Morgan Harvey: Bio, family, career, and net worth

Morgan Harvey

Who is Morgan Harvey?

Morgan Harvey is an American food blogger who runs a popular blog called ‘I need some Mo.’ Morgan created the blog to share her love for the kitchen and to post easy and delicious recipes to the world.

Morgan Harvey is also one of the daughters of a famous comedian and TV show host Steve Harvey and his third wife, Marjorie Harvey. Although Steve Harvey is not Morgan’s biological father, he adopted her after he married her mother in 2007. Morgan Harvey’s biological father is the infamous drug kingpin named Jim Townsend.

Morgan Harvey is married to Kareen Hawthorne, who is also known as DJ Bruckup. The pair share two beautiful daughters named Elle Monroe Hawthorne and Marley Jean Hawthorne.

Apart from being a mother and sharing her recipes in her blog Morgan also occasionally makes and appearances in her father’s show, where she teaches audiences to cook various dishes. Furthermore, she has also authored an e-book called ‘Party Heart cookbook’ where she shares party recipes that she has created in the past.

Morgan Harvey is also the co-founder of a game creator called Lift Every Voice and Meme. The company mainly produces text and picture cards related to popular humor to play with your friends and family indoor. Morgan recently launched a new card game called ‘Aight Imma Head Out’ through the company in November 2020.

Please continue reading to know more about Morgan Harvey and her busy lifestyle filled with delicious food.

Quick Facts

Full name: Morgan Harvey
Date of birth: June 1, 1985
Biological father: Jim Townsend
Mother: Marjorie Harvey
Father: Steve Harvey
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: African America
Sun sign: Gemini
Occupation: Food Blogger/ Entrepreneur
Marital Status: Married
Husband: Kareem Hawthorne
No. of children: 2
Children: Elle Monroe Hawthorne/ Marley Jean Hawthorne
Siblings: Karli, Brandi, Broderick, Wynton, Jason, and Lori Harvey
Instagram: @morgan_janel
Net worth: $640,000

Morgan Harvey childhood and education

Morgan Harvey was born on June 1, 1985, to Jim Townsend and Marjorie Harvey. Morgan was only seven years old when her biological father, Jim, was arrested for running a vast drug business in 1992. After the incident, Morgan’s mother, Marjorie, had divorced her father as the court sentenced him to life imprisonment due to his crimes.

After graduating from high school, Morgan completed her undergraduate degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Morgan had been ardent about cooking at an early age, so she decided to follow her passion.

Morgan joined Culinary Institute of America, a famous institute in New York specializing in baking and pastry arts and education. She graduated from the institute in 2011 with a degree in Baking and Pastry.

Morgan Harvey Hawthorne Family

Morgan Harvey’s father, Steve Harvey, is a successful comedian and a game, radio, and daytime talk show host. Despite being the adopted daughter, Steve is quite close and involved in Morgan’s life as her father figure. While making an appearance in Steve’s show, Morgan revealed that she never thought she would have an extraordinary father-daughter moment at her wedding when she was a child until Harvey entered her life.

Read more: Other members of Steve Harvey Family

She said, “You walked me down the aisle, and we shared a special moment during our father-daughter dance. As a child, that moment was not something I ever looked forward to. But with you coming to my life, it made that moment extremely special, so that’s the moment I will always treasure.”

Morgan has four stepsiblings through Steve Harvey named Karli, Brandi, Broderick, and Wynton Harvey.

Likewise, Morgan’s mother, Marjorie Harvey, is a fashion designer, fashion blogger, and entrepreneur. Marjorie was only 21 years old when she had conceived Morgan. The mother-daughter duo is quite close to each other and is often present in each other’s Instagram posts.

Morgan has one biological brother named Jason Harvey and one half-sibling named Lori Harvey through Marjorie. The three siblings were all adopted by Steve Harvey after he had married their mother in 2007.


Morgan Harvey with her husband Kareem Hawthorne

Morgan Harvey is married to Kareem Vincent-Patrick Hawthorne, who goes mainly by his stage name DJ Bruckup. The pair met each other for the first time when they were both university students in 2006. During that time, Morgan was a sophomore participating in a pageant staged by Kareem’s fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha at Morehouse.

Both Morgan and Kareem had a friendly relationship throughout their college years. The duo only began a serious relationship after they graduated from Spelman. After dating for a few years, the couple tied the knot on October 12, 2013.

According to Southern Seasons Magazine, Kareem had popped the question in a surprise proposal on an outdoor patio at the Twelve Hotel. Furthermore, the spot was also where he first told Morgan that he loved her at a New Year’s Party several years before.

The couple had conducted their wedding in an elegant ceremony at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta. Their ceremony had was attended by 235 guests, including Steve Harvey, Marjorie Harvey, and Lori Harvey.

Furthermore, the couple had their reception in the ballroom of St. Regis Atlanta, where Morgan had her special moment of father-daughter dance with Steve Harvey.

The guest also saw Steve Harvey giving a toast, where he stated that Morgan had finally found a man who can get her as high as she can go. Steve added, “Kareem is everything that I ever wanted one of my daughters to have.”

After their wedding, the couple enjoyed seven days of honeymoon paradise in Palm Beach, Aruba.

Today, the couple are in the 7th year of their marriage and share two daughters. Their eldest daughter Elle Monroe Hawthorne was born on March 22, 2015, while their youngest daughter Marley Jean Hawthorne was born on September 1, 2020.

Morgan Harvey with her daughter Elle Monroe Hawthorne

Both Morgan and Kareem have a steady job to make a living. While Morgan is an entrepreneur and a food blogger, Kareem is a chemistry and pre-calculus teacher in Chicago. Furthermore, the couple has also worked together and has established the FroRibbean Fest.

FroRibbean Fest is a sort of music festival that loves to celebrate black culture’s varying sounds. The one-day music fest introduces themes like Reggae/ Dancehall, Soca, Calypso, Afro beats, and Neo-Soul for their audience. The event’s primary goal is to bridge together by allowing the music of the Caribbean islands, Africa, and the U.S. to play on one stage.

Morgan Harvey personality

Since Morgan Harvey was born on June 1, her sun sign lies under Gemini. Being a Gemini, she is quite caring, dependable, and incredibly creative who usually follows her intuition. Morgan is an amazing and loving mother who makes sure her daughters get the best care. Her drive for cooking and providing her children nutritious food had led her to create some fantastic recipes, which she makes sure to share with her followers.

Morgan possesses dark hair and lights brown skin. Similarly, she had a beautiful pair of brown color eyes.

Morgan Harvey career

As mentioned before, Morgan Harvey was interested in cooking and understood the joy it bought at a very young age. In her blog, Morgan explained that she took cooking so seriously as a child that she made sure that she bagged her school lunch a night before school. Furthermore, she added that her school lunches looked like they belonged in an editorial rather than a brown paper bag.

Morgan states that her love for cooking comes from her passion for people and that it is an ability that brings her loved ones together. So, with such desires, she graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and in the past worked for prestigious bakeries and notable event companies.

Likewise, Morgan once also opened a YouTube account under the username ‘Morgan Hawthorne.’ Although Morgan has not been active in the platform since 2017, she has shared several recipes that she likes to make for her family. Some of her recipes include Hennessy fall cocktails, sweet potato cheesecake, broccoli cheddar quiche, and many more.

Morgan also appears in her father’s talk show occasionally. During the program, the audience can see teaching her father how to cook mac and cheese or even teaching busy mothers how to cook quick dinners or prepare food for their children’s birthday party.

Additionally, Morgan is also a food blogger and an author of a cookbook. Her food blog ‘I need some Mo’ is quite popular among up-and-coming busy mothers. Morgan had created the blog to share her love for filling her friends and family’s bellies with her fans. She shares delicious, beautifully prepared, and most importantly, recipes of meals made in 30 minutes.

Furthermore, the blog also contains some delicious cocktails and party recipes for mothers who sometimes need to let loose. Likewise, Morgan’s cookbook ‘Party Heart’ also contains delicious and simple finger food recipes that are best suited for young guests at a party.  The cookbook also includes Morgan’s grandmother’s strawberry cake, banana pudding, BBQ meatballs, and many more.

Interested people can purchase Morgan’s cookbook ‘Party Heart’  for only $9.99 through her food blog.

Aside from being a fantastic cook, Morgan also works as an entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and CEO of a game company called ‘Lift Every Voice and Meme.’ The company mainly produces adult card games played on typical game nights with friends and family. Additionally, Morgan recently launched a new game through the company called ‘Aight Imma Head Out.’

Morgan Harvey: Social media

Morgan Harvey owns an Instagram account, which is under the username @morgan_janel. She has more than ninety-one thousand followers on her Instagram. Morgan is quite active on Instagram, and her feed is full of posts of her daughter, husband, and friends.


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Morgan Harvey: Net worth

Morgan Harvey’s net worth stands around $640,000, which she has earned through her culinary skills. Furthermore, she also makes a significant amount of money by selling her e-book. By looking at her involvement in opening a new business like her card game companies, her net worth is likely to increase soon.