Steve Harvey’s relationship with the press has been tumultuous in recent years but it appears he is opening up a bit more. Especially when it pertains to tabloid reports about his personal life.
In a new interview with AJC.com, Harvey addresses rumors that he’s leaving his wife for Kris Jenner (and will have to pony up $400 million dollars to his current wife Marjorie), going gray for the new season of his talk show, and whether or not his show is being dropped from multiple markets to make way for a new talk show starring multi-award winner and American Idol alumni Kelly Clarkson.
“My wife came to me and said, ‘Do we have $400 million?’ ” he said during a small phone press conference today with media. “Nah. Not yet.”
“I’m sick of it,” he said. “They act like I don’t have family. They act like my kids can’t read. They don’t care. They just go out to destroy people with no facts behind it.”
“I’m 61 years old,” he said. “I’ve got five grandkids now. To be honest, I got tired of dying my mustache. What happened every year was I was getting a little grayer there. Last year, I thought about it but I wasn’t quite there. I had only 10 gray strands. It just looked like threads hanging off my mustache.”
And as for the show getting cut in favor of Kelly Clarkson
“I’ve always been an optimistic person,” he said. “This is NBC’s decision… I don’t own any TV networks but I’m not a grudge type of person. I happen to be a talent. I think people recognize that. Whatever happens with the show moving forward, I’ll be just fine.”
As of now, Harvey’s will continue to broadcast as scheduled and he says he’s still working toward that $400M