Kaavia celebrated her first birthday over the weekend, with proud mama Gabby posting adorable photos of her baby girl on social media. Jeannie Mai popped in to comment on one of the flicks, saying “Dear God, what are you doing to my uterus dude.”
Mai previously revealed that not wanting to have kids played a huge role in her 2017 split with ex-husband Freddy Harteis.
“When we were dating I was always very vocal — because I’ll never lead a man on when I know I don’t want to have children,” Mai told her “The Real” co-hosts in 2018.
“So, I was always honest about that. I think we were both so young — it was like 14 years ago — I think he also thought, ‘You know what, we’re so in love I don’t want that either.’ He could have been happy not having children with me.”
But as their relationship evolved, Jeannie started to feel guilty about not having the same desires as her husband; She credits not wanting kids as “definitely one of the big main factors” in their divorce.
“When you physically see how a man is with a child, and if the man really desires to be a father, and you know that you are that block between that happening, you just don’t feel right about yourself every single day,” she explained.
But once the TV star hit 40, her attitude changed and she made the decision to freeze her eggs in case she wanted kids after all.
“It’s really weird. After you turn 40, I’m telling you guys, it’s a magic age. If you really spend the time, like get excited about your 40s, spend all the time giving yourself love, when you get to that place all of a sudden, because your heart is full and you’re healthy, all of a sudden you’re open to love in so many different areas,” she said back in March. “So who knows? You might have a little Jeannie!”
Jeannie is now in a happy, high-profile relationship with rapper Young Jeezy. Perhaps this new love has led to a change of heart.
She constantly gushes about her boo, telling her co-hosts on a recent episode of “The Real,” “What’s crazy is that the things that I’ve been criticized for my whole life and my past relationships — ‘Jeanie, you’re too deep, you think about things too much. Like, why’s everything gotta have a purpose?’ — and I’m not one for small talk or small conversations, I want to know: Why do you think the way you do? What brought you to look at things the way you do? Who are you? Who’s important to you?” she explained. “And I found my equal,” she said of the Atlanta native.