Jeannie Mai is expecting!
After previously saying she didn't want to have kids, the television host revealed to Women's Health magazine that she and her husband, Jeezy, actually started trying for a family nearly a year ago.
"It was not easy," Mai, 42, admitted, noting that she and Jeezy opted for in-vitro fertilization. "We both needed a bit of assistance, especially with me being 41 at the time."
After receiving positive results from IVF just a month before her March 2021 wedding, Mai says she miscarried soon after.
"I wondered if I was being punished. I wondered if I'd jinxed myself or cursed myself," Mai recalled, referring to her previous decision to never be a parent. "My entire life, I never wanted children. When I say never, I'm talking a hard-stop never."
So what eventually changed her mind? The fashion expert shared "falling in love with Jeezy made [her] see life differently."
"Our love is honest, pure, and safe," she said, describing it as "something I hadn't felt as a child."
A week after their wedding, Mai says she discovered she was pregnant again.
"It was the most beautiful sign that anything's possible, that you're not in control, and God has a plan," she said.
The talk show host is now looking forward to officially becoming a mother, which she describes as "hands down the hardest role in the entire world."
"Now that we're bringing another Jenkins into the picture. I have no idea what to expect," Mai admitted. However, she thanks Jeezy -- who is already father of two -- for being her main support.
"He's an amazing dad," Mai said, adding it "overwhelms me with even more love."