Steve Harvey visited Ellen DeGeneres in her show to address a couple of aspects of his life, including why he doesn’t enjoy being a grandfather.
In the video uploaded to the show’s YouTube channel, Steve set clear that he was not as thrilled as most grandfathers are with that role. “I don’t really get it,” said the comedian, blaming his wife, Marjorie Harvey.
Ellen seemed surprised because she thought he liked the fact that grandchildren visited him for a couple of hours and then went back home. However, Steve said that Marjorie was making things a bit different as she lets them stay over.
“I told her, ‘this is not how this is supposed to work. They are supposed to come over, and then they go home.’ When they spend the night, I don’t…” admitted Steve before talking about a photo Ellen showed in the big screen behind them.
It portrayed Steve and Marjorie holding their fifth grandchild, Ezra. Ellen asked him about his age, but Steve was very sincere and said that he had no idea how old Ezra was. What he did know was that he became the tiebreaker as they now have three grandsons and two granddaughters.
Apart from that, Steve pointed out that he has not played with Ezra yet because he doesn’t like babies who don’t have head control yet. “You got to put them two fingers back there, and then it slides off, and you feel responsible for them.”
Finally, the comedian said that he didn’t like playing with children who couldn’t speak and that he didn’t like the stage “when they do nothing.” So far, Marjorie and Steve have five grandchildren: Noah, Rose, Elle, BJ, and Ezra.
It is not the first time that Steve – and his grandchildren – make headlines. In Halloween, the Harveys uploaded a couple of photos of their celebration setting clear that they had a great time.
“I don’t really get it.”
Apart from the costumes (Marjorie was Edna Mode and Steve was Pimpin), the aspect that attracted more attention was how they transformed their backyard into an amusement park full of games and rides for their grandchildren.
No matter what Steve said in the “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” he has proved a couple of times that he loves his grandchildren and that he is happy to be with them, even if he doesn’t like when they stay over.