‘I Am Jazz’: Jazz’s Mom Heads Out For a Wild Night at a Strip Club Amid Her Daughter’s Mental Health Challenges

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ari, Jeanette, and Jazz Jennings

Jeanette
Jennings
, Jazz Jennings’ loving and devoted mother, has at all times been supportive
of her daughter. A vocal advocate for LGBT rights and trans youth, Jeanette has
develop into a fierce activist through the years on behalf of Jazz.

But just lately, Jeanette has been open about her personal emotional
difficulties within the wake of Jazz’s three gender affirmation surgical procedures and
ongoing psychological well being signs, in addition to Jeanette’s father’s latest surgical procedure
and severe well being issues.

On the Mar. 17 episode of TLC’s I Am Jazz, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Jeanette lastly admitted that she was reaching her personal emotional and psychological limits. What with Jazz’s issues over attending Harvard and her latest panic assault simply earlier than her highschool commencement, Jeanette wanted to blow off some steam. The mother of 4 determined to take action in a slightly unconventional approach…at a strip membership along with her mother, Jacky, and daughter, Ari Jennings.

Ari, Jeanette, and Jazz Jennings
Ari, Jeanette, and Jazz Jennings | Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for TLC

Jeanette’s cousin Debbie inspired Jazz’s mother to take a while to herself

On the newest episode of I Am Jazz, Jeanette stated down along with her cousin Debbie—who can be a psychological well being skilled who typically works with trans sufferers—to debate Jazz’s panic assault simply earlier than her highschool commencement.

“Jazz’s pre-graduation meltdown took a toll on me, and I’m still raw,” Jazz’s mother confessed to Debbie.

The therapist stated it appeared like Jazz’s stress had been constructing for fairly a while. “It felt like a pressure cooker kind of an incident,” Debbie stated. “When I hugged her, her heart was beating like a trapped rabbit.”

Jeanette informed her cousin that Jazz’s anxiousness was “taking over.” The I Am Jazz star added that she wasn’t certain how Jazz would have the ability to management her psychological well being signs on her personal in school. “We’re running out of time to nip this in the bud,” Jeanette lamented.

Debbie urged Jeanette to take a while out for herself and care for her personal psychological well being as nicely. “I’m concerned about you,” she stated. “How are you holding up?”

Jazz’s mother stated, frankly, she wasn’t doing nicely in any respect. “I feel like I’m a block of ice,” she admitted. “I’m melting, and [Jazz] is picking away at me.”

Jeanette’s cousin apprehensive that Jazz’s psychological well being and Jeanette’s impending empty-nester standing had been going to trigger her to break down if she didn’t take higher care of herself quickly. “All of this has taken quite a toll on Jeanette,” Debbie defined. To Jeanette, she ventured, “So you’re Mama Hen taking care of everybody else. How can we take care of you?”

The I Am Jazz star confessed that she knew she needed to take a while out for self-care, and shortly. “I do need some me time,” Jeanette agreed. “I do need to blow off some steam. I just don’t know what that is.”

Jazz’s mother and a friend bought tipsy and deliberate to go to a strip membership

Over lunch along with her friend Kim, Jeanette downed a Cosmopolitan or two, bought just a little tipsy, and shared comparable worries about Jazz’s future and her personal psychological well being.

“[Jazz’s] emotions have been running really high,” Jeanette informed Kim. “I hate to see her like this, and all I think about is, what’s she gonna do when we’re not around?”

Kim informed TLC producers that she wasn’t stunned Jeanette was struggling simply earlier than her fourth and youngest youngster was set to go away the nest. “Jeanette has so much anxiety, and I can see it,” Kim stated. “Part of it is because Jazz has anxiety, and part of it is because her baby is leaving.”

Still, Jeanette carved a while out for an additional Cosmo. “I want to feel numb. I do, I really want to feel numb,” the I Am Jazz star informed Kim.

“I love drinking Jeanette, I really do,” Kim laughed as her friend bought buzzed.

And Kim had an thought for much more enjoyable with Jeanette. She prompt they take “Mama Jacky” (Jeanette’s mother) and go to a strip membership in Florida collectively.

Jeanette laughingly agreed, however warned Kim that she needed to see male strippers with not less than just a little protection. “I don’t want the full Monty!” she exclaimed, including that she hated when strippers “rubbed up against you and they had hair. “Remember my bachelorette party?” she joked. “That was gross!”

The ‘I Am Jazz’ star had a wild night time out at a strip membership to alleviate her stress

Jeanette took Kim up on her supply and headed out to an all-male strip membership in South Florida along with her mother, her oldest daughter Ari, and a number of other of her mates.

Jacky was the primary to leap up on the stage for a lap dance from the scantily-clad males. “She’s a little too excited to jump on that stage,” Jeanette informed producers.

“I just tossed myself into the arena,” Jacky laughed. “I probably also needed a night out for 70 something years!”

Jazz’s mother stated she couldn’t believing she was letting unfastened and lining up for lap dances along with her mother and daughter. “I can’t unsee that ever again, it’s burned into my brain,” she joked.

“I like that we all, quote, let it hang out,” Jeanette added, explaining that she hadn’t had an evening of pure enjoyable and partying in what felt like ceaselessly due to all of the latest stress along with her youngest daughter.

“I needed to exit, I needed to let unfastened for an evening,
and I bought greater than I bargained for,” the I Am Jazz star stated. “I laughed until I peed, and that’s what I needed, not
to have to fret about Jazz.”

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