The two-and-a-half-year marriage between rapper Jeezy (45) and The Real host Jeannie Mai Jenkins (44) is coming to an end, as Jeezy filed for divorce in Atlanta, Georgia, according to documents acquired by PEOPLE. Their union had a prenuptial agreement in place.
In his filing, Jeezy noted that they are currently living apart and that their marriage is beyond repair, with no possibility of reconciliation. The document also expressed Jeezy’s desire for joint legal custody of their daughter.
As of the time of this report, representatives for both parties have not responded to requests for comment. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was the first to break the news.
Jenkins and Jeezy, whose real name is Jay Jenkins, exchanged vows in March 2021 at their Atlanta residence and welcomed their daughter, Monaco, into the world in January 2022.
In March, the couple marked their two-year anniversary with a surprise trip to Vietnam, organized by Jenkins as a special adventure. Reflecting on their relationship, Jenkins remarked:
“When Jeezy and I met, we bonded over the similarities and differences of our cultures,” she told PEOPLE at the time. “Now that we have a daughter, blending our worlds, it gives even more meaning to explore Vietnam together as a multicultural family.”
Jeezy had originally planned to propose in Hoi An, Vietnam, in April 2020 but had to change his plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jenkins mentioned, “When Jeezy proposed to me, he decorated his condo to look like Hoi An. It brought the memories of our engagement full circle when we were finally in Hoi An for the first time.”
Their journey began when they met on the set of Jenkins’ daytime talk show, The Real, and quietly started dating in November 2018. They made their relationship public in August 2019.
Jenkins dedicated a special dance to Jeezy during her stint on Dancing With the Stars in 2020, set to the song “Married Life” from the Disney-Pixar movie Up. She revealed that the film held significance for the couple, saying, “I played Up for him while we were dating. This movie is how I would like for us to grow old together.”
In 2021, Jenkins spoke to Entertainment Tonight about married life, describing it as feeling “1,000 percent different” from dating in the best possible way. She emphasized the importance of their close bond and the thoughtfulness they applied to their relationship, given their previous experiences in households with unhealthy marriages.
The couple was candid about their experiences in parenthood. Jenkins faced challenges in her first year of motherhood, including breastfeeding difficulties and postpartum anxiety. She credited their daughter with bringing a new perspective to her life, saying, “That little person has completely awakened me to seeing the world a whole different way.”
Jeannie Mai Jenkins and Jeezy, who has two children from previous relationships, maintained a “family first” approach and leaned on relatives for support while balancing their careers with parenthood.