Brenda Harvey-Richie is a successful businesswoman who is better known as an ex-wife of the famous singer/songwriter, Lionel Richie. Harvey was born on 2 September 1952, in Brewton, Alabama. She holds an American nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnic group. Moreover, she belongs to African-American descent.
However, she has not yet disclosed any information about her family and parents. Even more, she was so much fascinated by the music since she was a child. Furthermore, she went to high school in her hometown.
Brenda Harvey-Richie Age
Harvey-Richie was born in Brewton, Alabama as one of two children to her parents; Lucille and Marshall Harvey. Her brother’s name is Stephen Harvey. Nothing else is known about her family other than that she is of African-American descent and has American nationality. Her Birth Date is the 2nd of September, 1952.She 66 years of age as of 2018.
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She and her brother, Stephen Harvey, were raised in Brewton, Alabama.She graduated from Southern Normal School in Brewton and went to Tuskegee University. She graduated with a degree in social work in 1974.
Broderick Stephen Harvey is an American comedian, television host, producer, radio personality, actor, and author. He hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, the Steve talk show, Family Feud, Celebrity Family Feud, Little Big Shots, and its spinoff Little Big Shots: Forever Young, Steve Harvey’s Thunderdome, Showtime at the Apollo, and since 2015, the Miss Universe pageant.
Harvey is the author of Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which was published in March 2009, and the book Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find and Keep a Man. He starred in The Steve Harvey Show and was featured in The Original Kings of Comedy. He is a six-time Daytime Emmy Award winner, two-time Marconi Award winner.
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According to the LA Times, in June 1988, the award-winning musician, Lionel Richie’s wife Harvey-Richie was arrested on that month for allegedly hitting Richie and his mistress, who then was a young woman aged 22 while Harvey-Richie was 35. She found them together in the woman’s apartment in Beverly Hills, according to the police. Harvey-Richie ended up being booked on suspicion of causing corporal injury to her spouse, trespassing, resisting arrest, vandalism, battery, and disturbing the peace in the neighborhood after she attacked her former husband in the morning causing a scuffle. Harvey was released on a $5,000 bail which is equivalent to $21,000 today.
Brenda Harvey-Richie Net Worth
Her Exact Networth is still Unknown though It is Known That Her Exes net-worth Richie has a net worth of $200 million.
Is Brenda Harvey Richie Married?
On October 18, 1975, Richie married his college sweetheart, Brenda Harvey. In 1983 the couple informally adopted Nicole Camille Escovedo, the two-year-old daughter of one of the members of Lionel’s band, and niece of drummer Sheila E. They raised her as their daughter, Nicole Richie, and adopted her legally when she was nine years old.
In 1986, while still married to Harvey, Richie began a relationship with Diane Alexander. He would later separate from Harvey, who in 1988 allegedly discovered Richie and Alexander together in a Beverly Hills hotel room by saying she was “room service.” In June 1988, Harvey was arrested and charged with corporal injury to a spouse, resisting arrest, trespassing, vandalism, battery, and disturbing the peace after she found Richie at Alexander’s Beverly Hills apartment. Richie and Harvey divorced on August 9, 1993 after nearly 18 years of marriage. Richie married Diane Alexander on December 21, 1995. They have a son, Miles Brockman (born May 27, 1994), and a daughter, Sofia Richie (born August 24, 1998). The marriage ended in 2003.
Brenda Harvey-Richie Fight
The arrest of Brenda Harvey-Richie was a big scandal in the ’80s, and to this day there are still questions surrounding it. The now ex-wife of the iconic Lionel Richie was definitely arrested, but it’s the why that got people talking.
In 1975, Lionel married his highschool sweetheart, Brenda Harvey. The couple were the epitome of true love, and people thought they would last a lifetime. Together, the couple adopted their first child, Nicole. Nicole’s biological parents were unable to provide for her, so when she was three years old, they agreed to let her move in with the Richies.
“My parents were friends with Lionel,” she said. “They trusted that they would be better able to provide for me.”
The couple were thrilled to have a child, but that’s about where the happiness ended.
In 1986, Lionel Richie began having an affair with Diane Alexander, who was a dancer at the time. According to friends, the couple met at the 1984 Olympics, where Lionel had performed “All Night Long” at the closing ceremonies. That performance that was seen by more than 2.6 billion people in 120 countries. She also appeared in his 1986 music video for “Dancing On The Ceiling.”
Lionel and Diane were pretty hot and heavy for years, and according to neighbors, he snuck out to see her at her apartment constantly.
“He parks in the back and walks right by my window all the time,” one neighbor claimed.
In 1988, Lionel Richie filed for divorce from Brenda. Clearly, she was not who he was looking for. Friends said that for a year before their official separation, Lionel and Brenda were living separately.