It’s a big fat love affair as tradition meets modern day. ‘The Real’ co-host Jeannie Mai is spilling big about her impending big day with rapper Jeezy and the excitement is super contagious.
According to the 41 year old, she will be donning two or more dresses and yes, fans will have a blast as there’ll be two ceremonies to represent their varying backgrounds.
Jeannie Mai spilling big in a chat with Access said:
“My mom being Vietnamese wants a very Vietnamese traditional wedding,” Jeannie, who is currently competing in season 29 of “Dancing with the Stars“, explained. “She wants Jay, my fiance, to wear the Vietnamese garb and to do some of the Vietnamese practices like the tea ceremony.”
The How Do I Look TV personality explaining added; “I obviously want a fun throwdown with pizza afterward. I want to have a couple of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ dances in our reception. So we’ve decided that we’re gonna have two weddings. we’re gonna have one the way me and Jay want and then we’ll have one for Mama Mai, just cause if we don’t we’re gonna hear it for the rest of our lives.”
On whether she would don two different dresses on her big day, Jeannie responded, “Absolutely. If not, more.” explaining it comes with being “a fashion girl,” she added, “This is my chance to go out there and have fun. Jay loves fashion too, so I’m sure no only will there be wedding dresses, we’re gonna have the after-party outfit, the after hours outfits. We want to really have fun with this because this is our big day.”
Before the wedding plans crashed headlines, Jeannie was criticized for saying that she wanted to be a submissive wife for Jeezy. “I don’t want to lead in our household and in our marriage,” she said in an episode of “The Real”. “I want him to lead, and I have all the essence of what I bring as a wife to make that decision, but I love that my husband will be the man that leads. it’s tiring being the boss of me. It’s tiring leading all the time in my life.”
Responding to the backlash, Jeannie shared, “Well for me, submit does not mean that you are lower or less important than your man. Of course, [Jeezy] and I respect each other very equally. What I mean is in my work life, in my actual life, I own my businesses, I run my team, I make all of the decisions and I lead entirely in the outside of my life.”
She continued, “So in my home, I want my man to lead. I want him to take in what I would like and what my wishes are, what my dreams are, and then incorporate it, making the overall decision that’s best for our vision together.”
Jeannie Mai and Jeezy announced their engagement in April of 2020. The pair started dating since November of 2018, but didn’t confirm their relationship until the middle of last year.