No longer single: Michael B. Jordan Two months after they were first spotted together, the 33-year-old actor and 24-year-old model made their relationship official on social media platform Instagram in January. They looked into each other’s eyes in a grainy Instagram photo that he posted. Harvey and photographer Leo Volcy were both tagged by Jordan in the post.
A photo of Jordan kissing Harvey on the cheek and a picture of the couple in front of a Christmas tree were both shared on Harvey’s grid by the model. The post was accompanied by a single brown heart as the caption.
Jordan wrote a birthday message for Harvey a few days later. He wrote, “10:10 HBD #24,” revealing his affectionate nickname for her, “Turtle.”
On May 1, Harvey shared photos from Jordan’s movie Without Remorse’s at-home screening. In an Instagram post, she wrote, “Prada you baby Without Remorse out now on Amazon Prime Video!!!!!.”
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As People’s “S*xiest Man Alive” and People’s “S*xiest Woman Alive,” here are some key facts about the woman who wooed Jordan and how they kept their romance private.
There were rumors that she and Jordan were together back in November.
It had been a long time coming for the two of them to join Instagram. Jordan and Harvey have been dating since just before Thanksgiving when they were first spotted together. TMZ published pictures of the two of them as they arrived in Atlanta, where she is from, and as they exited the airport together. Harvey and Jordan were photographed arriving in Salt Lake City on New Year’s Eve, suggesting they spent the night together. Even though they didn’t tag or post about each other, they both reportedly put up photos and videos of their snowboarding trip on Instagram.
An insider tells People that Jordan and Harvey have been “dating for a few months,” that they spent the holidays together, and that “Lori appears to be very happy” with their relationship.
They wanted to keep their romance “private.”
For Harvey and Jordan’s delay in posting about each other on Instagram, what may be the reason? An insider tells People, “It appears they have wanted to get to know each other in private.” The couple is wary of being photographed together for fear of being exposed. According to the insider, Harvey’s previous relationships were public knowledge, which influenced their decision. When she was dating a guy in the past, “she quickly posted social media pictures with him,” the source said. It was a new approach for her with Michael.
She’s had a history of being linked to celebrities.
Harvey isn’t dating in the spotlight for the first time. Justin Combs‘ son, Justin, and rapper Trey Songz were previously linked to her, Us Weekly reports. During the fall of 2019, it was speculated that Harvey and Future would break up in August 2020. According to a photo Steve shared on Instagram at the time, she got engaged to Dutch soccer player Memphis Depay in June of 2017. According to reports, the couple had a falling out in 2018.
She’s the stepdaughter of Steve Harvey.
According to Vogue, Harvey was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and raised in Atlanta and Chicago. He met her mother in 1990 and they married in 2007, according to a Good Housekeeping article about their relationship. (After marrying Lori’s mother, Steve is said to have adopted her as his own.) Asked by Vogue about her childhood, she said, “My parents did an excellent job of keeping us out of the spotlight and allowing us to have a normal childhood so that we could be kids and not live our lives under a microscope.” It was up to us whether or not we wanted to work in the field.
Harvey and her stepfather’s careers have intersected on a number of occasions. A 2017 episode of Celebrity Family Feud featured her and her family. Steve’s Daytime Emmy for “Outstanding Informative Talk Show” went to her the following year. This Father’s Day, I’d like to wish you the best dad in the world! It means the world to me that you’re in my life. she wrote on Instagram, “@iamsteveharveytv @doseofroses”
She’s a successful model.
Her modeling career began at the age of three, according to The Sun, and she is currently represented by LA Models as well as Select Models. In addition to Dolce & Gabbana runways and Pat McGrath Lab beauty campaigns, she has walked the runways for Chanel, Calvin Klein, and many more prestigious fashion houses.
In my opinion, the fashion industry is lacking in color. You simply cannot. “I think I was one of five African-American girls backstage at the show,” Harvey said of her modeling career to BET. In addition to the honor, this recognition shows girls of color that they, too, can break into the industry and play a significant role in it. I’m grateful.” If you put your mind to it, you can do it. “So, I think it’s very essential that I leave a door open for those who see me and say, “OK, I’ll do that.”
She previously wanted to be an equestrian.
As an accomplished horseback rider, Harvey planned to pursue a professional career in the sport before becoming a model. It was in 2018 that she told Vogue that she had always wanted to be a professional equestrian. “However, after suffering a serious injury a few years ago, I can only ride leisurely anymore.” When Harvey was 13 years old, she started going to events with her mother to learn more about the beauty industry. In the past, she said, “I’d sit, watch, and ask the makeup artist questions.” When I got home, I’d try to recreate the looks in my bathroom.
She appears in Normani’s “Motivation” music video.
Winnie Harlow, Jordyn Woods, and Teyana Taylor are just a few of the celebrities Harvey has been spotted out with recently. When she appeared in Normani’s music video for “Motivation” in August 2019, it was perhaps her most high-profile friendship moment. A white bucket hat and a matching crop top can be seen on Harvey around the 1:53 minute mark. This video was a MURDER for you, sis! I’m forever proud of you!!!” she wrote alongside photos from the shoot. Everyone should watch ‘Motivation’ right now on Netflix! “Normani, I love you so much!”
Jordan’s relationship with her has become more “serious.”
For the first time in a long time, Harvey admitted to Bustle that she’s in a serious relationship with Jordan. It had an impact on their decision to go public with the situation.
Her reasoning for sharing photos of herself and Jordan on social media was that she had grown older and her interests had evolved, so she had decided to be more open about their relationship as a result. “I think we’re both naturally shy people. So, we’ll just decide whether or not to post a photo or something similar. Is that not the case?”
A New Year’s post on her Instagram account sparked speculation that she was pregnant.
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The 24-year-old model shared a video of herself and Jordan taking a mirror selfie on her Instagram Story. The two of them were attending a New Year’s Eve party on a Friday night. Harvey’s post went viral because of a few words in a small font in the right-hand corner.
In a heart-emoji-adorned message, she wrote, “BABYDADDY,” followed by the hashtag.
Is it possible that Harvey is carrying Jordan’s unborn child? In the heat of the moment, perhaps it was just a friendly remark? On Sunday, the couple shared a series of photos of them together at a holiday party, but there was no official confirmation of their relationship.
It was Harvey’s way of wishing everyone a happy new year with emojis of a black heart and two champagne glasses in the caption.