Last month, rapper Jeezy and The Real co-host Jeannie Mai made their first public appearance as a couple at his first Snoball gala, which raised money for his non-profit organization Street Dreams. Jeannie was by his side to offer her support, and according to a source who spoke to PEOPLE, “The couple walked into the event arm-in-arm and were all smiles through the night.”
Soon after the two made their relationship seemingly official, Jeezy spoke to Entertainment Tonight about his new album TM104: The Legend of the Snowman, as well as his philanthropy work, and at one point during the conversation, of course, Jeannie was brought up. He played coy about their relationship initially.
“Life is good. That’s all I can tell you,” he said. “It’s great.”
“Life is great. Life is amazing,” he added when prodded about their situation before including a subtle shout out to Jeannie. “She’s amazing too, by the way.”
Jeannie actually spoke to PEOPLE Now in June before the couple made things official, saying if they took that next step, everyone would know. At the time though, she wanted to keep her private life to herself.
“That’s one thing I’ve learned is just like keeping it to myself,” she said. “It’s a big year for me. When something exciting happens, I promise I’ll be able to share.”
“I’m having a good time, and most of all I learned what self-love is about so I’m able to recognize what’s healthy out there,” she added.
She also shared back in January on The Real that Jeezy was “special” to her, but wouldn’t define what they had going on at that time after she was pictured with him (alongside Trey Songz and Lori Harvey, and O.T. Genasis and Malika Haqq).
“Jeezy and I hang out,” she said at the top of the year. “He’s very special to me, so we don’t really have a label to define what it is we’re doing. We’re just having a good time together.”
More than seven months later, they’re definitely doing more than “hanging out,” and based on pictures from the gala, they seem quite happy in their relationship. Good for them!