Atlanta, GA – In a surprising turn of events, Atlanta rap icon Jeezy has filed for divorce from television host Jeannie Mai. The news has left fans and followers of the couple in shock, as they were seen as one of the entertainment industry’s most endearing couples.
The divorce papers were filed by Jeezy, whose real name is Jay Jenkins, in the Fulton County Superior Court. According to the documents, the couple is already living separately. However, they had taken precautions for such an event, having signed a prenuptial agreement prior to their marriage.
One of the significant points in the divorce filing is Jeezy’s request for joint legal custody of their daughter, who was born just last year. This indicates a desire from both parties to ensure the well-being of their child despite their personal differences.
A Whirlwind Romance
The couple’s love story began when Jeezy appeared as a guest on the syndicated talk show “The Real,” where Jeannie Mai was a host. Their connection was undeniable, and it wasn’t long before they started dating. Recounting their early days, Mai shared with Vanity Fair in 2021, “Years later, he asked me out on a date. We shared a romantic sushi dinner in Los Angeles and salsa danced the night away. Later that evening, he asked if I could picture spending the rest of my life with him. And crazy enough, I could.”
Their relationship progressed quickly, leading to their marriage in March 2021. The intimate ceremony took place in Atlanta, at their home, amidst the pandemic. Mai had been a prominent figure on “The Real” for eight seasons before its cancellation last year.
Jeezy, a Grammy-nominated artist, has made significant contributions to the rap industry. He boasts nine top 10 records on the Billboard album chart and has delivered several top 10 rap hits, including fan favorites like “Put On” and “Soul Survivor.”
While the reasons for their separation remain private, fans hope both Jeezy and Jeannie Mai find happiness in their respective paths. Their love story, though short-lived, will remain a testament to the unpredictable nature of love and relationships in the limelight.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution