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Mary Lee Harvey bio, family, career, and net worth

Who is Mary Lee Harvey?

Mary Lee Harvey, best known as the ex-wife of Steve Harvey, is a professional makeup artist. Though she got very little recognized as a makeup artist, she became famous after her court battle with Steve Harvey. This pair has a child together but now are separated.

Mary Lee Harvey also went to jail for specific reasons in her life. She was a rebel kind of woman who always stood for herself and didn’t step back fighting for herself. Mary’s life is mostly known to people only after being associated with Steve Harvey.

Mary’s early life information is nowhere on the internet because she was not famous for her professional traits. Mary and Steve were lovers, and their story started when they met each other and fell in love at first sight.

Mary and Steve went through some rough patches, and especially for Mary, the dispute between then-husband and wife led to recognition. She came into the spotlight, doing nothing but creating controversies.

Mary Lee Harvey facts

CareerMakeup artist
D.O.B10/20/1960
Current residential country         USA
NationalityAmerican
Home state & country Texas, USA
HeightShe is several inches shorter than Harvey, who is six feet tall      
WeightUnknown

Mary Lee Harvey Birth, Age, and Childhood

As Mary gained attention after her marriage with Steve, there is not much to tell about her earlier life and studies. She earned her popularity all because of her ex-husband and famous comedian, Steve Harvey. She was born in Texas, the United States, on October 20, 1960 that makes her currently 60 years and healthy.

Steve Harvey with wife Mary

Mary Lee Harvey personality traits

Mary Vaughn also is known as Mary lee Harvey was born on October 20, 1960. The African- American celebrity was born under sign libra, and the information related to her life before her marriage to Steve is not available.

Mary Lee Harvey career

She was a makeup artist, and since everything related to her is known just because of her ex-husband, we can assume that she didn’t have a great professional career as a makeup artist.

The standard pay of cosmetic artisans in the states is $60.9k every year, and it can run from $22.6k to $124K. She received a $40k monthly allowance as an adjustment and welfare care.

Mary Lee Harvey relationships

Mary Lee has been married once as the second wife to a famous American comedian Steve Harvey. Her relationship is not less than a romantic movie with all the love, drama, and tragedy. This relation with Steve made her famous among the public, and the controversies made her more famous and got the attention of millions of people around the globe.

Mary Lee and Steve met in Arlington, Texas, while Steve was still working as a standup comedian in 1989. Their love was at first sight, as they had a magical connection. For a fact, Mary Lee is Steve’s second wife- he met her just fresh from his divorce from his first wife, named Marcia Harvey.

Steve took a real fast move from one divorce to a new relationship, and this move surprised a lot of people, including fans and the people who were close to Steve. Steve and Mary Lee dated for a year, and to add to the surprises, they decided to push their relationship a little further and got married in the same year.

Ex-husband, Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey was born on January 17, 1957, in Welch, West Virginia. His actual name is Boderick Stephen Harvey. He is an active on-screen comedian and Television icon.

Apart from the comedy and TV hosting, Steve is an author, a humorist, an actor, a producer, and a radio host. He has also won 5 Daytime Emmy awards and 14 NAACP image awards.

Mary Lee Harvey with her husband Steve Harvey in a show

The Multi-millionaire whose net worth accumulates to $140 million is the Ex-Husband of Mary. He was also featured in Forbes in 2019 for earning a lump sum of $45 million. “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” is one of the best-selling books, which significantly increased his net worth. He also hosts his radio program called “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” which continues to air today. Other significant projects he’s had include “Family Feud” and “Celebrity Family Feud” on ABC.

He was also the host of his talk show “Steve Harvey,” which was canceled in 2016. Steve, the host of the Miss Universe pageant, having begun his hosting duties in 2015. His life has been surrounded by praise and controversy, mainly for the comments he sometimes mistakenly makes.

After not succeeding, trying again turned out to be a curse for Steve Hervey as he lost a lot and got many false accuses, which directly or indirectly affected his career. Since Steve Harvey had affairs with Mary, he left his first wife, Marcia Harvey, who was pregnant and had two daughters with Steve. Steve also divorced Mary and is now married to Marjorie Elaine Harvey since 2007.

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Mary Lee Harvey son

Mary Lee had a son named Wynton Harvey, with Steve Harvey. He was born on July 19, 1997. After Mary lost custody of her son in 2011, Wynton started living with his father.

Start and downfall of Steve and Mary’s relationship

Mary Lee and Steve Harvey got married on 21 June 1996, just after a year of dating.

After a happy and successful eight years of marriage, they had a son on July 18, 1997. The couple got separated in 2005 after 17 years of married life shortly after their son’s birth. Their son named Wynton Harvey lived with steve after gaining custody over him in 2011.

There were a lot of gossips involving the reason behind the separation of Mary Lee and Steve Harvey. According to several reports and news, there were a lot of factors to the break-up. The primary and foremost reason involved a case of alleged infidelity- Mary accused Steve of having an extramarital relationship with Marjorie Bridges while they were married.

There were a lot of questions after the divorce and battle for the custody of their child. Mary got more people on her side, taking advantage of the fame of Steve Harvey. She started uploading youtube videos talking about the personal matters of her relationship.

She accused Harvey of being not only unfaithful but also physically and mentally abusing her. Things got dangerous and worst for Steve as he had a reputation to maintain. With all the damaging and false allegations against Steve, he went to the court taking legal actions against Mary. There was evidence to back up her claim to save herself, so it was a false charge.

Another reason for the divorce was that Mary could no longer handle Steve’s celebrity status as his career grew exponentially. Steve won custody over his son, but Mary got Steve’s home and a $40,000 per month welfare fee, which lasted for a total time of four years.

Jailed for disobeying the court orders

After solving all the matters in court, Mary was ordered not to make any public statements about the divorce. She continued sharing her personal life on youtube and the media, which was a big problem for Steve.

This clear statement about the divorce and Steve led her to a violation of the court orders, things got ugly, and as a result of her act, she got imprisoned for 30 days.

Even after all these, things were not bright for Mary. After shortly getting released, she made another public statement claiming that she did not violate any court orders.

“I didn’t violate any court orders. This is about you’re not supposed to be talking to anybody about your divorce. That’s what they are saying. I’m like, this is America.”

What now?

Steve moved on from Mary and got married to Marjorie Bridges in 2007, the same woman that Mary Lee accused him of being in a relationship with during their marriage. He has credited Marjorie for making him a better man and a better father to his children. With three children from Marjorie’s previous relationship and his children, Steve treats all of them as their own, and now Steve and Marjorie have four grandchildren together.

After all the hustle and the tough times, Mary got released from prison, and she remained quiet. She is out of the media and spotlight for a few years now. She had to face a lot, and we can assume how tough it would have been for her to hustle her way through things.

After the divorce, her lifestyle changed a lot from when she lived with Steve. The people once were close to her just because Steve no longer wanted to brunch with her. She was ignored by the designers also, the same designers who once begged her to wear their fashions. There was no access to the money she once had.

Over the years, Marry was arrested for a child support order that she allegedly did not know about, there’s a gag order in place, and she has zero contact with her son, Wynton. These are her words after all the tough times she has been through:

“I want JUSTICE. When he had nothing, I was with him, so I earned the stake in the wealth. I worked for 16 years for wealth, and I want that. I want everything and every penny back that Steve and Marjorie took from me.”

I want what I worked for. I will not stop talking about it until and unless I get the lifestyle I had, and I still deserve it. When we met, we had nothing, and now, after all these years, only I have nothing, and he has everything. I want to hold them both accountable for it. I would not wish this life on them. We can all talk and settle this because all I want now is I want my money.

They think they can leave me to die, but I want what’s mine. I like what I earned; I want my share. Half of everything that they both have since 2005 is MINE.

They go in their day to day like I am nothing. Why is God is not telling them this is ok to do to Mary? It’s always in my head and my sleep and in my dreams. I have to live with this trauma, and they are living lavishly.

“How can they call themselves Christians and be out shopping and vacationing and living the good life knowing what they are doing to Wynton’s mother? It would be easier for all of us to sit down and talk, but they don’t want to do that.”

According to some reports, Mary remarried and now carries the surname Vaughn. The recent information on her was in 2016 when she was reported to have gone to court suing her Ex-husband once again for what she called “murdering her soul.” Her demand was a sum of $60 million, but unfortunately, she lost the lawsuit.

Mary Lee Harvey net worth

From being a backstage makeup artist to the highest conflict and gossip topic, Mery Lee Harvey has a net worth of $1 million, as per reports. She was able to secure a settlement of $400,00 per month until 2009(for four years after their divorce). With Steve Harvey’s house, Mary Lee has built an estimated net worth of $1 million.

As of 2021, Mary Lee has been earning pretty good and lives the life she wanted; the average salary of a make-up artist in the USA is nearly $60 thousand.

As estimated by sources, she has a net worth of $500,000 earned through success in her various endeavors as of 2020. Her money was increased thanks to her association with Harvey, who has an estimated net worth of $140 million.

As she continues her endeavors, inevitably, her wealth will also continue to increase.

Mary Lee Harvey Instagram & Social Media

Mary Lee Harvey is not active on Instagram or Facebook. However, you can find her on Twitter.

Mary is active on Twitter https://twitter.com/msharveyisback.

Here’s a quick timeline to make things clear:

1980-1994: Steve Harvey married Marcia Harvey (1st Wife)

1982: Steve and Marcia(then wife) had twins, Brandi Harvey and Karli Harvey

1991: Marcia and Steve had Broderick Harvey 

1990: Steve sees Marjorie for the first time (his current wife)

1996-2005: Steve married Mary Lee Harvey (2nd Wife)

1997: Steve and Mary have a son Wynton

2005: Steve and Marjorie reconnect and begin dating

2008: Steve married Marjorie Bridges Harvey and they are still together

Where is Mary Lee today?

According to some reports, Mary remarried and now carries the surname Vaughn. The recent information on her was in 2016 when she was reported to have gone to court suing her Ex-husband once again for what she called “murdering her soul.” Her demand was a sum of $60 million, but unfortunately, she lost the lawsuit.

How many wives Steve Harvey had?

Steve Harvey has been married 3 times, Marcia Harvey (m. 1980 – 1994), Mary Lee Harvey (m. 1996-2005), and Marjorie Harvey (m. 2008 – present)

How much is Mary Lee Harvey worth?

From being a backstage makeup artist to the highest conflict and gossip topic, Mery Lee Harvey has a net worth of $1 million, as per reports. She was able to secure a settlement of $400,00 per month until 2009 (for four years after their divorce). With Steve Harvey’s house, Mary Lee has built an estimated net worth of $1 million.

As of 2021, Mary Lee has been earning pretty good and lives the life she wanted; the average salary of a make-up artist in the USA is nearly $60 thousand.

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