Who is Marjorie Elaine Harvey?
Marjorie Elaine Ridge-Woods was born on 10 October 1974, and is a socialite as well as a blogger, but perhaps best known for being the wife of a popular television host and comedian Steve Harvey. Her husband rose to fame working on projects such as “The Steve Harvey Show”, and “Family Feud”.
The Net Worth of Marjorie Elaine Ridge-Woods
Marjorie’s net worth is estimated to be over $50 million, with the majority of it gained through her association with her husband, as they’ve been involved in many successful endeavors. Steve’s net worth is estimated to be over $160 million.
Life and Career
Most of Marjorie’s past is a mystery, but her fame grew at a rapid pace following her relationship and marriage to Steve Harvey. She is known for managing the fashion blog called “The Lady Loves Couture”, which focuses on several of her interests, including fashion, beauty, and recent trends. She also uses the platform to express some of her beliefs though she hasn’t been giving it much attention as of late, last posting in 2018.
She also manages other websites, including Marjorie Harvey’s Closet and Marjorie Harvey’s Handbags. These websites were created as business endeavors, with both set-up to sell various signature fashion items, with one focus on bags as the name denotes while the other focuses on dresses and other items of clothing. Due to her popularity – both through her blog and her association with her husband – she is frequently invited to fashion events and other high-end social gatherings. Aside from her blog and websites, her fame also extends to social media which are more personal accounts intended to give a brief insight into her life away from work.
Husband – Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey was born in Welch, West Virginia where his father worked as a coal miner. They later moved, and settled in Cleveland, Ohio where Steve attended Glenville High School. After matriculating, he enrolled into Kent State University before moving to West Virginia University to complete his college education. Following his graduation, he worked on various career paths and odd jobs; he tried his hand at boxing, insurance sales, carpet cleaning, and as an autoworker. During the 1980s he was struggling, and was actually homeless for three years, sleeping in his car while trying to find a career in stand-up comedy. He used swimming pool facilities and gas stations in which to shower.
He got his big break when he became a finalist in the Second Annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search, which would lead him to become the host of the program “It’s Showtime at the Apollo”. He steadily gained success as a stand-up comic, and after a few television appearances, would become the star of “The Steve Harvey Show” which aired on the WB network for six years up to 2017. The show gained a lot of attention in the African-American community, but its reach did not expand much beyond that.
Steve’s Continued Rise to Fame
Concurrently over the years, Harvey continued to work in the stand-up comedy circuit, and interspersed it with television programs as well as the occasional acting stint. He received a lot of critical acclaim following the release of his book entitled “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” which had a film adaptation. His fame also increased through hosting a radio program called “The Steve Harvey Morning Show”, which he continues to work on.
One of his most notable projects is being the host of the game show “Family Feud”. The program received a stark ratings boost thanks to his hosting work, and he holds the record for the longest consecutive tenures as the host of the show. He also hosts “Celebrity Family Feud”, and the daytime talk show “Steve” which is a comedy oriented talk show. In 2015, he became the host of the Miss Universe pageant, and has reprised that role for three consecutive years. He gained a lot of attention during his first stint as the host, as he incorrectly announced the winner of the pageant before correcting himself a few minutes later. He apologized for his actions to both Colombia and the Philippines who were the finalists of the event.
I put the word out that I was looking for the next BIG comedian! Video submissions are closed. Now we're about to see how funny they really are ???You get to vote on https://t.co/gQl2jL6Lfk for your favorite standup comedian. pic.twitter.com/KfyDtLaijg
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) October 25, 2019
Marjorie and Steve have known each other since 1990, when they met at a comedy club, and it was apparently a ‘love at first sight’ moment. However, he was not ready to commit long term and abruptly left the relationship, partly because he was still married to Marcia Harvey, whom he eventually divorced in 1994. The two moved on, and two years later he married Mary Shackelford, a marriage which ended on a bad note following numerous allegations from his partner during the time of their divorce settlement. He has four children from his first two marriages.
In 2005, Marjorie reconnected with Steve, and the two stayed close friends while their relationship deepened, leading them to start dating. They married in 2007, and Steve has been vocal about his wife being the reason for a big change for the better in his life. They have three children together, and now have at least five grandchildren.
The couple often spend time in Atlanta and Chicago due to Steve’s work. The couple identifies with the Christian faith, and her husband follows a vegan diet, making the change due to health concerns. He has defended his diet several times on television.