Lori Harvey, dropped a curious love-link in a Boomerang picture on her Instagram during all the New Year excitement. The obligatory bathroom selfie showed Harvey and her boo-thang looking quite stunning and dripped per usual. Michael B. Jordan stuck his tongue out and made funny faces as Harvey blew kisses in front of the mirror—and in plain sight the the word “BABYDADDY 🖤” was captioned into the clip.
The A Journal For Jordan actor reposted the clip on Twitter at around 1 a.m. on New Years Day.
The wording has stirred speculation into whether or not the young couple may be low key announcing a current pregnancy, family planning or if young Lori is solely acting like where she comes from—Memphis to be clear—and using Black colloquialisms to reference her dude. Let’s not act like this isn’t a common thing to do.
Harvey and Jordan have been locking lips and loving each other down for over a year now. In November 2021, MADAMENOIRE reported that the lovebirds’ celebrated their anniversary by paying homage to one another on social media. Jordan made several appearances in Harvey’s New Years Eve post which was captioned: “2021 was one hell of a year!!! Ready for 2022.”
Photos of the two booed up, boxing, skiing and swapping tongues were integrated with a few career highlights, TV moments, workout videos and images of Harvey looking moist and fly AF.
However, the baby daddy comment has become a trending topic among social media critics. Followers on The Shade Room had plenty to say:
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The founder of SKN beauty products has had a helluva a year indeed. The transition from her train wreck relationship with rapper Future, to her budding love affair with Jordan—is a win for Black love. Her evolution from Steve Harvey’s daughter into a woman who appears to know exactly who and what she wants out of life has been quite the watch party. Sis is definitely winning. Should Harvey slide into navigating marriage and baby carriages with the Creed star—many folks would love to see it. We’re so used to being all up in her business, but for now, let’s just stay outta her uterus.
A source told PEOPLE back in February of their relationship: “They have gotten serious quickly. It’s obvious that they don’t want to be apart. When they don’t travel together, Lori spends a lot of time in Los Angeles with Michael.”
Jordan then told PEOPLE in April why it was the first time he’s been so public about his love life.
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“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,” Jordan added. “So for me, it was a moment to, I guess, take ownership of that and then get back to work.”
More recently, the actor further explained why he felt comfortable sharing his personal relationship publicly while speaking to the The Hollywood Reporter for the magazine’s cover story published in early December.
“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,” he said about dating in the public eye. “It takes a special person to deal with that.”
“There’s a premeditated planning of staying out of the way [of the public eye] that sometimes kills spontaneity and intimacy,” Jordan continued. “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. Yeah. I’m happy.”
The couple made a strong early case for the biggest celebrity hookup of 2021, and they’re still going strong as we head into 2022. Here’s everything we know about Lori Harvey and Michael B. Jordan, from their earliest meeting to now:
November 2020: TMZ spotted Jordan in Atlanta at the end of November 2020, when rumors started swirling that he was seeing Harvey. The Sun caught them together in Salt Lake City for New Year’s Eve. We’re pretty sure that’s where they had the photo shoot that led to…
January 2021: The model and the Black Panther star made things public just after the new year, posting some pictures to Instagram. In his, they embrace among the holiday lights; in hers, we got a smile. As the kids say, new celeb couple just dropped
Just a few days later, Lori Harvey turned 24 in the snow and was showered with affection (and snowflakes) by her boyfriend. The moment was posted for posterity along with a video showing the two of them playing around.
Not long after, they got the Steve Harvey stamp of approval. “I like this one. I still got my eye on him,” Lori Harvey’s dad said on The Steve Harvey Morning Show. “I mean, I like him, but like I say to all of ’em, ‘I might like you, I might approve of you, but I got a thumb-size section of my heart filled with nothing but pure hatred for your ass. Just in case I need it.’
In late January the couple jetted off to St. Bart’s, where they were spotted riding wave runners and hanging out on a yacht (with her parents). On January 24, Jordan posted a couple thirst traps to the ’gram and credited Harvey for taking the photos. She commented “mine” with the tongue emoji, and he replied with a smiley face. If that doesn’t scream “This is for real,” we don’t know what does.
February 2021: While celebrating his 34th birthday, they both dropped the L-word. “Happyyy Birthdayyy Nugget 🎂,” she wrote on Instagram on February 9. “I love you baby…hope today has been at least half as special as you are 🤍.”
“Thank you baby 😍I love you too,” he replied in the comments.
Obviously, the couple killed it on Valentine’s Day. Private tour of the aquarium and dinner by Nobu?
Oh, to be young and in love and really rich.
April 2021: Jordan and Harvey try to shield their relationship from the media, but he couldn’t hide how happy he is in a recent interview. “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 during an interview with People. “I am extremely happy.”
The Creed actor continued, “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.”
May 2021: On May 27, Jordan posted a picture of the two of them in color-palette-coordinated outfits to his Instagram Stories, which Harvey reposted with the caption “LOML” (or Love of My Life). Harvey mixed and matched her prints, pairing a floral top with animal-patterned pants, while Jordan opted for a two-tone suit. The pair share a stylist (aww?), Jason Bolden.
July 2021: On July 9, Harvey shared a steamy makeout video from an infinity pool in some romantic location. “Thank you God. 🤍,” she captioned the post
August 2021: The pair enjoyed a date night at Craig’s restaurant in West Hollywood on August 20, but dinner wasn’t the only treat Harvey had her eyes on. She shared a video of Jordan drinking water to her Instagram stories, writing, “Delicious 🤤😍.”
November 2021: Around one year after rumors started swirling about their relationship, the pair spent the holiday with her family, including father Steve Harvey. “We start eating early in the Harvey household,” she captioned her Instagram Story, per People. On another video of Jordan, she wrote, “fat ass over here got 3 plates @michaelbjordan 😂.”
December 2021: On the final night of 2021, Harvey shared a boomerang of her and Jordan dressed for the occasion, according to People. Alongside the video, she wrote, “Babydaddy.”
January 2022: On the first day of the year, Harvey shared a video compromised of a series of clips from 2021 onto Instagram, many of which featured her boyfriend.