To say that Lori Harvey's love life has been in the driver's seat of her career is a massive understatement. She's been linked to many, claiming few, and taking a page out of Beyonce's book in the process, by simply not addressing any of the chatter at all. In fact, up until now, the usually private mogul's only job was to be the beautifully radiant famous daughter of Steve Harvey, and keep us all guessing without an ounce of clarity on who is who, and what's next for any of them. But now, sis is stepping out and speaking up on all of the above.
Well, sort of.
With a new skincare line on the horizon, and aspirations to take over the beauty and fashion industry in very Rihanna-esque fashion, Harvey finds herself addressing some of the chaos surrounding her life. Lori took on a recent and rare interview, and linking up with Bustle to clear the air on the number of rumors surrounding her love life once and for all. She opens up about the men involved, that infamous Future lyric, and why through it all, finding balance is the most important aspect of her relationship with her equally-yoked bae, Michael B. Jordan.
Continue reading for some of our favorite highlights!
On ending her engagement with soccer player, Memphis Depay:
In 2017, after a year and half of dating and bringing him along on her family's vacations, Harvey got engaged to the soccer player Memphis Depay. Dad, Steve Harvey announced the engagement on Twitter: "This young man is a good one! Congrats!"
A year later, Harvey was single and spotted multiple times without her ring.
"I grew up a lot and I learned a lot from that relationship. And so, I think just as I've gotten older and developed as a woman, I've taken that knowledge with me: learning what I like, what I don't like, and just applying that to where I'm at now."
On meeting current boyfriend, Michael B. Jordan years before entering into a relationship:
Of how she met Michael, Lori says:
"We met actually a few years ago. We had some mutual friends. I think we met out, just in passing."
When asked if there was a connection at that time, she cheekily laughs and says she thought he was cute. The starlet then went on to describe how the two public figures are working hard to keep their relationship sacred by being private but not too private:
"I think we're both very private people naturally. So we just decide, if we take a picture or whatever it is, do you want to post this? Do we not? We have a conversation about it, like, 'You want to post this or we keep this to ourselves?' We know there are people that love and support us and want to see us. So [we want to] give just enough, but keep the majority of it just for us. We're trying to find a balance."
On why she publicly addresses her relationship with MBJ versus others she's been linked to:
In the past, Harvey has been linked to Trey Songz, Lewis Hamilton, P. Diddy, and Future, who may have been the only one who had gotten a little bit of shine on her social media. But her relationship with MBJ is without question and who she publicly addresses as her boyfriend, something the others never experienced.
"I think just as I've gotten older and interests change, I think this was something that I just decided to be a little bit more public with because it's a more serious relationship. So I'm just handling it differently."
"I look for someone who is trustworthy and reliable, somebody that could be a good foundation and just stability for me. Somebody that has to be able to get along with my family. I'm so close to my family, so my family is the deciding factor in if you're going to stick around or not. If they don't love you, our time together will probably be short. I knew they were going to love him, which they did. [The introduction] was good. It was easy."
On addressing Future's infamous shot at her:
Earlier this month, rapper 42 Dugg leaked a track in which Future showed off his hurt to the world and decided to take his 37-year-old hurt, and send direct shots at Harvey by saying, "Tell Steve Harvey I don't want her." The lyric was in reference to Steve mentioning in an interview that he hated most of the men she brought home and that some of them stayed around longer than he would have liked (among other things).
Lori responded (without responding) to the lyrics, saying:
"I think they get from me that I try to just not let any type of negativity or rumors or anything like that make me stoop down to that level and go back and forth with it or whatever. Just maintain my position of I know who I am, I know what's going on. I just try to stay up here and take the high road in every situation. So I think that would probably be what they get from me, because I am private, so I like to just give enough."
We're cringing at the thought of our exes too, sis, but we live for an unbothered queen!
Harvey also touches on growing up in a blended family, her very first passion, and why she has her eyes set on Rihanna.
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