穿越火线枪战王者吧 www.nqxfd.icu Jeannie Mai is opening up about her relationship with boyfriend Jeezy for the first time since confirming their romance.
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Jeanie Mai Opens Up About Her Relationship with Boyfriend Jeezy for the First Time: 'I Found My Equal'
“My man is fine fine!” Mai said on Monday’s episode of
The Real as Instagram photos of the couple were showcased on the screen. “Okay, I have to tell you, man this is crazy, because I haven’t talked to anybody about this on a public level besides my friends and family.”
Mai, 40, and Jeezy, 41, first sparked romance rumors in January when
Malika Haqq shared a photo of them together alongside herself and then-boyfriend O.T. Genasis, plus Lori Harvey and singer Trey Songz.
At the end of August, PEOPLE
confirmed the two are dating days after she joined him for a date night at the inaugural SnoBall Gala to raise funds for his non-profit, Street Dreamz. And less than a week later, the couple made their relationship Instagram official.
Reflecting on their almost year-long dating journey, Mai said that “getting to know him has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life.”
“For those of you who have been fans of him for a long time know that I just got to know him in November,” she said.
The TV host went on to praise the rapper, entrepreneur and philanthropist as “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 my past relationships — ‘Jeanie, you’re too deep, you think about things too much. Like, why’s everything gotta have a purpose?’ — and I’m not one for small talk or small conversations, I want to 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?” she explained.
“And I found my equal,” she said of her boyfriend.
As to how they met, Mai said that “he’s got his ways” and “he hooked me” after they met on the set of
“We met here on this set, but you’ve got to hear the story from him because what he said still knocks me away today,” she teased.
Though she pointed to a photo on the screen, in which Jeezy stands beside
The Real co-hosts, and said that “this is the first day we met,” Loni Love corrected her and said, “No, it was before that.”
“Well it was another, yes, yes, yes,” Mai admitted. “So you gotta ask him, right? Loni got the deets!”
The couple’s first date was also very telling to Mai, who said that she “really got to know him” during their night out together.
“Let me tell you about this because we’re grown grown. We’re in our forties and what I think is that God somehow managed our timing so that we spent time after our long-term relationships — we both came from 10-year relationships — and we really worked on ourselves to really understand what healthy love is like,” she said. (This is Mai’s first relationship since her
split from estranged husband Freddy Harteis after 10 years of marriage.)
Mai went on to explain that the pair’s first date was at a sushi restaurant, where she walked in and asked the host, “‘Is there a Jeezy here?’ and I’m like, ‘Jeanie, you’ve gotta know his government name before you go out on this date! What’s going on?’ “
“So I walk in, I sit down, and 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, right? So then after that, he looks at me and he’s like, ‘Yo, you wanna like, I don’t wanna go home. Do you wanna go salsa dancing with me?’ ” said Mai, who didn’t hesitate to accept his offer. “I was like, ‘Obvi papi, let’s go!’ “
“So we go dancing, we close out the club. He’s an amazing dancer, by the way. Sick dancer, yes,” she said.
At the end of the evening, instead of giving her a kiss goodnight (which she didn’t want), Jeezy gave Mai a “homework assignment.”
“So we walk out and we close down the club and he puts his hands on my shoulders and I go, ‘Please don’t kiss me, don’t kiss me. It’s too regular degular. Like, this is so good. Don’t do the basic thing.’ I should have known he ain’t anything but basic. He looks at me and he goes, ‘Can I give you a homework assignment?’ And I go, ‘Why? Because I’m an Asian?’ ” she quipped.
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“And he’s like, ‘No. I want you to think about the last eight hours we just spent together, and think about what 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,'” she recounted.
On a January episode of
The Real, Mai first revealed to the audience and her co-hosts that she had been spending a lot of quality time with the rapper.
“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.”
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Zooey Deschanel & Jonathan Scott
The actress and
Property Brothers star Scott are officially an item, a source confirmed to PEOPLE on Sept. 13.
“It’s new, but they are having a lot of fun together,” a source told PEOPLE. Another source close to Scott said they met shooting an episode of Carpool Karaoke.
Deschanel and Scott were first romantically linked shortly after Deschanel announced her split from husband Jacob Pechenik.
A week after Deschanel and Pechenik released a joint statement, saying they are "better off as friends," the actress was spotted holding hands with Scott. In photos obtained by HollywoodLife, Deschanel and the HGTV star showed off PDA as they arrived at Little Dom’s restaurant in Silver Lake, California on Friday, Sept. 13.
Bella Thorne & Benjamin Mascolo
The actress and her new pop star boyfriend have been making their red carpet rounds together, after becoming Instagram official in June. The two were spotted at the Oldenburg’s Film Festival in Germany for Thorne’s world premiere of
Her and Him on Sept. 12 and at the 2019 Venice Film Festival on Aug. 31.
Thorne and Mascolo — who is half of the Italian music duo Benji & Fede — were first linked in April, just days after she announced her split from ex-boyfriend Mod Sun and two months after her break up from Tana Mongeau in February.
Kehlani & YG
The musicians made their debut as a couple at New York Fashion Week on Sept. 5.
The two walked hand-in-hand into the Kith show, and when reporters asked if they were "official," Kehlani confirmed the news by saying, "Mhmm."
The surprise sighting comes just months after the pair welcomed babies with other people.
In March, Kehlani gave birth to her first child, daughter Adeya Nomi with guitarist Javie Young-White, and in July, YG welcomed a second baby girl, Vibe Jackson, with Catelyn Sparks. The rapper and Sparks also share 3-year-old daughter Harmony.
Lamar Odom & Sabrina Parr
The former NBA star is back in love and not shy about showing it. He first posted about his new personal trainer girlfriend on Instagram on Aug. 2, writing, "'What we have is much more than they can see...' @getuptoparr ?????"
Then on Sept. 2, the couple showed off a bit of PDA when Parr shared a NSFW video of Odom sucking on her toes.
“#MCM @LamarOdom,” Parr wrote over the clip, adding a red heart emoji.
Pete Davidson & Margaret Qualley
The rumored couple were spotted holding hands in Venice, Italy on Sept. 2, while they were in town for the Venice Film Festival.
During their daytime excursion, the actress, who was there promoting her new film,
Seberg, wore a sundress and flats, while Davidson had on a graphic tee and shorts.
Kaitlynn Carter & Miley Cyrus
After both women dealt with big breakups this summer, the two came together to forge a new relationship with each other. Carter, who split from Brody Jenner after less than a year of marriage, and Cyrus, who split from Liam Hemsworth after less than a year of marriage, were all smiles after spending Labor Day Weekend together.
“They live together and are very happy,” a Cyrus source told PEOPLE on Sept. 2. “Miley is doing great. She is moving on. She seems to have no regrets. She loves being with Kaitlynn.”
Jeannie Mai & Jeezy
The Real host and rapper are officially dating, PEOPLE confirmed on Aug. 29.
The couple arrived together at Jeezy's inaugural SnoBall Gala, which is thrown to help 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.
Mai and Jeezy first sparked romance rumors in January when Malika Haqq shared a photo of them together alongside herself and boyfriend O.T. Genasis, plus Lori Harvey and singer Trey Songz.
Gigi Hadid & Tyler Cameron
Things have been heating up between the model and
Bachelorette runner-up. The two were seen walking around New York City together with a few friends on August 13.
“They were both traveling separately last week and then reunited as they returned to N.Y.C.,” a source told PEOPLE. “Tyler lives in NYC now. He has his own place, but for their dates, they hang out at Gigi’s. He is very public about going in and out of her place — you can tell that he wants to be seen. He is enjoying the attention he gets for dating Gigi.”
The two were spotted on August 5 bowling with a group of friends at Frames Bowling Lounge in N.Y.C. and then on August 27, Hadid and Cameron seemingly took their relationship public by sharing a kiss at the Republic Records party at the Moxy Hotel in N.Y.C., following the 2019 VMAs.
Tarek El Moussa & Heather Rae Young
Flip or Flop star celebrated his birthday-eve with his new beau.
The couple stepped out for dinner in West Hollywood on Aug 20, the night before El Moussa’s 38th birthday.
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“We’ve been spending a lot of time together … and we just have so much fun,” El Moussa told PEOPLE.
“We really focus on having fun and living life and just enjoying each other’s company. And going out to dinner, and going boating, and… I’m talking too much because I’m excited,” El Moussa added.
Lily Collins & Charlie McDowell
To the Bone actress has made her relationship with writer/director Charlie McDowell Instagram official!
Collins shared a few snaps of herself and her boyfriend in Paris, France on Aug. 20.
“Always got your back…” Collins captioned a photo of herself with her head leaning on McDowell’s back.
McDowell commented on the post with a scooter emoji.
Then on her Instagram Story, Collins shared an artsy photo of McDowell, tagging him in the post and writing, “When he’s only just left but it feels like forever… I miss you.”
Collins and McDowell first ignited rumors of a relationship in July, when they were spotted on an outing together in Los Angeles, according to Metro UK.
Kelly Dodd & Rick Leventhal
Real Housewives of Orange County star has a new man in her life. Dodd told PEOPLE on Aug. 15 that she split with Dr. Brian Reagan and is now dating Fox News correspondent Leventhal.
“We met in the Hamptons,” Dodd said of Leventhal. “It’s new, we haven’t even had sex. But he’s already treated me with more respect than Brian ever did.”
Then on Aug. 23, the Housewife made her new romance Instagram official by posting a shot of the two of them at dinner in London and writing, "My ?? Prince came across the pond to see me!! @RickLeventhal I am one lucky girl!!”
Even though the relationship is still fairly new, the couple has a "very deep connection" and "they are in love," a source close to Dodd told PEOPLE in September. That's why when the star joked about already having a wedding date set on Instagram, fans, including Andy Cohen, wondered if the news was true. However, the source said that while their "love is real, their engagements isn't."
“Kelly and Rick are head over heels in love and have already been talking about getting married, but there’s nothing official yet,” the insider said.
The couple met earlier in the summer through Ramona Singer at a Hamptons party, and have been going strong ever since.
Brody Jenner & Josie Canseco
Nearly two weeks after announcing his split from Kaitlynn Carter, Jenner has moved on with 22-year-old model Canseco. The two met in N.Y.C. through
The Hills: New Beginnings costar Frankie Delgado, a source confirmed to PEOPLE on August 13.
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Nikki Bella & Artem Chigvintsev
Although a source confirmed to PEOPLE that
Dancing with the Stars costars Bella and Chigvintsev began casually dating back in January, the two have since ramped up their summer PDA in public and on social media.
The pair were spotted holding hands and locking lips while out in L.A. in early May after grabbing lunch together. The romantic rendezvous came just days after the two accompanied Bella's twin sister Brie and her husband Daniel Bryan on a trip to Disneyland to celebrate Brie’s daughter Birdie’s second birthday.
Although Bella has called Chigvintsev an "amazing lover," she's been insistent on ditching the "boyfriend" label — until now.
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Olivia Culpo and Christian McCaffrey
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Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
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The video, which was released days before Cabello's split from Matthew Hussey was confirmed, has Mendes and Cabello playing lovers who can't seem to quit each other. The fictional storyline may not be so far from the truth because just a few weeks after the video dropped, the two were spotted cozying up by an infinity pool as they celebrated the Fourth of July together, holding hands later that night out in West Hollywood, California, and holding hands again three days later after grabbing brunch in L.A.
By September, the couple stopped being shy about their relationship status and decided to publicly address criticism they recieved on Twitter about their PDA.
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“We just want to show you how we really kiss,” Mendes said as the couple leaned in for a seemingly romantic kiss, but things quickly took a comedic turn as Cabello stuck her tongue in Mendes’ mouth and the two jokingly had an over-the-top makeout session.
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Dua Lipa & Anwar Hadid
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Glamour, they were also spotted getting close at Hadid's birthday party in Malibu a few weeks prior.
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Earlier this year, Lipa split from her boyfriend Isaac Carew after the pair had been together on-and-off for five years.
Emma Roberts & Garrett Hedlund
After Roberts and Evan Peters called off their engagement for the second time after seven years together, talk swirled about a possible romance between Roberts and
TRON star Hedlund. The actors made things seemingly more official once they were spotted in N.Y.C. in late March, holding hands as they made their way into a hotel. Then in April, a source told PEOPLE that Roberts and Hedlund were spending more time together, but taking things slowly.
"Emma is newly single and neither she nor Garrett are in the right headspace to be in a serious relationship," said the source. "They’re just having fun hanging out and hooking up."
Things must be going well for the new beaus, who also spent Easter 2019 together, too.
Jillian Michaels & Deshanna Marie Minuto
The fitness guru is dating fashion designer Minuto, her rep confirmed to PEOPLE in July. Michaels shared a summery selfie of the two celebrating the Fourth of July together. Michaels also wished Minuto a happy birthday in April with another sweet photo of the couple.
"Happy birthday to this beauty @deshannamarie ??you ??shorts," she captioned the photo of herself leaning on Minuto's shoulder.
While it’s not immediately clear as to when the couple began their romance, Minuto first posted about Michaels on Instagram on Christmas Eve 2018, followed by another, three days later, with the caption, "I ?? YOU @jillianmichaels."
Wendy Williams & an Unnamed Doctor
The talk show host is no longer on the market. After her turbulent split from estranged husband Kevin Hunter, Williams made herself a Hot Topic of the day by revealing she's "crazy about" a mystery man who happens to be a doctor.
"You all think I’m messing around with a 27-year-old — 27-year-old boys, quite frankly, do find me very attractive. I get it," she said to her audience, seemingly referencing her fling with a 27-year-old convicted felon named Marc Tomblin. "But when it comes time for the comfort of a man, I need somebody in his 50s, too. And he’s got to work."
With that, Williams gave a sly smile before sharing a few more details about her new man.
"It helps that he’s a doctor," she said as the audience began cheering wildly. "I am not going to say one more word. You’re not going to blow this for me. But he’s been married, his kids are in their 20s. And yes, he’s black. I know you’re wondering."
Williams filed for divorce from Hunter in April after more than two decades of marriage, and also cut ties with him professionally, as he was removed as executive producer of
The Wendy Williams Show one week after their split.
Ryan Seacrest & a Mystery Woman
The cohost of
Live with Kelly and Ryan was spotted kissing a mystery woman while vacationing in the South of France. The romantic getaway came four months after he split from ex-girlfriend Shayna Taylor.
At the time, PEOPLE exclusively confirmed that Taylor and Seacrest had called it quits after three years of dating, with a source calling it an "amicable split." A source close to Taylor previously told PEOPLE that the two weren’t quite on the same page about the timeline of their future.