Steve Harvey’s Shocking Revelation About Being Homeless

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Steve Harvey may have two beautiful homes in Chicago and Atlanta, a hit talk show, multiple best-sellers, and a job as the host of “Family Feud,” but he admits that when he was first getting his start in the business in the ’80s, he had nothing. Not even a roof over his head.

In an interview with People magazine, Harvey explains that after separating from his first wife, Marcia, he was living on a tight budget and sent any money he made home to his two children. He told the mag, “One or two gigs fell through, and suddenly I was homeless.”

The funnyman revealed that he began living out of his 1976 Ford Tempo, using an Igloo cooler as a refrigerator, and he would wash up in gas stations or swimming pool showers. He told People, “It was so disheartening. A week is really the maximum you can do. This was three years! It was rock bottom. But even in my darkest days I had faith it would turn around.”

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)


  1. Amanda

    October 9, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Look how God work

  2. teliq

    October 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm


  3. Adrienne Tatum

    October 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Homeless . Keeping the faith wow God is good.

  4. tangy

    October 9, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    I,-.awesome story keep up the good work love everything you have done

  5. Edward Robinson

    October 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Many continued blessings. Mr. Steve Harvey.

  6. teliq

    October 9, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Through our darkest hours CHRIST is there,f

  7. terrance

    October 9, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Steve keep keeping it real I respect you a lot man you are a blessing to many nt just me.

  8. Cindy

    October 9, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    When you allow GOD to drive there is no wrong turns. You are highly favored and it shows in all you do for others. GOD Bless!!

  9. Leslie

    October 9, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Great article! Steve is so inspiring. He keeps it real. Gives GOD all the praise.

  10. vida

    October 9, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Amazing story GOD is good .it shows if you don’t give you can be really successful

  11. Regina

    October 9, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Steve, may God continue to bless you…WOW very inspirational…..keep up the good work…..PROUDOF YOU!!!!!!! 🙂

  12. Cal from the big Eazy baby

    October 9, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    It’s not how u start, it’s how you finish

  13. Catherine G

    October 9, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    I admire you Steve Catherine

  14. Keke Chillin

    October 9, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Great Article!!! Mr. Harvey, Cont’d on keeping GOD FIRST.

  15. Debbie

    October 9, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Debbie, New York
    Steve, keep up the good work. You and your morning crew make me LMFO every day. Stay Positive, and Rise Above!!! You’re blessed and Divinely Favored.

  16. sophia

    October 9, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Steve, you are an example of God’s wonderful Grace and Mercy that he promised. Keep seeking God and all things shall be added unto you…. more than enough……… For it is God’s pleasure to bless his children. Keep on keeping on..

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