The internet was shaken by the news of Lori Harvey and Michael B. Jordan’s break up — and now, just months after the split, Lori has opened up.
Lori, 25, and Michael, 35, were a real power couple.
The pair officially confirmed they were dating in early 2021, and they seemed to be head over heels for one another.
Just months after going Instagram official, the pair celebrated their 1 year anniversary, and fans went wild.
Jordan even opened up about their relationship to The Hollywood Reporter the following December.
He shared that he “finally found what love was” with Harvey.
And even explained why he went public admitting: “When I was younger, I don’t know if I could have handled the onslaught of opinions and being picked apart, and also being conscious of what the other person’s going to go through. It takes a special person to deal with that.”
He added: “There’s a premeditated planning of staying out of the way [of the public eye] that sometimes kills spontaneity and intimacy. I wanted to take that away and give this the best chance it had, in this weird world that we live in, to be somewhat normal. Long story short, I think it’s just the timing of everything. It was the right time for me,” he added.
“Yeah. I’m happy.”
Jordan later told PEOPLE why the pair shared the news with fans.
“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 said at the time.
“I am extremely happy. 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.”
Lori also opened up about her thoughts on The Real, revealing “We just really balance each other. 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.”
She shared that Jordan was “so sweet, very attentive; he listens to me and the things that I say that I want, and he really makes an effort.”
Adding that he is “really good at all the big things […] Valentine’s Day, birthdays, all that, but it’s the little things, the everyday things that I think really is what makes him special like he just listens to me when I talk.
“Even the other day, I just been saying I really just wanted to go to a farmer’s market, so he called me one Sunday morning and was like, ‘What are you doing, I’m going to come pick you up,’ and he took me an hour away to this really cute farmer’s market and we had the best day. So it’s things like that.”
But sadly, not everything can last forever…
Back in June, the two called it quits.
They’ve even deleted all traces of each other from social media — the true sign of a breakup.
The pair dated for a year and a half, and a source close to the couple shared some details about the move to PEOPLE.
“Michael and Lori are both completely heartbroken,” the source says. “They still love each other.”
“Michael matured a lot over the course of their relationship and was ready to commit for the long term.
“He let down his guard with her, opening up emotionally in a romantic relationship for the first time,” adds the source. “They had great times together and brought out the best in each other.”
Not long after it was announced, Lori’s dad, Steve Harvey, spoke out about the split.
“I feel fine. I’m fine… I still gotta go to work… I still gotta take care of my family,” he joked.
“I’m team Lori, 1000 percent,” he added. “She’s my daughter. I love her, I support her.”
“As long as you don’t put your hands on my daughter, I don’t give a damn what you do. He’s still a cool guy… from what I know.”
“It’s a breakup. I’m pretty sure they’ll be fine. People break up all the time,” he finished.
Sounds like dad knows best, in this scenario!
Now, it’s been a few months since the pair called it a day, and Lori has certainly changed her tune about Jordan since then.
And it seems she has some red flags she wants to share about relationships.
Now, we can only speculate that this has something to do with her most recent ex, but then again, we could be wrong!
Lori opened up on an episode of Luv2SeeIt with Teyana Taylor, via E! News, where she gave some of her biggest red and green flags in relationships.
We all want to know her red flags, and it seems they’re to do with previous relationships.
“If you are too close to your exes, that’s a red flag,” she said. “Cordial? Okay.” She added, “I don’t want y’all to have beef either because that gets messy.”
Her green flags are good communication. “I was actually a horrible communicator,” she said.
“I just didn’t realize that it was that bad, but I learned. It’s something that I’ve been actively working on.”
Lori also shared that she’s been in a “sexier” head space recently.
“I’m more mature. I’m in a different headspace, too,” she added.
We’re glad she’s doing well!
You can watch her interview here.
What do you make of her comments?