Loni Love is right: “Y’all hating on Lori [Harvey] ’cause she living her damn life!”
On Thursday’s episode of “The Real,” the hosts discussed the criticism Steve Harvey’s daughter faces over her public love life.
While the 23-year-old is currently dating Future and was engaged to Dutch footballer Memphis Depay, the model has been reportedly linked to Lewis Hamilton, Trey Songz and Justin Combs.
Though much has been speculated about Lori’s life, many people — including “The Real” hosts — haven’t even heard her voice!
Twitter user @djrosegoldto put it best when writing, “Someone said, Lori Harvey don’t even speak and y’all already made narratives of her entire life up for her on here.”
In response to Harvey not being outspoken in the media, Jeannie Mai exclaimed, “Why should she have to? Why does she owe y’all an explanation about what she’s doing at her best life of ? Like, she’s dating!”
While Tamera Mowry-Housley believes the public often compares Harvey to her dad, the “Sister, Sister” actress feels people should think of Lori as her own person.
“I think it’s because when people think of her father, you know, he had that book. ‘Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.’ And I read it, and the views were very conservative when it came to dating, and I think the misperception is people think that his daughter is going to be like him,” she said, adding “I feel like you can only guide and be the example for your child, and then at some point you’ve got to learn to let it go.”
Love also discussed the double standard that casual sexual activity is regarded as more acceptable for men than for women.
“Because all these perceptions that every man that she’s with, she’s sleeping with. Even if she is, that’s her business,” she noted. “Men do it all the time. You see men with different women all the time, and no one is trying to label. I just feel like she’s a fun girl. I love her pictures. She gives me life.”
In fact, Loni wants Lori to come on “The Real,” and speak her piece!
“I would love, Lori, for you to come on the show, girl!”
Though Harvey was rumored to be dating Justin Combs’ dad Diddy, a March 2019 TMZ source said they are just family friends.