Jeannie Mai Is Happy For Her Ex-Husband’s New Family: It Sucks To Me That Divorce Is What Made It Tacky & Sticky & Ugly
Style guru/”The Real” daytime talk show host Jeannie Mai is bringing in the new year with a new lease on life and love. She and her ex-husband, Freddy Harteis, have officially divorced after announcing their split in 2017. Freddy even moved on to a new relationship and welcomed a newborn baby girl, after Jeannie admitted to not wanting children in earlier seasons.
On a recent episode, the Emmy award-winning talk show host says that she’s happy for her ex-husband, and wishes him well. Co-host Adrienne Bailon-Houghton commented that when relationships are built on friendship, it’s possible to wish exes well. Their banter went like this:
“Adrienne Bailon-Houghton: I think there’s something to be said about why people should build friendships before they decide to be in love. What is the foundation of your love? And did you ever really love that person if you don’t want them to be happy? Whether it’s with or without you.
Jeannie Mai: And no matter what, when you were with that person, you knew them so well that you knew what type of life they should have or that they would want. And even today, like, when I look at my ex, I’m like, ‘I’m so happy that he’s a father, and that he’s found love.” Like, those things are so amazing to me. And it sucks to me that just the divorce is what made it tacky and sticky and ugly – something man-made. It’s something people get involved, money gets involved, and all that. So, to me, I have so much love in my heart for love, in general, that I can still say, ‘I wish you the best. I want everything to be so bomb for you. I want you to live that life that I couldn’t provide.”
This a drastic change of tune. Just last year, Jeannie Mai burst into tears during a taping of “The Real,” stating that she wishes she would have never married Freddy Harteis. She tearfully said:
“Knowing what I know now about who I married, I wouldn’t have married him…I don’t mean to get that serious but I’m just saying this out there because it’s just crazy you hear all the time that money can change people well divorce can really change people.”
Do you believe it’s possible for exes to be happy for each other once they’ve moved on? Let us know in the comments.
Written by Miata Shanay