A month after Jeannie Mai Jenkins surprised everyone with her pregnancy news, she dropped a video on her YouTube channel, Hello Hunnay with Jeanie Mai, where she got candid about her journey. The Real host married rapper Jeezy on March 27, 2021 and six months later in September, she revealed that she was pregnant. While many people congratulated the couple, others were shocked by the news as the 42-year-old was previously married and said that she didn't want kids. However, during her talk show, she gave a little insight into why she now felt ready to have kids.
"Jeezy made me realize I've never really felt safe in my life, you know? I never really, truly felt safe. And of course that has to do with things that happened when I was younger. But when you know what feeling unsafe is like, that becomes your world. And falling in love with Jeezy, meeting somebody who also didn't feel safe in their life, we began to really create a place where our happiness spelled out what safe looked like around us.
"So as soon as you feel safe in a healthy relationship, all of a sudden you start having visions and dreams. And for both of us, at the same time, it would be becoming parents, having kids."
Speaking on her YouTube channel, Jeannie explained that she and Jeezy were actually trying to get pregnant a year before they got married:
"We tried and tried a year before we actually got married and I did end up getting pregnant and I unfortunately lost the baby. I had a miscarriage. This was extremely shocking because I experienced all the things that women feel when you work so hard to create something, but it doesn't work out for you and you feel at blame. It was called a chemical pregnancy where you're told that you're pregnant and your body gets to develop as if you are pregnant, but you lose the baby in the first few stages and so it doesn't actually manifest and continue to grow, but your body continues to behave like you're pregnant."
While she admitted that the miscarriage made her emotional, it also brought her and Jeezy closer and they decided to go the IVF treatments route. They began the in vitro shots on the day of their wedding and had been doing the shots for two weeks before she discovered the surprising news. Jeannie went in for a routine appointment, left and boarded a plane when she realized the doctor was trying to contact her.
"Of course if a doctor starts calling you after any appointment you start flipping out," she said.
"I get off the plane, I call the doctor and the doctor's like stop taking your shots, you're pregnant. You guys got pregnant on your own. We got pregnant a week after the wedding."
What a beautiful story! This will be Jeannie's first child and Jeezy's third. The rapper has a 25-year-old son and a seven-year-old daughter.
Jeannie also said that they don't know the sex of the baby yet, but "we're gonna love whatever we get."
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