‘The Real’ host Jeannie Mai announced on the show that she is expecting her first child with her husband, rapper Jeezy. The 42-year-old Mai shared: “I can definitely say that our Real fam is growing, and it’s been really hard to keep all of these secrets for you guys because we had so much to reveal at the show, including the fact that I am pregnant!” Mai and Jeezy met in 2018 when Jeezy was a guest on The Real. Mai has hosted the show since its premiere in 2013.

Mai had previously said in an interview with Women’s Health that she had a miscarriage prior to to her March wedding to Jeezy, and that the miscarriage made her wonder if she “was being punished” because she had never wanted to be a parent until last year. Mai said of her change of heart about having children: “Falling in love with Jeezy made me see life differently for myself. Our love is honest, pure, and safe… something I hadn’t felt as a child.”

Mai and Jeezy learned a week after their wedding that they had conceived again via in vitro fertilization (IVF). Jeezy also has three children, Jadarius, Shyheim and Amra, from previous relationships.

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