Television personality Steve Harvey has had enough. The 66-year-old media mogul fiercely defended his wife, Marjorie, against rumors of infidelity that recently surfaced. Speaking passionately on his radio show, “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” he said, “This woman got in the hole and built this with me. She didn’t steal nothing!”
Continuing his defense, Harvey elaborated, “She’s the best chick I know. Now I’m defending her, and you can feel how you want to feel about that.”
The Controversy Spirals: Shirley Strawberry’s Remarks
The waters got muddier when co-host Shirley Strawberry found herself at the epicenter of the controversy. An alleged conversation leaked where Strawberry supposedly insinuated that Harvey was “scared” of his wife. She further implied that Marjorie perceived the radio show crew as beneath her – “the help.”
Realizing the gravity of her statements, Strawberry took to social media, expressing remorse for her comments. “It was just me running my mouth in what I thought was a private conversation. I apologize. I feel terrible,” she shared.
Origin of The Cheating Rumor
Fueling the cheating narrative, YouTuber Keem released content asserting that Marjorie had affairs with both Harvey’s security guard and their personal chef. The now-deleted post once read, “Steve Harvey’s wife cheated on him with the bodyguard & the personal chef.”
Yet, Marjorie chose a unique way to address these claims, posting a poignant message on Instagram about handling false accusations, paired with a Bible verse emphasizing the value of restraint and non-retaliation.
Harvey’s Linguistic Battle with NBC
While the Harvey family battled personal accusations, Steve Harvey revealed another challenge on his social media platform, X. Harvey disclosed NBC’s previous demand for him to “speak more eloquently,” hinting at a linguistic profiling attempt by the network.
Recalling an instance, Harvey shared, “I told my audience about the time a linguist told me my grammar was ‘improper.’” Harvey took this in stride, proudly stating that he’d reached his level of success with his “improper” grammar and saw no reason to change.
A Storied Career
I told my audience about the time a linguist told me my grammar was “improper.” I had to give her a little bit of knowledge about how I got to where I am today using my “improper” grammar all along the way. pic.twitter.com/ETsuxlFgT2
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) September 12, 2023
Beyond controversies and public scrutiny, Steve Harvey’s career spans various successful ventures. Notably, he hosted his daytime talk show for five consecutive seasons from 2012-2017. The media veteran also continues to charm audiences as the host of the popular game show, “Family Feud.”