Jeannie Mai Reveals Her Baby’s Name in Baby’s Room Visit Video Days After Giving Birth
Revealing the sweet story behind her first child’s nickname, “The Real” co-host admits she first thought Baby J’s name would be a J name.
Jeannie Mai revealed the name of her newborn baby. Just days after giving birth to her first child, whom she shares with husband Jeezy (Young Jeezy), the co-host of “The truthtook to her social media account to share the story behind the baby’s nickname.
On the Thursday, Jan. 20, episode of her YouTube series, the first-time mom gave her fans an in-depth tour of her firstborn’s nursery. Then at one point she revealed her baby name, Monaco Mai Jenkins, while showing off the wall decoration.
“I thought Baby J’s name should be a J name because obviously Jeannie and Jeezy have meaning, but that’s not the name that came to us,” Jeannie explained in the 13-minute video. “What really came to us was how Baby J came to fruition for us when we were dating.”
Jeannie further recalled a crucial trip to Monaco, where they discussed their goals for the future and “established what was going on for us”. The 43-year-old TV personality added: “It’s really the theme of the nativity scene, what Monaco is all about. The family, the moments, the trips, the discussions, the key moments in my life and in the life of Jeezy, who brought Monaco here.”
Co-host of Jeannie’s “The Real” Adrienne Bailon also revealed the newborn’s name on Thursday’s episode of the daytime talk show. Adrienne told the audience: “Three years ago, Jeezy and Jeannie were talking on a bridge in France, talking about what it meant to make life together.”
“Here they decided to grow up and raise a family together,” Adrienne continued. The 38-year-old entertainer went on to say: “Therefore they named their child after the city that changed their lives forever, Monaco Mai Jenkins.”
Jeannie announced the birth of her first child on January 11 via Instagram. Announcing the news, she wrote alongside a picture of a baby hospital crib, “I asked God for a life of love and happiness. He sent my family to me. The baby Jenkins is here [red heart emoji].”
Jeannie began trying to start a family with her husband of 44 years before their March 2021 wedding in Georgia. After suffering a pregnancy loss, the “Dancing with the starsalum considered in vitro fertilization but ended up conceiving naturally.
Jeannie has often shared her pregnancy journey on social media. A few days after announcing that she was expecting her first child, she shared a sweet video of Jeezy listening to the baby’s heartbeat. A month later, she showed the baby’s first ultrasound. Then in November, the happy couple hosted a travel-themed baby shower.