Jeannie Mai has spoken out about her dark divorce.
TV’s The Real co-host got her own reality check while trying to extricate herself from her marriage to hunting enthusiast husband Freddy Harteis.
“I think it sucks. It’s terrible,” Mai, 39, said of divorce during an interview on Friday’s episode of “The Breakfast Club.”
“You wake up with a rock in your heart and you feel like you can’t really make it through the day because it’s just so heavy. Especially when finances get involved. Especially when people change.”
In October 2017, Mai and Harteis announced they were splitting up after 10 years of marriage.
At the time, Mai said they were still on friendly terms and admitted her decision not have children “was definitely one of the big main factors” in their divorce.
She cried about her broken marriage on The Real.
But things have changed, Mai noted on Friday, October 12.
The divorce “turned when, I would say, when money got involved and ego,” she said.
“This is where you learn how things change. People say money changes people. So does ego and so does social media. And so does the press. I think that all of that mixed in between — you really gotta keep yourself grounded.”
Now, one year after their breakup, Harteis, who did a reality show with Mai called Hollywood Hunter, is expecting a baby with another woman.
“One thing he always said, ‘You don’t truly know a person until they don’t get what they want. That’s when they show you who they are,’” she mused.
Mai, who said she was dating again earlier this year, never dreamed that Harteis would teach her that lesson!