Jeannie Mai spent her first few years on The Real being very specific on the type of woman she was and the things she wanted. During her first marriage to Freddy Harteis, she clearly did not intend to become a mom and had no interest in growing their family. Freddy and Jeannie did eventually split due to this, with him moving on to a new woman and finally having kids.
Jeannie recently married Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy and has embarked on a number of “firsts” with her new love. The newlyweds tied the knot in an intimate ceremony during quarantine last year. Jeannie and her The Real co-hosts have finally returned to live tappings, and she took the opportunity to let fans in on a big secret. Jeannie and Jeezy are expecting a child together. Jeannie’s first, Jeezy’s third.
Speaking to her girls, Jeannie recalls the days she was anti-mom and realizes now that there was a lot more to her not wanting kids back then than she understood. She and Adrienne laughed and recalled the times they would argue backstage about Jeannie being a good mother. Jeannie remembers being afraid that she would mess a kid up. She also thanks to the show for being so instrumental in her growth and evolution and her co-hosts for always giving her grace and support.
She admits to never feeling safe before and admits that her new husband offers her a sense of security she never had before. Her co-host showered her with gifts, even calling the new addition their “fifth” host.