As Valentines day is approaching alot of magazine’s are a putting couples on a pedestal, Steve Harvey and his wife Marjorie are on the cover of Essence’s love issue and he talks about how he thought Marjorie was going to leave him, when he owed the IRS $20 Million dollars. This interview was done in their Chicago penthouse. His teeth is sparkling….
About owing money:
“The first thing the Harveys had to do together was face the IRS. According to Steve, no sooner had they been married than he learned his accountant had died, leaving seven years’ worth of Steve’s tax returns unfiled. Tax payment checks made out by Steve were attached to the returns, but had not been mailed out, evidently, for years…the same year the Harveys vowed to stay together “for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer,” Steve Harvey was hit with a staggering $20 million tax bill…‘No one has ever even heard this story,’ he says quietly. His confidants at the time all advised him not to tell Marjorie. ‘She’ll leave you,’ they said. ‘This is the happiest we’ve ever seen you,’ they had told him after he married Marjorie, ‘but nobody is going to stick around with this kind of mess.’ Of course, Steve told her. ‘I said, ‘If this woman leaves me over this, I will be the most surprised man on planet Earth.’ “ Marjorie stayed…”
He owes 20 million dollars to Uncle Sam
And one of his worries is his wife leaving him.
So he admits he knows she’s only with him for the money.. Of course Marjorie didn’t leave (what else was she going to do?) I’m sure she felt trapped….especially since the money is what eventually caught her eye and drew her in after years of him chasing her down. Steve is a fool. Giving relationship advice when the only thing keeping his marriage intact is that bank account. Check out more of the Harveys exclusive interview in the February 2014 issue of ESSENCE magazine now on newsstands.