On Friday’s episode of daytime talk show “The Real”, co-host Jeannie Mai got real about her recent divorce — and earned a stern rebuke from her ex’s girlfriend.
During the show, Mai complained about having to pay alimony to her ex-husband, Freddy Harteis.
“I was married to someone who had more money than me, but because I was the stronger earner and we lived in California — a shocking thing slapped me in the face when we divorced and I had to end up paying him my earnings,” she explained, adding that she nonetheless learned a valuable lesson about “looking out for myself.”
When the clip was shared on Instagram, Mai’s comments led to a clap-back comment from Harteis’ new girlfriend, Linsey Toole.
“Looking out for YOURSELF is why you’re STILL miserable. Your complete focus on YOURSELF is why you’re DIVORCED. YOURSELF being the most important thin to you in the entire world is why you keep making up LIES for MORE attention,” she wrote in a comment.
“Stop trying to tear someone down who has done absolutely NOTHING to you. Never one time has Freddy brought up your name or drug it through the mud where it belongs. Every week you got some new dramatic story so that you can get more pity and attention. How many more lies are you going to make up before you are satisfied?” she continued, adding, “Stop trying to make up things for people to feel sorry for you.”
Toole concluded with a not-so-veiled threat: “I will speak the truth Jeanie. I’m pre warning you that I will tell what really happened if you continue to publicly lie and humiliate Freddy.”
Toole capped things off by adding a clip from the show on her Instagram Stories, adding the words “Fake News,” and writing, “Ratings must be down again. Waiting on that alimony paycheck.”
According to People, Mai has yet to respond to a request for comment.
Mai and Harteis announced their divorce in October 2017; six monhts later, Harteis and Toole announced they were expecting their first child together, welcoming a baby girl in October 2018.