Mary Lee Harvey Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 22 Sep, 2021
Facts of Mary Lee Harvey
Date of Birth: 1960 , October-20
Age: 61 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Mary Lee Harvey
Birth Name Mary Vaughn
Ethnicity African- American
Profession Makeup Artist
Net Worth $400 thousand
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Famous for Television host Steve Harvey's ex-wife.
Children Wynton Harvey (son)
Divorce Steve Harvey
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Mary Lee Harvey is professionally a makeup artist who rose to fame after getting married to television show host Steve Harvey. The pair were married for 9 years until they got a divorce in 2005.

It's been a long time since the two called it quits but people still want to know about their love story. So, let's explore.

Born in Texas

Mary Lee Harvey was born Mary Vaughn on October 20, 1960, in Texas, the United States of America. She belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity. She has not spoken anything about her educational background, parents, and siblings.

She came into the limelight after getting linked with her ex-husband Steve Harvey who is a renowned Television personality.


Mary Lee Harvey is professionally a makeup artist and makes a living out of it. While her ex-husband Steve Harvey is a television host who is popular and is entitled to five Daytime Emmys and 14 NAACP Image Awards. He has hosted numerous hit television shows such as Little Big Shots, The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Family Feud, and so on.  

Estimated Net Worth of $400 Thousand

Makeup artist Mary Lee Harvey has earned a substantial amount of money throughout her career. As for her net worth, Lee Harvey has not disclosed how much fortune she has but as per online sources, the make p artist has an estimated net worth of $400 thousand.

She has not also disclosed her salary but as per the report, a makeup artist in the United States earns $60.9k on average.

She got $40k monthly till her divorce with Steve Harvey was finalized as a settlement and welfare charge in 2005. Mary Lee also got three of Steve's houses as a divorce settlement.

Her ex-husband Steve Harvey has a whopping is estimated to have a net worth of $200 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

As for his salary, he takes home a salary of $40 million. As a publishing deal for his book Act Like A Lad Think Like A Man he took home $5 million. He is listed in the number 63rd rank among the Forbes 100 earnings list.    

Mary Lee Harvey sued her ex-husband Steve Harvey for $60 million in May 2017 by filing a lawsuit against him as she was suicidal and mentally stressed after their son's custody was handed over to her ex-husband. However, later on, she lost the case.

Who is She Dating After Steve Harvey Divorce?

Mary Lee Harvey exchanged vows with the comedian-turned-host Steve Harvey in 1996 after dating for a long time.  

They first met at a mall in Arlington, Texas in 1989 and started dating afterward. At that time Steve had lost his father and she helped him deal with the trauma by always being by his side. They moved together in a Mediterranean-style house in LA and started living life together.

Unfortunately, after 17 years of marriage, the two called it quits. The reason for their divorce was cited as Steve's extramarital affair. She is not dating anyone after parting ways with the television host.

The pair shares a son, Wynton Harvey, who was born on July 18, 1997, together. The child custody battle went on for a long but eventually, his custody went over to his father. 

She was even restricted to speak about these divorce matters in the public and if did had to be jailed for the illegal attempt.

However, Mary Lee uploaded a video on YouTube where she accused Harvey of cheating on her and for abusing her mentally & physically. She was released from the jail just after a year and shared that,


After the split with Mary Lee, Steve Harvey tied the knot with Marjorie Elaine Harvey The two got married in 2007 and they are living a blissful life ever since.

Marjorie was the same woman that Mary Lee accused Steven of having an extramarital affair with during their marriage. Steve is also a stepfather to Marjorie's three children Jason Harvey, Morgan Harvey, and Lori Harvey from a previous marriage.

Custody Of Kid

After the divorce, Mary Lee Harvey's son with Steve Harvey, Wynton Harvey, started living with his dad. As per the court document,

Mary willingly placed the child on an airplane and sent him to Mr. Harvey without his knowledge.

Five years later, she again demanded back her son saying that she was not even given to meet her son. As per her, 

I'm just a mother who wants to have access to my son without interference. I'm tired of getting pulled down to McKinney courthouse every time I say ‘Boo.' I'm not going to be silenced.

Well, she might be struggling to get Wynton back.

Her son Wynton Harvey made his appearance as a guest in his father's talk show. He has also been featured in his father's YouTube video named “Wynton & Lori pack for college.”