Jeannie Mai Opens Up About Divorcing Husband: Things Turned When Money & Ego Got Involved

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Jeannie Mai Opens Up About Divorcing Husband: Things Turned When Money & Ego Got Involved

The ladies of the daytime talk show, The Real, were a guest on America’s most dangerous morning show, The Breakfast Club, this week and opened up about a number of subjects. One subject, in particular, was Jeannie Mai’s divorce, which she was not reluctant to go into detail about.

theJasmineBRAND broke the story last October, that Jeannie Mai and husband Freddy Harteis announced that they were getting a divorce after 10 years of marriage.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Harteis had gotten another woman pregnant. At first, the divorce was amicable but according to Mai, things eventually took a turn for the worst.

Things turned when money got involved and ego. This is where you learn how things change. You know how people say money changes people? Well, so does ego and so does social media. And so does the press. I think that all of that mixed in between — you really gotta keep yourself grounded at who you are at the core. You really gotta keep yourself grounded because you can’t speak for other people. 

When asked if she still loves her husband, Jeannie says,

We didn’t get divorced on bad terms but “love” is a word I have to figure out what that means between us. One thing he always said, and I loved this quote, I truly believed it, was ‘You don’t truly know a person until they don’t get what they want. That’s when they show you who they are.’  It’s a good quote, but you wouldn’t think the person you were with for 14 years and taught you the quote would be the best example to prove it. 

As far as what caused the break-up, Jeannie says it’s much deeper than the rumors of her not wanting to have a child and him wanting one. She also can’t confirm whether or not he cheated during the relationship but the math, and his new soon-to-be baby, isn’t adding up.


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