Now that we know Michael B. Jordan is off the market, it's time to learn a little more about his new real-life leading lady! From having a famous stepfather to being an aspiring Olympian-turned-Dolce&Gabbana darling to carving out a career as a model at just 5-foot-3, there's a lot to know about Lori Harvey. Wonderwall.com has rounded up some fun facts about MBJ's new girlfriend — keep reading for more…
Lori Harvey's stepfather is a familiar face. Yep, he's none other than comedian Steve Harvey. Her mother, Marjorie Elaine Harvey (fourth from left), first dated Steve in the '90s but went on to marry twice and have three children. After Marjorie and Steve reconnected and married in 2007, Steve adopted her three children — including Lori. The new blended family includes seven kids total, six of whom are seen here: (from left), Wynton, Karli, Morgan, Lori, Brandi and Jason.
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She's a model! Despite only being 5-foot-3, Lori Harvey has found success as a model. "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," she told BET.
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Lori Harvey's first big break in the modeling world is pretty impressive — she walked the runway for Dolce&Gabbana! Yep, the aspiring model was tapped to appear in the brand's January 2017 fashion show. Lori told PrettyLittleThing's "Behind Closed Doors" podcast about how that came to be, sharing that it happened while she was visiting London with her mom and sister. Lori explained that they met up with Domenico Dolce while there and the designer himself asked her to come to Milan and be in the show. Since then, she's walked in four Dolce&Gabbana shows.
Despite having a famous stepfather, Lori Harvey insists she grew up like an ordinary kid. The model (seen here in 2014 with mom Marjorie Harvey) told Vogue in 2018, "My parents did a good job of keeping us out of the spotlight and letting us have a normal childhood so we could be kids and not live life under a microscope. They let us decide if we wanted to be in the industry."
Lori Harvey has been linked to some other very famous men. She dated Trey Songz in 2018, race car driver Lewis Hamilton in 2019 and was rumored to have been seeing both Diddy and the mogul's son Justin Combs in 2019. The same year, Lori was linked to Future (seen here), from whom she split in the summer of 2020.
She's just 24! Lori Harvey was born on Jan. 13, 1997, which makes her nearly 10 years younger than new beau Michael B. Jordan.
Before she was a model, Lori Harvey was an aspiring Olympian. She was a competitive horseback rider until a showjumping competition injury ended her career at 18, leaving her with a broken back and a torn MCL. She opened up about the accident on PrettyLittleThing's "Behind Closed Doors" podcast, explaining that the end of her riding run led to the start of her modeling career.
She's big on Instagram! By her 24th birthday in January 2020, Lori Harvey had amassed nearly 3 million followers on the platform, where she often posts photos of herself wearing impressive designer duds including pieces from Chanel, Dolce&Gabbana, Louis Vuitton and Hermes. Her family often makes appearances as well — just check out this snap of stepdad Steve Harvey.
Lori Harvey has already been invited to the Met Gala. In 2017 when she was just 19, she attended the prestigious event decked out in Dolce&Gabbana. She's seen here arriving with model Sonia Ben Ammar, Jamie Foxx's eldest daughter, Corinne Bishop, and Chinese socialite Natasha Lau.
Back in 2018, Lori Harvey was on hand to accept a Daytime Emmy Award on her stepdad's behalf! Yep, she collected the Emmy for outstanding informative talk show host and later presented Steve Harvey with it on his daytime talk show.
In 2018, Town & Country named Lori Harvey one of its Modern Swans. The magazine's list of "it" girls is comprised of influencers, entrepreneurs and up-and-comers who its editors deem worldly and accomplished. Fun fact: That same year, a 2020 "The Bachelor" contestant, Kit Keenan (far right), also appeared on the list. Lori is seen here posing with other Modern Swans Larsen Thompson, Sailor Brinkley Cook (Christie Brinkley's daughter), Carys Zeta Douglas (Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones's daughter) and Destry Allyn Spielberg (Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw's daughter).
She's been engaged before! Lori Harvey accepted a marriage proposal from Dutch soccer player Memphis Depay back in 2017. The two, who dated for a year before getting engaged, ultimately called it quits in 2018 before ever tying the knot.
Makeup icon Pat McGrath named Lori Harvey a muse in 2018. She starred in one of the makeup artist's #InTheMirror series videos, with Pat telling Vogue, "Lori is an obvious muse. She's a true beauty to radiates with effortless glamour and has such a rare energy."
Lori Harvey has famous family members and friends. The star is seen here with La La Anthony, Teyana Taylor and Karrueche Tran at Teyana's baby shower in September 2020. She's also been known to pal around with Jordyn Woods, Winnie Harlow and Normani.
Lori Harvey got into some trouble in 2019 after a car accident. The model hit another vehicle, flipping her Mercedes G-Wagon in the process, then tried to flee the scene. Police ultimately found her walking down the street and she was charged with resisting arrest. She later scored a plea deal in November 2020 and was sentenced to two years of probation.