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Gigi files for divorce from Jeannie Mae Jenkins after 2 years of marriage

‘The Real’ host and her rapper husband were married in 2021, and share 20-month-old daughter Monaco

Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images Jeannie Mae Jenkins and Jeezy

Jeezy and Jeannie Mae Jenkins are calling it quits.

The 45-year-old rapper has filed for divorce Real The host, 44, in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday, according to documents obtained by People. The couple had been married for two and a half years and had a prenuptial agreement between them.

Jeezy’s filing states that the former couple is “currently living in a de facto state of separation,” and that their marriage is “irreparably broken” with “no hope of reconciliation.”

The document also states that the rapper wants to share joint legal custody of the pair’s daughter.

Representatives for each did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment. Atlanta Journal-Constitution Was the first to report the news.

Jenkins and Jeezy (née Jay Jenkins) tied the knot in March 2021 at their home in Atlanta, and welcomed daughter Monaco in January 2022.

The pair celebrated their two-year anniversary in March with a surprise trip to Vietnam, which Jenkins organized as a “long-awaited adventure” for her husband.

“When Jeezy and I met, we connected with each other because of the similarities and differences of our cultures,” he told People at the time. “Now that we have a daughter who blends our worlds, it takes on even more meaning to explore Vietnam together as a multicultural family.”

Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images Jeannie Mae Jenkins and Jeezy

Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images Jeannie Mae Jenkins and Jeezy

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Jeezy initially planned to pop the question in Hoi An, Vietnam in April 2020, but was forced to change his plans after COVID canceled the trip.

Jenkins said of their anniversary vacation, “When Gigi proposed to me, he decorated his condo to look like Hoi An. It brought back memories of our engagement when we were finally in Hoi An for the first time. “

The couple first met on the set of Jenkins’ daytime talk show RealAnd started dating quietly in November 2018. They eventually made their romance public in August 2019.

“We’ve both gone through a lot in our lives to come to terms with the understanding that love should feel safe, honest, and pure,” Jenkins told People in November. “Instantly, there was a magnetic attraction. We’re very attracted by the passion of serving each other. So because we have a mutual enjoyment of having purpose, we’re going to find a way to do it together.”

When Jenkins was a contestant dancing with the Stars In 2020, they marked Disney Night with a special dance dedicated to Jeezy, based on the song “Married Life” from the Disney-Pixar film. Above,

Gotham/WireImage Jeezy and Jeannie Mae Jenkins attend a fashion show in New York City in 2021.

Gotham/WireImage Jeezy and Jeannie Mae Jenkins attend a fashion show in New York City in 2021.

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Before the performance, Cheddar Mole The reporter said that her “whole life changed” when she met Jeezy. Above There was a special film for this pair.

“I Above For when we were dating. “I want this movie to be about us growing old together,” she said, adding, “I specifically chose this dance because Jay is the love of my life and honestly when We met, I imagined it was the beginning… The moment I met Jay, I couldn’t wait to grow up to live happily ever after with him.”

Jenkins talked openly about married life entertainment tonight in 2021, saying it felt “1,000 percent different” from dating, “in the greatest way.”

“I loved our dating life because we spent so much focused quality time really getting to know each other and making sure we were right for each other,” she said. “And being married now, it’s handled with so much humility and so much thoughtfulness, because we’re in our 40s and we both grew up in homes where healthy marriages were not there. We never saw what it was like. It is visible.”

The star was also candid about the difficulties she faced in her first year of motherhood, which included breastfeeding struggles and a scary battle with postpartum anxiety.

“That little person has completely woken me up to looking at the world in a different way,” she told People in December. “And the weird thing is that my daughter gives me a lot of confidence. As a mom I like myself more. I find myself getting up and down, taking care of someone else and taking care of her and letting her really do those things.” “I love seeing the songs recorded that we’ve worked on.” It is very difficult to teach him. I can’t believe it, this is such a great achievement. “I didn’t even realize it.”

She told People in June that she and Jeezy (who is also the father of two children from a previous relationship) shared a “family first” mentality, and often turned to relatives for help caring for their daughter as they Balancing parenthood with a busy career.

“We have no problem with calling someone and saying ‘we’re dropping him off’ or ‘we’re coming in 30 minutes,’” he said.

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