Did Steve Harvey Fear Divorce from Wife Marjorie Due to Tax Lien?

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Did Steve Harvey Fear Divorce from Wife Marjorie Due to Tax Lien?

According to an interview with Eseence Magazine, Steve Harvey told the publication he nearly lost his current wife due to a $20 million tax lien by the IRS.

Here’s what he told Essence Magazine:

“The first thing the Harveys had to do together was face the IRS. According to Steve, no sooner had they been married than he learned his accountant had died, leaving seven years’ worth of Steve’s tax returns unfiled. Tax payment checks made out by Steve were attached to the returns, but had not been mailed out, evidently, for years…the same year the Harveys vowed to stay together “for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer,” Steve Harvey was hit with a staggering $20 million tax bill…‘No one has ever even heard this story,’ he says quietly. His confidants at the time all advised him not to tell Marjorie. ‘She’ll leave you,’ they said. ‘This is the happiest we’ve ever seen you,’ they had told him after he married Marjorie, ‘but nobody is going to stick around with this kind of mess.’ Of course, Steve told her. ‘I said, ‘If this woman leaves me over this, I will be the most surprised man on planet Earth.’ “ Marjorie stayed…”

Interesting. Well to read the entire interview, check out the February issue of Essence magazine when they hit the newstands.