The Real host Jeannie Mai has yet again revealed a deep and significant part of her past to her co-hosts and loyal followers of the show.
During their “Girl Chat” segment on Monday, Mai revealed that not only had she spent some time in jail, but it was over the course of a month on two separate two separate occasions, one at age 22, then again and 24.
Her co-hosts quickly went into line of questioning mode to gather deets on what caused her to go to jail.
Today in #GirlChat: Jeannie talks about being in jail… for two months.
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“It’s a long story, it’s not part of this episode trust me, we’re trying to keep this a good family friendly program guys,” Mai said as Tamera Mowry-Housley began to press.
“Just when you think you know your friends,” Adrienne Houghton chimed in.
“Two months? What the hell you do for two months?” Lonnie Love interjects as Mai continues to skirt around what caused her jail sentence. “You think imma let you get away with this?” Love says.
While their convo was all in good fun, Mai remained firm in keeping the reason secret which is totally her right.
“I’m not gonna share the story but I did two months and it’s terrible, it’s horrible. It’s the worst of the worst,” Mai continued.
After pressing further Mai revealed that she spent one month in federal prison and the other in a district jail.
Mai has been open about much of her past on The Real, including her decision not to have children with her ex husband Freddie Harteis, her subsequent divorce and her newfound outlook on life as a divorcée.
A few weeks ago The Real host revealed that she and her mom, whom viewers affectionately know as “Momma Mai,” worked for years to repair their former turbulent relationship.
Either way, Mai made it clear through her shocking admission that’s she’s very glad it’s a memory of the past.