Lori Harvey

Lori Harvey: Mastering the Art of Privacy in a Celebrity-Obsessed World


Dec. 3 2023, Published 7:26 p.m. ET

You might assume you know Lori Harvey because her name is on everyone's tongue—often from dating high-profile celebrities. Besides her scrutiny in the media ecosystem and celebrity gossip sites, she's always maintained a dignified demeanor.

When she is in an interview and asked about her dating life, she will reserve her comments. Mostly, she will turn the discussion to be about her business. She uses this approach to prevent her statements from being misquoted by the public.

Maintaining A Private Life

Lori Harvey has hit the headlines numerous times because of her love life. Despite this, she has remained a super-private person. However, since she doesn't have control over what people say about her relationships, she always chooses to protect her privacy.

For instance, when asked to speak about rumors of her relationships, she brushes off the interviewers by not engaging. Lori believes that such stories aren’t worth the attention and that she's more than what people say about her.

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She also knows that when people comment about her relationship on social media platforms, it will be a breeding ground for negativity, so she avoids it to maintain her peace. While she doesn't discuss details about her breakups, she'll share her mind on relationships in general. Based on her father's advice, she admits that she knows her worth and won't compromise her peace for anybody or anything.

“I know my worth, and I know my value. I’m not going to compromise that, or settle, or accept anything less than what I know I deserve,” she told Essence. “That’s where I’m at in my life right now. I’m not compromising my peace and happiness for anything or anybody.”

Since everybody has something to say about her, doing this helps her to control her narrative.

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Showcasing Her Vulnerability

The media can take a small clip extract and use the information to help generate engagement. Lori is aware of this, making her cautious about what she says publicly. Being vulnerable about her life is an approach she would hardly take unless driving an agenda.

In one of her interviews, she hinted at creating a modeling agency exclusive to Black people. Her ambitions are influenced by her experience as a model, where she sometimes faced rejection for being a person of color.

Establishing Her Business Brand

Lori is using her socialite status to create a professional identity for herself. She ventured into the beauty industry by developing SKN by LH with industry-leading estheticians and dermatologists. She took this step after establishing that few black women were developing skincare products. She also wanted to inspire the next generation of young Black girls trying to venture into business.

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Over the years, Lori has worked in partnership with different modeling agencies. Such platforms have helped her to increase the awareness of her brand. On a different note, Lori has worked hard to establish her business without her family's influence. By doing so, Lori has put her name on the map as a hardworking businesswoman. This is also changing the focus away from her relationships to her successes in business.

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Lori's Approach to Managing Her Public Persona

As a celebrity, living an everyday life without media attention is challenging. Every gossip site and news outlet will try to find the slightest mistakes and use them to gain traffic.

Keeping a private life hasn't been smooth sailing for Lori Harvey. She has always been questioned about her relationships, but she focuses more on her businesses to divert people's attention.

She is also building a successful business without seeking the help of her family. Her business success is a motivation to young women that they can turn their passion into a thriving business.

“For those who know and love you, no answer is needed. But for those who don’t, no answer will do.” “That’s where the strong sense of self comes into play,” Lori explained. “Just understanding and really knowing who I am, and not letting the outside opinions or noise affect me internally.”

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