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Steve Harvey and Granddaughter | Steve Harvey and Grandson | Source: Instagram.com/iamsteveharveytv | Facebook.com/SteveHarvey
Steve Harvey and Granddaughter | Steve Harvey and Grandson | Source: Instagram.com/iamsteveharveytv | Facebook.com/SteveHarvey

Steve Harvey Will Be a Grandpa Again - Grandkids Give Him Reason to ‘Wake Up’ after Homeless Life

Dorcus Osongo
Jul 20, 2023
09:00 A.M.
  • Steve Harvey was homeless and lived in his car before he built his $100 million empire.
  • Harvey and his wife have seven grandkids, who the actor spoils and loves to spend time with.
  • The TV host and Marjorie Harvey are looking forward to welcoming their 8th grandchild.
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Steve Harvey has an empire estimated at $100 million. However, before he amassed this fortune, he went through difficult times, including being homeless and poor.

The American TV host opened up about his transformational journey and success, which he attributed to trusting God, integrity, hard work, ingenuity, and never giving up.

Steve Harvey in Hollywood, California on June 25, 2002 | Source: Getty Images

Steve Harvey in Hollywood, California on June 25, 2002 | Source: Getty Images

Harvey was born in a coal mining town in Welsh, West Virginia, where he grew up with his four siblings. Their father was a coal miner who earned $5 a day. The "Family Feud" host had to work at his uncle and grandfather's farm until he was 16. "I grew up very poor; I flunked out of school," he confessed.

Despite these difficulties, Harvey had set his mind on a goal ever since he was young. He said that when he was 10, he wrote on a piece of paper that one day, he would be on TV. However, before he got there, the TV host had to be patient and resilient.

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Steve Harvey on “Celebrity Family Feud” on June 26, 2021 | Source: Getty Images

Steve Harvey on “Celebrity Family Feud” on June 26, 2021 | Source: Getty Images

Harvey revealed that when he quit his job as an adult to pursue a career in comedy, he and his wife separated. He became homeless and lived in his Ford Tempo. At this time, he was living on only $50 a week.

The comedian went through several low periods and was tempted to give up. He recalled hiding in a hotel restroom to wash up and ended up breaking down in tears because he felt so devastated:

"…but a voice said, 'If you keep going, I'm going to take you places you've never been. It was like God said, 'Don't quit, you're almost there."

Steve Harvey in Hollywood, California on May 13, 2013 | Source: Getty Images

Steve Harvey in Hollywood, California on May 13, 2013 | Source: Getty Images

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In 2022, Harvey revealed more of his struggles in a tweet. He said he became a comedian at 27 but was homeless from the age of 30 to 33, a period where he lived in his car. Harvey depended on God's plan for his life to see him through to where he was today. He advised:

"Don't give up on your dreams. People see me today, they don't know where I come from. I tell young cats all the time, the key is you can't ever give up… I'm telling you, you have a great life in front of you."

Eventually, Harvey's struggles paid off. At 38, he got his first TV job and bought his first car registered to his name. Up to that point, all the cars he had were used cars that his dad gave him. Today, he is a successful comedian and TV host, hosting many popular shows, including "The Steve Harvey Morning Show."

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Harvey also found love in Marjorie Elaine Harvey, and the two have a happy marriage and family life. Even with his success in his personal and professional life, he said he would continue working hard. Harvey now has 12 jobs and works tirelessly because he never wants to be homeless again.

How Does Steve Harvey Feel about His Seven Grandkids?

Harvey has been blessed with a big and beautiful family. In 2017, he posed with most of them during a tropical trip. The TV host and his wife, Marjorie, were all smiles. The rest of the family also looked happy.

Amanda Harvey, the wife of Harvey's adopted son, Jason Harvey, is pregnant. Amanda posted a series of pictures on Instagram announcing her pregnancy.

The "Family Feud" host has four biological kids. Brandi, Karli, and Broderick are from his first marriage, while Wynton is from his second. He also adopted Marjorie's three kids—Morgan, Jason, and Lori— when they got married in 2007.

The family man once said that his family is the reason he works so hard because he wants to leave them a legacy and make the world a better place for them. In 2020, Harvey revealed that he was a grandfather to seven grandkids.

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An excited Harvey spoke about his relationship with his grandkids. He said he loves to spend time with them and hug them, joking that's all he does. Whenever the grandkids say they are hungry or want to do something, he asks them to go get their mom, dad, or grandmother.

His grandkids love him because he gives them things they can't be given by their mom or dad. Harvey said he gives them meat and candy, which they can't have at home because their parents are vegan or due to religious and health reasons.

Harvey also jokingly said that as much as his wife loves being a grandmother, he doesn't like being a grandfather at all. Sometimes his kids would drop off their children at his and Marjorie's home for sleepovers, and he makes them breakfast in the morning.

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Despite his hilarious comments about not liking the role of a grandparent, Harvey adores his grandkids. When he welcomed his granddaughter Rose in 2014, he posted lots of videos and pictures of having fun with her.

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In one video, he enjoyed quality time with Rose, who was giggling and giving him baby kisses. Harvey confessed that he spent most of his time with Rose when she was born. He even attempted to sing her nursery rhymes, but they came out mixed up because he didn't know any.

In 2017, Harvey also shared a cute picture of his grandchild and said his grandchildren "are the reason why I wake up every morning and do what I do." And now, Harvey is about to be blessed with another grandbaby.

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Steve Harvey's 8th Grandbaby Is on the Way!

Amanda Harvey, the wife of Harvey's adopted son, Jason Harvey, is pregnant. Amanda posted a series of pictures on Instagram announcing her pregnancy. This baby on the way will be Harvey's 8th grandchild.

Steve Harvey's 8th grandchild's scan | Source: instagram.com/theamanda_h

Steve Harvey's 8th grandchild's scan | Source: instagram.com/theamanda_h

In the pictures Amanda shared, she showed off her baby bump, posed with her other kids and her husband, and captioned the post, "The Bible says be fruitful right? 😂 Baby #5 is due in October 😆❤️🥰.” Amanda also shared a picture of her pregnancy scan on her Instagram stories. Marjorie, who Harvey said loves being a grandmother, responded to the post with love emojis.

Harvey and Marjorie's family keeps growing, and the two, who enjoy being grandparents, will soon be relishing in the joy and love of their 8th grandchild.

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