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Steve Harvey admitted something that most people would have kept under wraps. He shared that when his daughter first started dating her now fiancé, Harvey had the man followed.

The talk show host spoke of this when he was discussing reports that Selena Gomez’s mother was not happy that her daughter got back together with Justin Bieber. Harvey asked his Steve Harvey show guests Garcelle Beauvais, Tracey Edmonds, Ta’Rhonda Jones, and Kim Gravel if they would date someone who their family was against. The women shared their opinions but what has people talking is the admission by Harvey.

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Gravel asked him straight up if it scared his that his daughter is dating a sports figure.

“What do you think, Steve? Your daughter is dating a professional athlete, does that scare you?”

“It did in the beginning,” Harvey answered. “But then I had him followed.”

The crowd laughed and clapped and he added, “She didn’t know. She knows now. But when she found out she was upset.”

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He said he asked her, “What you trippin’ for? I’m trying to help you. You think he cute, I don’t. You find him attractive. The boy is just a boy to me.”

He went on to say that it’s important for all men to treat women with respect.

“If you’re not going to treat her the way I’ve treated her, and the way I’ve treated her mama, then you can’t have her,” he stated. “And then I’m going to fix it.”

In June, Harvey announced that his youngest stepdaughter, Lori Harvey, got engaged to Memphis Depay, a professional soccer player from the Netherlands.

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“Marjorie and I are proud to announce the engagement of our youngest daughter Lori to Memphis Depay,” he posted on Twitter, adding, “this young man is a good one! Congrats!”

Lori shared photos of the moment Depay proposed to her and it was clear the 20-year-old was surprised and delighted with him popping the question. She captioned one, “WE’RE GETTING MARRIED!!!!!”