On the season 8 premiere of THE REAL airing Monday, September 20, co-host Jeannie Mai Jenkins reveled that she was pregnant and also shared how her husband Jeezy reacted when she told him.
Model and social media personality Lori Harvey also stopped by to make her national talk show debut and talked about her special relationship with her boyfriend, actor Michael B. Jordan. Check out a clip inside….
Welcome back, ladies, you agree with me that season 8 is off to a great start!
And you’re so right, season 8 is really poppin’!
That’s right, and we are expecting great things!
Jeannie Mai Jenkins:
Absolutely, and I can definitely say that our real fam is growing, and it’s been really hard to keep all of these secrets for you guys because we’ve had so much to reveal here at the show, including the fact that, I am pregnant!
How does it feel to reveal it, first of all?
Jeannie Mai Jenkins:
It feels surreal because this is the same home that I said so many defiant things. You know, I was like, I know exactly what I want, I know exactly what kind of woman I want to be, and I always said, I’d never be a mom. And there’s so many reasons now that are coming to fruition as to why I would have said that then, but 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 that I would have ever imagined seeing myself. This is the only place honestly, when Jeezy and I were talking, I was like, I’ve got to come home and tell my girls. 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.
See Lori, look – I’ve been stalking your Instagram. And I like those pictures. And he is really making an impact on your life, Michael B. Jordan.
Is he making an impact on her life or your life?
No, when you think about it, we were just surprised at the relationship, because he was the most sought-after bachelor. We just love him. I think he represents a wonderful man in our culture. Especially when it comes to movies and presenting himself, but that’s all we know. Now, you’re on The Real, so what makes your relationship so special?
We just really balance each other. I really do believe in the statement when they say, “when you know you know.” And I think that really applies to our situation and we just have a really good time together. He’s so sweet, very attentive. He listens to me and the things that I say that I want and he really makes an effort.
I just love the relationship. What’s the sexiest thing or the sweetest thing he’s done for you?
Oh my goodness! Honestly, he’s really good at all the big things, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, all that, but it’s the little things, the everyday things that I think really is what makes him special, like he just listens to me when I talk. Even the other day I just been saying I really just wanted to go to a farmer’s market, so he called me one Sunday morning and was like, ‘what are you doing, I’m going to come pick you up’ and he took me an hour away to this really cute farmer’s market and we had the best day. So, it’s things like that.