Mary Lee Harvey: Divorced With Comedian Husband in 2005, Struggle For Getting Access to Son

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Mary Lee Harvey: Divorced With Comedian Husband in 2005, Struggle For Getting Access to Son

Almost every mother loves her children more than herself. It may nor matter even if she is no longer with her partner; her love for her children is unforgivable. Here we are discussing such a mother who struggled a lot to get her son after getting divorced with her comedian husband. Let’s explore more about her.

Married Life, Husband, and Divorce?

Marie Lee Harvey was married to Steve Harvey, an American actor, television personality, and comedian after Steve got a divorce from his first wife, Marcia Harvey. The couple met in January 1989 while Steve was in Arlington, Texas for a comedy show. They fell in love at first sight and got married later that year. She was a makeup artist when she first met Steve.

Steve Harvey and his second wife, Marie Lee Harvey at 2001 Rush Hour 2 Premiere (

The couple was blessed with a son together named Wynton. Wynton was born in 1997. Steve has four biological children, including twin daughters, Brandi and Karli, and a son, Broderick all from his first marriage and Marie is his second wife out of three.

The smooth going relationship later shattered by a divorce. The 17-year long relationship as husband and wife together was ended in divorce in 2005. Furthermore, the reasoning for the breakdown of relationship might be the celebrity status. But it was not mentioned explicitly what the actual reason is. But she did sue him for torturing, child endangerment, and emotional distress.

She also sued him back in 2017 for a whopping $6 million. According to the TMZ, she was suicidal and had to self-motivate in order to cope up with the divorce.

Even we can say that Wynton is still given custody by his father.

Steve Harvey had to follow some legal procedures regarding the contract of assets. Marie Lee was given three of their homes and $40000 per month until 2009.

Struggle For Getting Access to Son:

Asa for Mary's allegation, Steve took their son after the divorce. But she wished to live with her son Wynton. Furthermore, the court documents reveal that Mary "willingly placed the child on an airplane and sent him to Mr. Harvey without his knowledge."

Mary shared her love for her son, and also she said that she lived six years without him.

"I missed six years of my son's life and I can't get those years back".

The 2005 divorce between the couple, could be said as the reason which led Mary to this struggling stage. After all, Marie's divorce happened with almost no known information; Marie demanded back her son later. She claimed that she wasn't allowed to meet her son. It seems that she loved her son a lot though she allows her son to live with his father. The following Twitter also makes us clear that how much Steve loves his son.

 But now she might be struggling to get her son Wynton back from her ex-husband.

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

Steve Harvey Deemed Innocent, Mary in Jail:

Sadly after her video went viral, Mary was arrested for leaking sealed information about the case in 2011. Later on, the court ruled that Steve was innocent of the child abuse crime he was accused of and proved that he was not a bad father to Wynton.

The child abuse allegations were that Steve Harvey beat his son Wynton after he got a complaint from his school regarding the child's lie about his homework assignment. The injuries on the child were confirmed however the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services confirmed that the boy was not at risk at all and the case was closed without further investigation. 

After being jailed, Mary had the following to say

I didn’t violate any court orders. This is about ‘You’re not supposed to be talking to anybody about your divorce.’ That’s what they’re saying. I’m like, this is America.

Now, Harvey has custody regarding the teenage son Wynton. The truth about the relationship between Mary Lee Harvey, Steve Harvey, and Wynton Harvey, is still up in the air.  Mary was released a year later in January. Furthermore, Steve won the custody of his son.

But she does spend time with her boy. He shared a picture of himself with his mother on the occasion of her birthday.

Wynton Harvey holding his mother Mary Lee on the beach (Instagram)

We couldn't find any bio of Mary, so here we have covered about Steve's Bio. 

Steve Harvey's Short Bio:

An American actor, entertainer, comedian and television personality Steve Harvey was born on January 17, 1957. He is best known for his starring role in the hit WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show.

Now, the comedian  is the host of the nationally syndicated  radio program, "The Steve Harvey Morning Show." He is also the executive producer and host of the TV series Little Big Shots (2016).

Besides, he is also the host of famous shows like Family Feud(since 2010), Celebrity Family Feud(since 2015) and Miss Universe(since 2015). Steve Harvey owns the net worth of $140 million and salary of $40 million.