How Steve Harvey and Marjorie Elaine Defied Their Children’s Opposition to Their Marriage

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  • Steve Harvey and Marjorie Elaine chose not to use the term “step” when referring to their children from previous relationships. 
  • When they first met, their children from previous relationships were opposed to their marriage. 
  • Steve Harvey responded by simply leaving the room and not engaging in arguments.

In a recently published Family Feud tape, Steve Harvey was frank about his and wife Marjorie Elaine’s approach to having a blended family. 

Steve Harvey and his wife, Marjorie Elaine, have been making headlines recently due to accusations claiming the latter cheated on the comedian with his cook and bodyguard. While they have stated that everything is fine between them, the ‘Family Feud’ presenter recently revealed details about their mixed family.

Steve took to X (previously Twitter) a while back to upload a video from the ‘Family Feud’ set where he spoke about family and how he and his wife Marjorie Elaine managed their children (from prior relationships) when they decided to marry.

Steve Harvey uploaded the video on Twitter with the message, “Stop trying to be friends with your kids.” “First and foremost, Marjorie and I have never used the term step ever,” the talk show host says in the video. These are the children, I say, because when you mention the word step, people react differently. The first thing we did was not have any stepchildren. That’s all. I’m not your stepfather. And look at it this way…”

“Marjorie and I made it perfectly clear, we love each other,” Steve Harvey concluded. We adore this family arrangement. We invite everyone… It was difficult, especially with the older kids. It was difficult because, you know; people are stubborn and set in their ways.

So, how did he and Marjorie Elaine handle the situation? “All the girls told us they didn’t think we should get married, that we should wait awhile,” Steve remarked, recalling the first time they met at bowling. I simply exited the room. I’m not even talking… you idiots.” “But until I got to Iowa, I didn’t ask y’all,” he said, adding that Marjorie chatted to the kids for hours following this. So we’ve made it quite clear: this is the union, this is the law, and we welcome you in. Come ahead and let us know when you get there.”

“But you’re not affecting anything,” Steve Harvey continued. When Marjorie and I need anything, we create a two-handed circle, make our decision, and tell the kids what we decided. Our children do not have the right to vote. You don’t vote; this is a dictatorship, not a democracy. You don’t vote, you f*cking don’t vote.” “If you love kids enough and show them the right way,” he continues. You just have to stick with it. Don’t back down from your decision. Keep your cool. Take on the role of parent. Stop attempting to be your children’s pals. They require parental guidance.

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