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Steve Harvey Opens Up About Bad Decisions: You Have To Get Divorced ‘To Find The Right Chick’

Steve Harvey Opens Up About Bad Decisions: You Have To Get Divorced ‘To Find The Right Chick’

Steve Harvey talked about bad business decisions and his divorces in a recent interview with Heidi Giokos, a reporter for the South African e.tv broadcaster eNCA.

Harvey is in South Africa filming a spinoff season of the popular U.S. “Family Feud” game show that he’s hosted since 2010. It’s set to set to air in South Africa in 2020 and plans are in the works for a Ghana show.

He talked about his decades-long Hollywood career, his South African project, and past failures — he was homeless for three years while trying to get his start in comedy, Eurweb reported.

Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey and wife Marjorie Elaine Harvey have been married since 2007. They’re pictured at the Trifecta Gala sponsored by G.H. Mumm Champagne, May 3, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for G.H. Mumm/AP Images)

“If I could get back the money I lost in bad investments, I could quit working right now,” Harvey said. “I’ve made so many bad decisions. The biggest investment I’ve ever made is my investment in people. That return has been the greatest thing I’ve ever seen. The road to success is always under construction. If you’ve never failed, What do you know? You know nothing.”


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That was Harvey’s segway into marriage. He’s had three.

“You’ve got to get a divorce to find the right chick,” Harvey said. “I know a little bit about that.”

Harvey’s third trip to the altar was in 2007 with current wife Marjorie. Before that, he was married to Marcia Harvey for 14 years and Mary Shackelford for nine years. He has seven children (four biological and three stepchildren).

While “Family Feud” is still going strong in the U.S., Harvey’s beloved daytime talk show “Steve” has been canceled. “Steve” was ranked No. 5 among syndicated daytime talk shows. Harvey will also no longer host “Little Big Shots” on NBC. The cancellation came after Harvey created an uproar on social media in May by saying, “Rich people don’t sleep eight hours a day.”

“Family Feud” has been aired on-and-off in the U.S. since 1976. After Harvey started hosting, TV Guide ranked it No. 3 among the 60 greatest game shows of all time in 2013.

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In an Instagram video, Harvey talked about the cancellation of his show with a fan. “Sometimes man we don’t jump. Sometimes we get pushed. See God is really fair. When He wants you to do something else and you won’t do it He’ll bring about a set of circumstances that’ll cause you … So now, there’s obviously something that you should be doing instead of what you was doing.”

In a 2014 Essence interview, Harvey said that when he first met Marjorie in 1990, he was not yet settled with his career or finances.

“Before a man can be of use to a woman … he’s got to know who he is, what he does, and how much he’s going to make,” he told Essence.

The couple celebrated their 12th anniversary this summer with a trip to Italy, Croatia, France, and more.

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