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STEVE HARVEY TO EX-WIFE: MY WIFE AND CHILDREN ARE OFF LIMITS

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Steve Harvey has called his ex-wife  Mary Shackelford-Harvey’s allegations that he cheated on her and turned their son against her, a lot of “lies.”

“I know the truth,” Harvey said on his syndicated Morning show on Monday. “But the matter is, the part that’s hurtful in this is my wife and children had to be drugged [sic] into this. If you’re going to be vindictive go ahead and aim it at me, but my son is coming in the room crying. And that’s also her son. So why would you do this?

“And I don’t even understand the purpose of it,” he continued. “I mean, I got you mad 12 years ago, that’s what we’re doing now? And here’s the thing that my father always taught me. He said, ‘Son there’s three sides to every story. It’s their side, it’s your side, and it’s the truth.’ And the truth ‘gon come out. Because see, once you go public then you allow people to start asking some other types of questions.”

Steve and Mary married in 1996 and divorced in 2005. Their son Wynton was born in 1997.

Of parenting Wynton, Steve said, “…My job as a father to my son, I have taught him to be respectful of his mother and women overall. That’s what I’ve taught him. What he can’t do is see me going out making particular accusations and rants. It is still his mother and I’m his father,” he continued. “And it’s my job to raise him the right way. If I have custody of the child, which you have to wonder how that happened, then my job is to teach him by example. And he’s crying through this whole thing because his friends called and his sister found it on the Internet at the same time. And it’s just horrible. But it is what it is, I’m good. I appreciate all the support … the people that’s going to hate you they’re just looking for something to hate you for anyway. You could do me all you want, I don’t care what you say about me. But my wife and kids are off limits, I tell people all the time.”

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  1. Sooo…all these people are talking about him like they know him personally…you have no idea whats going on in their homes. && he has 3 kids by mary harvey. The rest are marjories kids so stop badmouthing when you know NOTHING.

    • First of all if you are gonna bash the man get the facts straight. He has been married 3 times. and technically has not “baby mama’s” he had children with his wives. He had 3 by his first wife, 1 by his second wife and his third wife has 3 children of her own. if you are gonna bash – get the facts straight

  2. Steve Harvey is disgusting. All these children with all these baby mommas. Disgusting. I will never patronize him..What he tried to do to Bernie Mac speaks volumes

    • First of all if you are gonna bash the man get the facts straight. He has been married 3 times. and technically has not “baby mama’s” he had children with his wives. He had 3 by his first wife, 1 by his second wife and his third wife has 3 children of her own. if you are gonna bash – get the facts straight

  3. In my opinon if she was going to put his/their buisness out there she should have did it after they divorced ! Not Now. She sounds bitter, Now you want to tell all the buisness ? lady get outta here with that drama !

  4. I’l say this, it’s rare for a woman to lose custody of her child. RARE. Something is off if she couldn’t even get joint custody.

    Move on lady, and someone please provide evidence of Steve suing her now. I still haven’t seen any evidence to back up this claim.

  5. i just love how people are always ready to tell someone how they should be acting when they have no clue what they themselves would do in that same situation.

    i would hope that if that happened to me, i would have the strenghth and courage to move on but when someone lied to you, cheated on you and then to add insult to injury, marries the woman he was cheating on you with, it may take a while to fully get over that fact. Especially if you were in love with the person and saw yourself spending the rest of your life with that person.

    what i think really is pissing off Mary, is the fact that Steve is going on about how men should behave and treat their women but he himself dogged his woman out. Also, he making himself out to be some sort of relationship expert but he has major problems within his own relationships.

    Basically, if you not in someone shoes you have no idea how you would be feeling or how you would react to that so dont judge the woman….that is a lot of crap to go through.

  6. I do believe there is some truth to what Mary is saying but what took her so long. She should have said this 5 years ago.

  7. steve harvey hates for his dirt to be aired out on gossip blogs. but he sure doesn’t have a problem talking about other celebs personal problems on his show. hes a hypocrite when he was on the air in LA he stayed trying to air other folks out. now that the shoe is on the other foot he wanna play victim. hey steve all those other people you talked about have kids also. did you feel sorry for them when you were talking about their parents on your radio show? typical hypocrite

    • I never want to see harm done to anybody, but when Chris Brown was going thru his situation, Steve dog him out so bad, until it really disturb me, until today. Cuz i couldn’t understand how he could be so hard on this young man who had me a bad mistake,when Steve talk about how he had made all kinds of mistakes in his life. Why not offer the young man some help instead of doggin him,I always knew someday the tide would turn, you have to be careful how u treat ppl cuz it will come back.I don’t know neither one of them, but if u have ever listen to steve morning show u’re defintely know that steve is a bully and thinks he is right on every subject he’s the type, its my way or no way, Oh, do anybody know what happen to Jackie who started out on the radio show with him.

      • ….. my guess is that Jacque Reid wouldn’t be his flunkie like Shirley Strawberry. I stopped listening to the morning show because Shirley Strawberry is just too phoney for me.

  8. I don’t think he owes her anything. Its been 6 years and I think she should move on. My question is..”Why now?” Its just crazy. She made a 3 part video for goodness sake. I also don’t think there is anything wrong with him saying he chose the wrong person in his first marriage. I’m sure all of us have commented on the BAD relationship choices we have made at some point, he is no exception just b/c he is Steve Harvey. Even if he had cheated on her, two wrongs don’t make a right and that is the message she should have wanted her son to understand.

  9. Actually his ex wife IS being bitter. If she had all of these issues she could’ve brought them out during the divorce. If Majorie was his mistress then she could’ve used that as leverage to get custody. She is obviously trying to use the fact that he has a new book out as a way to get some attention/sell her story. And my thing is WHO CARES? If Steve is telling women his advice from a man’s perspective then as a man who has cheated, had failed marriages, etc. he is obviously one of the best men to give the advice from that perspective. I’ve never heard him say he never cheated on his ex. If anything he spouts about how he is trying to make his current relationship work. I’m sure the women who have been cheated on etc. are curious to hear a man that has done it perspective. And I’ve read his books, is it really wrong of him to tell a woman to not tolerate nonsense from nonsensical men? Seems to me if his ex had his book before she would’ve kicked his butt to the curve & would not be miserable now.

  10. Yeah it’s been six years,but this lady is being sued by Steve claiming Oprah didn’t give him a show because of her. She is speaking out because of all the dog dirty issh Steve has done and continue to do. Don’t down this women for letting the public know the real STEVE!!!

  11. It’s something about Steve that rubs me the wrong way. He gives women advice on his radio show and in his books but in my opinion he always blames the women for a failed relationship. I believe he’s capitalizing on women naïveté. He claims men cheat because they can; because women allow them too. If he really cared, how about writing a book geared toward educating men on how to be a good man, how to treat a women right. But oops, I guess he can’t do that! He wants everyone to think Mary’s this crazy lady and he doesn’t understand why she still mad. I believe there’s more to the story and yes, like he said the truth will come out.

  12. According to him Within weeks of leaving Mary he was with Majorie so obviously their relationship began when he was still with Mary. I’m not going to commemt on the other mistress “Terry” unless she comes forward.

  13. I think Steve is wrong!!! He turned the little boy against the mother. He know he cheated and now he don’t want to give the ex wife nothing. This is why we, as women should NEVER depend on a man. ALWAYS keep a job, stay educated and save some of your own money in your won private bank account, married or not.

    • I agree with C- Sassy totally when she stated the following: This is why we, as women should NEVER depend on a man. ALWAYS keep a job, stay educated and save some of your own money in your won private bank account, married or not. Women can show there sense of empowerment through their own capabilities which makes a man respect her more because she is control of her own destiny.

  14. I went to see Steve Harvey in Chicago (I was given a free ticket). He was telling his jokes and no one laughed. He went on a rant saying “I know that I’m funny, I don’t know why yall not laughing. Yall shouldn’t have waited til the last show so that you would be too tired to laugh!” I thought is this man really this arrogant and delusional that he can’t take responsibility for his lack of skills. He went on to talk about how he made the mistake of choosing his last wife, but this time he let god choose this one (of course she was in the audience).
    He has a platform to bash Mary, so she created her own. I agree that she should refocus her energy on reestablishing a relationship with her child. She can’t control what Steve does, so she needs to take control of her own life and actions.

  15. Miss JD you saw a suit filed on behalf of Mary. And if you noticed you didn’t hear anything after that. She wasn’t left out in the cold. She received 6 million dollars. Her disappointment is that he moved on before she did. And truth be told in the state of Texas (which is where the divorce took place) the cap for child support is $1500. So, while a lot of misinformed (and some bitter) women are hacking at their screens stop passing judgment.

    I’m not on either side, I just think it was truly a tacky move when she has a minor child. If the shoe was on the other foot women would be up in arms about him blasting the Mother of his child….I just want to know how she lost custody. In Texas even if a child is over 12 the courts decide where they should live.

  16. Team Mary If he wants to move on didn’t discuss her in Essence or on BET with Ed Gordon. He is a**hole I knew that when he tried to go behind Bernie Mac’s back to get in the Ocean’s movies. If he can discuss her on tv and radio then she can use youtube

  17. @aja and Miss Jd i totally agree with u girl he is a snake in the grass I don’t even look at his [butt] the same anymore. That woman isn’t out to get any money she didn’t write a book or go on a tv show. ur son came in crying because his father is a real class ass.

  18. THE LEGAL BLACK AND WHITE (PAPERWORK) SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. I HAVE READ THE COURT DOCKET AND AM DISGUSTED HOW THIS MAN DID MS MARY! SHE SHOULD HAVE HAD HER OWN LEGAL REPRESENTATION, TRUE, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY I DO NOT BELIEVE SHE THOUGHT HE WOULD DO HER FILTHY LIKE THIS! HE LEFT THE MOTHER OF HIS CHILD BROKE (horrid in itself!) BUT HE MANIPULATED THE SYSTEM TO TAKE CUSTODY OF HER CHILD (possibly to keep from paying child support?) WHICH IS VILE! YES MS MARY IS SCORNED! YES SHE IS BITTER! SHE HAS EVERY RIGHT TO BE BOTH! SHE IS A MOMMY HURTING FOR HER LOSS! HOW MANY OF YOU COULD LOSE A CHILD IN SUCH A MANNER AND HOLD IT TOGETHER SEEING THE NEXT WOMAN (former mistress) RAISE HIM IN THE PUBLIC EYE?

    • Ok but my energy would be placed in getting a top notch attorney to regain custody of my child not to place it on youtube where my child can see it forever. Hell, Steve can keep his child support, just give me my child.

  19. I’m not really a huge fan of Steve Harvey but I think the ex-wife needs to move on with her life. It’s over. She’s only hurting herself and her child acting like this. The best revenge is to show him that you’re fulfilled in your own life and that you’re happy without him.

  20. I don’t know the story, but I feel for the kids in situations like this. Celebrity children almost always get the flack because the media is so outrageous and accessible to everyone. The children’s classmates and friends read this stuff and the kids end up having to deal with information that they may have known nothing about.

  21. @AJA I totally agree with u girl he is a snake in the grass and i don’t even look at his ass the same he needs to be ashamed in himself. What does she have to lie about she isn’t out to get any money she didn’t go on any talk show ur son came in crying cause his father is a real class [act]

    • When you take a woman’s child away from her, THERE IS NO MOVING ON. She may be able to move on from taking ALL of the financial issues, but taking a child and turning them against you is a different story.

      • She didn’t just say “Steve took my son and i’m upset”. This woman is still complaining about their maritial issues… A marriage that ended 6 years ago. Steve cheated, Steve lied, what does that have to do with their son? And making YouTube videos dogging your child’s father is definitely not in your child’s best interest.

      • Btw, I’ve worked with many child custody cases! Do you know how RARE and DIFFICULT it is for a father to be granted full custody of his child? If she doesn’t have custody of their son, then there is a reason. Contrary to popular belief, money alone doesn’t win you custody. The way she’s handling this is immature and speaks volumes about HER character, not Steve’s.

        • According to her finances she probably can’t provide the luxury lifestyle Wynton is use to. I’m sure her finances played a major part in there custody battle and especially during these economic hard time everybody is danger if the money not right then the mood isn’t right and that’s why so many people can just SNAP with a drop of a dime. Plus I can see Steve being this manipulative fast talker with tons of lawyers anyway.

          • @Keverno, sorry but you’re simply incorrect. Finances and being able to provide a “luxurious” lifestyle alone would not win someone full custody. Many women make less than their husbands yet they retain custody and the court orders child support so that the child still benefits from dad’s finances and lifestyle. I don’t know the details of their particular case but I do know family law and I do know that dads aren’t just awarded full custody because they make more and have “fancy” lawyers.

      • She did move on until he took her to court. My problem with Steve and his books are, how you give out relationship advice with two failed marriages. Apparently you didn’t use your own advice.

        • I don’t know the details of their marriage. Like Steve said, there’s 3 sides to a story. His, Her’s, and the truth. Regardless of what happened, her going on YouTube and putting it all over the web is immature and harmful to their child.

          • I hate when people say that, “3 sides” mess! There is such a thing as a person telling the truth. Not everyone in a domestic dispute is a liar. And seems to me that the person (like Steve Harvey) who’s always spouting that disclaimer is probably the one doing the lying!

          • Hate it or love it, people’s “truth” is often influenced by their opinions/biases/emotions. Usually there isn’t one person who is 100% to blame in a relationship falling apart.

        • The best person to give you advice on a man’s cheating dogging ways is a cheating dog themselves.

          I’m not saying Steve is a dog, honestly, I couldn’t care less, this issue doesn’t affect my life, but in my opinion, he is a good person to give how to train a dog advice.

    • I agree PlainMean. Women kill me with their I need closure bs. He cheated, he lied, he left, he married someone else. What more do you need? You need closure to what? Isn’t it apparent that door is already closed?

      That is why women remain bitter & cannot move on. Instead of waiting for closure, focus on enjoying the beauty of the situation…that man is now another woman’s dog.

      • He is another woman’s dog ,is correct. I bet in a couple of years it will be her turn to cry the blues. What goes around comes around(lol).

  22. I feel Steve owes Mary an apology…. Yes we are human and we make mistakes. She had emails from Marjorie and yes she was the mistress and he married her Wow…but life goes on. With all the advise Steve give I hope he do the right thing so Mary and have closure and move on with her life.

    • Steve doesn’t owe her anything. How is it every time a women cry foul it’s always the man fault. He doesn’t owe her anything to move on just move on period!!!!!! You all want to attack Steve because its easier to do. Steve has always said that before getting married and making a decision to change who he is he was not the best man or husband and did not always make the right relationship decision. Mary just doesn’t have anything to do so she feel like let me ride on Steve sail NOT!!! She need to take a page out of Will Smith Ex-wife play book: Play nice and you can play forever. Silly rabbit trick are for kids

    • Steve doesn’t owe her anything. How is it every time a women cry foul it’s always the man fault. He doesn’t owe her anything to move on just move on period!!!!!!She wasn’t left out in the cold. She received 6 million dollars. Her disappointment is that he moved on before she did. You all want to attack Steve because its easier to do. Steve has always said that before getting married and making a decision to change who he is he was not the best man or husband and did not always make the right relationship decision. Mary just doesn’t have anything to do so she feel like let me ride on Steve sail NOT!!! She need to take a page out of Will Smith Ex-wife play book: Play nice and you can play forever. Silly rabbit trick are for kids

      • Whateverrrrr!!! Mike….Obviously you’re a man that can relate to the foolishness. Thanks for sharing your character.

        • It’s not just men thinking this way, Kervano. I am a woman & I totally agree with Steve. If she had issues with what was going down then she should have started this crap during the divorce. It’s been more than several years, what’s the deal? You better think about this mess, yo have no idea of what went on with this woman & Steve Harvey & the woman he’s married to now. When did Steve Harvey or any other celebrity become perfect due to the money they make??? He’s told you he’s made a lot of mistakes & will continue to do so as we ALL will.

      • Mike, I am a woman and I agree with you. Steve made his mistakes 12 freakin years ago! She’s mad because he wrote a book dedicated to women and I can understand that. Although, that book did have some good points in it. She’s bitter and that’s the end of the story.

  23. I think Steve is full of BS and he is the one who needs to keep his kid out of it. He is clearly using his son to take shots at his wife. Ugh, he probably only has custody of his son so he can avoid paying child support. The way he did his wife is so dirty and karma is a killer. He and his new wife will get theirs. God don’t bless no mess.

    • I totally agree with you….but like you said Karma is killer. Since he alway mentioning God he should also know that the sins of the parent falls on his children, children, children. For this man to have been married to her for such a long time and do her like that he dead wrong.

    • I totally agree. He is so slick I never endorsed any of his products. I could see right through him from day 1-back in the early 90′s.

    • I just want to point out one thing…..you said he only have custody so he don’t have to pay child support??????? Think about this…instead of her waiting on money each month for her son….he is getting that and more living there with his father. The truth is…..Steve is taking care of ALL of his children and he is in their lives. Not for nothing but if my husband and myself were to ever get a divorce…he (my husband) will take our children. Let him do all of the work that I have been doing for all of the past years. Don’t take me wrong I love my children and I will always be there for them, but men just have it way to easy. Its time to turn the tables!

  24. Very sad..she seems like a woman scorned, but then again we dont know what went on in their household or marriage…im not one to judge but this is not a good look for either of them

    • wendy williams called him out on her talk show this week. saying she could write a book herself on the women. they worked together at the same radio station.

      • Wendy didn’t say she worked with his ex-wife she said she worked with Steve Harvey at the radio station and she basically was implying that Steve was full of BS and he does not practice the message that he preaches on being a good man.

    • Ok here is my take i watched all three videos…As a mother your first priority should be your child if you have custody or not..Mary is a very selfish woman to put her need to be in the spotlight before her son….Also the videos are a ploy for something Mary has up her Slimy sleeve..lol To me it seemed like a book endorsement for a divorced woman giving advice…Second those emails could have been from anyone if they are real. The videos are not going to renew her relationship with her son..if anything they probably pushed him father away…Are we forgetting that people change and are forgiven for their sins….Steve is a changed man and that is what Mary Cant get over

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