It appears that TV personality Jeannie Mai is gearing up for a serious custody battle following Jeezy’s request for joint custody of their daughter in the midst of their divorce. According to a report by Radar Online, Jeannie has enlisted the services of an esteemed attorney, Randall Kessler, to represent her interests in this legal ordeal.
Randall Kessler is a well-respected legal professional who has represented numerous Atlanta-based celebrities in their divorce and custody battles. His clientele boasts notable names like former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” stars Nene Leakes and Porsha Williams, who sought his counsel during their divorces from Gregg Leakes and Kordell Stewart, respectively. Kessler has also assisted singer Christina Milian in a custody battle against her ex, The Dream, and comedian Mike Epps in a paternity suit dispute.
Additionally, Kessler has been involved in high-profile lawsuits representing various celebrities, although sometimes on the opposing side of the legal aisle. His past cases include individuals of immense renown, such as T.I., Michael Jordan, and Ludacris.
Jeannie Mai’s decision to engage Kessler’s legal expertise comes more than a month after she received divorce papers from her estranged husband, Jeezy. The rapper, whose real name is Jay Wayne Jenkins, reportedly took Mai by surprise by filing for divorce, citing in the legal documents that the marriage was “irretrievably broken.” Jeezy also sought joint legal and physical custody of their 1-year-old daughter, Monaco, a move that seemingly prompted Jeannie to secure a high-caliber legal team.
Insiders familiar with the couple’s situation have revealed that their separation was influenced by various differences related to marriage and parenting their daughter. Although the exact reasons for the split have not been publicly disclosed, both Jeannie and Jeezy have addressed their divorce in public statements. Jeezy, known for his hit “Put On,” expressed his sentiments by stating, “The decision to end this chapter in my life was not made impulsively and comes with a heavy heart. Despite this, my love and respect for Jeannie remains, and the time we spent together holds a cherished place in my heart.”
The current stance of Jeannie Mai regarding Jeezy’s request for joint custody remains uncertain, as does whether the hiring of Randall Kessler was a preventive measure or indicative of her intent to challenge the custody arrangement. Neither party has publicly disclosed the specific terms of their divorce, although reports have suggested the existence of a comprehensive prenuptial agreement between them.
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Derek Chan – Editor