Steve and Marjorie Harvey grace the February 2014 cover of ESSENCE.



For the February 2014 issue of ESSENCE, writer Audrey Edwards caught up with the busiest man in show business, Steve Harvey, and his better half, Marjorie.

The comedian turned media mogul divides his time between Atlanta and Chicago each day hosting three hit shows: the super-popular syndicated radio show, The Steve Harvey Morning Show; the legendary Family Feud; and his daytime TV talk show, The Steve Harvey Show, now in its second season. Add to that his sold-out stand up gigs and two bestselling relationship books and there’s no denying that Harvey is on a serious hot streak lately.

Yet, when one asks what the secret to his success is, he is clear: “Everything I have,” he says and points to his wife of seven years, “is because of this girl right here.”

It was love at first sight for Harvey, as he watched Marjorie walk into the Memphis comedy club he was playing, and he let his feelings be known right then and there. He stood onstage and announced to her, ” I don’t know who you are but I’m going to marry you.” Marjorie’s moment of clarity came a few weeks later. “I knew he was The One shortly after I started dated him…but then he just left. Disappeared.”


Pick up the February issue of ESSENCE magazine, on newsstands January 10.