‘The Real’ returned today for their new season and they are actually back in the studio! And co-host Jeannie Mai had a BIG announcement to make. She and husband Jeezy are expecting their first child together!!
Mai talks about Jeezy’s REACTION to their pregnancy..
Jeannie and Jeezy decided they wanted to start a family nearly a year ago, but they struggled to conceive. “It was not easy,” the former Dancing with the Stars contestant says. The couple opted to try in-vitro fertilization (IVF), which was a humbling experience. “We both needed a bit of assistance, especially with me being 41 at the time,” Jeannie explains. But then, just a month before the couple’s March 2021 wedding at their Atlanta home, Jeannie discovered she was pregnant. Soon after, however, she had a miscarriage.
“I wondered if I was being punished. I wondered if I’d jinxed myself or cursed myself,” says Jeannie, because, up until last year, she never wanted to be a parent. “My entire life, I never wanted children. When I say never, I’m talking a hard-stop never.” She symbolized the choice with a tattoo on her stomach. It gave her a sense of freedom and serves as a reminder that motherhood is always her call.
So, following the miscarriage, she found herself reflecting on her change of heart. “Falling in love with Jeezy made me see life differently for myself. Our love is honest, pure, and safe…something I hadn’t felt as a child,” Jeannie says. It wasn’t until she met him that she could envision fostering the happy environments she and Jeezy missed out on growing up.
CONGRATS to the TWO!