AceShowbiz - Jeannie Mai is officially a mom. The co-host of "The Real" has announced that she welcomed her first child with rapper Jeezy (Young Jeezy). Taking to her social media account, she expressed her gratitude.
"I asked God for a life of love and happiness," the 43-year-old TV personality wrote via Instagram on Tuesday, January 11 alongside a photo of a baby hospital crib. "He sent me my family. Baby Jenkins is here [red heart emoji]."
Her post has since been flooded with congratulatory messages. Cynthia Bailey commented, "Congrats! [red heart emojis]," while Tamera Mowry left a bunch of red heart emojis. Also sending warm note was Adrienne Bailon, who wrote, "CONGRATULATIONS [heart emojis] so happy for you!!! Can't wait to meet Baby Jenkins. Xx."
Jeannie began trying to start a family with the 44-year-old rapper ahead of their March 2021 wedding in Georgia. After suffering a pregnancy loss, the California native considered in vitro fertilization but ended up conceiving naturally.
"It was the most beautiful sign that anything's possible, that you're not in control and God has a plan," Jeannie told Women's Health last September while announcing her pregnancy news. The "Dancing with the Stars" alum added, "Being a mom is hands down the hardest role in the entire world. Now that we're bringing another Jenkins into the picture, I have no idea what to expect."
Jeannie often shared her pregnancy journey on social media. Days after announcing that she's expecting her first child, she shared a sweet video of Jeezy listening to the baby's heartbeat. A month later, she showed the first sonogram of the baby.
Then in November, Jeannie threw a travel-themed baby shower. "It was our first ever baby shower for Baby Jenkins and we had the best time!" she said of the bash. "We wanted it to be travel-themed since every discussion about Baby J took place on many of our adventures around the world. We invited the special people in our lives, guys and girls, and enjoyed the warm day overlooking Los Angeles. We were so thankful to share this with family and friends."
The bash was attended by 50 guests, including "The Real" co-host Adrienne and her husband Israel Houghton as well as former "The Talk" co-host Elaine Welteroth, DJ Ruckus and Too Faced co-founders Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson. The party incorporated drinks that played with Jeannie and Jeezy's decision to not find out the baby's gender such as the "It's maybe a girl Aperol" and "I think it's a boy Blueberry