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People Are Reacting To Jeezy Filing For Divorce From Jeannie Mai Nearly 10 Years After She Made Controversial Comments About Dating Black Men

After two years of marriage, rapper Jeezy and The Real cohost Jeannie Mai are reportedly calling it quits.

Jeezy and The Real cohost Jeannie Mai sitting at a dinner table for an event pose for a photo
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According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jeezy, whose real name is Jay Jenkins, filed for divorce from Jeannie.

Jeezy and Jeannie Mai walking through a building together
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Here's how people are reacting to news of their divorce:

Twitter: @naima

Fox / Twitter: @HeartBreakSeun

Comedy Central / Twitter: @MemesOnX_

ABC / Twitter: @xoraveen

Twitter: @krispykuf

Twitter: @TallySalkey

Twitter: @MissSassbox

Twitter: @sincerelymaxxdc

Twitter: @anadatokad