Jeezy and Jeannie Mai are going strong.
For the first time since going public with their relationship last month, the daytime talk show host, 40, opened up about dating the rapper, 41, during the season premiere of “The Real” on Monday.
Mai and Jeezy first got to know each other in November and hit it off. “Getting to know him has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life,” she said of the man she calls “J.” “He’s introspective, he’s passionate, he’s incredibly deep, he’s a visionary, he’s a great leader, he’s an amazing servant to his community.”
“What’s crazy is that the things that I’ve been criticized for my whole life and in my past relationships—’Jeannie, you’re too deep, you think about things too much. Like why’s everything gotta have a purpose?'” she said. “And I’m not one for small talk or small conversations. I wanna 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?’ And I found my equal,” she said to cheers from her co-hosts.
They met on set of “The Real” and went out on a date that lasted eight hours. “Four hours later, we shut down the sushi restaurant, we had the most amazing deep talk about our greatest lessons in life, our greatest mistakes, it was super vulnerable.”
After dinner, he asked her to go salsa dancing with him. “We go dancing, we close out the club, he’s an amazing dancer, by the way,” she said. “He looks at me, he goes, ‘Can I give you a homework assignment? … I want you to think about the last eight hours we spent together. And think about what do you envision us doing together? What do you picture me being in your life? If this matches my notes, I will pursue you. If not, we’re cool to be friends.'”
The couple stepped out to the inaugural SnoBall Gala at the Waldorf Astoria in Atlanta last month. They were all smiles as they walked arm-in-arm at the charity event, which raised funds for Jeezy’s non-profit organization Street Dreamz.
Jeezy has remained coy about the relationship, but has posted photos of them coupled up on Instagram. “Life is amazing… She’s amazing too,” he recently told “Entertainment Tonight.”
Mai first addressed romance rumors with Jeezy on “The Real” in January after a photo of them surfaced online. “You guys know that I’m multi-dating and Jeezy and I hang out,” she said. “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.”
Both were previously in longterm relationships. Jeezy was engaged to Mahi, the mother of his daughter, Amra Nor. Mai was married to Freddy Harteis for 10 years before filing for divorce in 2017.