Rapper Jeezy is living his best life with his lady love, The Real co-host Jeannie Mai. The media personality is now sharing her views on marriage with the world. The power couple got engaged in April.
Mai says she plans to be a submissive wife although she knows that term has a negative connotation for some women.
The 41-year-old beauty expert explained: “I want to submit to my man. When I hear this definition…submitting has a negative connotation. It means that you are less important, you are lower than that person that you’re submitting to. It usually can be like, you know, referenced as somebody who works lower than you, and that’s not what I’m referring to here.”
She continued: “I’m a very dominant woman. I own my business, I lead my teams, I played my own manager, my own publicist, my own lawyer when I didn’t have money to have those people. So, I make the decisions in my life…When I come home, I like the idea that my man leads us.”
Jeezy’s fiancée went on to clarify her position in this debate: “That doesn’t mean that in this case, Jay makes all the decisions for us. That doesn’t mean that when he says, ‘How are we spending our money?’ or ‘Where are we moving?’ that I just say, ‘Yes sir,’ or ‘Yes, your honor.’ It’s not that. It’s a, ‘You know what? I think that we would do best here, I want to do this,’ and he takes the decision, he formulates it with our overall vision, and he leads us and I like to submit to that.”
She concluded: “I don’t want to lead in our household and in our marriage. I want him to lead, and I have all the essence of what I bring as a wife to make that decision, but I love that my husband will be the man that leads. It’s tiring being the boss of me. It’s tiring leading all the time in my life.”
One fan finds her words inspiring, especially in light of her divorce. The person wrote: “Thank u I’m about to end my 19-year marriage this month. I’m so scared & excited at the same time. I just can’t wait any longer. My children are old enough to understand & if not I’m sorry I’ve got to do this, this year! Thank u for this message wish me luck as I choose happy!”
Mai was married to actor Freddy Harteis for more than 10 years, they divorced in 2018.