Steve Harvey’s life story is one of triumph over adversity. Harvey didn’t have much growing up, as his father worked as a coal miner and his mother as a Sunday school teacher.

Many people are unaware that Steve’s real name was Broderick Stephen Harvey, after actor Broderick Crawford, but he never used it and instead went by Steve. Harvey and his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, after a few years in Virginia, where he attended high school.

Harvey worked a variety of occupations before attempting stand-up comedy.

When he first heard about comedy clubs, he was a boxer, a carpet cleaner, a postman, and a car mechanic. He told People, “I had never even heard of a comedy club.” “I had no idea they existed.”

In 1985, he performed for the first time at Cleveland’s Hilarities Comedy Club. This, however, was insufficient for Harvey to be able to live a comfortable life.

In truth, he had been homeless for a few years and was living in his old automobile. But things were about to change for the young comic, who is today regarded as one of the top TV show hosts in the country.

Harvey’s skill shone because of his perseverance and hard effort.

Soon after, he got his own show, which was extremely successful, primarily among African-Americans. He hosted “The Steve Harvey Show” on the WB network from 1996 to 2002.

However, he had yet to reach out to many more people. Harvey, fortunately, didn’t have to wait long to make a name for himself. His presentations drew audiences from all over the country, and he is now one of the most well-known figures in the show industry.

Family Feud, Celebrity, Little Big Shots, radio shows, his own talk show, and four books have all been hosted by the six-time Daytime Emmy Award winner. Despite his immense success, Harvey has remained grounded and has never forgotten his roots.

Steve has been married three times in his life.

With his first wife, Marcia Harvey, the comedian has two children and a son.

Harvey lost touch with his children after the couple divorced in 1994 since it appeared that he prioritized his profession over his family and didn’t have much time for them.

He and his children eventually reconciled, and Harvey recalled, “Years later, they said to me, ‘Dad, we didn’t understand why you left us, but we know now you had to go.’” You weren’t just one of ours. You were a part of the world.”

Harvey’s second wife, Mary Shackelford, with whom he has a son Wynton, accused him of infidelity after they split. Harvey allegedly left her with nothing and took her son away from her, but this was later proven to be untrue.

He is now married to Marjorie Bridges, with whom he heads the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, which provides mentoring, education, and financial help to low-income families.

Harvey believes he owes it to individuals who are struggling to make ends meet to be there for them because he knows what it’s like to be less fortunate.

Harvey and Marjorie’s life story is reminiscent of romance films.

He stated, “I’m sorry, I don’t know who she is, but I’m going to marry her,” the first time he saw her was in 1990 while she was trying to get to her front-row seat during one of his stand-up gigs. When fate brought them together again 15 years later, the comic kept his promise.

“I hope every woman could meet a soulmate like I’ve been lucky to find,” Marjorie told Essence of her love for Harvey. This is, without a doubt, my best friend.”

Harvey never misses an opportunity to express his affection for her and how much she means to him. In fact, on Mother’s Day in 2015, the entire globe was witness to a heartfelt revelation he made on his show.

Marjorie was completely unaware of what her husband was about to do, and she simply stared at him, perplexed.

“I wanted to tell you…the first thing I ever said to you was…’ I’m going to marry you one day,’” she said.

Harvey began his admission. He then continued his impassioned address by claiming that without her by his side, he would never be where he is now. She brightens his days and enriches his existence, and she is the source of his joy and happiness.

“You made my children feel safe, and I existed before you and now I live because of you. Harvey stated, “I never lived before you.” He adopted Marjorie’s three children from her previous marriage, and they form a lovely big family with Harvey’s children.