STEVE Harvey has opened up about being homeless before finding fame as a comedian.

The talk show host said he spent three years living out of his car.

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Steve Harvey opened up about his life before finding fame[/caption]


The TV host now lives a lavish lifestyle[/caption]

Steve, 66, shared his personal struggles on Hoda Kotb‘s Making Space podcast.

In a revealing interview, the star explained that in 1985, he won $50 at his first-ever try at stand up comedy.

“I went to work the next day, quit my job,” he told Hoda. “Told everyone I was a professional comedian.”

“And you just kept at it?” Hoda asked.

“Well, I became homeless,” Steve said flatly. “I was living in a car for three years.”


The Family Feud host said he never gave up in his quest to become a successful comedian.

And he never had a backup plan.

“I never believed in a plan b,” he explained. “Everybody that I know that has had a plan b has had to use it.

But not Steve.

“Because if you have a plan b you can’t give your all to plan a.”

There were many times the now successful entrepreneur considered throwing in the towel.

“I’m human. There were a lot of days where I didn’t think I was going to make it. But I had nothing.

“I just didn’t want to go back home and say I was a failure.”

But after years of struggles, he finally got his big break – a in televised gig at the Apollo.

And he never looked back.


Since first finding stardom, Steve has fronted an array of TV shows, including The Steve Harvey Morning Show, The Steve Harvey Talk Show, Family Feud, and Little Big Shots.

He has also appeared in movies, including Racing Stripes, Love Don’t Cost A Thing and You Got Served.

After two failed marriages, he found love with third wife Marjorie.

The pair have been married since 2007.

Steve and Marjorie share two daughters, Lori Harvey and Morgan Harvey.

Lori formerly dated Hollywood actor Michael B Jordan.

In addition to his two daughters with Marjorie Harvey, Steve also has five other children, including Karli, Brandi, Broderick, Wynton, and Jason.

As for how Steve and Marjorie keep their marriage strong, Steve shared some of the couple’s secrets.

“I married a person who was already happy, and I’m innately happy. So we don’t have to make each other happy; we can just complement each other’s happiness,” he told Good Housekeeping.

“I don’t bring up exes. I don’t remember them or have any fond memories. I didn’t know anything until my wife came along.”


Steve was a guest on Hoda Kotb’s podcast[/caption]


He was homeless for three years before finding success as a comedian[/caption]


Steve and wife Marjorie enjoy a large family[/caption]

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