The Real co-host Jeannie Mai recently shared some intimate details surrounding her somewhat messy divorce with soon-to-be ex-husband, Freddy Harteis. While doing so, she touched on a topic about her former hubby that managed to catch her off-guard and likely embarrass her in the process.
During a recent stop on Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club with her three co-hosts, Mai shared the moment she realized it was time to walk away from the relationship.
"[The marriage] turned when, I would say, money got involved and ego," she said. "We didn't get divorced on bad terms but 'love,' that's a word [that] I have to figure out what that means between us, right now."
Going a bit more in-depth, though, she went on to share a quote that Harteis lived by and passed on to her. Ironically, she explained, it went on to open her eyes to aspects of her marriage and its dissolving that she never envisioned.
"One thing that he always said, and I love this quote, I really believed it, [is] 'You don't truly know a person until they don't get what they want.' That's when they show you who they are," she said. "It's a good quote but you wouldn't think that the person you were married to and you were with for 14 years and taught you the quote would actually be the best No. 1 example to prove it."
When asked if Harteis was unfaithful in their union, Mai's response, though initially brief, was telling.
"Umm," she said with a smile before co-host Angela Yee mentioned he is expecting a child with another woman, at the moment. "Yeah, and interestingly with somebody before we divorced, they were already [expecting]. And you know what's funny, I was never really the type to really sit there and actually calculate and do math... but then, our Real fam comes in and goes, 'Wait, when you announce you met this person at this time and now you're together having the baby at this time, Jeannie just came out with you guys getting divorced at this time,' that's funny!"
Watch her explain it all in the video, below:
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