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Jeezy Says Couples Therapy Couldn’t Save His Marriage to Jeannie Mai: ‘I’m Disappointed’

Weeks after news of his divorce from media personality Jeannie Mai due to “irreconcilable differences” broke, Jeezy opened up about their breakup in a candid one-on-one interview with actress Nia Long. 

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Released Tuesday (Nov. 7) on the rapper’s YouTube channel, Jeezy didn’t shy away from breaking down his efforts to salvage his marriage, explaining that the two sought couples therapy. “[It] has not been an easy journey. I can tell you that I’m sad. I can tell you that I’m disappointed. I can tell you that I’m uneasy,” he told Long. 

Jeezy issued a statement in October highlighting his decision to split from his wife. “The decision to end this chapter in my life was not made impulsively and comes with a heavy heart,” he said. “Despite this, my love and respect for Jeannie remains and the time we spent together holds a cherished place in my heart.”

The rapper filed for divorce Sept. 14. The former couple married in 2021 and share 1-year-old daughter Monaco.

Elsewhere in the interview, Jeezy spoke about being molested during his childhood by a babysitter. When asked about his trauma, the “Seen It All” star mentioned how he “was being left with a babysitter that was a woman that was older than me … and her touching, and doing things to me that don’t normally happen to kids.”

“Like molesting?” Long asked. Jeezy confirmed her assumption.

The artist also divulged how violence and his torn relationship with his mother had a great deal of trauma in his life. Described as “a very toxic relationship,” Jeezy noted how his mom once pulled a gun on him when he was a teenager. 

Jeezy’s interview comes on the heels of his newly released double album, I Might Forgive… But I Don’t Forget. Released on Friday (Nov. 3), the 29-track album is a solo expedition sans features and includes production from The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.

Watch Jeezy’s interview with Nia Long below. 

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