Lori Harvey says she almost got married very young

Lori Harvey is changing the way she dates.

The 25-year-old model opened up about her approach to relationships at Bumble’s Luv2SeeIt YouTube series with Teyana Taylor.

During Wednesday’s episode, Harvey and Taylor had an intimate chat about their philosophies for relationships of all kinds, from romantic to platonic to professional. The pair discussed never compromising one’s core values, but had a strong focus on change.

“I almost got married very young,” revealed Harvey. “I felt like I hadn’t really experienced anything. I didn’t really know myself, I didn’t really know what I liked, what I didn’t like. I just feel like I haven’t really experienced life.”

She said she eventually got to a point where she wanted to “go out on my terms.” She added: “However I want to move, whatever I want to do, I will do it. And when it no longer serves me, I will move on.”

Earlier in the episode, Harvey said that change is “the beautiful part of growth,” noting that she doesn’t want the same things at 25 that she wanted at 21. “Two different ways of thinking. I don’t even know her anymore.”

“She’s not here anymore,” Harvey said. “That’s what we’re dealing with today.”

The SKN founder said she lives a life with no regrets, no matter what other people think.

“You can’t live your life by what other people think, how other people feel, because at the end of the day it’s your life – so what’s going to make you happy?” asked Harvey.

She also said she wouldn’t change her past because she “learned so much” from her personal experiences.

When Taylor asked what makes her feel powerful in a relationship, Harvey replied, “My values, standards and requirements.”

She added, “There are some superficial requirements, and you can reduce those … but don’t compromise on core values ​​and beliefs.”

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Harvey also said she’s taking more control now, saying she’s in a space where she’s not doing anything that would “compromise my peace and happiness.”

“Don’t give your power to anyone,” Harvey said. “I think that’s the key to being truly happy in or out of a relationship.”

Taylor described herself and Harvey as teacups, with Harvey agreeing by saying, “Take with care.” The two said they deserve to be treated with care and if they aren’t, chances are you are burn.

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“It burned, didn’t it?” Harvey joked, while Taylor called it a “pinch of hell.”

The duo then sat down with a fan to talk to her about her dating life. Sharing further advice, Harvey said: “I feel like if a situation no longer serves you, there’s nothing wrong with leaving that situation.”

Harvey was last linked to actor Michael B. Jordan. After a year and a half of dating, a source close to the former couple told PEOPLE that Jordan and Harvey split in June.

“Michael and Lori are both heartbroken,” the source said at the time. “They still love each other.”

“Michael matured a lot over the course of their relationship and was ready to commit to a long-term commitment. He dropped his guard over her and opened up emotionally in a romantic relationship for the first time,” the source added. “They had great times together and brought out the best in each other.”

A source close to the model and influencer told PEOPLE that Harvey “wasn’t ready to commit,” adding, “She’s very focused on her career.”

According to the insider, Harvey “realized that they weren’t on the same page” while she and Jordan “made plans for their future.”

“She still wants to have fun and be free,” the source said. “Michael is a great guy. She’s sad that their relationship didn’t work out, but she’s moving on.”

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