It’s Instagram official! Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey have just gone public with their new romance.
The couple was first spotted travelling together with the “Black Panther” star in November 2020. They were photographed together again, celebrating New Year’s Eve in Salt Lake City, Utah.
This sudden declaration of love is a surprise to many as the 33-year-old actor is usually tight-lipped about his personal life (particularly his dating habits). So who is this woman who managed to capture the heart of People’s reigning Sexiest Man Alive?
In speaking with People, Michael previously shared what he looks for in a romantic relationship. “A sense of humour, true understanding, because [an actor’s] life is not conducive to a relationship—it’s really not,” he said, before adding, “Somebody that’s nurturing. I’ve got a list. That’s probably why my ass is still single, but yeah, it’s a list.”
Well, the A-lister is certainly single no more and it looks like his leading lady has managed to tick a lot of boxes. While Lori Harvey is no stranger in Hollywood, many out there wouldn’t know much about this starlet. With that in mind, here are a few fun facts about her:
1. She’s related to Steve Harvey.
She’s the stepdaughter of comedian Steve Harvey – yes, that dude who messed up as the host during the Miss Universe pageant. Lori is the daughter of fashion blogger Marjorie Elaine Harvey, who tied the knot with Steve in 2007.
2. She wanted to compete in the Olympics in the past.
Lori used to take part in competitive horseback riding when she was young, and had many ribbons to prove her talent. She even attended a college in Florida to pursue this passion but unfortunately tore her MCL in a showjumping competition. That was the end of her horseback riding career, but there was something better…
3. Breaking the status quo in the modelling industry.
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Despite only being 5’3″ and a person of colour, Lori has made it big in the modelling world. She’s walked down several runways during Paris and Milan’s Fashion Weeks, and worked in campaigns for Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Hermès and more.
“Being that I’m not a traditional model, it’s kind of cool because I feel like it’s opening up a door for a new generation of models that look more like me versus being 5-foot-10 and super skinny [with a] super flat stomach and super skinny legs like everything looks so perfect. So, it’s cool that I don’t have to be a size 00,” she once told BET. “I feel like you don’t see a lot of color in the fashion industry in general. You just don’t. I think I was one of five girls backstage at the show that was African-American.”
4. She was in Normani’s iconic “Motivation” music video.
Both Lori and the former Fifth Harmony member have appeared in each other’s Instagram numerous times. The pair was rumoured to having a falling out at one point when Normani commented “wtf” before adding “bye” on one of her IG posts, but it seems like they’ve patched things up.
5. Lori’s dating history.
The 24-year-old model has dated a string of famous men in Hollywood. Here’s the list:
- She dated Dutch football player Memphis Depay in January 2016. They got engaged in June 2017 after Memphis popped the question. However, they split less than a year later.
- She and R&B singer Trey Songz were romantically involved in late 2018. They even celebrated Lori’s 22nd birthday in January 2019.
- Lori was dating Justin Combs for a hot minute.
- Shockingly, she switched to Justin’s dad – Sean “Diddy” Combs. Their fling fizzled out by October 2019.
- In didn’t take long before she went public with rapper Future.
Someone commented, “Lori Harvey really is the Thanos of dating. Michael B Jordan?! Sis has all her Infinity Stones.”
Another added, “Lori Harvey stays dating fine men, traveling in luxury, defeating exes, and staying above the haters. I have to stan.”