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‘The Real’ co-host Jeannie Mai divorcing husband

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“The Real” co-host Jeannie Mai and her husband, Freddy Harteis, are getting divorced after 10 years of marriage.

A representative of the couple confirmed that the two of them are splitting amicably, People magazine reports.

“The Real” co-host has spoken openly about her marriage in the past, particularly on the show in 2014 about their disagreement over whether or not to have children.

“You know how much I love Freddy, my husband. He’s my life. And before we got married, I was very clear about the fact that I probably would not have kids, just because I’ve never felt that. And now, getting older, he definitely seems like he wants kids, and he actually came out and said that he wants children,” Mai admitted at the time.

“I guess it’s just really hard because I can’t just have a child for another person, and you don’t have a child to save your marriage, but we are in love, and we are enjoying life, and he’s my Freddy, and I’m his Jeannie, and we don’t have any other problems except that, which, you never know what could happen in the future,” Mai continued. “So right now we are clinging to each other, and we’re waiting for God to kind of tell us what that means, and it’s kind of weird to go to sleep every single night holding on to that person you love so much, not knowing where it’s gonna go.”

Mai, who can never be called reticent about sharing some of the most intimate details of her personal life, also revealed on “The Real” how they tried to keep their love alive despite the long-distance relationship.

“We trust each other through and through, and we communicate really well, and I think another thing that really helps is just some good, old-fashioned phone sex,” she said. “Real talk.”


  1. britishrose on October 21, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    so that lil big mouth jap , is losing her man ? well she only tell all her dam business on air , and she is completely in denial of the failure of her marriage pointing to herself , she could not possibley think a man in his child bearing years gonna waste his time on her? that love she felt was just sex , and he can get that anywhere , his goal was children , and its selfish by american standards to marry and not produce kids ., on purpose , i could see if she just couldnt get pregnant , her case is refusing to bare . he feel much better now i bet , ,,, she is proubably miserable having to join lonnie love now .. jennie acts she know a lot about marriage and she does not .. her husbnd made a good decision leaving her . she acts to childish

    • Girl, bye on October 22, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      First of all, it’s her marrige, her buisness, her problem; not yours. Instead of judging someone else’s life, take care of your own and maybe even learn the English language. Secondly, marrige is not about producing children, and there is nothing about marrige that promises children. There are plenty of people who are married and do not want kids. She doesn’t want kids and she told him that way before they got married. Someone who doesn’t want kids just doesn’t want them, reguardless of their partner. She doesn’t want kids and you don’t just pop them out to make other people happy. It’s not good for the parent or the child to come into a home where they were not fully wanted. Children should be welcomed full heartedly and not just a card to play to save a marrige or fuel someone else’s happiness. Quit commenting on someone else’s life and improve your own.

      • U Talking 2 Me?! on October 22, 2017 at 6:40 pm

        Reguardless..smh. WRONG!
        Regardless is the correct sp.
        Damn dumb ass!!

  2. U Talking 2 Me?! on October 22, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Selfish lil twit! Just wasted that man’s time fooling with u! Stay single Jeanie….most couples these would love to have a kid or two. U seem a little immature anyway….grow the hell up!

    • Girl, bye on October 22, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      She’s immature, yet you’re the one commenting on a blog about her divorce. Sounds to me like you need to grow up and focus on your own life and learn who to spell. Marrige is about love and being with someone. It has nothing to do with having children. He knew she didn’t want children and he married her anyway. Putting a ring on it doesn’t make you a baby vending machine. There are no where in the vows that say you have to reproduce. That’s something you CHOOSE to do. You don’t have children to make others happy and you don’t have children to save a marrige. You have a child because you want to bring life into the world and full heartedly are ready to commit yourself to that child for the rest of your life. Marrige doesn’t equal children. Quit commenting on someone else’s life and improve your own.

      • U Talking 2 Me?! on October 22, 2017 at 6:37 pm

        U big damn dummy….u need to learn how to spell!!! Marriage is sp correctly! Dont start with me trying for upvotes! U r always harrassing commenters! Im not here for yo a$$!! Buh bye!

  3. Really on October 23, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Being married to someone is one thing. Being married to someone with the understanding of desires, goals, purpose, expectation, is another. She made it plain from the gate,,, what part of NO did he not understand? This couple would’ve done far better and waste no time if they kept it moving finding the person that is in agreement for the long haul.