Steve Harvey was recently forced to ask a judge to temporarily lift a gag order from his 2005 divorce after rumors his ex-wife, Mary Harvey, were spreading got out of control, according to UsMagazine.com. The former Mrs. Steve Harvey claimed that the comic cheated on her with his current wife, Marjorie Bridges, and left her both homeless and penniless. Her accusations could not be further from the truth. As stated in court documents, Mary Harvey received $40,000 a month from 2005-2009. She was also awarded three houses and the reason for the divorce were on the grounds of irreconcilable differences.

How do you combat untrue rumors from an ex?

Cupid’s Advice:

Rumors from the mouth of a vengeful ex can be very harmful to both your reputation and your ego. Here are some ways to rid yourself of them:

1. Prove him wrong: Actions speak louder than words. Keep your cool and show him that his lies won’t make you lose control.

2. Take legal action: If these rumors are hurting your daily life or reputation at work, it may be time to take involve the law.

3. Never fight fire with fire: No matter what you do, never stoop to their level. Spreading rumors or trashing your ex will only worsen the situation.