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Steve Harvey's ex-wife speaks out on marriage, infidelity

Steve Harvey's ex-wife Mary Harvey has taken to YouTube to bash her marriage to the comedian and radio personality.

The former Mary Shackelford, Harvey's second wife, said she's speaking out now because she's being sued by her ex-husband in Texas, where he alleges that he was passed up to host an Oprah Winfrey-backed show because of her.

"When I try to move forward, I keep getting pulled back into a situation that I don’t want to be a part of," Mary Harvey said.

In what begins and ends like a plug for Shanae Hall's "Why Do I Have to Think Like a Man?" — which includes a "bonus chapter" responding to Steve Harvey's relationship book, "Straight Talk, No Chaser" — Mary spelled out her side of the story while sitting on a couch in a series of three videos that clocks in at more than 25 minutes total. The videos were posted Friday. The video above is the second in the series.

"The ex-wife is fully aware of the court's current orders and permanent injunctions which prohibit either party, their lawyers or representatives from discussing and releasing information on the Internet and to the media," Steve Harvey's lawyer, Bobbie Edmonds, said in a statement to People, adding that Harvey's camp would be taking legal action regarding the videos.

Mary Harvey detailed the birth of their son, Wynton, and her husband's alleged infidelity with Marjorie Bridges, whom he married in 2007. Mary talked about the first time she confronted Marjorie on the phone, and she also posted a detailed exchange between Marjorie and Steve in which they were talking about their sexual trysts.

"It kind of felt like I had been shattered to pieces," Mary Harvey said. "Even knowing what I knew, I was not at that point to cut my losses. I love my family, I worked for my family, my family was my support, my foundation. I wanted a family for my son, something I never had."

She recalled happy memories, like the day he her ex asked her out while she was working at a cosmetics counter, and bad memories, including their time living in their car and saving loose change to make it to a gig the next day.

"Steve and I literally came from nothing. I had worked hard, I had given it my all up to that point to help make him successful.

Mary accused Steve, the author of a couple of relationship books, of perjury when he told a judge that he built his life and career himself. The two were divorced in 2005.

"The not having closure part was really devastating, but on top of that he took my Wynton. He turned my son against me, had me evicted from our house. Thrown out. All the businesses, all the money, the cars, at a moment when I was down he manipulated everything against me."

Meanwhile, Steve and Marjorie are having a lovely time aboard the Disney Dream cruise ship.

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Steve, I have been telling people for years that you are a phony running around lying to little boys about being a man and lying to women about being a man. To run around on your wife and then marry the ho you ran around with is classless and a hypocrite! Is making money by any means worth destroying your family? You are a hypocrite and need to start a mega church because thats exactly where youll fit in!

And he says that atheists have no morals?

So....Steve Harvey is a dog. Fine.

So when the wife finds out that he's being unfaithful, then wope your hands clean of him and walk away with your dignity.

I always had this feeling that steve was wearing a mask. These rumors about him was out way before his wife knew. I think she probably was the last to know.

Ldidies please stop listening to Steven Harvey! I did listen to his show about two years ago, but I got sick of his voice. Now I know why I dislike his program so much, he's not a real man!

There are three sides to EVERY story....

His, hers and THE TRUTH

I am no judge, but if all that was said is true Marjorie will get what is due to her. What goes around comes around. What you give out the universe gives it right back to you.

To Mary Harvey -- I have experienced a painful divorce from a semi-popular person (a pastor) in Cleveland and I want to say to you sister, I know the pain, the disappointment, the hurt, the anger and all the emotions you experience going through the divorce. And, just when you're able to move on with your life, your former spouse begins to experience those same emotions. I'm encouraging you and praying for you that you dont' go back because that person is just going through it. Continue on the journey that God has provided for you. You don't have to answer critics or respond to lies, "God is not mocked. He will reveal it in time." You have a purpose that you are aware of and have been pursuing. Do it! Don't be deceived by the devil. Remember what his job is and don't be distracted by it. I will pray for you, I will support you and I understand you.

From a Sister in Cleveland Who Truly Understands . . .
LeAngela Aitken

Wow! I am a big Steve Harvey fan and after seeing and reading this info I am still a Steve Harvey fan. Steve keep your head up and continue to let GOD use you. Look how much you have accomplished since your marriage ended to Mary. Look at Mary she has moved backwards and seem to be sickly in the head.

Mary need to get it together and I understand why she doesn't have her son.

A scorned bitter woman. How many times is she gonna say literally in that video? Bottom line is men will be men. There are some good men out here and there are some dogs. Ladies, stop being bitter and vindictive. It doesn' look good. Move on and be graceful! You should consider a hobby. "Girl get your mind right" (The words of Tionna Smalls)

Who here is life has not made any mistake? How do we know everything she is saying one hundred percent true either? Apparently she wants something because she is trying to sell a story... why? If her marriage really represented so much to her why isn't she keeping her personal business, her personal business.

It didn't work out with them.... life goes on. Steve may have made mistakes that I'm sure he has an understanding of. It's not for you, me, or anyone else to judge that man.

Only God can judge his mistakes.

I've always enjoyed Steve but I do believe his wifes statements. Why write a book as if you had all the answers. Shame on you for trying to mislead the public. I am also aware of his celebrity status that would make his exwife have difficulty in trying to win anything against steve in court. MONEY COUNTS WITH THE LAWYERS AND JUDGES. I believe Mary was cheated on and misused. Steve you always refer to God but you are a phony. SHAME SHAME

I read that Steve and his lawyer swindled the former Mrs. Harvey by both using their longtime, friend as the same counsel for both parties in the divorce .The lawyer and Steve Harvey colluded by having the lawyer give Steve everything but only giving the ex Mrs.Harvey "the appearance" of being represented. She brought suit against the lawyer and Harvey for collusion and I believe she won against them. I read this around the time Steve Harvey became a relationship expert author and his first book was released.

I am very glad the ex wife is giving the public information to be able to evaluate Harvey's abilities and history as a partner and spouse. Harvey , the sage advisor, needs to have his credentials checked carefully and I believe this woman knows him better than we do. If Steve Harvey is a standing up for women and showing the way to fidelity and love, we are in deep doo-doo!!!!!

John 8:7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

Steve never professed to be anything but human, he never professed to be perfect and he is living and learning from all he has went through... I'm sure there are many skeletons in all of our closets as there is no saint among us... What’s even worse is when you are ridiculed for trying to share the lessons of life you have learned... At times we must take a step back and take a good look in our own mirror before passing judgment and pointing fingers... Many comment from emotions not giving any thought to the words they write...
Judge not less thee be judged... If this keeps Steve Harvey out of Gods Grace then many of us will be joining him....

What better gain can one have then learning from the masters of the game…

Oh and I am sorry Shame Shame for speaking Gods name... Wow!!!! I wonder if people here anything but their own thoughts and words? A hypocrite lets analyze that; " one who does one thing and says another", when has Steve Harvey ever opened his mouth to say I am a perfect man, I have done no wrong, I have been the perfect man of God in this walk called life? UMMMM never, he says the exact opposite and thanks God for leading and guiding him to get on the right path... Steve tells his story over and over regardless of how pretty it is not and never once did he cover up the man he used to be... Who are we to try and take where he has come from to where he is going away from him... It wouldn’t happen anyway because ultimately there is only one judge who counts... So those who shake their hands and point their fingers take a close look in a mirror… Here what’s being said not what you make it out to be….

I don't blame her for speaking out now, I would have spoken before now. Just to think my daughter wasted money on his book.

I believe the wife statement. Things that are done in the dark will come to the light. Steve should have been truthful in his book about his affair while being married to Mary Harvey. Now He is trying give advice on relationships. Did he even apologize to Mary after moving on with his new wife, or maybe Steve thinks it's ok for a man to fool around being married.

I feel for her but, why did she wait so long to voice her opinion. I feel she wants to start trouble for steve because she is meisurable with her life. It's over and and it's time to move on with her own life, Steve is a man and he will do what a man feels inhis heart to do or say! I'm sorry that u got hurt but Steve is doing very well so don't hate on him! Move on with your life and leave him and his new wife alone. Everyone has thier opinions and that's well but, now shut up and move on. Steve is still a good and important man for everyone! This should of came out when it first divorced and not now. I believe she is bitter because steve and his new wife are happy and making their name famous now,

Wow, there's a whole lot of hate going on with this woman! I still think Steve knows what he's talking about, maybe from his own mistakes. But this is vindictive and that's not going to do her a bit of good.

No surprise here. Steve never fooled me for a minute. As for him saying he's not a perfect man, he forgot to leave out that he was an adulterer. But I guess it's okay since it's him.


Three questions: (1) Why would "anyone" get a divorce in Texas..the court system is so biased against women (2) Why wouldn't a grown woman know to at least go and talk to a seperate attorney to understand her rights, and (3) how did she give Steve full custody of a child that was not yet a teenager, and unable to legally decide who he lived with. I believe the court system failed her. That being said, I enjoy listening to Steve on the radio, but this is a mess. As a women, I feel for Mary.

Don't believe the hype..."Act like a lady...think like a man!"

When did someone appoint Steve as the relationship expert? That person needs to be fired seriously. I had stopped listening to Steve on the radio years ago because i felt that he was too egotistic, arrogant, and really not that funny. I will NEVER purchase a book that he wrote based on relationships, anyone that has been married 4 times has no business writing a book about relationships. Work on getting yours right! I don't wish bad on nobody and I know that God is the only judge, however I also know that what goes around comes around and if what Mary is saying is true then someone is due for some serious Karma!

Keep your head up Mary! We're praying for you.

Don't believe the hype
Los Angeles, CA.

This is such an ugly situation, I was a fan of Steve Harvey but not any more, a decent man, as he is portraying to be would have set his son and ex wife up. yes, Mary is bitter and she has every right to be! Steve has taken something from her that she loved very much, which is there son, he has taken her son from her and has given him to another women bcuz the women says I want all the kids to live with us, ( You tube the Today Show) what she's actually saying is that she doesnt want Steve to have any contact with the ex or any money leaving that household. Mary Harvey is not a hater, she's scorned and she's hurting, he could have handled this in a much better way since he's the one with the money, he did not have to swindle her, that was ugly, she didn't get her own lawyer bcuz she did not have the money, she said he took her off of everything, so where was she suppose to get money to pay a lawyer up front, and now the both of them Steve & Marjorie want to sue her, can u imagine! ok so here it is: He divorced her, took his money, took her child, put her out of a home, and now he wants to sue her !! I can't believe it !! a man with much much money and success, now you see his character, that's his flesh !! they say what's in you come out ! wow

PEOPLE IT IS THREE SIDES TO EVERY STORY...FIRST OF ALL I DO FEEL SORRY FOR MARY BECAUSE SHE WAS HURT,BETRAYED,AND LIED TO....BUT MY ONE QUESTION IS WHY DID SHE WAIT UNTIL STEVE REMARRIED FOR THE FORTH TIME AND NOW DOING GOOD BEFOR SHE CAME OUT WITH THIS STORY ABOUT HIM...SHOULDN'T SHE HAVE TOLD THIS TO THE WORLD WHEN HE GOT MARRIED FOR THE THIRD TIME..SO WAS UP WITH THAT..IT MAKES YOU THINK THAT SHE WANTS MONEY...NOT HER SON WHO SHE SHOULDN'T HAVE LET GO IN THE FIRST PLACE..MEN CHEAT WOMAN CHEAT..IT'S THE REAL WORLD IF YOU ARE FAMOUS OR NOT..GET OVER IT GET YOURSELF TOGETHER AND LET EVERYBODY SEE YOU GOT YOURSELF TOGETHER...MOVE ON MARY GET YOUR MONEY IF THATS WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO PUT STEVE IN YOUR PAST AND LEAVE HIM THERE...BECAUSE THATS WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR YOU.......KEEP THE PAST IN THE PAST AND KEEP YOUR HEAD HELD UP HIGH.....

I think this is so crazy and funny, to me she is really looking stupid for coming out this late in life! Steve ALWAYS say he is not perfect and he was a dog and has cheated, so what is the big deal she is not telling us nothing we don't already know, BUT what she is NOT telling is is WHAT SHE DONE TO MAKE HIM CHEAT OR TO MAKE HIM TAKE THEIR SON, Tell it ALL if you are going to tell it!

 
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