After two years of marriage, rapper Jeezy and The Real cohost Jeannie Mai are reportedly calling it quits.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jeezy, whose real name is Jay Jenkins, filed for divorce from Jeannie.
The court filing in Fulton County stated that Jeezy and Jeannie are already separated and that they've signed a prenuptial agreement.
He's also seeking joint custody of their 1-year-old daughter, Monaco, who they welcomed in January 2022.
Jeannie and Jeezy first met back in 2019 after the veteran rapper made an appearance on her daytime talk show, which ended last year. They later tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Atlanta on March 27, 2021.
News of their divorce comes just one week after Jeannie posted this sweet video with their daughter, congratulating Jeezy on becoming a New York Times bestselling author for his new book Adversity for Sale.
Their relationship had made headlines multiple times, partially because of past comments Jeannie made about marriage and children. During a 2014 episode of The Real, Jeannie shared some controversial comments about her taste in men: "I loved Black guys. For me, dark meat on the side, white keeps me mean and lean. That’s why I married a white. That’s what I like.”
Which is why there was initial shock when the couple got together. But Jeezy revealed that he talked to Jeannie about the comments and reassured fans that he's never experienced any form of racism from her or her Chinese/Vietnamese family.
And when referring to her first marriage to Freddy Harteis (2007–2018), Jeannie admitted she never wanted children due to childhood trauma and that ultimately played a role in their divorce.
But despite being so adamant on the issue, once Jeannie got into a relationship with Jeezy, she revealed the rapper changed her mind about becoming a mother.
Although the headlines had people talking, fans still loved seeing the couple together and watching Jeannie embrace motherhood.
Here's how people are reacting to news of their divorce:
Not that I was closely following their relationship, but the Jeezy & Jeannie Mae news surprised me a little.
— Naima Cochrane (@naima) September 15, 2023
Not Jeezy and Jeannie getting a divorce pic.twitter.com/RlwIo2Xo8T
— 🎈Sept24th🥳 (@HeartBreakSeun) September 15, 2023
Fox / Twitter: @HeartBreakSeun
Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Jackman are getting divorced Jeezy & Jeannie Mae are getting divorcedDivorce Lawyers in 2023: pic.twitter.com/BOe04juxqr
— Memes On X (@MemesOnX_) September 15, 2023
Comedy Central / Twitter: @MemesOnX_
I don’t usually get surprised by celebrity divorces.. but Jeannie and Jeezy getting a divorce… yeah. SHOOK. pic.twitter.com/c2yCPLqfkV
— raveen marie 🏾 (@xoraveen) September 15, 2023
ABC / Twitter: @xoraveen
“for me dark meat on the side, white meat keeps me mean and lean.” -JeannieMaybe Jeezy finally woke his lame ass up. https://t.co/HJN1li0zkR
— sasuke hate account. (@krispykuf) September 15, 2023
Ngl I thought Jeannie and Jeezy were gonna last. I was even saying how they look so in love and how it maybe just took the right man for her to wanna have a baby. Were they even together for 5 years??
— Tally (@TallySalkey) September 15, 2023
Jeannie Mai is about to write a book & do a podcast about this divorce whether we like it or not. Jeezy is about to go on tour and live his best life. The baby will become heir to the Blasian nepobaby throne now that the Simmons girls are grown. Look for a reality show soon.
— Sassington, M.D. (@MissSassbox) September 15, 2023
Jeezy & Jeannie Mai’s marriage was SO content driven. That lady made her “dark meat on the side” husband into a Content Husband to have a Content Baby b/c she had a Content Based Lifestyle. It was exhausting following her page & channel so not surprised by this divorce filing🤷🏽♀️ pic.twitter.com/uiSBv6rJAB
— “Well Shit…” (@sincerelymaxxdc) September 15, 2023
I really thought Jeannie and Jeezy were so in love. I’m really caught off guard by this divorce
— DANA WANA (@anadatokad) September 15, 2023