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Steve Harvey: My Wife Saved My Life

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Steve Harvey may be on top of the world these days, but there was a time when Harvey wasn't as pious and peaceful. He credits his faith and his third wife, Marjorie Harvey, for his transformation.

The retired comedian tells People about his life, "The Lord saved my soul. Marjorie saved my life. You've got to be in a bad relationship to really understand what a great one is. Marjorie changed the way I existed. I'd never been in a healthy adult relationship. I'd never been loyal, I'd never been fully respected."

Harvey's second wife, Mary Shackelford, made nasty headlines last year when she publicly bashed the radio host—accusing him of infidelity and more.

It's those negative trials and experiences that he brings center stage to his new daytime talk show. "I decided since I was one of the few men on daytime television, I was going to be honest," said Harvey. "I talk about marriage, my children, my faith. Especially about the mistakes I've made. I had to have all that happen in order be this today."

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