Michael B. Jordan is officially taken.
The Black Panther actor has long been the focus of many a fan's wanting eye, no more so than after he was crowned 'Sexiest Man Alive' for 2020 last November.
In his cover interview with People, which gave the actor the coveted 2020 title, the star detailed what he looks for in a partner. His chosen traits include 'a sense of humour, true understanding, because [an actor’s] life is not conducive to a relationship—it’s really not' and 'somebody that’s nurturing'.
The same month, Jordan was rumoured to be dating model Lori Harvey after the pair were spotted at an Atlanta airport together. They were subsequently photographed together in Salt Lake City a day before New Year's Eve.
The 24-year-old model is the stepdaughter of television host and comedian Steve Harvey, who adopted her after his 2007 marriage to her mother, Marjorie Bridges. She began modelling at the age of three and is currently signed to LA Models and Select Model Management.
Here's a timeline of Lori Harvey and Michael B. Jordan's romance so far:
14/01/21: Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey reveal their super cute nicknames
After confirming their relationship just a few days ago on Instagram, Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey are back and proving to be even more adorably smitten with each other.
Thursday (January 14) marked the model's 24th birthday and in honour of her big day she posted a series of sultry snaps of herself on Instagram. Black Panther alum and new beau Jordan was quick to react to the photo with the comment: 'Gimmie!! Sheeesh!! Happy Birthday Turtle!!'
Lori responded with her own pet name for Michael, writing, 'thank you nugget', revealing that like most blossoming relationships, the pair have already done the important work of nailing super cute names for one another.
Adorable nicknames weren't the only romantic PDA moments shown by the pair on the model's birthday.
Among the reposts of messages from well wishers and friends on her social media account, Harvey also shared a quick video showcasing dozens of white roses presented to her by her new beau in honour of her birthday. 'Thank you baby,' she captioned the clip.
Jordan also took to his own account to mark the special occasion, opting to share a gorgeous photo and video of the pair standing back-to-back, bundled up on a snowy day.
The video shows the couple playfully joking around, with Jordan mischievously tossing snow at the model. Harvey responds, equally in jest, with a deep sigh and says 'why?' before swiftly retaliating.
11/01/21: Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey go 'Instagram official'
The actor and model confirmed their relationship on Sunday January 10 by sharing near identical Instagram posts of themselves.
In Jordan's post, two images see the couple standing in a dimly-lit room in front of each other, with one seemingly taken before they kiss.
'Faves! [sic]' commented actress Gabrielle Union on Jordan's post. 'Some JOY! [sic]' added actress Sophia Bush.
On Harvey's account, the post is of two Polaroid photos in which the actor kisses her cheek and the couple stand in front of what appears to be a large Christmas tree.
Celebrities including reality stars Jordyn Woods, Malika Haqq and model Winnie Harlow commented on Harvey's post, sharing their glee at her new romance.
Who is Lori Harvey?
Harvey is the daughter of Steve and Marjorie Harvey, who first met in 1990, according to Good Housekeeping.
Following the end of Harvey’s first marriage and his TV show, The Steve Harvey Show, the pair began dating and married on June 25, 2007.
Prior to their marriage, Marjorie was already a mother to Lori, Jason, and Morgan, while Steve was a father-of-four. The couple regularly share photos of their children – and grandchildren on Instagram.
Lori was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and raised between Atlanta and Chicago. ‘My parents did a good job of keeping us out of the spotlight and letting us have a normal childhood so we could be kids and not live life under a microscope,’ she previously told Vogue.
Last June, Harvey celebrated Father’s Day with a post dedicated to her famous father.
‘Happy Father’s Day to the hardest working, funniest, most loving dad out there! I love you so much big guy! [sic] she captioned snaps of her with the comedian.
What Is Lori Harvey’s job?
Harvey is a successful model with over 2.6 million Instagram followers.
In recent years, she’s fronted campaigns and walked in shows for brands including Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana, Calvin Klein, as well as starring in make-up artist Pat McGrath’s 2018 #InTheMirror video series to celebrate the launch of Pat McGrath Labs' Mothership IV: Decadence Eye Palette and MatteTrace lipstick shades.
Her breakout fashion moment was on D&G’s couture runway presentation at Milan Men’s Fashion Week in 2017.
In addition to modelling, Harvey showed off a talent for horse-riding and was a respected equestrian in her youth. Despite dreams of representing her country in the Olympics, Harvey was forced to give up riding competitively, previously telling Vogue: ‘I wanted to be a professional equestrian. But I got injured badly a few years ago, so now I only ride leisurely.’
Who have Lori Harvey and Michael B. Jordan previously dated?
Harvey is rumoured to have had several high-profile celebrities such as musician Future and Trey Songz. However, Harvey has never confirmed the romances publicly.
Jordan was once rumoured to have dated his Black Panther co-star Lupita Nyong'o, but the actor has insisted the pair have only ever been friends.
'They're writing their own soap opera that they want to see happen,' he told USA Today when asked about a rumoured romance in November 2018. 'Me and Lupita? I love her to death. Beautiful girl, very talented. People write their own narratives — I don't have any control over that.'
The actor has also been romantically linked with model Cindy Bruna and actress Kiki Layne in the media but, again, no relationships have ever been confirmed with the women.
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