Mary Lee Harvey is renowned worldwide as the ex-wife of the famous American comedian, television host, and actor named Steve Harvey. However, there is much more in her life besides being just Steve’s ex. She is a makeup artist by profession. Let’s get into detailed insights into her life, career, marriage to Steve Harvey, and subsequent divorce.
Mary Lee Harvey
|Full Name||Mary Lee Harvey|
|Famous for||Being the wife and ex of Steve Harvey ( Famous American comedian and TV host)|
|Date of Birth||20 October 1960|
|Age||62 years old|
|Birthplace||Texas, United States of America|
|Hometown||US state of California|
|Zodiac Sign||Not known|
|RELATIONSHIPS & AFFAIRS|
|Marital Status||Married – Divorced|
|Parents||Father: Not known Mother: Not known|
|Siblings||Brother(s): Not known Sister(s): Not known|
|Wife / Husband/BF/GF||Husband: Steve Harvey|
|Children||One son: Wynton Harvey|
|AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
Who is Mary Lee Harvey? Why is she famous?
Mary was born on 20th October 1960 in a notable family in the United States. In a YouTube interview, she admitted that she was one of the 10 children. She is best known for being the ex-wife of well-known personality Steve Harvey. She was her 2nd wife at the time. However, she came to the limelight and got into the public eye after a legal dispute and subsequent divorce from her husband.
Early Life of Mary
Mary Lee Harvey was born on 20th October 1960 in Arlington, Texas, United States. Nothing is known about her parents and siblings. However, both of her parents were working individuals. Her dad used to build houses, while her mom taught children. Moreover, she has African-American ancestry, and she holds American nationality. As of now, current Mary Lee Harvey age is 62 years; she will be 63 in October 2023.
Mary is said to have graduated from a well-known high school in New Delhi. Moving on, she went on to a local college present at Jackson State.
After completing her basic education, she began her career as a makeup artist and soon gained a reputation in her field. She mastered her makeup skills and gained the top best clients in the entertainment industry. Her career as a makeup artist even led her to meet her future life partner, Steve Harvey.
Mary Lee Harvey’s Relationship and Marriage
Mary is the 2nd wife of the famous American comedian and TV host, Steve Harvey. Their relationship was filled with drama, love, and tragedy, resembling any romantic movie. They both dated for over a year in that same year before getting married.
Mary Lee met her husband Steve in 1989 when he was performing in Arlington Texas as a stand-up comedian. Due to their magical connection, they both fell in love at first sight. However, things didn’t go their way after marriage, and they both divorced shortly after.
The fan following of Steve Harvey was very surprised at the quick transition of their relationship, ultimately leading to divorce.
Steve Harvey (Ex-Husband of Mary Lee)
Steve was born in Welch West Virginia, on 17th January. His actual name is Broderick Stephen Harvey. He is a globally renowned television personality, comedian, host, and American actor. Besides these, he is also a very talented producer, radio host, and author of many books.
Till now, he has fortunately received 14 NAACP awards and 5 Daytime Emmy Awards. He is a successful TV personality with a net worth of more than $40-45 million.
Mary Filed a Case Against Steve Worth, Demanding $60 Million
Mary Lee filed a lawsuit in May 2007 against Steve Harvey, which later led to a $60 million suit. According to Mary Lee Harvey, her husband, Steve, cheated on her with her current wife named Marjorie Bridges, throughout their marriage.
On the other hand, Steve denied all the allegations imposed on him by Mary, claiming that all of them were malicious and false. Rather, he argued that his wife had agreed to an in-between settlement that already included a gag order, which she had badly violated. Steve claimed that the allegation of Mary was just an attempt to extort money from him.
However, the court’s judge dismissed the case at the end stating that all Mary’s allegations were baseless and without any solid evidence. In addition, the judge also declared that the gag order from the preceding settlement agreement stayed in effect.
Divorce of Mary Lee Harvey from Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey and Mary Lee got married to each other on 21 June 1996, merely after an entire year of dating. The couple was blessed with a son on 18th July 1997. The birth of Mary Lee Harvey’s kids, fortunately, made their marriage successful and a happy one for eight years.
But, soon after the birth of their other son, Mary, and Steve divorced in the year 2005. The key reason for this divorce was allegedly adultery. Mary accused Harvey of having a secret affair while married.
What Happened To Mary Lee Harvey After Divorce?
Marry Lee was arrested and readily sent to jail for a month in 2013 for contempt of court. The reason behind as the violation of the gag order which she opened up in a media outlet interview about her ex-husband Steve. The court’s judge found her guilty of the charge and strictly sentenced her to jail for 30 days. Although a large number of people accused Steve of her arrest as revenge, Steve denied all the accusations saying that he had nothing to do with Mary Lee’s arrest.
Mary Lee Harvey Son – Wynton Harvey
Mary Lee and Steve Harvey were blessed with a son named Wynton Harvey on 19 July 1997. However, unfortunately, after the divorce, May lost the case and Steve won custody of Wynton in 2011, and he moved on with him.
Mary Lee Harvey Net Worth
According to some recent reports, the net worth of Mary has grown significantly compared to her previous career as a backstage makeup artist. And this, for sure, is a controversial topic that may be highly debated.
However, she had been receiving a generous monthly amount of over $400 for over four past years till 2009, following her divorce from Steve Harvey. At present, her current estimated net worth is expected to be $1 million.
Mary Lee Harvey Instagram
There are several accounts on Instagram by the name of Mary Lee. But, of course, not all of them are authentic. Mary had been an ex of a celebrity, Steve Harvey, so somehow she had to maintain a low social profile to keep her private life away from the camera and lights. Her actual Instagram account and its followers are still not known.
Where and How is Mary Lee Harvey Now?
Mary Lee is currently living alone in the US state of California. Before her divorce, she attended a lot of TV shows and Red Carpet events with her husband, Steve. But, unfortunately, her life has changed a lot since her separation. She is no longer a popular face. And there is not much known about her current passion, friends circle, or career.
Looking at the miserable life of Mary Lee Harvey is indeed very sad. It is heartbreaking to see a mother lose her husband, married life, as well as her only son, and still not able to talk to anybody about her life. Her divorce from Steve is one of several Hollywood divorces that stand out all, considering the life direction it took and how tragically it ended.