Just months after making their red-carpet debut as a couple at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey have reportedly split. Neither party has commented or confirmed the news, but Harvey appears to have deleted all trace of their coupledom from her Instagram.
As for what caused the split, rumor has it Jordan was ready to settle down, with a source telling People, “Michael matured a lot over the course of their relationship and was ready to commit for the long term.” Though the source didn’t comment on the exact cause, they did say, “Michael and Lori are both completely heartbroken,” which seems to suggest they just weren’t on the same page. (For what it’s worth, Jordan is 35 and Harvey is 25.) “They still love each other,” claimed the source.
The ridiculously attractive couple had been together for more than a year and a half — they made their Instagram debut in January of 2021, though rumors about their relationship started late in 2020. Making things Instagram official also marked the usually private Jordan’s first high-profile celebrity relationship. He told The Hollywood Reporter that, with Harvey, he “finally found what love was.” Though he and Harvey kept their romance mostly private, there was the occasional Instagram post — mostly birthday celebrations and, sometimes, declarations of love — and interviews that gave fans a glimpse at their relationship. “I really do believe in the statement when they say, ‘When you know you know.’ And I think that really applies to our situation and we just have a really good time together,” Harvey told The Real in September.
Her famous stepfather, Steve Harvey, who had been publicly supportive of their relationship, acknowledged the breakup during the June 6 episode of “The Steve Harvey Morning Show.” “I’m Team Lori 1,000 percent,” he said. “She’s my daughter. I love her.” That said, the talk-show host still thinks Jordan is “a cool guy … from what I know.” He added, “It’s a breakup. I’m pretty sure they’ll be fine. People break up all the time.”
Meanwhile, Jordan stepped out for the first time since the breakup news broke, attending the Warriors-Celtics game on Sunday. Video of him sitting courtside and looking, well, like a man who has just suffered a painful breakup quickly went viral. Hang in there, man!