The Real's Jeannie Mai Is Pregnant, Expecting Baby With Jeezy

On the season 8 premiere of The Real, Jeannie Mai announced to her co-hosts that she’s expecting. See the surprise moment that had the panel freaking out.

By Mike Vulpo Sep 20, 2021 4:55 PMTags

Now this is a real good announcement! 

As The Real kicked off season eight on Monday, Sept. 20, one of the co-hosts had a very big life update to share. At the beginning of the show, Jeannie Mai Jenkins confirmed that she is pregnant and expecting her first child with her husband Jeezy.

"I can definitely say that our real fam is growing," she told her co-hosts. "It's been really hard to keep all of these secrets from you guys because we've had so much to reveal here at the show, including the fact that...I am pregnant!"

During her announcement, Jeannie recalled the years when she didn't think being a mom was part of her life plan. But after meeting Jeezy, things began to change. 

"I do know that you never say never, and that love can really change you and I'm so thankful to be on a show that's really helped me to grow and to evolve and to see myself differently than I would have ever imagined seeing myself," she shared, adding that she knew, "I've got to come home and tell the girls that have always accepted me at every stage of my life, have 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."

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Garcelle Beauvais, Loni Love and Adrienne Houghton were more than excited to hear the news and couldn't help but ask a few questions viewers at home wanted to know.

For starters, they were curious to hear how Jeezy reacted to the news.

"When we first started dating, that was the one thing, you know how transparent I am...I don't want them to get mixed expectations, so I always say, I don't plan on having kids, where you at?" Jeannie recalled. "He's like, ‘I got two, I have two beautiful children so actually I'm good,' I'm like great, let's just have fun and date and get to know each other." The universe, of course, had other plans.

As she explained, "But as we started to fall more of this healthy love with each other, we said, ‘I see having kids with you.'"

Watch: "The Real" Host Jeannie Mai Announces Pregnancy

Back in April 2020, Jeannie and Jeezy got engaged during a trip to Vietnam. The relationship milestone came close to seven months after the pair went Instagram-official


The duo later got married in March 2021 in the backyard of their Atlanta home. "And at the end of the day, Jeezy and I really just wanted to become husband and wife," she previously told Vogue. "So we decided to turn our original wedding into a mini-mony, where we exchanged our vows in front of our immediate family and a few close friends."

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