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Jeannie Mai Opens Up About Experimenting With Drugs When She Was Young (Video)

Jeannie Mai Opens Up About Experimenting With Drugs When She Was Young (Video)

Jeannie Mai is getting candid about her upbringing.

The 40-year-old The Real co-host spoke of her teen years during Tuesday’s (December 10) episode of the show.

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“I definitely experimented, and I know now at 40 looking back that I had a really dark time in my life when I split from my family and moved out, lived in San Francisco … like, every drug you can imagine was there … and honestly, it replaced the joy that I didn’t have. So it made me — being high was so much more ‘fun’ because it felt like, ‘Oh, I feel special, I feel like a rock star, I feel loved,’” she explained.

“You say anything you want to say, you’re fearless … and then that crash — that crash is what made me realize that it was darker than the pain that I actually had in my life. And that led me to go,’ Oh, shoot, this ain’t for me.’ Because that pit — yo, it’s the dark place. It’s not a place you want to go,” she went on to say.

“I was rebellious, so I knew I was doing bad. Like, you almost love the fact that you are defying what you are supposed to do. Like when you, I don’t know, cross the street between the crosswalk, if you veer off and you — I have this thing in me where I just always go the … I’m a little naughty. I like to take the naughty route. But that was dangerous because it actually risked my life. And so today, I still pay consequences for being naughty. I still have to check myself and go, ‘Was that really worth it?” Or in the moment how do I turn on that filter to know that that put myself in danger or risk situations that I’m in. And that took maturity, but you shouldn’t have to wait until you’re a grown woman because you might not get there!”

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