Steve and Marjorie Harvey’s love story is the sort of thing from which fairy tales are made. They’re proof that love at first sight can exist, even if it takes years to find your way together. According to Essence, the pair originally met in 1987 at a comedy club in Memphis where Harvey was performing. Marjorie entered the club late and crawled into the front row during the middle of his set. Steve gave her one look, stopped the show, and announced from the stage, “Lady, I don’t know who you are, but I’m going to marry you one day.” Marjorie wasn’t immediately taken, but she said she did realize he was “the one” a few weeks after dating. Then he disappeared.
“I was becoming homeless, and so we only dated for a year, and I didn’t have the money, so I never drove back to see her,” he said in an episode of Family Feud. “…When I first met her, we dated until, like, ’89. I was homeless. I got the show on the Apollo in ’91. I made some money, but it was too late. She had gotten married, and I got married.”
The pair reportedly reconnected after Harvey’s 2005 divorce. As the story goes, when he found out Marjorie was also divorced, he took a private plane to Memphis the very next day. The pair has been together ever since.