming from my childhood and from my father’s house which was not ever pleasant for me.”

She added,

“I was looking for that relationship that I never had even with my father”

Other records of her family details are yet to be revealed.

What Did Mary Lee Harvey Do Before Her Marriage to Her Husband Steve?

As per sources, Mary used to work as a make-up artist. She is also an on-and-off author with a few publications under her belt. Other than that, there is, however, nothing more about her profession and career.

Needless to say, Lee only came into the limelight following her marriage to Steve. Her former spouse is better known for his role as a host of several high-profile shows like The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Family Feud, and more.

Mary Was a Makeup Artist When Mary Met Her Husband Steve

Mary first came across her then-future-husband Steve at a mall located in Arlington, Texas. The young lady there worked as a makeup artist. She also told that she didn’t want to be in a relationship with anyone at the time. But, they eventually began dating.

Mary Lee Harvey ex-husband Steve Harvey
Mary Lee Harvey and her husband Steve Harvey.
Source: NY Daily News

Apparently, Steve was still married to his first wife Marcia Harvey at the time, with whom the comedian also had twin daughters, Karli and Brandi Harvey. His first wife Marcia gave birth to their third child, a son, Broderick Harvey Jr. in 1991.

Despite that, the make-up artist and her then-partner Harvey began their relationship and married in the mid-1990s.

Mary Lee Harvey Married Her Ex-Husband Steve in June 1996

The couple dated for several years before they took their relationship to the next level. As for their wedding, Steve and his wife Mary got married on 21st June 1996. A year after their nuptial, they also welcomed their son, Wynton Harvey on July 18th, 1997. He is an emerging social media star with thousands of followers on his Instagram. Besides, Mary’s son Wynton graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2020.

Initially, they led a happy matrimonial relationship. However, it started falling apart in the early 2000s. And their relationship ended in divorce in 2005.

Steve Harvey’s Denied His Ex-Spouse Mary Harvey’s YouTube Allegations

Steve and Mary’s divorce never happened to be a peaceful one. Even after they parted ways, Mary never stopped accusing her comedian husband. In Jan 2011, the ex-celebrity spouse uploaded several infamous YouTube videos accusing her husband. She told in the clips that Steve was a cheater throughout their marriage and left her destitute after their split.

She stated,

He turned my son against me, had me evicted me from our house, I was thrown out…he manipulated the courts, everything against me. I woke up everything was gone.

But court documents show that Mary was paid $40,000 per month until March 2009, after their divorce was finalized in 2005. She also received a huge sum of $1.5 million thereafter.

The court later disproved the allegations and ordered her to revoke all the videos from the internet.

As for her claim, Mary was “evicted” from their home, she was awarded three homes as a property settlement, according to documents.

While talking about their son, Steve has primary custody of their 25-year-old young boy. Her assistant Jocelin told that Mary willfully put her son on an airplane with his father.

Mary was very overwhelmed and she did not want that…so she asked me to get a ticket and put [Wynton] on the plane to his father. I had to put him on the plane.

As of now, their son Wynton has a very close relationship with her dad and stepmother, Marjorie Harvey. He often shares their photos on his Instagram, where he has +92.8k followers as of 2023.

Filed a Case Against Steve Demanding $60 million

Once, Lee Harvey sued her former husband Steve for $60 million, citing “child endangerment, torture, conspiracy against rights, kidnapping, murder, breach of contract and intentional infliction of emotional distress.”

But, Steve’s lawyer told TMZ that the comedian vehemently denied the allegations.

Steve Harvey’s Ex Mary Lee Harvey also spent a month in Jail

Mary gained notoriety for her frequent public statements about her former spouse Steve. In 2013, the woman was also imprisoned for a month after she broke the court rules.

Mary told Fox News while she was in prison,

I didn’t violate any court orders. This is about ‘You’re not supposed to be talking to anybody about your divorce.’ That’s what they’re saying. I’m like, this is America

However, she still seems to have plenty of unresolved feelings about their tumultuous relationship.

Steve Harvey Married Third Wife Marjorie Harvey

Steve for the third time tied the knot with Marjorie Harvey on 25th June 2007. The couple is still together and looks too happy with each other.

Steve Harvey and Marjorie
Steve is happily married to his third wife, Marjorie. Source: Pinterest

They have adopted three children Morgan, Jason, and Lori. The two also founded a non-profit organization, The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation.

On the other hand, Mary remains very secretive about her love life after their messy divorce. She has since never come forward with any of her love affairs.

Mary Lee Harvey’s Net Worth in 2023

As per estimations made by various online sources, Mary Lee Harvey has a net worth of $500,000 in 2023. On the other hand, her ex-hubby Steve has an estimated wealth of $200 million. The accomplished comedian receives a tremendous salary of $40 million a year.

Where is Mary Lee Harvey Now?

At present, Mary resides in California, the United States. As the former celebrity spouse has remained tight-lipped about her life since her divorce from Steve, there isn’t any detail about what does Mary do for a living now or her profession.

With a respect to her privacy, we wish her a better life ahead.


What does Mary Harvey do for a living?

Harvey previously worked as a make-up artist but what the former celebrity spouse is doing now is yet to reveal.

Who is Mary Harvey married to now?

Since her divorce from Steve, Mary isn’t officially married to anyone.



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