Of all Steve Harvey’s marriages, his relationship with Mary Lee Harvey has been a constant thorn by his side. Even years after tying the knot with Marjorie Bridges, Steve has been accused by his ex-wife, Mary. The allegations range from turning her own son against her to not paying her millions that she deserves. Even though the pair called things off in 2005, Mary’s story is often covered by news media outlets and the ex-wife went on YouTube to talk about her problems with Steve. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Mary Lee Harvey.
Early Life and meeting Steve:
Mary Lee Shackleford was born in the late 1960s in Texas, USA. Born and raised in Texas, little is known about Mary’s early life, career, and academics. She met Steve while he was working on a comedy show in Arlington, Texas in 1989. The pair dated for a few years before tying the knot in 1996. The pair enjoyed a relatively happy life for 16-years but decided to pull the plug, in 2005. In their time together, the pair had one son, Wynton Harvey who was born on the 18th of July, 1997.
A drawn-out divorce battle:
After the pair decided to call things off in 2005, they engaged in a long legal battle for custody. It got to a point where Mary balmed Steve for infidelity with Marjorie. Around the same time, Mary started uploading regular videos on YouTube stating how Steve had not just abused her physically but mentally as well. However, with no proper evidence to support her claims, her plan completely backfired and allowed Steve’s lawyers to win the custody battle.
Fed up from Mary’s behaviors, Steve took the battle to the court of law. The settlement was that while Steve agreed to pay Mary a $40,000 per month welfare fee and let her keep the house, Mary was asked to not spread false rumors. Mary heeded none of the court’s instructions and was arrested and put into jail for 30 days. Following her release, Mary claimed that she had not violated the law and wanted justice.
While Mary kept num for most of her life following divorce, she resurfaced in 2017, claiming that Steve and Marjorie had turned her son against her. They also needed to pay Mary thousands of dollars in compensation for her work. In a series of YouTube videos, Mary revealed that she wanted justice for her work.
“I want JUSTICE. I want what I worked 16 years for. I was with him when he had nothing, so I earned her stake in the wealth. I want everything back that Steve and Marjorie took from me. They think they can leave me to die, but I want what’s mine. I want what I worked for, I want my share. Half of everything that they both have since 2005 is MINE.”
Mary also accused the Harvey couple of forging her signatures to transfer what was rightfully hers. In a series of teary-eyed videos, Mary pleaded everyone to hear her side of the story and help to bring justice to Steve. Unfortunately for her, no action was taken and Mary has seen gone quiet since.