If you were holding out hope that Michael B. Jordan would be yours someday, Lori Harvey has stepped in to throw a wrench in those plans. The Instagram influencer and socialite went public with her relationship with the actor on Sunday (January 10), and he did the same. You can see the photos of the two looking quite cute and cozy here and here.
Plenty of their famous friends took to the comment sections of the images of the two posing close to share their excitement and support. On the flipside, everyday women joked that she was living their dream and shared pain over being cheated on by a man they were never with. Interesting responses all around.
Jordan and Harvey first appeared together around the Thanksgiving holiday, when they were spotted coming off a plane together in Atlanta. They were seen traveling together yet again ahead of the new year, captured coming off of a plane in Utah. Everyone speculated about what all this could mean, but now we know they’re definitely more than friends who travel together.
This is a pretty big deal for both parties because while they’re often seen with people assumed to be romantic prospects, they rarely claim them. That means they must find each other to be special.
With that in mind, in no particular order, we thought we’d take a look back at the ladies and gents who led up to this point and remind you of the dating history of these two much desired well-known figures.
Way before she had men in the music industry name-dropping her in songs and shooting their shot, Lori Harvey was engaged to be married. Her fiancé was a Dutch and Ghanian footballer named Memphis Depay. They reportedly started dating in 2016, and by 2017, it was announced that the two were engaged. By 2018, it came out that they called it quits. Her stepfather, Steve Harvey, was a fan of Depay for the record, so much so that they hung out together in 2019, long after the engagement ended.
While nothing major came of their time together, Michael B. Jordan enjoyed the company of stunning model Cindy Bruna in 2019. We shared the tea with you at the time. The news about them first spread after they were seen and photographed leaving an Italian restaurant in New York City together. They were reportedly there for a whopping four hours getting to know each other better. But once they left the restaurant, they went in different directions to avoid paparazzi, who were waiting with their flashes on. His time with the Italian and Congolese model didn’t seem to last very long.
Who could forget Harvey’s time with Diddy? After being spotted near each other at a party, the two set social media ablaze when they were soon spotted out in matching ensembles in New York City around 2019. If that wasn’t enough, things took something of a serious turn when Diddy was spotted vacationing not only with her but also with her mom Marjorie and Steve Harvey in Italy. They were all dining together and the couple didn’t mind displaying PDA in front of the parentals. They never spoke publicly about what they had going on that year, but interesting enough, Diddy’s son Christian spoke about them, confirming they were an item.
“They good,” he said when asked about his father’s relationship. ‘They’re just being … Private time.”
Before Jordan was strolling through the dreams of many women, he was a young, less-desired actor having fun. During that time, back in 2014, he was spotted hanging out with an actress named Catherine Paiz. A scrawnier version of his now-massive self, Jordan was seen with Paiz in Miami enjoying a vacation. They were photographed staying close to one another, with Paiz even riding on the back of a jet-ski that the actor was manning. Their situation seemed to be brief, and Paiz has since moved on to become a popular YouTube personality as part of the ACE Family alongside husband Austin McBroom and their kids.
Harvey was spotted hanging out with singer Trey Songz back in 2018 after her engagement with Depay ended. They were seen in Beverly Hills at a jewelry store, and when paparazzi found them, she tried to duck and hide in his Benz. Nevertheless, they stopped hiding after that. They went on triple dates with Jeezy and Jeannie Mai, and former couple Malika Haaq and OT Genasis. They took pictures close and cozy while out together in public places. There was even a photo of her with her foot on that man’s face. He was clearly smitten with her to allow all that. But by 2019, the two were done, and she moved on to another notable relationship.
You’re not going to find a photo of Jordan with actress Kiki Layne, of If Beale Street Could Talk fame. But there were numerous reports that during the Sundance Film Festival in 2019, they were seen hanging quite close to one another at a club in Park City, Utah. Their friends reportedly helped them to maintain their privacy, keeping them from being photographed. But that didn’t stop supposed witnesses from spilling the tea to publications like Page Six.
“She would have her hand on the back of his head rubbing it as he whispered in her ear and [he] kept kissing her cheek,” said a source.
A notorious player of sorts (make that father), Future was not someone most people thought Harvey would take a serious interest in. But there she was, at his birthday party, and traveling with him as he went to perform in Nigeria, and canoodling with him in a pool during her birthday getaway to Jamaica. That’s some serious interest. They would smile and hug in photos, even pose like an everyday couple for mirror selfies. And then, all of a sudden, they were done. Around August of 2020, they unfollowed each other on social media and even deleted photos of one another. They both quickly moved on to the next prospect.
Jordan is a pretty good actor, but the chemistry he had with singer Snoh Aalegra in her “Whoa” video certainly didn’t appear to be performing. He played her love interest in the clip, the two even sharing a kiss at one point, and immediately people couldn’t help but wonder if they were an actual item. When asked what was going on between them, the actor of course kept things diplomatic, giving the impression that he was just a fan who agreed to be in her music video. Riiiight.
“She’s awesome. It was a great time. It was awesome,” he said in late 2019. “Just happened to be in Berlin. I was shooting a movie out there, just wrapped. I actually just came back yesterday. She was out there shooting a music video and we made it happen. I’m a big fan. She’s awesome.”
Now, before she gave Diddy the time of day, Harvey was linked to the mogul’s son, Justin. They never spoke publicly about one another, but that’s the story. Once she began dating Diddy, people had a lot to say about her partying with father and son at the same time, which anyone would consider awkward. They were all seen hanging out at Magic City in Atlanta in the fall of 2019. This wouldn’t be the first time they all were together for a good time. In February of 2019, she was spotted not only with Justin and Diddy at the Official Big Game Takeover event in Atlanta, but her future beau, Future (no pun intended), was also present.
No official photos of Ms. Castro because, well, she’s an Instagram model but not actually a presence on red carpets or at events. However, she was definitely something to Jordan because they rang in 2018 together, and she wanted everyone to know it. She even shared photos of him holding her hand and wanted to make sure all the people on social media could see they were partying together, including at family functions. And while people were in somewhat of an uproar about this coupling, before the year was over, they seemed to be over and he was back single and ready to mingle.