I’m sure most of you had forgotten that life-sized action figure Michael B. Jordan and professional girlfriend Lori Harvey have been dating for over a year. But after a year of perfectly crafted social media posts, the love between 35-year-old Michael and 25-year-old Lori is over. No word if they broke up because Diddy convinced her to date someone else in his family
People reports that both Michael and Lori are utterly devastated and doing wall slide cries in their respective homes after the tragedy of this break-up.
“Michael and Lori are both completely heartbroken,” the source says. “They still love each other.”
“Michael matured a lot over the course of their relationship and was ready to commit for the long term. He let down his guard with her, opening up emotionally in a romantic relationship for the first time,” adds the source. “They had great times together and brought out the best in each other.”
I’m going to assume that by “source” they mean Steve Harvey, Lori’s father. But Steve did talk about the split straight-up on his show, The Steve Harvey Morning Show, today. via E! News:
“I’m team Lori, 1000 percent,” he added. “She’s my daughter. I love her, I support her.”
Steve went on to note that it’s hard to have a successful relationship in the spotlight. “Look, as long as everybody can walk away in peace, be friends…I ain’t heard nobody say they busted no windows or nothing,” he said. “As long as you don’t put your hands on my daughter, I don’t give a damn what you do.”
“He’s still a cool guy…from what I know. It’s a breakup. I’m pretty sure they’ll be fine. People break up all the time,” Steve, whose been married three times, added before referencing his own relationship history. “I just wish I could have broke up without the cost factor! I got to start learning from my children, get out early! I waited way too late.”
And in the event that this was indeed real love, Michael revealed in a previous interview (via The Hollywood Reporter) that he struggled with opening up in relationships until Lori came into the picture.
“When I was younger, I don’t know if I could have handled the onslaught of opinions and being picked apart, and also being conscious of what the other person’s going to go through. It takes a special person to deal with that.”
“There’s a premeditated planning of staying out of the way [of the public eye] that sometimes kills spontaneity and intimacy. I wanted to take that away and give this the best chance it had, in this weird world that we live in, to be somewhat normal. Long story short, I think it’s just the timing of everything. It was the right time for me.”
I’m sure the shock of this breakup will last until Happy Hour later today where Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em Lori will find herself on a jet with a billionaire who’ll marry her by Christmastime and Michael debuts another broad we’re supposed to believe he’s fallen madly in love with by the end of the summer. And when that relationship crumbles to dust I will be there to play Captain Save-A-Ho for Michael whenever he needs me. Hell, I’ll even wear a Black Panther mask.