The Touching Way Jeannie Mai And Jeezy Celebrated Their Marriage

Although the COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench in Jeannie Mae and Jeezy's overseas wedding plans, the couple decided they couldn't wait any longer to be married. So they held an intimate ceremony at their Atlanta home in March 2021 with just their immediate families and closest friends in attendance. "After a while, the original plans we had started to feel just like that: plans. We simply wanted to be husband and wife. The best decision we made was to keep our celebration as simple as possible," Mai told The Knot.

Mai and Jeezy (whose real name is Jay Jenkins) first met on the set of "The Real," where Mai served as a cohost. They initially kept their relationship private before stepping out for the first time together at the inaugural SnoBall Gala in Atlanta (via People). One of the things that makes their love work is their passion for giving back to others. "We both went through enough in our life to connect on the understanding that love should feel safe, honest, and pure," Mai explained. "Immediately, that was a magnetic attraction. We are very attracted to each other's passions to serve. So because we have a mutual joy of having purpose, we're going to find a way to do that together."

So it makes sense that one way they decided to celebrate their union was through charity work.

Jeannie Mai & Jeezy bonded over their passion to give back

After their March 2021 wedding, Jeannie Mai and Jeezy didn't fly off to a tropical destination for their honeymoon. Instead, the newlyweds helped donate 1,000 bikes to inner-city youth in Atlanta. Jeezy's Street Dreamz Foundation partnered with The Tony Robbins Foundation on the initiative, called "Wheels of Dreamz." "The only time I felt free was when I was in motion. That's your chance to see where you want to go in life because if you stay still, that's where you'll stay," said Jeezy (via People). And Mai explained that when she was younger, her parents could only afford one bike, so she had to share it with her brother, who sat on the handlebars. She said she was "honored to witness the look of pure joy in these kids."

The couple also used their wedding registry as a way to give back, using it to raise money for the Stop Asian Hate movement. "We will spend the rest of our lives continuing to stand up against injustice, racism and hate," Mai said.