Jeannie Mai and Jeezy's Sweetest Moments, from Going Public to Getting Engaged
The Real host Jeannie Mai and her rapper/philanthropist love got engaged during a romantic "date night" in their Los Angeles home.
Jeezy (born Jay Wayne Jenkins) had planned to propose during a trip to Vietnam, but with travel plans canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, he instead popped the question during a candlelit dinner he planned.
Taking Things Public
Though the two had quietly been dating since they met on the set of The Real in late 2018, they kept things private until August 2019, when Mai joined Jeezy at the inaugural SnoBall Gala to raise funds for his non-profit, Street Dreamz.
“The couple walked into the event arm-in-arm and were all smiles through the night,” a rep for Jeezy told PEOPLE at the time.
"Hello Hunnay took on a whole new meaning," Mai captioned this sunny shot of a beach vacation with her beau, posted a week after their public date night.
Love Is Real
In November, Mai told PEOPLE their relationship had a "magnetic attraction" that went beyond the physical.
"We are very attracted to each other’s passions to serve," she said. "So because we have a mutual joy of having purpose, we’re going to find a way to do that together.”
Mai said spending Thanksgiving with Jeezy's family was "unforgettable," adding that his family was so welcoming to her that she even got a meal meant just for her.
"[His aunt] came with Tupperware, chitlins and oxtail, and they were just for me!” she said. “She was like, ‘These are just for you, don’t let anyone else have them.’ It was so wonderful to meet his family and be able to spend time together. It was special.”
For Valentine's Day (a few days after this photo was taken at New York Fashion Week), Mai shared a video of a bike ride shared with her boyfriend, captioning it "Sexiest Uber driver eva."
Are babies in the future for the happy couple? In November, Mai didn't confirm or deny, saying instead: "You’re going to have to ask me when I’m not ovulating. I’m like too much emo, girl. I don’t know what I’m saying right now on that topic. It’s safer to just wait until this day had passed.”