Why Jeannie Mai Did Not Invite Her 'The Real' Co-hosts to Her Wedding to Jeezy
A month after she tied the knot with rapper Jeezy, Jeannie Mai explained why she didn't invite her fellow "The Real" co-hosts. Check out what she said in a video.
Many social media fans were caught by surprise after TV show host and stylist Jeannie Mai tied the knot with rapper Jeezy, also known as Jay Wayne Jenkins, last March 27 at their home in Atlanta, Georgia.
In a recent conversation with her fans on her YouTube channel, Hello Hunnay with Jeannie Mai, she revealed that she did not invite her co-hosts, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, and Garcelle Beauvais.
Some fans asked why Mai did not invite her fellow co-hosts to her wedding, but Mai explained that they had to be selective about who could attend their wedding amid the pandemic.
Large gatherings are not appropriate and Mai didn't want to put many at risk. She had called her fellow co-hosts ahead to let them know they were doing a small wedding. Mai said:
"They were actually the first to know that we were having a secret ceremony, and they kept their secret."
Although her co-hosts were not around during her special day, Mai said she and Jeezy had their closest family and friends, including the people they grew up with, at their wedding.
They initially planned on getting married at Lake Como or in the South of France. But due to pandemic restrictions and the sudden death of Jeezy's mother, they decided to hold the ceremony in their home's backyard.
Mai had their guests take COVID-19 tests on the day of their wedding to make sure everyone was safe from the highly contagious virus on their special day.
It was the most intimate ceremony Mai had ever experienced. She noted there were only two tables in their living room, enough for their guests to socialize with each other.
Another highlight of her big day was Mai's wedding dress - a nude-colored gown she had always dreamed of wearing for her wedding. The color represents the couple's transparency and how "skin deep" she wanted to be with Jeezy.
Mai and Jeezy's love for symbolism was evident at their wedding venue. For the wedding arches, the couple opted for palm leaves which symbolized eternal life and power.
The couple became engaged in April 2020, with Jeezy proposing to the "Holey Moley" star, who was previously married to actor Freddie Harteis from 2007 to 2018.
Jeezy marked the occasion by recreating a Vietnamese experience for her at their condominium unit. The couple earlier planned a trip to Vietnam, but it was canceled because of the pandemic.