By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
American TV host Jeannie Mai announced during the Monday episode of the daytime talk show, The Real, that she is pregnant and expecting a baby soon with her rapper husband, Jeezy.
Mai, while talking to her co-hosts Garcelle, Beauvais, Lone Love and Adrienne Houghton said: “I can definitely say that our real fam is growing”
“It’s been really hard to keep all of these secrets away from you guys because we’ve had so much to reveal here at the show, including the fact that I am pregnant”
The 42 year old TV host recalled the years in which she didn’t plan on being a mother, however everything changed on meeting Jeezy.
Mia is pregnant and expecting a baby soon with her rapper husband, Jeezy. (C) PEOPLE
“It feels surreal because this is the same home that I said so many defiant things. You know, I was like, I know exactly what I want, I know exactly what kind of woman I want to be, and I always said, I’d never be a mom,” she said
“And there’s so many reasons now that are coming to fruition as to why I would have said that then, but I do know that you never say never, and that love can really change you and I’m so thankful to be on the show that’s really helped me to grow and evolve to see myself differently than I would have ever imagined seeing myself”
She went on to thank her co-hosts for their support, reflecting on the first time she told them about her pregnancy… “I’ve got to come home and tell the girls that have always accepted me at every stage of my life, having been through my ups and downs and have always encouraged me to a place where, I feel like you’ve all individually always told me to, if I wanted to be a mom, I’d be an awesome mom”
The TV personality and her rapper husband tied the knot in his home town in Atalanta in March at exactly one year the couple got engaged during the quarantine.
Mai while speaking with Vogue at the time, said both of them got convinced of being parents following the death of Jezzy’s mom, it was then they realised that life is too short.
Mai was previously married before to Freddy Harteis. They split after 10 years of being married. Jezzy on his side is never married before however he is a father to three children already.