Jeannie Mai got emotional on Monday while talking about her divorce from her husband of 10 years, Freddy Harteis.
“To this day, I mean it honestly, he’s the best man I know,” she said, tearing up on Monday’s episode of “The Real.” “I married him because he’s like my dad. He’s very loyal, he’s very compassionate, so funny, an awesome guy and in our 13 years of being together there was never any lies, no betrayal, no cheating, nothing.”
Mai’s rep confirmed the split to Page Six on Friday.
“I want to say to you ladies, you guys have known from Season 1, I’m always honest about things we struggled though. I was real, man, sometimes too real for everybody to have an opinion about, but it took us time,” she said to her co-hosts Tamera Mowry, Loni Love and Adrienne Bailon. “You guys are so supportive and I love our ‘Real’ fam and friends out there who know that its not about taking sides, it’s about loving what you go through.”
Mai, 38, has been open in the past about the couple’s opposing views on having children.