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Interesting things about Steve Harvey: His real name, his blended family

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Most Americans know Steve Harvey who is actor, comedian, entertainer, television personality, radio personality and author. He hosts "The Steve Harvey Morning Show," "Steve Harvey" daytime talk show, and "Family Feud." He is the author of the best selling book, "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" that was published in March 2009, and his most recent book "Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find and Keep a Man."

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However, most people don't know what his real name is. Do you?

The Steve Harvey we know was born Broderick Steven Harvey on January 17, 1957. In fact, his oldest son by his first wife is also named Broderick.

Interesting things you might not know about Steve Harvey:

  • He has been a boxer.
  • He has been an insurance salesman.
  • He has been a carpet cleaner.
  • He has been a mail carrier.
  • Harvey is a Christian.
  • He was married three times and all his wives' names start with the letter "M."

According to Harvey's profile, he has four biological children. He was married to Marcia Harvey from 1980-1994. They have twin daughters, Karli and Brandi, 31, and a son, Broderick Jr., 22. Harvey was married to Mary Shackelford from 1996 to 2005. They have a son, Wynton, 16. Harvey married his current wife, Marjorie Bridges in 2007. They have no children together, but she had three that Harvey claims as his own.

Whenever Harvey talks about his children, he says he has seven. That includes his four and his wife's three. In fact, Harvey often mentions that he has two 16 olds at home. Those two are Wynton by his second wife and Marjorie's daughter Lori who is also 16.

He also mentions that he has two sons in college. That would mean he is talking about his son, Broderick and Marjorie's son.

Harvey often mentions how his wife, Marjorie is responsible for making him a better man and changing his life. He is proud of his blended family.

Harvey, like Michael Strahan, has a blended family. Strahan is engaged to Nicole Murphy and together they have a total of nine children. Like Harvey, Strahan has twin daughters.


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