Steve Harvey is preparing for a bitter divorce from his third wife, as RadarOnline.com has exclusively revealed, and it’s only the latest scandal in the talk show host’s bumpy life.
Harvey has gone through a series of bitter personal and professional problems.
Although he claims to be a relationship expert, Harvey left his first wife for his second, who later sued him for “torture, deprivation and brainwashing.”
STEVE HARVEY UNLOADS HIS 4 TEXAS HOMES AHEAD OF DIRTY DIVORCE WAR
Now, in the midst of Harvey cozying up to Kris Jenner, Radar has learned that he’s unloading four Texas homes in his divorce war with third wife Marjorie.
The Family Feud star has made embarrassing TV blunders, getting involved in a racist Asian controversy and announcing the wrong winner of the Miss Universe pageant!
An infamous leaked memo in which Harvey demanded that staffers not approach him also made headline news.
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Fans were shocked when Harvey stood by disgraced friend Bill Cosby.
Harvey has been struggling to support a lavish lifestyle, Radar sources say, and he’s owed money to the IRS in the past.
Scroll through Radar’s gallery for more on Harvey’s secrets and scandals.
The funnyman is trying to liquidate assets ahead of a divorce battle with wife Marjorie, Radar exclusively reported. Since January 2019, Harvey has put four of his properties in Texas on the market and sold two for an estimated $2 million!
Radar sources say that Harvey has transferred ownership of another Texas property from his and wife Marjorie’s name into his own name. After a bitter blowout between the star and Marjorie, she stormed out and took their daughter on a month long trip around the world!
Harvey has been funding his family’s lavish lifestyle as he’s struggling to prepare his talk show for a relaunch. The host’s home sales come amid talk that his $200 million business empire may be on the line.
CROSS ABOUT KRIS
A source told Radar that Harvey’s wife Marjorie is angry about his closeness to Kris Jenner. The famed momager has been friends with Harvey for years and it’s escalated into endless phone chats and nonstop text messages that have sent Marjorie reeling. “There’s no way she was going to put up with Steve hanging around a man-eater like Kris — especially since he’s proven time and again he can’t be trusted,” an insider said of the marriage trouble.
TANGLED LOVE LIFE
Harvey left his first wife, Marcia, in 1990 while she was pregnant to move in with Mary Vaughn, who became his second wife in 1996. Marcia reportedly had to take him to court to get almost $40,000 in child support.
The entertainer and Mary went through a nasty divorce in Texas in 2005 — two years before he married his current wife, Marjorie. Radar discovered in legal docs that Harvey allegedly amassed a crack team of fixers when his marriage to Mary went sour. The legal papers accused the Family Feud favorite of hiding assets and his true worth during the exhausting divorce process.
Mary filed a $60 million lawsuit against Harvey on May 17, 2017, accusing him of “soul murdering” through a combination of “torture, deprivation and brainwashing.” Mary claimed in her legal docs that she had attempted suicide by self-medicating in order to stop her pain and sought damages from her ex Harvey. Los Angeles judge Gregory Keosian tossed the case because he said it should be handled by a judge in Texas, where the divorce took place.
The low point of Harvey’s hosting life happened in December 2015 when he announced the wrong winner during the Miss Universe pageant telecast. After mistakenly naming Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo as the winner, he quickly took the stage again to reveal he’d misread the ballot card. The real winner was actually Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurzbach. Harvey apologized.
In January 2017, Harvey got into hot water with the Asian community after a talk show segment. Harvey made fun of the book How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men. “You like Asian men?…I don’t even like Chinese food, boy,” Harvey joked to the audience. “It don’t stay with you no time. I don’t eat what I can’t pronounce.” After internet infamy, Harvey apologized.
Viewers were stunned when Harvey defended friend Bill Cosby in 2015 after at least 60 women accused the famed comedian of sexual assault. “When I’m your friend, I’m your friend,” Harvey shrugged. “And Bill Cosby helped my sons at Morehouse [College], and he [taught] me how to do this business.”
CLOCKED BY CLARKSON
In a major blow, Harvey lost his NBC daytime talk show to Kelly Clarkson after bad ratings.
Even though his NBC show was taken away, Harvey never gives up and he’s ready to steal Wendy Williams‘ talk show if the sickly star is forced out of FOX, insiders have told Radar. “The FOX guys see Steve as a big enough name,” a source said.
DESPERATE OVER DAUGHTER
Harvey has been worried about his stepdaughter Lori‘s romance with rapper Trey Songz, as Radar readers know. Songz has a history of allegedly abusing women. “Steve’s worried sick Lori will wind up hurt,” an insider said.
In March 2018, the star got sued by Essie, the widow of the late What’s Happening actor Fred Rerun Berry. Essie claimed Harvey has been out to get her after she asked his ex-wife, Mary Vaughn, to participate in a reality show she’d been pitched, titled “Widows, Wives and Ex-Celebrity Wives.” Essie is seeking $5 million for damage to her reputation, harassment, witness intimidation and infliction of mental anguish and emotional distress. Harvey said Essie was a fraud who was trying to use his name to promote herself and her YouTube channel.
Harvey was in a heap of legal trouble when he got sued by Vincent Dimmock – a man who claims he collaborated with the TV star and never received payment for his services. In 2018, Harvey responded in court docs, saying Dimmock was a fraud who first reached out to him to promote an energy drink, which didn’t pan out. The star claimed Dimmock then falsely told him he knew a billionaire who would invest big in Harvey’s charity.
The TV host’s wife Marjorie was previously married to two drug kingpins, Radar discovered in an exclusive three-month investigation into FBI files. According to the paperwork, Marjorie’s ex-husbands ran smuggling rings that moved hundreds of kilos of narcotics between Houston and Memphis!
DODGING UNCLE SAM
In 2017, Radar reported that Harvey had big IRS trouble, owing just over $85,000 in taxes. He failed to pay his full bill for three different years.
Harvey was embroiled in sandal after a shocking memo he sent to staffers was leaked after his talk show’s move to Los Angeles. He coldly wrote, “There will be no meetings in my dressing room. No stopping by or popping in. NO ONE. Do not come to my dressing room unless invited. Do not open my dressing room door. IF YOU OPEN MY DOOR, EXPECT TO BE REMOVED.” Harvey later explained that he was “seeking more free time for me throughout the day,” which didn’t allow an open door policy, but added, “I probably should’ve handled it a little bit differently.”
In November 2015, Harvey was sued for allegedly backing out of plans to lease a private jet midway through more than $400,000 worth of renovations he had allegedly requested on the aircraft. Harvey settled the lawsuit.
JUST NOT INTO HIM
Despite his divorce history, Harvey has written relationship books and given advice to women on how to manage men. Many have called Harvey’s ideas insulting. He’s said, “If a guy is out for one thing, it’s best to go for shallow, unintelligent women. You don’t want to break this news to a really bright woman. ‘Hey, I just want to do something to you this evening.'”
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