When Steve Harvey doles out relationship advice on his eponymous talk show, he has decades of experience backing him up. The TV star and family man's happily ever after has taken a while, but it seems like he has finally found his perfect match — but his kids haven't always approved of his love choices.
Steve has been married thrice now — each time to a woman with an "M" name! He was hitched to Marcia Harvey from 1980 to 1994 and Mary Shackelford from 1996 to 2005. These days, however, he’s celebrating 10 years of marriage with Marjorie Bridges, an old girlfriend of his whom he married in 2007.
"It was like being reborn," he told People of their reunion after so many years. "I messed up so many times in my life. She made all the difference. When you’re happy at home, you can make a lot of things happen."
Less excited, however, were these lovebirds’ children. Steve has twin daughters, Brandi and Karli, and a son, Broderick, with Marcia; and he has a son, Wynton, with Mary. Marjorie also has children from a prior marriage: Morgan, Jason, and Lori.
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"I said, 'Look, you don’t like it? Deal with it. I don’t need y’all’s permission,'" Steve once said. "When you’re dealing with a blended family, everyone is coming from a place of broken," Marjorie added. "We knew this was right. But I just told them, 'Everyone is included. Everyone has access to their parents. Whatever you didn’t have before, don’t let that interfere with what you can have now.'" She concluded, "Now, we’re Mom and Dad to everybody."