Steve Harvey to 15-Year-Old Girl: ‘You’re Very Fortunate to Have a Dad’ That Will Protect You

By Michael Morris | February 2, 2016 | 9:47am EST
Steve Harvey (AP Photo/Chuck Hodes)

On his TV show, Steve Harvey gave sound dating advice to a father and his 15-year-old daughter, suggesting that the father was “on the right track" in how he was protecting his daughter.

During Steve Harvey’s shows, guests are allowed to “Ask Steve” for advice. One father did just that, asking Steve Harvey, a father of four, for advice on how he should be handling his daughter’s dating life. Needless to say, Steve Harvey did not seem to have any problem with how the father said he was handling it.

“Riccara, listen to me,” Steve Harvey said to the 15-year-old. “You’re very fortunate to have a dad that is going to act as your protector. It’s good for a boy to know there’s some repercussions at her house.”

Here is a transcript of the advice that Steve Harvey gave to the father and his daughter:

Father: “I wanted to ask you, Steve. My daughter Riccara just started recently dating – she’s 15.

“But, with that, they recently had her homecoming. My wife took the pictures and whatnot. And we brought the picture for you."

Steve Harvey: “Where’s the picture? … (laughter).

“Yeah, man. Yeah. That’s it, man. That’s it. Yeah, that’s how I like it.”

Father: “Well, he recently sent me a text message wishing me happy birthday, and now I’m trying to think: Is he trying to butter me up? You know, what are his intentions? And you know, that’s just it. You have four daughters. You could give me some great advice.”

Steve Harvey: “Yeah. Well, I think you are off to the right start. I kid you not, I tell every boy that comes to my house, ‘Listen to me, you can take my daughter out, but everything you do to her, I’m going to do to you.’

“So I always say, ‘If I look outside, and ya’ll kissing really hard, when you come in here, me and you are going to kiss real hard.’

“You are on the right track. She may not like it, but she’ll grow to appreciate it.

“You know, are you okay with it?”

Daughter: “No.”

Steve Harvey: “No?

“How do you want your father to handle this?”

Daughter: “To not do this.”

Steve Harvey: “No. Nope, we’re doing it.

“Riccara, listen to me. You’re very fortunate to have a dad that is going to act as your protector. It’s good for a boy to know there’s some repercussions at her house. So, holding him close from behind in that photo, that lets him know.

“See, he’s so uncomfortable. See that smile. Look at this right here. This is a smile. This is a cry for help.

“Keep it up, man. Thank you very much.”

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