On Monday, May 20th, the hosts of The Real discuss whether it is a good idea to ban peanuts from sporting events due to the rampant rise of allergies in children. And, if given the opportunity, which of the ladies would have a relationship with themselves? The hosts give an account of what makes each of them girlfriend material or not.
Then co-host Jeannie Mai admits for the first time that, not only did she spend time in jail once, but TWICE! Her co-hosts interrogate her about the harrowing experience.
Jeannie Mai: I’ve been to jail and I’ve moved and I would definitely rather put on that orange jumpsuit.
Loni Love: Were you in for a week?
Adrienne Houghton: For a week? It’s just a week.
Jeannie: I was in for two.
Tamera Mowry-Housley: Wait. How long were you in?
Jeannie: No. It was two months. Two months.
Tamera: How long were you in jail for?
Adrienne: She said two months.
Jeannie: Two months.
Jeannie: It’s a long story. It’s not for this episode. Trust me…
Tamera: How come I didn’t know this?
Jeannie: We’re trying to keep this thing a good family-friendly program, you guys.
Loni: You think we’re gonna let you get away with this?
Tamera: Jeannie Mai!
Loni: Did you get out on good behavior? You go see the judge? What happened?
Jeannie: I’m not gonna share the story. But, yeah, I did two months and… it’s terrible. It’s horrible.
Loni: Yes, it is.
Jeannie: Yes, yes! The worst of the worst.
Tamera: How’s the food?
Adrienne: Do you get to sleep a lot?
Jeannie: It depends on the chef. We had a girl who was actually like…
Loni: Was you at federal?
Adrienne: They had a great chef.
Loni: You was at fed.
Jeannie: I was at fed. But, but, okay.
Loni: See, federal is different. No.
Jeannie: But then I did district for a month, too.
Tamera: You did district for a month. Was this a different time or the same time?
Adrienne: I’m on the show with a criminal! What is happening here?
Tamera: Sorry, Jeannie. I’m sorry.
Loni: No… we need… how old were you?
Jeannie: I was twenty two. And then, and then I was twenty four.
Jeannie: There was two separate…
Loni: Oh, you went twice?? Damn!
Tamera: Like, how was it taking showers? Was it like…
Jeannie: Well, the first shower they give you is not fun.
Tamera: Okay. Do they time the showers?
Jeannie: The first shower is with the hose. And you literally have to bend over and grab your ankles. Like, it’s not fun.
Tamera: Okay. Got it. Do you have to cut your hair and stuff?
Jeannie: No… What show are you watching?!
Tamera: Orange is the New Black!
Jeannie: No, you don’t have to cut your hair…
Loni: That is Hollywood, girl! Uh uh!
Jeannie: But the showers you have are group showers. So, it’s like a whole big room.
Adrienne: How’s the food?
Tamera: Okay. I already asked that question.
Jeannie: It depends on your, it depends on your chef.
Loni: She was at fed!
Tamera: Were you in a little group gang while you were there?
Jeannie: What’s so weird is that in jail, all the groups hang out together by the culture. So, you got all the black girls, all the Hispanics, all the Asians.
Adrienne: What group were you in?
Tamera: Yeah, what group were you in?
Loni: She was with the Asians.
Jeannie: For some reason, the black girls really liked me.
Adrienne: I’ve had a feeling.
Jeannie: Yeah, the black girls really like me! I don’t know why. Like, I was in there… like some of them are lifelong friends. Two of them, I still visit. On Treasure Island.
Tamera: Oh, they’re still in there.
Jeannie: Yes. Treasure Island. Like my good friends. Yes!
Loni: Did you get any tattoos in jail?
Adrienne: This was a very informative…
Jeannie: That’s why I am very, very protective about the incarcerated.
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