Jeezy and Jeannie Mai Expecting First Baby Together

The co-host of 'The Real' shared the news on her show and in an interview. The couple decided they wanted to start a family roughly a year ago.

Jeezy and Jeannie Mai

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Jeezy and Jeannie Mai

Jeannie Mai Jenkins and Jeezy are expecting their first child together. 

The co-host of The Real shared the news both on the show and in an interview with Women’s Health. The couple decided they wanted to start a family roughly a year ago.

“Jeezy and I have been kind of saving this and hiding this for five months,” she said in the interview. “So, we’re relieved to finally share the news.”

On TV, Jeannie explained that “our Real fam is growing,” and revealed she never intended to be a mom until later in life. As she said on the show, “love can really change you.”

“And falling in love with Jeezy, meeting someone who also didn’t feel safe in their life, we began to really create a place where our happiness spelled out what safe looked like around us,” she said. “So, as soon as you feel safe, in a healthy relationship, all of a sudden you start having visions and dreams and for both of us at the same time, it would be becoming parents, having kids.”

Mai, 42, and Jeezy, 43, have been married since March. The rapper has three children from former relationships: Jadarius, Shyheim, and Amra.

One of our favorite things about our girl Jeannie is her growth, incredible honesty, and transparency. We’re so excited to officially welcome our fifth co-host, Baby Jenkins! To see how Jeannie first revealed the news to Garcelle, Loni and Adrienne tune in TODAY!

— The Real (@TheRealDaytime) September 20, 2021

Jeannie told the magazine it “was not easy” to conceive, sharing that she discovered she was pregnant a month before the wedding, then had a miscarriage.

“I wondered if I was being punished. I wondered if I’d jinxed myself or cursed myself. My entire life, I never wanted children. When I say never, I’m talking a hard-stop never,” she said, adding that Jeezy made her “see life differently for myself.”

“Our love is honest, pure and safe…something I hadn’t felt as a child,” she confided.

Congrats to Jeezy and Jeannie on the exciting news. 

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