Steve Harvey’s admits what he’s kept hidden for his wife

I’ve always liked Steve Harvey – he seems like a nice and sincere person who has ground his way to the top of his field.

My impression is that he doesn’t act like many other Hollywood jerks – it was a very sad day indeed when Harvey was fired from his long-running NBC daytime talk show “Steve”, which he had hosted since 2012.

Like a great comedian, Steve Harvey has blessed us with a lot of laughs and smiles over the years. His humor and common sense approach to life are much-needed, especially in a world that can be overtly cruel and depressing.

But Steve Harvey is not all laughter and jokes. In fact, he also has a deeper, personal side that many haven’t seen…

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Like all people, Steve has his flaws and secrets, something that became very obvious when he invited his wife to the ”Steve Harvey Show”.

There, the famous host revealed something that made his beloved wife burst into tears …

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Steve Harvey was born in 1957 in Welch, West Virginia. At birth, he was given his first name – but it wasn’t Steve. No, his parents named their boy Broderick, after the actor Broderick Crawford in the TV series Highway Patrol. Despite that, he has always gone by the name Steve.

His father, Jesse Harvey, was a coal miner and his mom, Eloise, worked at a Sunday school. After a few years living in West Virginia, the family moved to Cleveland, Ohio. This is where Steve Harvey went to high school and the first known pictures of him emerged.

Yearbook photos of Steve Harvey from Glenville High School

Although Harvey’s net worth is roughly $180million today, his life has been full of challenges and difficulties.

Growing up he had a stuttering problem and “was from the ‘hood’, as he explained. During the early days of his working career, he made a living as a boxer, car repairman, carpet cleaner and postman.

Then, in the 1980s, he became interested in stand-up comedy. His first appearance came in 1985, during an open mic comedy night at the Hilarities Comedy Club in Cleveland, Ohio.

“I had never even heard of a comedy club,” Steve told People.

“I didn’t even know they existed.”

But the audience loved Steve and his performance was a huge success.

Homeless for years

Yet even though he got a few gigs here and there, life was far from kind to the aspiring comedian. In the late 1980s, Steve was homeless for several years. He slept in his old car and got cleaned up at gas stations and swimming pool showers.

But, thanks to hard work, Steve managed to turn his fortunes around and his tireless work began to pay off. As an appreciated stand-up comedian, Steve soon landed his own shows.

Between 1996-2002, he ran the ”The Steve Harvey Show” on the WB network. The show was very popular – unfortunately, it had a hard time reaching outside the African-American community.

Since his breakthrough, Harvey has never really stopped – he can be seen and heard almost everywhere. He is known as one of the busiest entertainers in show business and the six-time Daytime Emmy Award winner has hosted Family Feud, Celebrity, Little Big Shots, radio programs, his own talk show, and written four books.

But despite all the success and all the dollars earned, Steve tries to keep his feet on the ground and he will never forget his roots.

“Hollywood is run by people who sit up in their executive office, who are not connected to Mississippi, Alabama, Chicago, South Carolina. They know nothing about that, they don’t go to church, and they make their decisions about what they think is right,” he said.

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