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Watch Steve Harvey Cry WhileTalking About His Son Leaving For College

Steve Harvey has made a career on giving outrageous advice and making funny faces. However, on his daytime talk show, the man occasionally gets extremely emotional, showing sensitivity in ways that make him even more likable to his audience. Last week, Steve Harvey was able to spend some time with his son Wynton before he headed off to college. The emotional video’s a bit of a tearjerker, but you can give it a watch, below.

During last week’s episode, Harvey talked about how he likes to share a cigar with his sons after they turn 18 and are headed away from home and off to college. His youngest, Wynton, is now on that track, and when they had their cigar together, Wynton shared that he’d been waiting “as long as he could remember” to follow in his older brother’s footsteps and have that moment with his dad. Obviously, this whole episode was choked up and emotional, and in the video above, as noted by E!, Harvey actually set out the expectations for his kid. Here’s what he had to say.

I really expect a lot of great things from you and remember what your name is. You are a Harvey. You are my son. And you remember that I love you man. I love you. More than I love myself.

Sending any kid off to college is an emotional experience, but it’s not one we get to see celebrites encounter in the public eye all that often. Harvey has written books on relationships, hosted TV shows discussing similar topics, and even poked fun at families on Family Feud. And while he has a full pretty full plate, it’s nice to see him having such a lovely moment with his own kid on Steve Harvey. In fact, when the clip played during the episode, his eyes even got a little teary, again.


A man of many facial expressions, Harvey is known for going from joy, to anger, to confusion on his show when guests bring up wild stories from the bedroom or their home lives. While he often uses his comedic skill set to make the audience laugh, it’s nice to see this tender side of the early morning host, too, as he sends his 18-year-old off to school. I guess it really is the “season of surprises” on Steve Harvey.

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Jessica Rawden
Managing Editor

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