'The Real' Co-Host Jeannie Mai Files for Divorce From Husband Freddy Harteis After 10 Years of Marriage
By Liz Calvario
Jeannie Mai and husband Freddy Harteis are officially calling it quits after 10 years of marriage.The Real co-host filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, on Monday, according to documents obtained by ET.
Mai broke her silence on Monday's episode of the talk show and got emotional while talking about the end of her marriage.
"To this day, I swear, he’s the best man I know. I married him because he’s like my dad, very loyal, very compassionate, so funny, an awesome guy," Mai shared. "In our 13 years of being together there were never any lies, no betrayal, no cheating, nothing."
"So I want to say to you ladies, you guys have known from season one, I’m always honest about things we struggle through. I was real, sometimes too real for everyone to have an opinion, but it took us time. You guys are so supportive and I love our Real fam and friends out there who know that it’s not about taking sides, it’s about loving what you go through," she added.
The couple tied the knot on Aug. 11, 2007 and separated just one day before their 10th anniversary on Aug. 10, 2017. According to the docs, Mai asks to terminate the court’s ability to award spousal support to Harteis, but wants to reserve the future determination of spousal support to her.
Additionally, all of Mai’s earnings from and after the date of separation, miscellaneous jewelry and other personal assets, are asked to be confirmed to Mai. Further community property will be divided at a later date. Mai also asks that both parties pay their own attorney’s fees and costs.
In the past, Mai has been vocal about her marital problems with The Hollywood Hunter host, revealing in 2014 that they were struggling with their decision to have children.
On Monday, Mai also took to social media to share a bible verse and thank her family for helping her through this tough time.
"'He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.' Psalm 147:3. The pain of marriage ending is unfathomable. I went for a walk with my brother after sharing publicly today and realized it's times like this when only real love and support can carry you through," she captioned her Instagram pic. "Thank you for your kind words and compassion. #MaiFam."