Instead of flying out to enjoy their honeymoon, newlyweds Jeannie Mai Jenkins and Jay “Jeezy” Jenkins celebrated their nuptials by doing some philanthropy work in Jeezy’s hometown.
The rapper and talk show host recently tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at their Atlanta home, Vogue reports. While most celebrity couples spend their post-wedding days on a couple’s vacation, the charitable pair chose to give back by having Jeezy’s Street Dreamz Foundation team up with The Tony Robbins Foundation to give out 1,000 bikes to inner-city youth in Atlanta, People reports.
Titled Wheels of Dreamz, the event was hosted at HBCU Clark Atlanta University ahead of a rally where Jeezy and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms gave speeches.
“The only time I felt free was when I was in motion,” the “Put On” rapper said in a press release. “That’s your chance to see where you want to go in life because if you stay still, that’s where you’ll stay. If you’ve got a vision, you can achieve it. Just like you can ride from one street to the next, you can do that with life, too!”
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His wife took to Instagram to share a recap video from the charitable event. “I got my first bike when I was 7 years old,” she captioned the post. “And we only had enough money for one, so I had to share it by riding my lil brother on the handlebars. As a kid, and still today, I never feel more free than racing the wind with my will. This past weekend @streetdreamzfoundation and @tonyrobbins gifted 1000 bikes to inner city youth here in Atlanta. Honored to witness the look of pure joy in these kids.”
“We were really looking forward to having all of our friends and family there to celebrate,” Jeannie told People. “But we had to change all of our wedding plans due to COVID. After Jeezy’s mother unexpectedly passed, we quickly learned that life is too short. And at the end of the day, Jeezy and I really just wanted to become husband and wife. So we decided to turn our original wedding into a mini-mony, where we exchanged our vows in front of our immediate family and a few close friends,” she explained.