Actor, comedian, and talk show host Steve Harvey recently wrote a love letter to his wife, Marjorie, commemorating the couple’s upcoming 15-year wedding anniversary.
In it, he explained why he is grateful for the woman who helped change his life — and tackled some of the tougher moments he faced in the past, including homelessness.
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Harvey, 65, who often discusses his life journey and faith, shared his love letter in the July/August 2022 edition of Good Housekeeping, mentioning “God’s grace” and detailing his intense love for Marjorie.
“You are the single biggest reason outside of God’s grace that I am where I am today. You’re the one,” he wrote. “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.”
The couple, who reconnected in 2005 after first meeting at a comedy club in 1987, got married June 25, 2007, and have never looked back.
“Nearly two decades have flown by, and I have felt lucky every single one of those days,” Harvey wrote.
The successful entertainer noted his past struggles — and how those struggles prevented him from having a relationship with Marjorie when the couple first met at the comedy club back.
“The first time around didn’t pan out the way we would have wanted it to. I became homeless, I ran out of money and I got into some trouble,” he wrote. “Things went south for me, and I had no way of reaching out to you — this was before cellphones — so I just disappeared.”
Harvey then praised Marjorie for bringing him peace and helping him to start over. He heralded her motherhood, the good advice she gives him about his life and career, and so much more.
“I owe you a debt of gratitude because you simply changed my life,” he added.
Faith is likely the secret to the couple’s love story, as Marjorie has openly discussed how she and Harvey keep God at the center of their lives.
“Both my mother and grandmother instilled a strong sense of faith in me,” Marjorie told Essence a few years back. “Our relationship with God is the centerpiece for love in our family.”
The comedian has openly discussed how he was once an unhappy college dropout living in a car — a far cry from the highly sought-after and famed performer he is today. Over time, though, his life improved and Marjorie — as he proclaimed in his letter — helped him find peace.
“God has given me a life far beyond anything I ever dreamed about. God is, man, God is something else man,” Harvey said during a 2012 stand-up show.
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