On Saturday, rapper Jeezy married TV host Jeannie Mai in their Atlanta backyard. Vogue broke the news with exclusive photos from the at-home ceremony, and Mai shared her own Instagram post on Thursday (April 1).
“You will forever be my ‘I Do,'” Mai wrote on Instagram alongside a photo in her wedding dress, signing the caption “Mrs. Jeannie Mai Jenkins.”
Jeezy (real name: Jay Jenkins) and Mai got engaged exactly a year before their wedding, on March 27, 2020, while they were quarantining together in Los Angeles. The rapper had intended to propose during an April 2020 trip to Vietnam, but when it got canceled due to pandemic travel restrictions, he improvised.
At the wedding, Jeezy surprised his now-wife with a performance from Tyrese, who sang his 1999 top 10 Hot Hip-Hop/R&B Songs hit “Sweet Lady.” All guests traveling from out of town had to submit negative COVID-19 test results two days before the ceremony, and testing was also provided on site before traveling to their backyard wedding.
The couple reportedly began dating in November 2018 and made their public debut the following August on the red carpet at the Street Dreamz gala for his nonprofit.
Jeezy released The Recession 2, his 12th studio album, in November.