Jeannie Mai is an award-winning Asian-American talk show host and fashion consultant. She is best known for How Do I Look? and the talk show The Real.
Jeannie has worked as a fashion consultant and host on numerous television programs and networks.
- Name: Jeannie Camtu Mai
- Age: 41 years
- Date of birth: January 4, 1979
- Place of birth: San Jose, California, United States of America
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: Asian
- Height: 5'4"
- Weight: 121 lbs
- Parents: Olivia TuTram and James Mai
- Siblings: Dennis and Daniel
- Religion: Christianity
- Spouse: Freddy Harteis (m. 2007–2018), Jeezy (engaged. April 2020 - present)
- Children: None
- Occupation: TV host
- Net worth: $2,000,000
Background and education
Jeannie Mai was born and raised in San Jose, California. Jeannie Mai parents are James and Olivia Mai. Her father was a Vietnamese immigrant, while her mother is Chinese.
How old is Jeannie Mai? She came into this world on the 4th of January 1979. Jeannie Mai age is 41 years. She was named after the lead character of the 1965 fantasy sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.
She attended Cherrywood Elementary School in California. She then proceeded to Sierramont Middle School and Milpitas High School.
After high school, she went on to study Communications at De Anza College in California.
The TV personality began her journey into the spotlight working for MAC Cosmetics as a makeup artist at 18 years old. She worked her way up the ladder in her career and became one of the top celebrity make up artists in LA.
She has worked with Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, among others.
She began auditioning for jobs at local TV stations in 2003. She was so determined that she went to auditions with self-written scripts to demonstrate her talent and versatility.
The host was hired by International Channel Networks in 2004 to co-host Stir TV, an Asian American magazine-style show. Later in 2004, she hosted a music countdown show on CMC.
She then worked on Daily Mixx as an entertainment reporter and producer.
In 2005, she landed her first primetime TV show host job on USA Network’s Character Fantasy. She left San Jose and moved to LA after she was hired by MTV to host a show titled Granted alongside Frankie Muniz.
In 2008, she hosted TLC's Miss America Reality Check. She also starred in the makeover show Special Dude, Where's Your Style. She also became the spokesperson for Never Accept Ordinary cosmetics.
In 2009, she began hosting one of her most popular shows, Style Network's fashion makeover show How Do I Look? The show ran for 12 seasons.
In 2011, she began hosting the Miss Universe pageant. In 2013, she became a co-host on the syndicated daytime talk show The Real with four other women. The show is currently in its 6th season.
The TV personality has over 60 TV credits. She has also produced two documentaries.
Jeannie Mai TV shows
Here are some notable TV shows she has featured in.
- The Real (2013-2020) - Co-host
- Famous in Love (2018) - self
- The Players (2018) - Self
- Snoop Dogg presents the Joker's Wild (2017) - Lady Luck
- Billboard Music Awards: Style Guide (2016) - Host
- Glam Squad (2016) - Host
- Being Mary Jane (2015) - Self
- How Do I Look? Asia (2015) - Host
- The Next Style Star (2014) - Host
- Miss Universe (2013) - Co-host
- Miss Universe (2012) - Host
- How Do I Look? (2009-2012) - Host
- Character Fantasy (2006-2009) - Host
- Ride'n (2006) - Shopgirl
- Stir TV (2004) - Host
Jeannie and her co-hosts on The Real won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2018. They have also won two NAACP Image Awards.
Is Jeannie Mai married?
The TV host is no longer married. Jeannie Mai husband was formerly The Hollywood Hunter star Freddy Harteis. The two dated for three years before tying the knot in August 2007.
They were married for a decade without having any kids due to her decision not to have kids.
The TV host revealed that her decision began to affect her marriage at some point and was a major reason for their divorce. She said,
Before we got married, I was very clear about the fact that I probably would not have kids, just because I’ve never felt that...And now, getting older, he definitely seems like he wants kids, and he actually came out and said that he wants children.
The couple announced their divorce in October 2017. Shortly after their separation, Jeannie Mai ex husband welcomed a child with another woman.
The news of her ex having a baby a few months after their separation broke the TV personality. She believed he cheated on her with his baby mama while they were still together.
Jeanie Mai divorce was finalized in December 2018. With the help of popular divorce attorney Marci Levine, she was able to keep most of her personal property and income.
She got the $1 million home she shared with her ex. She also got to keep her SAG pension; the money from her production company; and all money she made from the date of her and Harteis' separation.
Harteis left the marriage with a one-off payment from his ex, vehicles, and bank accounts.
After her divorce, she decided to gain healthy weight. Jeannie Mai hot body can be seen on her photos on Instagram.
Jeannie Mai height is 5ft 4 inches. She now weighs 121 lbs.
Jeezy and Jeannie Mai
A year after her divorce, Mai found love in the arms of rapper and songwriter Jay Wayne Jenkins, aka Jeezy. She started dating Jeezy in November 2018 after meeting on the set of The Real.
Speculations about Jeannie Mai Jeezy relationship arose in January 2019 after they appeared together in a group photo posted by actress Malika Haqq.
In 2019, the Jeezy Jeannie Mai relationship was confirmed by The Real host. On April 6, 2020, she announced her engagement.
Jeannie Mai boyfriend popped the question during their Vietnamese-themed date night.
Jeannie Mai tattoos
The TV host has nine tattoos on different parts of her body. She got the tattoos when she was much younger. She now hates these tattoos and regrets getting them.
How much is Jeannie Mai net worth?
The TV host has an estimated net worth of $2,000,000.
Jeannie Mai is an accomplished stylist and TV personality who worked hard to build her career. She went through a heartbreaking divorce in 2018 but now she is stronger, healthier, and in love.