Lori Harvey has been in the news a lot lately, primarily because of her recent breakup with Michael B. Jordan. Over the past few years, Harvey has become notorious for her high-profile relationships and her ability to move on from relationships that don’t serve her swiftly. One of her most renowned relationships was with rapper and self-proclaimed toxic bad boy Future. Ever since her breakup with Jordan, the internet has been aghast and riddled with conspiracy theories about what happened to cause the rift between the duo, who seemed to be Black love goals.

A Polarizing Figure

Although Harvey has dated a few prominent figures in the entertainment industry, the svelte socialite has managed to keep a demure mystery about her, making her both polarizing and fascinating. Ever since her recent breakup with Jordan, there have been no direct, explicit details of what happened. In true Harvey fashion, she has remained silent yet enigmatic about the situation, only not-so-subtly deleting all of Jordan’s photos from her social media feeds. Unlike other socialites who have employed the tactic of explicit outspokenness as part of their brand, Harvey has opted for the “the more you look, the less you see” approach, making the public even more interested in her. People especially seemed both amused and in awe of how swiftly she moved on from Future, a man who is well-known for playing the field and leaving complicated relationship labyrinths all over the place. For some reason, Harvey seemed to evade Future’s toxic web, and for once, it seemed like the player was played. That notoriety earned her the appeal and intrigue of the masses.

 

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Track Record

The internet is generally divided over whether Harvey is a commitment-phobe or an empowered representation of the 21st-century woman who is acutely aware of her dating needs and will not settle for less than she deserves. On the one hand, people are praising Harvey for her acute self-awareness and emotional control, a trait many people think young women lack. On the other hand, others label Harvey as a gold digger who meanders and finesses from one glamorous relationship to another, only staying in the relationship long enough to establish herself as a pop-culture staple.

 

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Bottom Line

What is most ironic is that Harvey has dated several high-profile celebrities yet happens to be Steve Harvey’s stepdaughter, the acclaimed guru of modern-day conservative dating targeted toward women. This has made many people both confused and invested in the entire situation. No matter what side of the spectrum you are on as it relates to Harvey, the bottom line is that Harvey deserves to be liberated and pursue relationships that make her feel comfortable, grounded, and in tune with herself. In many ways, Harvey is such a polarizing figure in modern-day dating because she embodies the essence of an empowered woman who apologetically stays in relationships and puts herself first, a trait very similar to how most men approach monogamous relationships.

 

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Speculations

According to exclusive information from PEOPLE, Harvey broke off the relationship because she and Jordan weren’t “on the same page” in terms of goals for the future. As a 25-year-old Black woman, Harvey is changing the narrative about Black women and struggle love and instead putting herself first. This is a mode of action that the world is not accustomed to. Usually, Black women are told and expected to grovel for love, settle for the bare minimum, and fully succumb to the slightest nicety from a romantic partner. It is, therefore no surprise that the model has gotten so much backlash for breaking off a relationship that she did not feel was on her wavelength anymore. Many men are online directing sympathy towards Jordan and seemingly labeling Harvey the bad guy without factual insight into background. It might seem unusual and deeply unnatural for a Black woman to choose herself, to refuse to settle, and to remain grounded in her happiness, despite how perfect things may look outwardly. Whether or not you agree with Harvey’s dating patterns, it is best to leave the young woman alone.

 

 

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