Michael B. Jordan explains why he went Instagram-Official with girlfriend Lori Harvey

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I think I’m so fascinated by Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey’s relationship because MBJ was becoming something like a George Clooney-esque “eligible bachelor” figure. MBJ had definitely taken up that mantle, the JFK Jr, the Clooney mantle of being hot, single, free and ready to mingle. And then last fall, he took up with Lori Harvey and nothing has ever been the same since! MBJ is in love and he’s the one making it super-official on Instagram and everywhere else. Lori has this man so enamored that he’s giving interviews to People Mag about why he’s being so public with Lori.

Michael B. Jordan is happier than ever — and he’s not afraid to show it! The actor, who next stars in Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse (out on Amazon Prime Video April 30), has been showing off his love with Lori Harvey on social media ever since they confirmed their relationship earlier this year. It’s the first time Jordan, 34, is so public about his love life. He tells PEOPLE that it finally felt like time to celebrate his love.

“I’m still private, and I want to protect that, but it just felt like it was a moment of just wanting to put it out there and move on,” he says in this week’s issue, on stands Friday. “I am extremely happy.” He adds, “I think when you get older, you feel more comfortable about the [public nature] of the business that we’re in. So for me, it was a moment to, I guess, take ownership of that and then get back to work.”

Jordan and Harvey, 24, were first spotted stepping off a plane together in Atlanta over Thanksgiving and heading to the ski slopes in Utah in December. A few days after confirming their relationship on social media, they headed off to a romantic getaway in the Caribbean.

“They have gotten serious quickly. It’s obvious that they don’t want to be apart,” a source tells PEOPLE of the couple in this week’s issue. Harvey, the 24-year-old stepdaughter of talk show host Steve Harvey, has been spending more time with the Black Panther actor, 34, on the West Coast, away from her home in Atlanta. “When they don’t travel together, Lori spends a lot of time in Los Angeles with Michael,” says the source.

[From People]

Yeah… I think he’s at a place in his life and career where he can date someone and not hide it – and even show it off – and it doesn’t come across as try-hard or desperate or famewhorey. He’s a big deal professionally and he understands that. The thing with George Clooney and JFK Jr is that they never had to deal with social media and that aspect of dating in the modern world. I feel like Michael is handling it in a way that feels authentic to him and it’s fine. Plus, people just love looking at photos of beautiful people being beautiful together.

Photos courtesy of Instagram.

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  1. Lauren says:

    They are a smoking-hot couple! And if they want to show it off, good for them.

  2. Darla says:

    All I will say, to make this completely gender neutral, is that I would run like the wind from any man I discovered had slept with a mother and a daughter. Sleaze. Oh, I actually knew a man who had slept with his daughter in law. I never spoke to him again, we were in the same circle, not involved, but I would turn away if I saw him. It disgusted me so deeply. I’m sorry, it’s just not the thing in my book.

    • Mar says:

      I’m guessing you’re taking about the Combs family?

    • Allygator says:

      What??! What is the background on this?!

      • milliemollie says:

        Lori banged Diddy and then his son. Or first his son and then Diddy, I don’t remember.
        Maybe it’s just me but don’t buy it when couples oversell their happy and amazing love.

      • Goldie says:

        Is there actual evidence that she dated both of them? Perhaps she only dated Diddy, and people just initially assumed that she was his son’s girlfriend, because she is closer to his age. I didn’t really follow this when it went down, though, so I’m not sure what happened.

    • Nomegusta says:

      In my best Saweetie voice “I know that’s right”

      Like, you knew they were daddy and son, that doesn’t sit right

    • Gah says:

      Oh wow yeah that is messy. I had to google it. I have always had a penchant for older men but I lay the blame for that one squarely n diddy. Not to rob Lori of agency but he should have done better esp bc they’ve been family friends for so long. Major ick

      • Darla says:

        I totally agree about Diddy. However…she slept with them both. That signals to me that this woman has no idea what a boundary is (obviously neither does Diddy) and that WILL show up again. I would not involve myself. That’s me. Everyone is free to do what they want. I can’t think of many redder flags than this in a background though.

    • Tootsie23 says:

      OK, but she’s TWENTY FOUR! All I can say is I’m glad the stupid decisions I made at the very beginning of my romantic/intimacy learning curve are not the decisions I’m judged by forevermore.

    • Tinydancer says:

      The Carla Bruni moove 😅 with Enthoven

  3. Cecilia says:

    They are a gorgeous couple but i did raise an eyebrow at the age difference. I know they’re both adults and can make that decision for themselves but 10 year just feels like a lot. Especially if one of them is still in their 20’s

    • Lucky says:

      This made me look up his age, and I swear I thought he was younger!

    • Bryn says:

      Shes 24, grown ass adult. Hes only 34, thats really not a big age difference especially in Hollywood

    • Anne says:

      Yes, me too. And I simply do not like her. I can’t explain why, I don’t have any valid reasons but she simply seems somehow shady and not as a good person to me. I mean, he is a d… too, so maybe they just found each other.

      • Yup, Me says:

        Beware when you have ZERO reason for it but you decide (and repeat) that you perceive someone is shady and “not a good person”. There might be some underlying icky context (aka bullshit) that you are perpetrating without realizing it.

        Especially beware when you are doing that about someone who comes from a group that society has told you should not be out here living their best lives all in your face.

        You might think you’re being perceptive but you might just be a hater.

    • ennie says:

      I am 11 years older than my husband ooops! I still side eye the overtly romantic messages. Nit my thing, but hey, kudos.

    • Twin falls says:

      Based on nothing but his IG, he seems like a young 34. Like he just turned 34 and is into his career and fitness and living life.

  4. tammy says:

    such a beautiful couple!!

  5. NewKay_ says:

    I’m glad he’s with a Black woman. That’s all
    I’ve got.

    • Jillie says:

      Why? Who cares who is with who?

      • BlueSky says:

        MBJ has a history of saying problematic things about Black women. Rumor is he prefers and has frequently dated only white women. A lot of people (myself included) think this is nothing more than PR to repair his image with black women.

      • Jillie says:

        Ahh ok. I did not know that. If he’s saying dumb stuff about women that’s gross. I think people should be with whoever they are attracted to, but if he’s being shady to certain women, that is unacceptable. I don’t follow him so I didn’t know that. Thank you.

    • Imara219 says:

      Right, I was shocked at first that he would even be with Lori. Honestly, maybe it was a “phase” and he’s grown up. Maybe he decided when he settled down it would be with a Black woman. Maybe he is just that smitten with this particular woman. I know a lot of Black men, who date White women when younger and then boom, get around mid-twenties and settle down with and marry Black women.

      • NewKay_ says:

        Yes, I wondered about the PR optics too- given how much flack he got (deservedly so) for his comments about Black women. It’s upsetting hearing those comments from a Black man. So yes- I’m glad he’s with a Black woman. I hope it lasts. I hope it’s real. He seems shallow, so I hope she’s happy and ok.

  6. Lucky says:

    I adore him so much. I don’t know anything about her, but she really is absolutely stunning. I think they seem like a beautiful couple and I am glad he’s happy enough to want to share it!

  7. KTate says:

    So y’all believe all these lying blogs about who this young lady dates? Let her have her twenties! Many of those past “relationships “ were PR. Stop spreading the “dated father and son” rumors.

    • Yup, Me says:

      I think this one is PR too and I am here for it. I love contract relationships just like I love prenuptial agreements. Let’s be on the same page about what we’re doing here and make certain it’s mutually beneficial.

      MBJ was getting a lot of flack for appearing not to date Black women even though it’s Black women who have contributed so much to his career and success. This helps with that. LH has clearly been looking to raise her profile – case in point – she was TEN when her mother married Steve Harvey – why is she out here with a whole new last name? This raises her profile and how!

      This “relationship” serves both their goals and I would love to see the contract and the behind the scenes negotiations for it. I hope they both achieve their desired ends with it.

    • Imara219 says:

      I thought it was bizarre people really thought that particular news was true. It was pure gossip. Lori Harvey is not P. Diddy’s type and the whole thing felt like a smear campaign against a beautiful young woman.

  8. Kfg says:

    First off just because she went on a date with someone doesn’t mean she slept with them. She dated King combs when she was like 18. No one knows if she dated Diddy they were just seen together during the same time she was dating his son. And anyway, she’s 24. Live your best life babygirl!

  9. Lucy2 says:

    They are a beautiful couple. I really like him, glad he’s happy.

  10. Victoria says:

    I’m such a cynic. I think one of the reasons why he hid his previous relationships was because he was concerned about the optics. All the chicks he was linked to were non-Black and it was Black women who helped push him forward to stardom and supported his career from the jump. For some reason, they think Black women will get angry if Black men are seen with anyone but us, but that’s literally not true and is also shady as hell.

    As long as you don’t throw us under the bus when you’re dating the rainbow, do you!

    But I really believe that’s where he was at with it because he had made some comments in the past that seemed to be shady towards Black women…he played it safe for the coin and for his edges.

    No one was more shocked than me that he and Lori were dating. As beautiful as she is, she didn’t seem to be his type.

    But congrats, I guess.

    Lori is a pretty bird, but I hope that both of them navigate all of this in healthy and happy way.

  11. Charfromdarock says:

    Wow. She is absolutely gorgeous.

  12. Renee says:

    These are two beautiful people in love. Kudos to them.

    Serious question though….does Lori Harvey have a job? This is a genuine question. I never hear any mention of a career or anything so I’m curious.

    • milliemollie says:

      Nah, she’s just another (step-) child of a celebrity who posts photos on IG and is known for her romantic life.

      • Renee says:

        Ahhh …that answers it then. I always wonder how these famous adult kids of celebrities fund their world? I mean does she draw from a trust? Does Steve Harvey hand her a no limit credit card? Seriously, how do they live day to day at 24 yrs old without a job? It’s ridiculous

      • milliemollie says:

        I guess she gets money from her parents and gets paid for IG posts. Her “romance” probably gets her now more lucrative IG deals.

  13. nicegirl says:

    Too good looking

  14. Juju says:

    Anybody remember her Valentine’s video. All of their posts are just over the top. It won’t last long. This Instagram relationships never do.

    • Meg says:

      Yeah its too much and IMO wanting people to be jealous of the gifts why else share that publicly unless they were ads? if so that makes this relationship feel even more fake

  15. nicegirl says:

    So much gorgeousness

  16. luna says:

    Meh, I don’t see them lasting long. She looks too fixated on social media aspect of their relationship, and he sounds blinded by lust.

  17. TeeMajor says:

    Time will have to tell for me, I will have to see if they truly ARE a couple. I like him and I love her. I do know that he said some VERY harsh things on several occasions about black women in the very near past.
    I initially thought this was to just clean up his image, for his past transgressions.
    I will have to see…BUT I love them together.

  18. Christine says:

    They are both so beautiful, it hurts to look at them. I am rooting for this relationship, perhaps a a bit much, since I am a grown adult woman who shouldn’t care about gorgeous youngsters, but these two are HOT.