Wednesday, Page Six reported that the couple had applied for a marriage license in Fulton County, Georgia. The nuptials were something of a return to form for the couple, who got engaged in March 2020 at Jeezy’s house after their trip to Vietnam was canceled because of the pandemic.
“We were really looking forward to having all of our friends and family there to celebrate,” Mai, 42, told Vogue. “But we had to change all of our wedding plans due to COVID. After Jeezy’s mother unexpectedly passed, we quickly learned that life is too short.
“And at the end of the day, Jeezy and I really just wanted to become husband and wife. So we decided to turn our original wedding into a mini-mony, where we exchanged our vows in front of our immediate family and a few close friends.”
Mai, whose wedding dress was by Galia Lahav, reassured the mag that the couple required negative COVID-19 test results from guests coming in, two days in advance. Guests were also provided with coronavirus tests day-of before getting shuttled to the couple’s home.
Mai and Jeezy, 43, managed to work in a Vietnamese theme for the ceremony, with Mai’s brother leading the couple in a tea ceremony, a nod to Mai’s Vietnamese and Chinese heritage, before they exchanged their vows.
Other pertinent details: Jeezy, clad in a pastel-pink tuxedo, walked down the aisle to “I Can’t Stop Loving You” by Kem, while Mai followed to “How Deep Is Your Love” by the Bee Gees; Jeezy surprised Mai by having guest Tyrese sing their first song, “Sweet Lady;” the couple and their guests changed into pajamas for the reception; a pair of family friends designed the ski shot board the couple used to take their first drink.
The “Real” co-host and rapper began dating in 2018. Their union is Mai’s second marriage — she split from ex-husband Freddy Harteis in 2017 after 10 years of marriage — and the first for Jeezy, who is the father of three children.