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Jeannie Mai is pregnant, expecting first child with rapper Jeezy: 'It feels fantastic’


Jeannie mai 42, revealed during monday’s episode of the daytime talk show that she and her husband, rapper Jeezy 43, are expecting their first child together 

"I can definitely say that our real fam is growing," Mai told her co-hosts, Garcelle Beauvais, Loni Love and Adrienne Houghton.


It's been really hard to keep all of these secrets from you guys because we've had so much to reveal here at the show, including the fact that I am pregnant!"


While debuting her baby bump, Mai recalled the years in which she didn't plan on becoming a mother.However, she said things changed when she met Jeezy.


"It feels surreal," Mai said. "I do know that you never say never, and that love can really change you and I'm so thankful to be on a show that's really helped me to grow and to evolve and to see myself differently than I would have ever imagined seeing myself."


She then thanked her co-hosts for their support, reflecting on the moment she first revealed her pregnancy to them.


"I've got to come home and tell the girls that have always accepted me at every stage of my life, have been through my ups and downs and have always encouraged me to a place where, I feel like you've all individually always told me to, if I wanted to be a mom, I'd be an awesome mom."


The TV personality and "Soul Survivor" rapper tied the knot tired in Jeezy's hometown of Atlanta in March — exactly one year after the couple got engaged during quarantine.


Their intimate "mini-mony" included only "immediate family and a few close friends" who tested negative for COVID-19. It was a far stretch from the wedding they envisioned in Italy or France, but Mai said the past year has taught them tomorrow isn't promised.


After Jeezy’s mother unexpectedly passed, we quickly learned that life is too short. And at the end of the day, Jeezy and I really just wanted to become husband and wife," Mai told Vogue at the time. "So we decided to turn our original wedding into a mini-mony."


The couple also created a wedding registry in partnership with The Knot to support Stop AAPI Hate, an advocacy group started last year to support members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities Following the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes.


"I'm sickened to my stomach and filled with so much anger and pain, just when we're already aware of racist attacks and our systemic racism that spawns across the world and especially in our country for our Black brothers and sisters," Mai told USA TODAYs in February. "What have we not learned from 2020? And now why are we attacking our most vulnerable that are already trying every day just to survive COVID?"