AceShowbiz - Jeezy brings positivity into Jeanni Mai. "The Real" co-host opened up in the Wednesday, October 9 episode of the talk show that things were pleasantly different compared to when she was married to ex-husband Freddy Harteis.
"My own standards were low," the 40-year-old revealed to co-hosts Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon Houghton and Tamera Mowry and guest-host Tisha Campbell while talking about her past relationship. "We can go into a whole counseling session on why I only gave myself the bare minimum."
However, Jeanni wasn't trying to put the blame solely on Freddy. "I am not blaming my ex for the things that he barely came through to do," she said. "When [Freddy] said things like 'good for you' or 'that's cool,' I'm like, 'That's great, he supports me!' That to me is my standard of support."
She only realized that she deserved more when she started dating Jeezy. Not being able to hold back her tears, Jeanni said, "I didn't even know until my new relationship that something as basic…. I'm not crying to feel bad. It was just so touchy.
"But even something as basic as like at his birthday party, he left his own birthday to drive me to the airport. He was like, 'are you kidding? I want to see you off,' " she continued saying of the "Put On" rapper. "You can blame [your exes] but just be mindful of your standards."
Jeannie then shared she used to have an epiphany as she spent time alone following her split from Freddy. "Sometimes being alone in that time I took for myself, was my upgrade," she explained.
Jeannie and Freddie tied the knot in 2007 before splitting in 2017. Their divorce got finalized in December 2018.