“I finally had somebody I could start over with," he wrote in his letter to his beloved wife.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on November 8, 2022. It has since been updated.
Steve Harvey has a reason to celebrate. The Family Feud host just celebrated his 15th year of being married to Marjorie Elaine Harvey. To mark the milestone, he penned a heartfelt letter to his beloved wife detailing all the things he loves about her.
In a preface to the note, which was published in Good Housekeeping’s July/August 2022 issue, the comedian and actor revealed how he met his wife for the first time in 1987. He saw her while he was performing at a standup show and it was love at first sight!
“The very first thing I said to Marjorie was, ‘I don’t know who you are, but I’m going to marry you one day.’ That was the beginning,” Steve said. But they soon lost touch. However, the two reconnected in 2005 through mutual friends and picked up where they left off.
“When we reconnected, I still wasn’t where I wanted to be,” Harvey recalled. “Even though I was making moves, I had nothing. I was in a dark space for quite some time, and I think all the stars aligned for us at the right moment.”
He then took a look back at what the past 15 years have been like, for him.
“I finally had somebody I could start over with. You were willing to get in that foxhole with me and grow with me. When we got back together, it was even better because we knew each other. It was just a perfect fit. It’s hard to explain. It wasn’t work. It wasn’t hard to be together. We laughed all the time. You made me happy. I made you happy. I filled in all your gaps. You sure filled in all my gaps. It didn’t take long for me to realize that you were the chick for me.”
Harvey also showered his wife with praises for her parenting skills.
“The way you handle motherhood is amazing. You are a much better parent than I am because you take the time to parent. You understand our children in a way I never have, but I look at you as an example.”
While Harvey has seven children, Marjorie is the mother of three (Morgan, Jason, and Lori Harvey) — all of whom Harvey adopted, according to TODAY.
“I owe you a debt of gratitude because you simply changed my life,” Harvey wrote at the end of the letter. “If people get tired of hearing me say that, that’s OK. It doesn’t change the facts. You are the single biggest reason outside of God’s grace that I am where I am today. You’re the one. I feel like if I lost everything, you’d stay with me and we’d build it up again. As a matter of fact, I know you would. Xo, Steve.”
Here's hoping the two of them spend many more years together.
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