Whatever anyone thinks of Steve Harvey, he certainly gets credit for being a hard worker. Following the mold of Dick Clark, Mario Lopez, and maybe even Howard Stern, Harvey wears many hats and dashes between duties during his normal day. He shared with longtime friend Sheryl Underwood and the other hosts of The Talk that 4 AM is wake-up time every day, before he does his radio show from his studio set up at NBC from 5 AM to 9 AM, then tapes his TV show from noon to mid-afternoon, and still has other duties from May to August jetting to Atlanta for his hosting duties on Family Feud. Dad may definitely get credit for being a provider for his seven children, but he confesses, he has to remind himself about foundation of being a good husband.
Even though his bestseller, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, translated well enough on the big screen that a sequel film is being planned, Harvey readily admits, "I know about men, I don't know about relationships." The comedian elaborates further that he could have captured the basics of manhood "in about 33 pages," referring to the basic manly nature, but that his publisher wanted example stories. Steve's never been shy about sharing past failings in matrimony or maintaining values in life, and that's probably why his audiences relate to his reference points. "I still have to remember to date my wife," he insists, making sure wife of six years, Marjorie, knows she has priority commitment. "She'll tell me, 'I'm not your roommate,' and that sets it right," the comedian says.
Steve already has line of succession for his media empire, as his 15-year-old son emulates dad's style on set, always wearing suits and tying his own tie. One deficit bothers the younger Harvey, thoughÂ—his height. At 5'11", he was crushed when the pediatrician said he would not attain his dad's stature. His father intervened, reminding the pediatrician that his role was "not to be a dream killer" and tell his boy he could make it. Harvey admonished his son "to pray about it," and now his career plans are still intact. Prayer is another foundation in the Harvey family routine, because "without God, I don't exist as I do." The funny man may rub some people of faith the wrong way with his frankness, and not every lesson he shares is suitable for Sunday school, but he keeps it authentic. Mistakes can be unifying, in comic relief, marital commitment, and coming to reverence. No one tells Steve Harvey that family and faith can't coexist, and still be comical.