Jeannie Mai Cries About Getting Over Divorce Before Moving On w/ Fiance Jeezy: You Feel Like You’ve Failed, You Feel Embarrassed
Jeannie Mai has been pretty vulnerable about her first marriage, as she prepares for her second union with rapper Jeezy. “The Real” daytime co-host was first married to Freddy Harteis. The two married in 2007 and divorced in 2018. Now, she’s found love again with Jeezy who proposed to her recently.
Her co-host Adrienne Bailon asked about wedding plans, and if she planned on doing things differently considering it’s her second wedding.
“I would say, um… Adrienne… It’s so weird that you triggered this. I would say that personal time, for anybody who’s been divorced. If you guys have friends that are divorced, it is one of the most traumatic things that can happen. You just feel like you’ve failed, you feel embarrassed, all those people that were there at your wedding… you get jaded. I remember telling you guys I’m not getting married again. I’m sure if you go back in episodes you’re gonna see times that I made jokes about marriage.”
She said she got a change of heart after refusing to give up on love.
“The thing that saved me is that I never gave up on love. Love is so omnipresent and it’s so healing, the only reason I recognize healthy love with Jay today, is because I took time to love myself… And the divorce hurt. People change. People behave in ways you didn’t expect.”
I definitely… You see things in people and it makes you completely not be able to trust anybody after that. If you see the partner that you slept with and shared a life with a certain way, again because of hurt feelings, not because people are bad people, but because of just hurt.”
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