Steve Harwell is a popular and successful musician who has retired from music over health issues. But there is a saying that “behind every successful man, there is a woman.” So, who was that strong wife behind Steve Harwell? Well, the answer is simple and straight. That amazing woman was Michelle Laroque.
In this article, we will take a look into the life of Michelle Laroque, how she met Harwell, and how their marriage life has been so far. Before that, it would be good to refresh our memories about Harwell.
So, who is Steve Harwell?
Harwell is a retired singer and musician. He was the lead vocalist and frontman for the band, Smash Mouth. He and Paul De Lisle were the only constant members of the popular band before Harwell’s retirement in October 2021.
The musician has been battling with alcohol abuse for some time. At the concert the band played before Harwell announced his retirement, he was visibly intoxicated. Those that attended the concert confirmed that the musician was heavily drunk, and was threatening just anyone.
As at the time of writing this article, Harwell is receiving care at a Hospice. According to a report by TMZ, the former musician has reached the end stage of liver failure. This gives Harwell a limited time to live.
He was born on January 9, 1967, in Santa Clara, California. He started his music career in 1988 and formed the Smash Mouth rock band together with Greg Camp, Kevin Coleman, and Paul De Lisle, in 1994.
The band has several hit albums to their credit and went on tours across the US and beyond.
Who is Michelle Laroque, Steve Harwell wife?
Michelle Laroque has been married to the former musician for decades. She had a son with Steve in 2001.
Unfortunately, much is not known about her as she is one of those that takes privacy very serious.
But whenever we get any information about her, we will keep you updated.
How Michelle and Steve met
Everything starts somewhere, so, Michelle and Steve definitely had met somewhere before their love affair started. But information about how it all started, is not available as the couple have always been secretive about their love life. They hardly speak about their marriage in public.
Do Laroque and Harwell have children?
Steve Harwell and his wife, Michelle Laroque, had a son who died just six months after his birth. He was named Presley Scott Harwell. Presley died in July 2001, from a condition known as acute lymphocytic leukaemia.
“Presley was totally healthy. We thought he was teething. I noticed his stomach was swollen and hard. I usually tickled him and he’d crack up, but he started crying a little bit and he had a glassy look in his eyes,” Michelle said of Presley’s diagnosis at the time.
Narrating how his son died, Steve said he “spent the night at the hospital and he seemed OK, but his potassium level got so high, it stopped his heart. They ended up putting him on dialysis and that started working and things started looking better, but his heart was so weak. It all happened in a matter of a few hours.”
Presley was born on January 26, 2001.
Are Michelle Laroque and Harwell still together?
No, they are not together. But how do we know? Continue reading the article to find out.
In 2019, it was reported by Hollywood entertainment websites that Steve’s fiancée, Esther Campbell, went to court to have a restraining order against him.
Esther, in a 2019 interview with TMZ, said, “they got engaged earlier this month after dating for over a year…”