From her Pilates workout regime to her European-inspired swimsuit line, there’s nothing about Lori Harvey that doesn’t exude divine femininity. Daughter of Marjorie Harvey and adoptive daughter of comedian Steve Harvey, she’s mesmerized the industry with her beauty and grace. And since every baddie needs an equivalent by her side, it only makes sense that the world is pressed to know who the model and entrepreneur is dating.
Currently, she’s enjoying the single life, but that doesn’t mean fans can’t take a walk down memory lane. Her dating history reads as a who’s who of the most eligible bachelors in the entertainment industry, with the most recent celebrity pairing seeing Harvey matched with former boyfriend Damson Idris. While fans were rooting for them to reign as black love royalty, the two ultimately called it quits in November 2023. Here’s a look back at Lori Harvey’s relationship timeline with other famous boos.
Lori Harvey and Memphis Depay
The earliest link Lori Harvey has to dating equally visible celebrities is in 2016 when she began dating Dutch footballer, Memphis Depay. The couple’s relationship became public in January of that year and roughly a year and a half later, her stepfather Steve Harvey was gushing that his adoptive daughter was engaged.
He released a tweet stating “Marjorie and I are proud to announce the engagement of our youngest daughter Lori to Memphis Depay, this young man is a good one! Congrats.” However, the relationship wasn’t meant to be as the two split later in 2017. Years later, Lori Harvey admitted in a 2022 interview with dating app Bumble that “I almost got married very young…I didn’t really know myself; I didn’t really know what I liked, what I didn’t like. I just feel like I hadn’t really experienced life.”
Lewis Hamilton and Trey Songz
Lori’s next high profile relationship was with famed R&B crooner, Trey Songz. The two started dating near the end of 2018 and were routinely spotted together whether at events or even leaving jewelry stores. This prompted fans and celebrity gossips to speculate if this was a relationship headed towards marriage. The whispers grew stronger after Meek Mill claimed that Trey Songz asked the rapper to remove a lyric on his track ‘Going Bad’ that referenced Harvey: “I got Lori Harvey on my wishlist.”
But by late 2019, the couple were no longer a thing with Lori scrubbing Trey from her Instagram profile. That public relationship was followed up by a technical love match. Officially, Lori’s pairing up with famed F1 racer Lewis Hamilton falls under a rumor mill story since neither party ever confirmed they were an item. However, the two were briefly rumored to be seen smooching at a SuperBowl party earlier that year.
Lori Harvey and The Combs
Seemingly keeping it in the family, Harvey was been linked with both Justin Combs and Sean Combs. While this is just a rumor, in 2019 Harvey and music scion Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs became an unofficial couple after the two were constantly spotted globetrotting together, the rumors flew. At one point, Diddy was even seen hanging out with Steve Harvey — further adding fuel to the stories.
At the same time, people started speculating that Lori was also linked to Diddy’s son, Justin Combs. While no one claimed that there was a timeline overlap between the two, it was a hot topic for some time until Diddy and Harvey unofficially split from their clandestine relationship in October 2019.
Lori Harvey and Future
Not long after the hush hush relationship with Diddy fizzled, Lori Harvey was linked with Future. In a pairing that pretty much everyone saw going nowhere, the two’s public relationship formerly debuted on Instagram when the rapper praised Lori fr being flawless and shared footage of them ringing in the new year together. In January 2020, the two formally confirmed their relationship. A few months later that summer, the two unfollowed each other on Instagram, essentially announcing that the love match was over. Yet, it wouldn’t be until August 2020 that the two confirmed it was over.
Lori Harvey and Michael B. Jordan
If anything, fans can see a pattern in Lori Harvey’s dating. Serious relationships are separated by fun flings. This time, Lori moved on from Future by dating Abou “Bu” Thaim, sibling to popular Senegalese rapper Akon. In October 2020, the two were spotted in a Miami nightclub snuggling. Yet, both were fairly tight lipped and never fully acknowledged the relationship.
Onwards and upwards was the goal as Harvey eventually teamed up with famed Eric Killmonger actor, Michael B. Jordan. The two made it Instagram official in Janaury 2021. However, rumors that they were a thing were swirling as early as November 2020 when the two were seen leaving a flight together when they arrived in Atlanta. This was a relationship that had everyone rooting for the couple. Fans hoped that this would be a true love match that ended in marriage but this too wasn’t to be. The relationship lasted for about a year — with the two publicly celebrating a one year anniversary on social media — before they officially split a few weeks later.
Lori Harvey and Damson Idris
After a string of truly high profile relationships, Damson Idris is the latest eligible bachelor to make the cut for Lori Harvey’s heart. While the exact date of when they got together cannot be confirmed, it’s safe to say it was sometime in late 2022. The two were spotted together during a night out at Los Angeles seafood hot spot Catch in December, sparking rumors of a budding romance.
32-year-old actor Damson Idris was born in London and is the youngest of six siblings, raised by a Nigerian immigrant single mother. Though he once dreamed of pursuing an athletic career in soccer, he ended up studying drama and furthering his studies at the Identity School of Acting in London alongside fellow burgeoning stars John Boyega and Letitia Wright.
With notable roles in works like FX’s Snowfall and Netflix’s 2021 sci-fi action film Outside the Wire, beyond acting, he’s garnered a name for himself simply by being a fly. With impressive streetwear and a handsome smile, he’s quickly risen as a young Hollywood heartthrob. Before his romance with Harvey, the actor shared with GQ that he was single at the time, but had previously been in a nine-year relationship.
A typically reserved Virgo who likes to keep his private life private, Idris made a bold move by sharing some romantically suggestive photos of himself and Harvey via an Instagram story on January 13 for her birthday, confirming rumors that the two were in a relationship. Since their hard launch, the duo haven’t been shy about red-carpet appearances and sharing intimate photos of couch cuddles, building a beautiful narrative of a healthy relationship.
There’s no date spot quite as riveting as Beyonce’s Renaissance tour, and that was only one of their many high-profile outings. Holding hands while strolling the French Riviera, vacationing on a chartered yacht in Saint-Tropez, and spending time in Idris’ home country of England, the two have taken their love international and the world has been watching.
Unfortunately, this relationship ultimately went the way of previous ones for Harvey. Just one year into their relationship, the two removed any trace of either partner on their social media. Another red flag happens to be her simple Lara Croft Halloween costume, with most people expecting the duo to stunt in a matching look. Seen attending Kendall Jenner’s Hollywood Halloween party alone, it looks like it might be the end of the road with Harvey and Idris. On November 7, Harvey and Idris released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter about their breakup. “We are at a point in our lives where our paths require our full attention and dedication. We part ways remaining friends with nothing but love and respect for each other and the time we shared together”.
Always Bet on Love
While many have been quick to judge her affinity for serial monogamy, Lori Harvey is only 26 and still learning about herself. In truth, her dating history isn’t exactly out of the ordinary, besides the high-profile roster. Here’s hoping that she not only learns what she wants in a partner, but holds firm towards finding that.