Who is Steve Harvey’s ex-wife Mary Lee Harvey?
Mary Lee Shackelford was born in the United States of America. She is best known for being the former wife of comedian and host Steve Harvey. She is Harvey’s second marriage and her popularity stems from the lengthy divorce and controversies which happened during and after their marriage.
The Net Worth of Mary Lee Harvey
How rich is Mary Lee Harvey? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $500,000, mostly earned through success in her various endeavors. Her wealth is also speculated to be due to Steve Harvey, who has a net worth that is at $140 million, including from their divorce settlement. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth may also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career
There is very little information available about Mary’s life before marrying Steve Harvey. There are no details about her childhood, family, or where she was born, specifically. There is also nothing known about her educational background. Even during her marriage to Steve Harvey, there were not details shared about her endeavors or her profession. She has mainly kept to herself, as her then husband started to find popularity.
Marrying Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey is a comedian, television host, actor, author, and radio personality, finding popularity as the host of various shows including “Family Feud”, “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” and the Miss Universe pageant. He also gained a lot of popularity writing books, including “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man”. He’s won numerous awards over the course of her career including Daytime Emmy and NAACP Image Awards. Prior to marrying Mary Lee, he was married to Marcia Harvey and has three children with her.
According to reports, the couple met each other while Steve was working on a comedy show in Arlington, and Mary Lee was working as a make-up artist, and soon afterwards the two started dating. After a couple of months in their relationship, the couple decided to marry in 1996. They would go on to have a child, and Mary would support Steve as he found popularity in his career. They would stay married for nine years, however, they then ended the relationship by divorcing, which was well covered by the media, especially as they fought for custody of their son.
Harvey would win the case and gain custody, and the court also commanded both of them observe restrictions when talking about their divorce publicly. It was a gag order, however, after a few years Mary decided to talk about their relationship and divorce, which violated the court order. While the actual reason for the divorce wasn’t really talked about publicly, Mary did mention in her public statement that a lot of it had to do with her ex-husband’s infidelity – she accused him of having a relationship with Marjorie Bridge while they were married.
The rumors were fueled even further when Steve later married Marjorie. Mary started uploading videos of how Harvey abused her mentally and physically, accusations which caused Steve to take legal action against his ex-wife, and the court later ruled that Mary had no evidence to prove her claims, plus she was sent to serve a prison sentence for one year due to breaking the gag order. Mary got three homes from their divorce settlement, and was also paid $40,000 per month until 2009. Meantime, Steve has since stated that his marriage to Marjorie changed him into a better man, and he adopted her children.
Is Mary Lee Harvey on Social Media?
Much like the former spouses or relationships of people in the entertainment industry, Mary doesn’t have any accounts associated with the major social media websites, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This is one of the main reasons why there is very little information about her available online. Her ex-husband on the other hand is very active on social media, as is common to people in the entertainment industry. He has an account on Twitter, and even has his own personal website. He also has videos of his shows and appearances available online through the video sharing website YouTube.
Since the divorce and the allegations which resulted in a year of imprisonment, Mary Lee has laid low, and has not made any further appearances in the media. However, in 2017 she resurfaced to sue her ex-husband one more time on numerous charges, which even included kidnapping, murder and torture, adding to the many things she has accused him of. Her recent lawsuit includes breach of contract, conspiracy against rights, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. No doubt the public waits with less than bated breath for the outcomes