Why all eyes are on Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey: Everything we know

Rasha Ali, USA TODAY
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We could hear hearts around the world shatter when Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey made their romance Instagram official.

Rumors about the couple's relationship status swirled for months as Jordan, 33, and Harvey, 24, were photographed in Atlanta together around Thanksgiving.

Almost two months after their Atlanta getaway, People's 2020 Sexiest Man Alive and the model each posted separate photos together on their respective Instagram accounts on Jan. 10.

Jordan posted two photos, one looking into Harvey's eyes. Harvey, who was adopted by TV host Steve Harvey after his 2007 marriage to her mother, Marjorie Bridges, posted a Polaroid photo collage with Jordan tagged. One photo featured Jordan kissing her cheek as she beams.

As fans devour details about their newly minted relationship, here's everything we know about Jordan and Harvey.

Jordan's over-the-top romantic Valentine's Day gesture

For their first Valentine's Day together, Jordan went all in with an extravagant plan for the evening: he rented out an aquarium and filled the place with flowers and candles, Harvey showed off on her Instagram story. The two had dinner from celeb favorite Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant Nobu while sitting in the aquarium tunnel, and Harvey later revealed that her Valentine had bought her Hermes stock as a gift.

"Appreciate you, my girl," Jordan can be heard saying in the background of one of her videos.

Jordan celebrated Harvey's birthday with her

Harvey rang in her 24th birthday Jan. 13 with an intimate celebration with her family and, of course, Jordan.

According to her Instagram stories, she was gifted at least 15 bouquets of white roses from her "baby."

Harvey's celebration included her stepdad Steve Harvey, her mother Marjorie Harvey and her brothers and nephews. Jordan was also there and can be seen playfully coming up behind Harvey as she blows out her birthday candles.

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Jordan wished his new boo a happy birthday in an Instagram post, a photo of the pair pictured posing back to back. Another video he shared shows Jordan and Harvey engaging in a snow fight and laughing.

"10:10 HBD," he captioned the post along with a turtle emoji.

In impressively shirtless photographs of Jordan posted on his Instagram account Jan. 24, Harvey wrote, "Mine" with a cheeky emoji in the caption.

Prior to making their relationship public, Jordan and Harvey were spotted in Utah together in December.

In photos captured by The Sun, the couple was seen getting off a plane in Salt Lake City, Utah to bring in the New Year.

While Harvey and Jordan didn't share any photos or videos of each other during their trip, the two respectively posted clips from their time in Utah on Instagram stories showing off their snowboarding skills.

Where you know them from

Jordan kicked off his acting career in the late '90s with an appearance on the "Cosby" show, according to IMDb, and has paved a storied path in the entertainment industry.

His breakthrough performance came in Ryan Coogler's "Fruitvale Station," where he played Oscar Grant, a Black man shot and killed by police in Oakland, California. He went on to star in leading roles in "Creed," "Fantastic Four," "Black Panther" and "Just Mercy."

Along with his acting endeavors, Jordan has championed change behind the scenes in Hollywood. He started production company, Outlier Society Productions, which was among the first to embrace the inclusion rider, adopting the pledge to seek diverse casts and crews.

Jordan has been active in the Black Lives Matter movement and vocal about early voting registration for this year’s election.

Harvey has acted in a few minor roles on her stepdad's shows "Steve" and "Steve Harvey." She also starred in Teyana Taylor's music video "Issues/Hold On" off the KTSE album.

She has also modeled, walking in a runway show for Dolce and Gabbana in 2017.

"I feel like you don’t see a lot of color in the fashion industry in general. You just don’t. I think I was one of five girls backstage at the show that was African-American. Of course it was an honor, but it also shows girls that look like me that you can do this too, you can break into this industry and play a huge role in it," she told BET.

Jordan and Harvey's past flings

Harvey has been previously linked to rapper Future, Trey Songz, Justin Combs (and his father, Sean "Diddy" Combs) and Dutch soccer player Memphis Depay.

Harvey and Future's relationship was on display as the pair celebrated her 23rd birthday in Jamaica with a group of their friends, but the couple seemingly split in August when the two deleted photos of each other off their social media.

The 24-year-old was also briefly engaged to Depay in 2017, who even got the approval of Steve Harvey.

Jordan's dating past has been more lowkey. The "Creed" actor had not made a relationship Instagram official before Harvey.

He's previously expressed his troubles with dating. In 2018 he told WSJ Magazine that Los Angeles wasn't the best place to date and later that same year he told GQ he was single adding it's hard to date someone privately.

"My career is awesome. It is going great. There's other places in my life that I'm (expletive) lacking at. I'm very mature and advanced in a lot of areas of life. Dating may not be one of 'em. My personal life is not. I don't really know what dating is," Jordan said.

On the other hand, Harvey's mother tried giving her daughter dating advice in 2015 where she said: "I know you just started dating this year, so, how are we gonna handle that? No athletes, no rappers — we gonna go down the list."

"When it comes to dating, my mom has nothing to worry about: I got this," Harvey said.

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Contributing: Bryan Alexander, Charles Trepany and Hannah Yasharoff

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