Jeannie Mai Reveals Her Relationship W/ Jeezy Helped Her Realize She Had A Hot Temper + Attributes Changing Her Mind About Having Children To Being In A Trustworthy Relationship
Jeannie Mai is addressing how her relationship with Jeezy has allowed her to grow!
As previously reported, Jeannie Mai and Jeezy are currently expecting their first child together. The 42-year-old TV personality revealed her pregnancy while co-hosting The Real last month.
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Notably, Jeannie Mai was adamant in the past about not wanting children. Her stance on the matter is speculated to have been a contributing factor to her 2017 split with ex-husband Freddy Harteis, which we broke the story on.
Earlier this week, Jeannie Mai discussed her and Jeezy‘s dynamic with Shan Boodram–a certified sexologist and relationship expert. Specifically, Jeannie Mai opened up about how the “Leave You Alone” rapper has inspired her to change certain aspects of her life. Jeannie initially revealed:
“I have a really hot temper. Not a lot of people know this, but it’s just something in my family… But I didn’t notice it in myself until I was with Jeezy.”
She then addressed why she was able to notice her temper when it came to Jeezy but not with her ex-husband:
“It has to do with the type of relationship you have and the type of respect you have for that person… I didn’t notice that I had a hot temper until I got with Jeezy. Here’s a person who is my equal and I really respect, and when I would spew some of my old habits, he was like ‘Nuh-uh! That’s not flying here.’ And also it would trigger him to come back at me… So through work we learned that we both have certain habits that the everyday person–friends, family, fans–will never see. But to the person who loves us deep enough, you can press that button and boom–the dragon comes out. And we both have it, so we had to work on that. But he never told me to fix my temper–I just saw it and [wanted to change it].”
Later in the interview, Jeannie resonated with a point Shan Boodram made regarding relationships being an opportunity to achieve self-expansion and grow as a person, saying:
“‘When you’re in a relationship, it’s an opportunity for achievement’–that is why I’m in my relationship!”
She then explicitly addressed her changing her mind about having children:
“I have always worked on growing, healing, and evolving. And when I look at when I didn’t want kids, I was really happy and content with where I was. But I was still trying to grow. Today, let’s just say I didn’t have a child, I’d still see myself as evolved and continuing to–you never become fully evolved! But something happened, and I just changed my mind. I said ‘You know what, because I’m in a trustworthy relationship and I also am not being so hard on myself anymore and I’ve healed, I changed my mind. I said ‘You know what, I want to be a mom.’ I chose it. I decided to shift my perspective and choose this for myself.”
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