Steve Harvey's Wife Offers Support After Miss Universe Flub: 'You Are a Stand Up Man and a True Class Act'
Marjorie Harvey praises her husband for taking full responsibility after announcing the wrong Miss Universe winner
“You are a Stand Up Man and A True Class Act the way you went back out on the stage on live TV and took full responsibility alone,” she wrote on Instagram Monday. “I am so proud to be your wife! I love you.”
Harvey had a very public mishap Sunday night while serving as Miss Universe host, when he mistakenly crowned Miss Colombia (Ariadna Gutierrez) the winner, when in fact Miss Philippines (Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach) had won. He later blamed the flub on misreading his cue card.
“I feel horrible for the two countries. I feel horrible for the fans. It was a mistake,” he told reporters during a press conference after the show in Las Vegas. “The dishonorable thing would be to just leave it like it was. It didn’t deserve to happen that way, but it happened from an honest mistake.”
Steve has previously described Marjorie, whom he wed in 2007, as having changed his life.
“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,” Steve told PEOPLE in 2012.
His wife agreed, saying, “We’re best friends. It’s the first time either of us has had someone we can talk to about everything.”