By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Steve Harvey has created a media empire with his relationship advice, which pretty much began with his bestseller book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man. The book, which features advice in a series of common sense tips of how to date men, flew off book shelves as women everywhere began to view the book as the gospel of how to understand men. The book became so successful that it was eventually turned into a hit movie, and Steve not not only has a radio show, but he also nabbed a daytime talk show on television, in which he continues to give relationship advice to women who feel like they can’t understand men enough to date them, as well as discuss other popular topics.
But it would be Steve’s second wife Mary Shakelford who would bring up Steve’s past relationship failures that caused some people to become skeptical of Steve’s “relationship guru” status.
A couple of years ago, his ex wife Mary Shakelford claimed that Steve cheated on her multiple times, and used his money and power to not only put her out of the house, but keep the kids away from her. Steve denied the accusations originally, but they lingered throughout the success of his book and film. And Steve has been answering back to the critics ever since. Eventually, the comedian did admit that he had not been faithful in his marriage to Mary.
But Steve says that doesn’t make his advice any less true or helpful, and the comedian says that despite his past, he has changed for the better.
And in a recent interview with People, he said it is his current and third wife Marjorie Harvey that made him want to change and become a better man. In fact, it wasn’t until he met her that he had ever been faithful to any woman.
“The Lord saved my soul. Marjorie saved my life. You’ve got to be in a bad relationship to really understand what a great one is. Marjorie changed the way I existed. I’d never been in a healthy adult relationship. I’d never been loyal, I’d never been fully respected.”
Steve thinks that people can change and also learn new behavior in relationships, despite their cheating pasts. Do you agree? Leave your thoughts below in the comment section.