In November 2019 Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek witnessed an internet-breaking moment on the show that he has hosted for 35 years. Instead of answering the question put to him, you see, one contestant instead wrote a message for Trebek on his board. And upon seeing it, Trebek was almost brought to tears. Yet it wasn’t just the contestant who believed in the note he had written – all the show’s viewers stood behind it too.
To grasp the full power of the contestant’s message, however, you need first to understand Trebek’s history. As mentioned, Trebek has been hosting Jeopardy! ever since 1984, when he took over presenting duties from his friend Art Fleming. The game show’s rules are simple: contestants compete to solve problems, and their answers must be in the form of questions. Yet Jeopardy! has proved to be so popular that it’s won no less than 33 Daytime Emmys.
Trebek, however, made a saddening announcement in March 2019. In a video message to the public, the host announced that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of the pancreas – a very serious affliction indeed. And though Trebek admitted that “the prognosis for this is not very encouraging,” he said he planned to battle the disease as hard as he possibly could.
Trek said in his video, “I’m going to keep working, and with the love and support of my family and friends, and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival-rate statistics for this disease. Truth told, I have to, because under the terms of my contract, I have to host Jeopardy! for three more years.”
So the game show icon clearly seemed to be in a good frame of mind, despite the terrible blow. And people immediately came out in support of Trebek. For instance, his friend and fellow game show host Pat Sajak wrote on Twitter, “There is no one I know who is stronger and more determined, and I would never bet against him. We, and the entire country, are pulling for you, Alex.”
Other people phrased their support for Trebek in the form of a Jeopardy! answer. Ana Navarro-Cárdenas of CNN and The View wrote on social media, “Who is an extraordinary human being, gracious, a consummate professional, a gentleman, a kind soul? Final Answer: #AlexTrebek.”
Then in April 2019, after completing season 35 of the show, Trebek updated his fans and supporters on how he was doing. He said in a new video, “Despite what you may have heard, I’m feeling good, I’m continuing with my therapy, and we – by we, the staff, is already working on our next season: the 36th year of Jeopardy!”
Trebek went on, “So here, on the last day of taping for our 35th anniversary season, I wanted once again to thank you for your continuing messages of encouragement and support, particularly the many cards I’ve received from young people. I’m touched beyond words.” But the star’s battle was really only just beginning.
The following month, you see, Trebek spoke about his prognosis on Good Morning America. He told host Robin Roberts, herself a survivor of cancer, “People all over America have been sharing their good thoughts, their advice, their prayers, and I feel it is making a difference in my well-being.”
Trebek spoke candidly about his battle, telling Roberts, “My oncologist tells me I’m doing well, even though I don’t always feel it. I’ve had kidney stones. I’ve had ruptured discs. So I’m used to dealing with pain, but what I’m not used to dealing with is these surges that come on suddenly of deep, deep sadness, and it brings tears to my eyes.”
Trebek went on, “I’ve discovered in this whole episode, ladies and gentlemen, that I’m a bit of a wuss. But I’m fighting through it.” Yet he remained optimistic, saying, “My platelets, my blood counts are steady, my weight is steady… The cancer indicators, those are coming down. So I’ve got another chemo next week, and then we’ll do a review to find out where things stand.”
Regarding his chemotherapy, Trebek said, “I go in and I sit down; I joke with the nurses. And I’m there for an hour-and-a-half while they inject all of this stuff into me and then I go home and I have a good day, and then the next day, for no reason that I can fathom, it turns south on me. But that’s okay. You have to deal with it. What am I going to do?”
Trebek also mentioned in the Roberts interview that he was very grateful to be “considered an inspiration to other people.” He said, “I’ve had so many contacts from people who have survived cancer for ten years, 12 years, 14 years. I am now a 30-day survivor… I’m going to catch up to those other people.”
Trebek went on, “They have been an inspiration to me, and that’s really what it’s all about. It’s drawing attention to this particular type of devastating cancer, making people aware of it, telling them that they should take certain precautions beforehand to find out because we never discover pancreatic cancer until it’s too late, unfortunately.”
Sadly, you see, pancreatic cancer is a terrible condition, and sufferers generally have a low chance of survival. In fact, the statistics reveal that a quarter of people will likely live for only one year after diagnosis. The faster the cancer is diagnosed, though, the better prospects a person has. But even then the five-year survival rate is only 20 percent, and overall, sufferers’ chances of still being alive 60 months after diagnosis stand at about 8 percent.
So, in May, Trebek shared more details of his treatment during an article on CBS Sunday Morning. There, he said that at one point while filming Jeopardy! he was “on the floor writhing in pain” because of stomach cramps. He explained, “It happened three or four times a day while we were taping. So that was a little – little rough on me.”
And the stomach problem actually turned out to be a tumor “the size of a small fist.” But no matter what, Trebek refused to stop working on the show. He said, “The producers were very kind. They said, ‘Look, if you don’t want to do the show, we’ll just cancel taping.’ I said, ‘No. We’re here. We’re doing the shows.’”
Trebek lost his hair thanks to the chemotherapy, too. He told CBS Sunday Morning, “On air I’m told that there were times when the hairpiece looked better than my real hair. So we’ll see how people react to that.” He added, “We have the summer months off. So hopefully my own hair will grow back, because I like my own hair.”
Before too long, then, the treatment appeared to be working. At the end of May 2019, for instance, Trebek told People in delight, “It’s kind of mind-boggling. The doctors said they hadn’t seen this kind of positive result in their memory… Some of the tumors have already shrunk by more than 50 percent.”
Trebek thanked the people who had sent him well wishes, saying, “I’ve got a couple million people out there who have expressed their good thoughts, their positive energy directed towards me and their prayers. I told the doctors, this has to be more than just the chemo, and they agreed it could very well be an important part of this.”
Yet this optimism was perhaps short-lived. Because it soon became clear that the treatment hadn’t worked as well as it had maybe first seemed. In October 2019, in an interview with Canadian TV network CTV, Trebek said he “went all the way down to numbers that correspond with a normal human being without cancer. Then all of a sudden, it blew up and went 50 per cent higher than when it was first diagnosed. Go figure.”
In the interview, the 79-year-old Trebek revealed, “I’m not afraid of dying. I’ve lived a good life, a full life, and I’m nearing the end of that life… if it happens, why should I be afraid of that? One thing they’re not going to say at my funeral, as a part of a eulogy, is, ‘He was taken from us too soon.’”
Trebek’s attitude to his condition has understandably impressed many people. And on a November 2019 episode of Jeopardy!, one contestant revealed his feelings for the host in an unmissable way. Yes, Dhruv Gaur – from Gainesville, Florida – decided to use up the money he’d banked on the show in order to send a message to Trebek.
The question posed to Gaur was, “In the title of a groundbreaking exposé of poverty in New York City slums, these three words follow ‘How the?’” The correct answer would have been, “What is, ‘Other Half Lives?’” But instead of writing that, or indeed any answer, Gaur wrote, “What is, ‘We love you, Alex.’”
Trebek asked Gaur, “Did you come up with the right one? No?” and then suddenly saw what he had actually written. “That’s very kind, thank you,” he told the young man. “Cost you $1,995. You’re left with five bucks.” But while Trebek was saying that, he appeared to be trying not to outright cry.
In fact, all the contestants on that episode of the show had been wearing purple ribbons in order to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer. Gaur was even wearing one while he showed Trebek his message. All the contestants in 2019’s Tournament of Champions will also be donating money to pancreatic cancer charity the Lustgarten Foundation.
And after his message went viral, Gaur took to Twitter to discuss it. He said, “I’m really glad I got the opportunity to say to Alex what everybody at the tournament was thinking. For context, Alex had just shared with us that he was re-entering treatment for pancreatic cancer. We were all hurting for him so badly.”
Gaur went on, “When Final Jeopardy came up, I could’ve tried to puzzle it together, but really, just kept thinking about Alex, and thought he should know. I’m just very grateful I got the opportunity to say what I know everyone was thinking. Sending all the love.” He tagged his post with #weloveyoualex.
The #weloveyoualex tag quickly took off on social media, too. One person described the video of Gaur’s message, saying, “The instant welling up of tears and emotion no viewer expected to have tonight.” A reply to that post read, “I was in the audience for this moment. Felt it then and feel it now.”
Gaur also shared something else on Twitter. He wrote, “With all the attention coming my way, I want to also re-up this play-along for pancreatic cancer on Thursday and Friday. Many of us are donating $1 for every question we get right when playing along at home to the Lustgarten Foundation for pancreatic cancer research. Join along!”
Later on that month, too, Gaur appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about his viral moment. The episode of Jeopardy! had actually been recorded in September, he explained, and Trebek had just been told that he would have to undergo more chemotherapy to hold back the cancer.
Gaur said, “[Trebek] had come back to the green room and talked to all the contestants who were on the tournament, and we could really tell that it was tough for him. So when I got up there, obviously I wasn’t going to win the game or anything, so I was like, ‘I could try to figure out the right answer, or I could do something for this person who might need it right now.’”
DeGeneres brought up that Gaur had actually been on Jeopardy! before and had won a lot of money. The host asked him what he did with it, and he answered, “I go to Brown [University], which costs a lot of money, so I spent a good amount of it on tuition, and another thing I decided to do is I took like 20 friends out to eat and paid for all their meals.”
DeGeneres asked, “What has the response been like since you’ve been on the show?” Gaur told her, “I was at the launch party for this episode with my friends, and my mom texted me, and she was like, ‘You’re trending on Twitter.’ And I was like, ‘Okay, Mom, eight tweets isn’t trending.’” But as soon as he checked, he was amazed.
Gaur said, “Since then, like, it’s been really crazy. Like, I’m here. Also like Ryan Reynolds, Chrissy Teigen, like all tweeted this moment. And there’s just been like a lot of energy around this.” But there was more to come – as DeGeneres had some special gifts for Gaur hiding behind the scenes.
DeGeneres told Gaur, “I don’t know how you’re going to be watching along at home, because you don’t own a television. So I’m going to give you one so you can watch at home.” She then brought out a massive 75-inch TV for him – and also a $25,000 donation to the Lustgarten Foundation for pancreatic cancer research.
And after that exciting experience, Gaur spoke to The Brown Daily Herald student newspaper about everything that had gone on since his Jeopardy! appearance and kind message. He said, “I definitely did not expect everyone to pick up on it on social media. The world really values that, which I didn’t expect.”
But the young man said he planned to simply resume his studies after his brush with fame. The whole thing had been “completely surreal,” he told The Brown Daily Herald. He added, “I still think I haven’t entirely processed that I flew to L.A., went on the show, talked to Ellen… and that I just came back home and went to class the next day.”
Gaur concluded, “Looking back, it’s been a really cool, extremely unique journey. I learned a lot about what it’s like to have a lot of attention on you for something you did… Over this past couple weeks, [I’ve] just been really grateful for the number of people who have kind of showed up to support me.”
And true to his word, Trebek is still hosting Jeopardy! despite the cancer. Talking to newspaper USA Today at the end of November 2019, he said, “[Gaur’s message] surprised me on the show, obviously. I was thrown for a loop there. I started to tear up, but that’s okay; I tear up over a lot of things.” Hopefully, then, Trebek will have more moments like that in the future.
Mind you, Trebek is not the only host to have ever been left holding back tears on screen. Take Steve Harvey, for instance. Through his marriage to Marjorie Bridges, Steve Harvey went from being a dad of four to a dad of seven. It can’t have been easy, and becoming a stepfather was surely not without its teething problems, either. Indeed, when the comedian’s stepson appeared on Harvey’s show, what he said brought the host to tears.
Comedian Steve Harvey is considered one of the most influential celebrities in America. He is also thought to be worth a whopping $100 million. And yet the TV and film star hasn’t always ridden on a wave of success.
Harvey was born in West Virginia on January 17, 1957, into humble beginnings. The son of a coal miner, the comedian knew the meaning of hard work from the beginning. And before making a name for himself on screen, the entertainer worked a string of jobs, which included stints as a mailman, a carpet cleaner and even a boxer.
When Harvey first started out as a stand-up comic, he was technically homeless and lived in his car between gigs. However, he got his big break when he made it to the final of the Second Annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search in 1990. And soon after, he became the host of late-night series Showtime at the Apollo.
Yet even when Harvey found his calling as a stand-up, he would find making it big a struggle. In fact, during the formative years of his career in the ’80s, the future star had no stable abode for a whole three years. Explaining how this happened, in 2013 Harvey said to People, “One or two gigs fell through, and suddenly I was homeless.”
Yes, while some of Harvey’s shows would come with places to stay, occasionally he had little choice but to live in his car. Aside from that, Harvey told People, he had “had nowhere to go.” So, the comic made a makeshift home in his 1976 Ford Tempo, repurposing a cooler as a kind of fridge and cleaning himself at gas stations and with swimming pools’ shower facilities.
Recalling those difficult times, Harvey told People, “It was so disheartening… A week is really the maximum you can do. This was three years!” Still, he never gave up hope that his luck would change. The host explained, “It was rock bottom. But even in my darkest days, I had faith it would turn around.”
And Harvey was right to believe. In 1990, you see, winning through to the final of that year’s Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search ultimately led to his TV breakthrough. Harvey’s role as the host of Showtime at the Apollo would be one that he would hang on to for seven years.
But while Harvey was on the road to the big time, he never forgot the struggles that he’d endured at the start of his career. As a result, he tried to keep his feet firmly on the ground. And even as his profile grew, the star used his platform to encourage others to keep going even when things seemed bad.
With that in mind, in August 2019 Harvey told Heidi Giokos, a reporter from the South African news channel eNCA, “Every time you overcome one challenge, I’ve got news for you: there’s another one. Another one right over there. The road to success is always under construction. ’Cause, what do you know?”
And Harvey knows all too well that life isn’t always straightforward. Shortly after he had made it as a comedian on Showtime at the Apollo, you see, his marriage to his first wife Marcia ended in divorce. The couple had been wed for 14 years and had twin daughters Karli and Brandi together as well as a son named Broderick.
Harvey didn’t give up on marriage even after that, though, as he subsequently tied the knot with Mary Shackelford in 1996. Yet while the pair’s union ultimately lasted for nine years and produced son Wynton, it also ended in divorce in November 2005. Thankfully, the comedian has at least managed to remain philosophical about his failed relationships.
Seemingly referencing his two marriages, Harvey told eNCA, “If you’ve never failed, what do you know? You know nothing. You’ve got to get a divorce to find the right chick. I know a little bit about that.” Yes, the host appeared to be speaking from experience, as following his divorce from Shackelford, he managed to reconnect with Marjorie.
Harvey first came into contact with Marjorie in 1990, when he was working as a stand-up comic in Memphis, Tennessee. One night, when the funnyman was on stage, a woman had arrived late to the show. And as she traveled through the crowd to her place in the front row, Harvey stopped dead in his tracks.
That woman, of course, had been Marjorie. And as she made her way through the audience, she feared that the performer was going to “give her the business” for being late. But Harvey didn’t utter one joke at her expense. Instead, he simply looked at her, then told his audience, “I’m sorry, I don’t know who this is, but I’m going to marry her.”
Somewhat spookily, Harvey had seen into the future. Yet even so, he would have to wait to tie the knot with Marjorie, as at the time of their first encounter he was still wed to Marcia. And in hindsight, Harvey believes that, in any case, he had needed to gain more control over both his finances and his career before settling down with Marjorie.
Harvey explained how he’d come to this conclusion in a 2014 interview with Essence, revealing, “Before a man can be of use to a woman… he’s got to know who he is, what he does and how much he’s going to make.” And it seems that Harvey spent the subsequent years figuring all of this out before Marjorie returned to his life in 2005.
So after conquering the comedy world, Harvey ventured into acting, starring in TV shows such as Me and the Boys and later The Steve Harvey Show, which ran until 2002. And it was after the comedian’s stint on the sitcom that he began dating Marjorie, eventually marrying her in 2007. What’s more, Harvey has since credited his third wife with his subsequent success.
Indeed, in his interview with Essence, Harvey said of Marjorie, “Everything I have… is because of this girl right here.” And it’s fair to say that his career has gone from strength to strength in the years following his third marriage. In 2010, for instance, the comedian was named as the host of the popular quiz Family Feud, which would ultimately become the second most-viewed daytime show in the U.S. within three years of Harvey taking up his role.
These days, Harvey is best known for his self-titled talk shows, Steve Harvey, which ran from 2012 to 2016, and Steve, which replaced it in 2017. The show features a mix of celebrity and human interest stories as well as Harvey’s signature humor. However, NBC abruptly canceled Steve in May 2019.
Reportedly, the network gave Steve the chop in order to make room for a new show starring Kelly Clarkson. And Harvey has claimed that he wasn’t made aware of the planned cancellation until details emerged in the press. In January 2019 he told the Variety Entertainment Summit, “I thought it would have been nice of [NBC] to come to me.”
The final Steve show thus aired in June 2019. And while it was no doubt a sad occasion for many of Harvey’s fans, the host was nevertheless able to remain positive. On Twitter, for instance, he would share an inspirational clip from his last day on the set of the chat show. And, altogether, Harvey seemed eager to focus on going forward rather than on looking back.
In the clip, Harvey told an enthralled studio audience, “This is a celebration. This is all about seven years coming to a close. This is good, though, man. You gotta understand how it works. Your life ain’t nothing but a book. I happen to be 62 years old. I am in the middle of my 62nd chapter of the book that I’m writing.”
Continuing with his analogy, Harvey said, “There are some good books in there, too. There are some good chapters and some bad chapters. And some chapters that lasted a little bit longer than I wanted to… But in this 62nd chapter, I got my finger on the corner of the page. All I’m doing is I’m about to turn it. I can’t wait to see what God’s got for me on that other page.”
But while Harvey’s run on Steve has come to an end, fans will surely remember some of the show’s best bits forever. One of the most memorable moments occurred in 2015 when Harvey invited Marjorie onto the series alongside their blended brood of seven children. And that’s when things took an emotional turn.
As previously mentioned, Harvey has twin daughters, Karli and Brandi, and a son named Broderick from his first marriage with Marcia. He also has a son, named Wynton with his second wife Shackelford. And while he’s had no biological children with Marjorie, he’s become a father through her, too.
You see, Marjorie has three children, Lori, Jason and Morgan, from an earlier relationship. Over the years that she has been with Harvey, then, he’s fulfilled the role of stepfather for the trio. And while blending two families can be challenging, it seems that Harvey would do anything for his beloved wife.
Speaking of finding love with Marjorie, in 2016 Harvey gushed to People, “It was like being reborn.” Explaining what he meant by that, he added, “I messed up so many times in my life. [Marjorie] made all the difference. When you’re happy at home, you can make a lot of things happen.”
And while the couple appear to have successfully combined their respective families now, bringing the two sides together wasn’t always easy. In fact, Harvey explained to People that he’d warned his kids, “‘Look, you don’t like it? Deal with it. I don’t need y’all’s permission.’”
Given little choice, the seven children accepted their parents’ union and soon became part of one large, blended family. However, it seemed that Marjorie’s son, Jason, had kept his true feelings about Harvey to himself – that is, until he appeared on his stepfather’s show in 2015.
In celebration of the host’s birthday, all seven of his children and his wife surprised him on Steve Harvey. During their appearance on the show, they each shared some of the heartwarming memories that they had of their dad, stepdad and husband.
For instance, Harvey’s daughter Karli recalled a memorable Christmas when she and Brandi had ridden their new bikes around their dining room table. Marjorie’s daughter Morgan, meanwhile, revealed how Harvey had given her away at her wedding. And her stepbrother Broderick remembered how his father had given him his first cigar.
However, when it was Jason’s turn to speak, things took a more serious turn. “You took my mother, but you gained a whole lot more with that,” he said, referring to himself and his sisters. And it seemed that Harvey had not just accepted those children, but also loves them as his own.
Growing visibly emotional, Jason continued, “You gave me your last name, and that’s the unthinkable.” He also added, “My father, you know, he did what he could, but he wasn’t there. And you stepped in, and you gave me that.”
As Harvey listened to Jason speak, it was clear to see that his words had touched a nerve. The host struggled to hold in his emotion as his eyes welled up and his lips began to quiver. However, the most moving part of his stepson’s speech was still to come.
Concluding his tribute to Harvey, Jason added, “If only you knew the true amount of love that I have for you… I need for you to know that now.” And he wasn’t quite finished. “It don’t get no better than you, Dad. You it,” Jason gushed, much to the delight of the live audience, who broke out into a round of applause.
Judging by Harvey’s reaction to Jason and all of his children’s words, he loves his family very much. However, he decided to take the opportunity to tell them explicitly what they mean to him in front of everyone watching.
In an emotional speech, Harvey said, “I ain’t working for me. I’m working for them. I’ve got four full-time jobs for them.” And addressing his children, he added, “When I’m done, I want you all to have remembered that somebody cared more about you than himself. And I want you to care more about someone else than yourself.”
With Harvey’s voice growing increasingly shaky with pride, he concluded, “I will defend your honor until I die. I love all of you. This is what it is for me. This is the greatest moment I’ve ever had. I’m very proud to be your father.”
So, while most of us know Harvey as one of the country’s most-loved television personalities, it turns out that entertainment isn’t his number one job. He is first and foremost a father, which makes him richer than any accolade or amount of cash ever could.
With that in mind, Harvey never shies away from showing off his family dynamic when he sees fit. As a result, the clan all appeared on a special episode of Family Feud together in 2017. And from the show – which is of course fronted by Harvey – it was clear to see that Jason shares his dad’s hilarious sense of humor.
In one round, for example, Jason was asked by Harvey to “name a part of a woman that moves when she walks in a sexy way.” And his response was priceless. Cheekily, Harvey’s son suggested that the answer could be “cellulite,” causing the studio audience to erupt into hysterics. In case he’d caused any offense, however, he was quick to add, “But there’s nothing wrong with cellulite.”
Off screen, meanwhile, Harvey has continued to sing the praises of his children in the years that have followed their appearances on his shows. The TV star is particularly vocal on social media, which he often uses to share proud updates on the expanding Harvey clan and their various exploits.
On top of their blended brood of seven children, Harvey and his wife, Marjorie, are also proud grandparents of five. The youngest member of their clan is a grandson named Ezra, who came into the world in September 2018. And he happens to be Jason’s third child with his model wife, Amanda.
Jason and Amanda tied the knot on Jason’s 22nd birthday in 2013. And five years later, when Jason turned 27 on their wedding anniversary, Amanda took to Instagram with a romantic post dedicated to her husband. On the social media site, she wrote, “27 years ago today, you were born. Five years ago today, we eloped in a hot air balloon.”
Amanda’s thoughtful post continued, “On this day, I thank God for creating you just for me and for forever joining us together in his name. You are the greatest gift I have ever received and the best choice I have ever made. I will continue to cherish and love you for the rest of my days. Thank you for loving me like no one else can. Your love has made my life a fairytale.”
Presumably, part of the fairytale to which Amanda was referring is the family that she has built with Jason. In June 2014, in fact, the pair welcomed their firstborn, a daughter whom they named Rose. Then, just over a year later, Jason and Amanda had a son called Noah. And in September 2018 their second boy, Ezra, was born.
Jason and Amanda’s offspring have even appeared on the catwalk together – at none other than Milan Fashion Week in 2017. Prior to Ezra’s birth, in fact, Mom, Dad and their children Rose and Noah opened the Dolce & Gabbana show at the prestigious event. And the foursome looked absolutely incredible while doing so.
Following the show, Amanda took to Instagram to share two captivating catwalk shots with her fans. In the first photograph, she and Jason can be seen each holding one of their children as they sashay down the runway. The entire family wears a mix of vibrant feline-inspired prints, including garments covered with images of cute kitties and leopard spots.
Beside the striking snap, Amanda wrote, “I am beyond honored for my family and I to have opened your show @dolcegabbana! We are forever grateful! Thank you @stefanogabbana and #Domenico! We love you!” And in another post, Amanda added, “[I’m] beyond blessed to have shared this beautiful moment with my family.”
But it wasn’t just Jason, Amanda, Rose and Noah who represented the Harvey family at the Dolce & Gabbana show. That’s because Jason’s younger sister Lori and their mother, Marjorie, were also runway models for the occasion. And they, too, were eager to celebrate the family affair on Instagram.
Alongside a picture of herself at the show, model Lori wrote on Instagram, “Third time’s a charm. Thank you so much @stefanogabbana and Domenico and the whole @dolcegabbana [team]. So honored to be a part of such an amazing show and to have walked alongside my mom, brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephew! Forever grateful #blessed.”
Meanwhile, proud grandmother Marjorie shared a photograph of Jason and Rose looking fierce as they strutted down the catwalk together. And beside the picture, she jokingly pointed out her granddaughter’s powerful pose. “Serve face, baby Rose,” she wrote. “It’s in her DNA.”
It’s indeed fair to say that a love of fashion runs deep in the Harvey family. While Marjorie is a fashion blogger and Amanda and Lori both model, Jason is actually the founder of luxury shoe brand Yevrah. The line sells unique designs that are handcrafted in Brazil and offer customers cutting-edge fashions.
Back in 2015, in fact, Jason appeared on his father’s TV show in order to promote Yevrah. And while speaking to Harvey, he revealed that he’d learned a lot in the process of making his footwear line. “I didn’t understand, really, the anatomy of the foot – how it really works, you know,” he admitted to his dad.
But with a little help from his family, Jason was able to make his dreams reality. “I think your mother and your sisters kind of helped you a little bit,” Harvey offered. “Because he was making these models and, you know, Marjorie and the girls [were] going, ‘Okay, Jason, but I have to stand up in this… and I want to be able to still have a back when all of this is done.’”
That wasn’t the only way in which Jason’s loved ones had inspired the creation of his shoe brand, though. That can be seen in the meaning behind the seemingly unusual label Yevrah, as Jason revealed. “The truth about the name is it’s only Harvey spelled backwards,” he explained. “So it’s keeping it in the family, of course.”
However, it would seem that creating a footwear empire is not enough for Jason. Because in December 2018 he announced that he was launching his own kids’ show named Grans on YouTube. The series is based on a fictional grandma’s house that contains a magical trunk. Furthermore, it has received both Harvey and Marjorie’s seals of approval, as each has already appeared on the show.
So, given how much Jason has achieved in his life, from his fashion business to his family, it’s little surprise that Harvey continues to sing his son’s praises. As a result, when Jason celebrated his 27th birthday in August 2018, the television star took to Instagram to share a picture with his boy. In the accompanying caption, Harvey wrote, “Happy birthday, second-oldest son, Jason Harvey. I’m proud of you, son.”