Jeezy and Jeannie Mai Jenkins have decided to call it quits.
According to paperwork acquired by PEOPLE, the rapper, 45, filed for divorce from The Real host, 44, on Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia. The couple had been married for two and a half years and had a prenuptial agreement.
According to Jeezy’s declaration, the former couple is “currently living in a bona fide state of separation,” and their marriage is “irretrievably broken” with “no hope for reconciliation.”
The rapper also requests shared legal custody of the couple’s kid, according to the papers.
Representatives for each did not reply quickly to PEOPLE’s request for comment. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution broke the story first.
Jenkins and Jeezy (né Jay Jenkins) married in March 2021 in Atlanta, and their daughter Monaco was born in January 2022.
In March, the couple celebrated their two-year anniversary with a surprise trip to Vietnam, which Jenkins planned for her husband as a “long-awaited adventure.”
“When Jeezy and I met, we bonded over the similarities and differences of our cultures,” she said to PEOPLE at the time. “Now that we have a daughter, blending our worlds, it gives even more meaning to explore Vietnam together as a multicultural family.”
Jeezy had intended to propose in Hoi An, Vietnam in April 2020, but had to adjust his plans because COVID cancelled the trip.
“When Jeezy proposed to me, he decked out his condo in the style of Hoi An.” “When we finally arrived in Hoi An for the first time, it brought the memories of our engagement full circle,” Jenkins recalled of their anniversary trip.
The pair met on the set of Jenkins’ daytime talk programme The Real and began dating privately in November 2018. They ultimately made their relationship public in August 2019.
Jenkins told PEOPLE in November, “We both went through enough in our lives to connect on the understanding that love should feel safe, honest, and pure.” “There was an instant magnetic attraction.” We are drawn to each other’s desire to help. So, since we both like having a purpose, we’ll figure out how to accomplish it together.”
Jenkins commemorated Disney night on Dancing With the Stars in 2020 with a unique dance devoted to Jeezy, based to the tune “Married Life” from the Disney-Pixar film Up.
Before the show, the Holey Moley reporter stated her “entire life took a turn” when she met Jeezy, and that Up was a meaningful film for the two.
“I used to play Up for him while we were dating. “This is how I want us to grow old together,” she stated, adding, “I especially picked this dance because J is the love of my life and honestly, when we met, I envisaged the beginning of our… I couldn’t wait to grow old with J, happily ever after, from the moment I met him.”
Jenkins spoke about marriage to Entertainment Tonight in 2021, stating it was “1,000% different” from dating, “in the best way.”
“I loved our dating life because we really spent such concentrated quality time getting to know each other and making sure that we were right for each other,” she said. “And now that we’re married, it’s even more handled with such delicacy and thoughtfulness, because we’re in our 40s and we both grew up in households where marriages were unhealthy.” We’ve never seen anything like that.”
The actress was very open about the challenges she had in her first year of parenthood, including breastfeeding issues and a frightening attack with postpartum anxiety.
“That little person has completely awakened me to seeing the world in a whole different way,” she said in December to PEOPLE. “And the crazy thing is, my daughter inspires me so much.” I like myself more as a mother. I like getting up and caring to someone else, as well as seeing her truly register things that we’ve worked so hard to teach her. I can’t believe such a feat has been accomplished. That’s something I didn’t realise.”
She told PEOPLE in June that she and Jeezy (who has two children from prior marriages) had a “family first” mentality and would often rely on relatives to care for their kid while they juggled fatherhood and busy jobs.
“We don’t mind calling someone up and saying, ‘We’re dropping her off’ or ‘Coming in 30 minutes,’” she said.