Lori Harvey and Michael B. Jordan's relationship was headline news when the pair were spotted together. Their subsequent breakup was trending news for days on end. Lori's removal of all traces of Michael from her Instagram was the final stamp marking the end of their relationship.
Lori Harvey, the daughter of famous comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey, is much quieter than many other models and social media influencers her age. Her subtle approach to fame, and her love life, have been subject to endless rumors and conjecture.
Lori's approach to her love life is as quiet as she often is on her Instagram feed. So it's no wonder that when she and Michael B. Jordan publicly announced their relationship, the internet buzzed about the pair for days.
Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey attend the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images
Lori and Michael met through mutual friends a few years before they began dating. Naturally, Lori found Michael, one of "People's" sexiest men alive, quite attractive.
They initially kept their relationship secret, and Lori admitted keeping their relationship private while being A-listers was tricky.
Michael B Jordan and Lori Harvey are seen on August 20, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images
MICHAEL SAYS HE CARES DEEPLY ABOUT LORI
Several months after publicly announcing his relationship with Lori, Michael expressed that he finally understood what love was. "When I was younger, I don't know if I could have handled the onslaught of opinions and being picked apart, and also being conscious of what the other person's going to go through," he said.
Michael's relationship with Lori was also the first time in his mega-successful career that he was so open about his love life.
But he understood that Lori was special enough to deal with the onslaught of opinions maturely. Michael also felt that his relationship was "real enough" to share with the public. He also reflected:
"There’s premeditated planning of staying out of the way [of the public eye] that sometimes kills spontaneity and intimacy.”
Michael and Lori tried to remove the premeditation from their relationship so that it would have the best chance to thrive. "Long story short, I think it's just the timing of everything. It was the right time for me," he said.
Michael's relationship with Lori was also the first time in his mega-successful career that he was so open about his love life. His affection towards Lori was idolized by his and her fans alike.
Despite the public's outpouring of support for the couple, Lori expressed that she and Michael tried to strike a balance between their public appearance and their private relationship.
Despite the breakup, Michael and Lori still loved one another and were devastated by the breakup.
"We know there are people that love and support us and want to see us...so [we want to] give just enough, but keep the majority of it just for us," Lori said.
MICHAEL AND LORI BREAK UP
Lori Harvey attends the screening of "Final Cut (Coupez!)" and opening ceremony red carpet for the 75th annual Cannes film festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2022 in Cannes, France. | Source: Getty Images
Michael and Lori's relationship thrived for over a year. Fans gushed over their Instagram posts and lauded both of them for looking absolutely gorgeous together. But at the beginning of June, they, unfortunately, split up.
A source close to Lori told "People" that she wasn't ready to commit to Michael. Lori and Michael realized they weren't on the same page while they were making plans for the future. Moreso, Lori was very focused on her career, while Michael hoped she would soon settle down.
Michael B. Jordan attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images
"She still wants to have fun and be free," the source said. "Michael is a great guy. She is sad that their relationship didn't work out, but she is moving on."
Michael and Lori still loved one another despite the breakup and were devastated by the split. "They had great times together and brought out the best in each other," the source added.
STEVE HARVEY'S THOUGHTS ON THE BREAKUP
Jason Harvey, Amanda Harvey, Broderick Harvey Jr., Brandi Harvey, Marjorie Harvey, Steve Harvey, Lori Harvey, Karli Harvey, Wynton Harvey, Morgan Hawthorne, and Kareem Hawthorne attend the 2014 Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation Gala presented by Coca-Cola at the Hilton Chicago on May 3, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. | Source: Getty Images
Steve Harvey didn't comment much on his daughter's relationship with Michael, but after the breakup, he made his feelings quite clear:
"I'm team Lori, 1,000 percent. She's my daughter. I love her, I support her."
The Harvey sisters: Carli, Morgan, Lori and Brandi, as well as Mrs. Harvey's mother, Doris on the celebrity version of the television game-show, "Family Feud." | Source: Getty Images
Steve expressed that it must have been quite tricky for both of them to be young, in the limelight, and in a relationship. "I just wish I could've broken up without the cost factor!" Steve joked.
Despite the breakup, Steve still perceived Michael to be a good man. "He's a cool guy...As long as you don't put your hands on my daughter, I don't give a damn what you do," he said.
LORI REMOVES ALL TRACES OF MICHAEL FROM HER INSTAGRAM
Following reports of the breakup, Lori removed all photos of Michael from her Instagram page. Michael still had pictures of Lori on his page, but they both unfollowed one another.
Both Lori and Michael's reps didn't comment on their breakup, but after Lori removed all his images and unfollowed one another, their split is as official as possible.