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Jeannie Mai has confirmed rumors that she and husband Jeezy are expecting their first child together.

The daytime TV host confirmed the rumors in an exclusive interview with Women's Health magazine.

"Jeezy and I have been kind of saving this and hiding this for five months," she tells Women's Health. "So, we're relieved to finally share the news."

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The Real co-host said she hid her growing baby bump from her friends and associates for months.

Her co-hosts, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, and Garcelle Beauvais, had no idea she was expecting.

Jeannie, 42, and Jeezy, 43, are middle aged, so she struggled to conceived.

They finally opted for in-vitro fertilization (IVF), a cost-intensive procedure that ranges between $8,000 and over $100,000. The price doesn't include a surrogate and is not covered by insurance.

Jeannie chose to carry their baby herself despite the high risks to mom and unborn child.

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"We both needed a bit of assistance, especially with me being 41 at the time," Jeannie explains. She told Women's Health she discovered she was pregnant about a month before the couple's March 2021 wedding at their Atlanta home.

However, soon after, she suffered a miscarriage. "I wondered if I was being punished. I wondered if I'd jinxed myself or cursed myself," says Jeannie.

A week after their wedding, she discovered she was pregnant again.

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"It was the most beautiful sign that anything's possible, that you're not in control, and God has a plan," she says.

The baby is the first for Jeannie and the third for Jeezy.

"Being a mom is hands down the hardest role in the entire world," says Jeannie. "Now that we're bringing another Jenkins into the picture. I have no idea what to expect... He's an amazing dad," Jeannie says, and it "overwhelms me with even more love."

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We Are Live Ent.

According to a press release, We Are Live Entertainment, a national concert and tour producer is BACK AND BIGGER THAN EVER with the announcement of the highly anticipated Legendz of the Streetz Tour, (formally Feed the Streetz).

The iconic tour is co-headlined by Rick Ross, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, and 2 Chainz, and recently added Gucci Mane, along with special guests Fabolous, Lil Kim, Trina, and Boosie Badazz; with DJ Drama slated as the official tour DJ for most stops.

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For the first time in history and fresh off Verzuz, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Trina, and Fabolous, alongside the aforementioned "legendz", will embark on a nationwide tour together.

The tour is shaping up to be one of the most iconic and memorable events in hip-hop history.

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Combined, the superstar lineup has sold over 100,000,000 albums worldwide and produced hundreds of chart-topping hits such as "Stay Schemin", "Soul Survivor", "Lemonade", "Ball Drop", "Quiet Storm", "I'm Different", "Wipe Me Down" and many more.

Legendz of the Streetz Tour is produced by We Are Live Entertainment, led by brothers Lin Rowe and Jerry Schools.

"This is an opportunity for hip-hop fans across the country to experience something monumental, the likes of which has never been done before," states Rowe. "Our goal is to make history with our productions, and I believe we hit the mark with this one."

Emerging from a year of challenges that impacted their official launch, the new name better reflects We Are Live Entertainment's vision for this tour. The Legendz of the Streetz Tour is all about power, influence, and success; evoking a very specific era in time that amplified the black culture in an unapologetic way.

Jerry Schools added, "Rebranding the tour was necessary to better reflect our intent to pay homage to hip-hop culture and celebrate a group of legendary artists."

The Legendz of the Streetz Tour will officially kick off Thursday, September 30th, in Augusta, GA followed by a show in Atlanta, GA, on October 1st, 2021 during the BET Hip Hop Awards weekend.
 
Legendz of the Streetz Tour Dates:

Thursday, September 30 - Augusta, GA - James Brown Arena^
Friday, October 1 - Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena*
Saturday, October 2 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum Complex*
Sunday, October 3 - Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms Arena*
Friday, October 8 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center*
Saturday, October 9 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center*
Sunday, October 10 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center*
Friday, October 15 - Miami, FL - BB&T Center^
Saturday, October 16 - Jacksonville, FL - VyStar Veterans Arena^
Sunday, October 17 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena^
Friday, October 22 - Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum^

*with Lil Kim

^with Trina

** More dates to be added
 
Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com. For additional information about The Legendz of the Streetz Tour, please visit: www.weareliveent.com.

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Jeannie Mai-Jenkins and Jeezy's marriage is still in the honeymoon phase, according to the ecstatic daytime television host.

The couple surprised fans by tying the knot in an intimate ceremony at their Atlanta area home on March 27.

The 42-year-old Capricorn said life is different as Mrs. Jay Jenkins.

"Oh my god. Married life feels 1,000 percent different than when we were dating, in the greatest way," Mai said on Tuesday in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

"I loved our dating life because we really spent such concentrated quality time getting to know each other and making sure that we were right for each other," she said.

"And now being married, it's even more handled with such delicacy and such thoughtfulness, because we're in our 40s and we both grew up in households that weren't healthy marriages. We have never seen what that looks like.

"[Today] he looked at me before he took off again to another long day of work and he said, 'Tomorrow, don't book anything. I've got you.' And I'm like, 'Ooh,'" she said. "Immediately, I'm already thinking about what am I going to wear... I'm already planning it, as I'm here sitting in work with you."

Jeannie appreciates the consistent level of attention she gets from her loving husband.

"Something like that from your spouse immediately sets something for you to look forward to because [it shows] the intention to date me, even though we live in the same home and we're going to bed in the same room. And then it eggs me on to think, 'Ooh, I can't wait for my next date with him. I can't wait to whisk him off his feet and surprise him.'"

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Jeannie Mai-Jenkins took questions from her YouTube subscribers during a livestream on April 29, titled "Let's Talk About The Wedding."

As you know, Jeannie and rapper Jeezy (Jay Jenkins) recently tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony for family and friends at their near Atlanta home.

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In her livestream, she wore the same pajamas that she changed into after her wedding ceremony.

Viewers couldn't help but notice Jeannie's immodesty in her livestream. Jeannie explained that her boobs kept popping out of her pajama top because her Fabletics bra is "a little too small for me."

In response to the question about her co-hosts, Jeannie explained that the guest list was restricted to people she and Jeezy knew personally.

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She said Jeezy had a guest list of people that were "so special to him", but they weren't invited because they didn't know her personally.

Then she tried to clean it up by stating the guest list was kept small due to "Covid restrictions" in Atlanta (there are no Covid restrictions in Georgia).

Jeannie also said her co-hosts were among the first to know about the wedding because she called them and informed them beforehand.

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She said everyone will be invited to her and Jeezy's second wedding -- including her co-hosts and others outside of her inner circle.

Question: Would you go to a co-worker's second wedding if you weren't invited to the first nuptials?

Watch as Jeannie answers the question about her wedding guests below. The FULL video is here.
 

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From a Press Release:

After having a fairytale wedding, newlyweds Jay "Jeezy" Jenkins (recording artist, entrepreneur & philanthropist) & Jeannie Mai-Jenkins (Emmy Award winning co-host of The Real) partnered with The Tony Robbins Foundation alongside Jeezy's Street Dreamz Foundation to gift over 500 bicycles to children and young adults in Atlanta.

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Taking place at the historic Clark Atlanta University, the giveaway was preceded by a rally which included motivational speeches from Jeezy as well as Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms (pictured right with Jeannie and Jeezy).

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Giving back to the community that raised Jeezy has always been a priority to him and the choice to give away bicycles was a personal one. "The only time I felt free was when I was in motion. That’s your chance to see where you want to go in life because if you stay still, that’s where you'll stay." Jeezy continues "If you’ve got a vision you can achieve it, just like you can ride from one street to the next, you can do that with life, too!"

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In addition to Keisha Lance-Bottoms, the community giveaway was also attended by President of CAU Dr. George French, Hank Stewart, Senator Tonya Anderson, Bernice King, Karyn Greer, Xernona Clayton, City Councilmen Andre Dickens, Ambassador Andrew Young and more.

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Jeannie Mai Jenkins is still on cloud 9 after tying the knot with rapper Jeezy, real name Jay Jenkins.

"The Real" co-host married Jeezy on March 27 at their mansion in Atlanta. She discussed the couple's nuptials during Tuesday's episode of the daytime talk show.

Jeannie revealed she officially signed her name with her new surname for the first time.

"So today, actually with my [executive producer] Rachel, I officially signed my name for the first time with Jenkins to it.

Jeannie said she signed her name "we can put it into the show credit that you see today. That was the first time I've ever signed it, in its official way, so I'm so proud to finally be Mrs. Jenkins!"

Jeannie, 42, also opened up about her wedding day to the raspy voice rapper. She wore a custom nude Galia Lahav gown with a sheer bodice over a billowing chiffon skirt.

"I knew that I wanted something very effervescent and nude. I did not want to wear white, because we all know that white symbolizes purity, and that ship has sailed! I knew I wanted nude because the color, it represents how skin deep I want to be with Jay. It's a color that represents how transparent we are with each other."

Jeannie was forced to quit "Dancing with the Stars" in November when she was rushed to hospital with epiglottitis, a potentially life-threatening inflammation in the throat that can block airflow.

She underwent emergency surgery, and later said Jeezy was her "rock" and stayed by her side throughout the procedure.

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Rapper Jeezy and Jeannie Mai tied the knot during an intimate wedding ceremony in the garden of their Atlanta home on March 27.

The couple applied for a marriage license at the Fulton County clerk's office on Monday, March 29.

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They met in 2018 and got engaged last year. It is Jeannie's second marriage and Jeezy's first.

Vogue.com obtained exclusive photos of the intimate wedding in the garden of the couple's mansion. The photos were snapped by photographer Denis Regie.

Jeannie said, "Nothing like getting married in our very own backyard."

The 43-year-old rapper wore a pink suit designed by his favorite tailor, TeoFilo Flor. Meanwhile, Jeannie, 40, wore an off-white silk taffeta bridal gown designed by Galia Lahav.

"I envisioned this gown before it was even made," Jeannie said. "I can't believe it turned out so perfect. It's the most beautiful gown I have ever seen."

She added: "I collaborated with my stylist Lisa Cera and the Galia Lahav atelier to custom design the layers and the perfect hue. The finished product was everything I envisioned."

The couple had two ceremonies to honor both cultures. "The tea ceremony was very sacred to us," Jeannie told Vogue.

Her father walked her down the aisle. "We were so glad he did. My dad is my rock," she said.

And since they live in wide open Atlanta, no one wore face masks to the wedding.

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Rapper Jeezy and TV personality Jeannie Mai will soon be husband and wife. The power couple picked up their marriage license one year after they announced their engagement, according to TMZ.

According to the Fulton County clerk's office in Atlanta, Jeezy and Jeannie Mai applied for their marriage license on Monday, March 29. The couple now has a 6-month window before they have to file again for another license.

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This will be Jeannie's second marriage.

The 42-year-old Capricorn was married to her high school sweetheart Freddy Harteis from 2007 until 2017. The couple divorced after she discussed their childless marriage on the Fox TV-owned talk show "The Real."

Jeanie previously discussed having two wedding ceremonies to honor both of their cultures.

Jeezy explained why he proposed to Jeannie in an interview on the Fat Joe Show.

"When you get the one, you can't even play with it," he said. "When you locked in mentally, that's the battle right there. You want to build, you want to grow."

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The 43-year-old Grammy-nominated rapper is a little gun shy about marriage. He was engaged previously to an African woman named Mahi, whose daughter he treated as his own. He also has two grown sons, Jadarius and Shyheim.

The couple started dating in 2018 and announced their engagement following a whirlwind courtship.

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For many couples who wait 3 or 4 years to tie the knot, the Dopamine has already faded and the bare bones of their relationship are exposed.

What happens next depends on how equally yoked they are.

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Is there trouble in paradise for Jeezy and his fiancée Jeannie Mai? Insiders whisper that Jeezy and Jeannie are stepping back from their wedding plans.

Jeannie underwent surgery on her throat a few weeks ago, and Jeezy wasn't exactly there holding her hand every step of the way due to his busy schedule - which included a Verzuz battle with rapper Gucci Mane.

MTO News spoke with one of Jeezy's pals, who said, "Jeezy wants to hold off on marriage. They're engaged, so there's no need to rush things."

He added, "Probably [they'll get married] in 2025 or something like that."

When Jeannie was asked about the upcoming nuptials a few months ago, she sounded less than enthusiastic.

Read between the lines:

"Honestly, right now that's not at the top of our lists," she says. "We're so happy we're able to celebrate an engagement right now. I feel like we got work to do, so when it comes to our individual work and our individual projects and the messaging we want to send to people -- even the way that we use our Instagram -- it's really important right now to spread an energy of positivity and uniting one another than it is to be planning a wedding.

Relationships that fly high and then burn up upon reentry to earth are typically referred to as Dopamine relationships. Read here for more info on that.

This is the phase of Jeezy and Jeannie's relationship when that instant attraction they once felt for each other has faded.

Now they must reexamine their relationship to determine if they are equally yoked and if they have anything in common.

Question: When do you think Jeannie and Jeezy will announced their split?

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Gucci Mane was taking no chances while leaving the Verzuz after party at Compound nightclub on Thursday night.

Video uploaded to Instagram shows the rapper and a member of his entourage in their luxury vehicles with armed bodyguards walking slowly alongside a white Rolls Royce Phantom and a white Rolls Royce SUV.

Gucci took on rapper Jeezy in a much-publicized Verzuz battle on Thursday. He taunted and mocked Jeezy in the days leading up to the battle. But the men made peace at the end of the battle.

Atlanta has become a hotbed of violent crime after gang bangers fled Chicago to escape gang violence two years ago. Additionally, Atlanta is wide open, making it a popular destination for criminal-minded out-of-towners whose cities are locked down due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The streets of Atlanta have become a war zone for rappers. Every bold name rapper has cut off their entourages and hired professional security firms.

Rapper Lil Marlo, real name Rudolph Johnson, was killed in a targeted hit on I-285 in downtown Atlanta in July. He was previously signed to Quality Control Records.

And Chicago rapper King Von was shot and killed during a fistfight with a Savannah rapper on Nov. 6.