The hot topic among American music industry and entertainment fans has always been broken marriages. Followers are eager to learn about the private lives of celebrities, even if they are not on camera. Fans are eager to learn more about their favourite stars, from their relationships to their cosmetics and clothing choices to their travels. Some celebrities are open about their daily lives on social media.
The hottest gossip comes from power couples, and their moves to grab the attention of their fans. Love & Hip Hop: New York’s star Erica Mena and Safaree Samuels are one example of such a power couple. The couple have been in the limelight since the start of their relationship rumors. Their actions and constant fights made fans wonder how this would last.
After the birth of their first child, fans were shocked to see them marry in 2019. Their marriage ended in less than two years due to the arguments and drama that followed between Erica, Safaree and their first child. What is the full story of the couple’s relationship? And where is it at the moment? Continue reading to learn more!
Erica Mena and Safaree Samuels: Who are they?
Erica Jasmin Mena, an American television personality and former model, is well-known. Born on November 8, 1887, she is the oldest of her three children. Her many appearances as a vixen in hip-hop music videos for artists such as Fat Joe, Chris Brown, Fat Joe and Fabulous earned her recognition. Erica’s biggest break came from her appearances on reality TV programs like “Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami”, and “Love & Hip Hop: New York”. She also attempted her hand at authorship and published two autobiographies: “Chronicles of a Confirmed Bachelorette”, and “Underneath It All”.
Mena is openly bisexual. She comes from Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry. She is the mother of King Javien Conde, a rapper and video director, as well as a son. Bow Wow was also a potential engagement, but it didn’t work out. In October 2019, she was engaged to Safaree Samuels, a rapper and TV celebrity.
Safaree Samuels –
Safaree Lloyd Sams, a well-known Jamaican-American rapper and songwriter, is also an entrepreneur, television presenter, and entrepreneur. He was born July 4, 1981 in Brooklyn, New York. In the early 200s, he made his debut in music with a group that included Hood stars like Nicki Minaj. Safaree was featured in two episodes of VH1’s reality series, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood 2016 and Love & Hip Hop: New York 2017 where he met Erica Mena.
Samuel was with Nicki Minaj between 2000 and their breakup in 2014. Their breakup is believed to have inspired some of Minaj’s songs, including Pinkprint. On Christmas Eve 2018, he was engaged to Erica Mena. After he married Mena and had two children, their relationship didn’t work out. Erica filed for divorce in May 2021 and the couple are currently going through divorce proceedings.
Erica Mena and Safaree Samuels’ Marriage: Their Love Story
Safaree Samuels and Erica Mena first met each other during VH1’s Sacred famous. They became close and started dating. After they signed up for Love and Hip Hop New York together, their relationship blossomed. They were also engaged in December 2018 during the ninth season LAHH: Atlanta. Since then, the couple have been in an inconsistent relationship. They announced their engagement in October 2019 and that they would be having their first child together. Six days later Erica and Safaree were married at Legacy Castle in New Jersey. In February 2022, Erica gave birth the first child of the couple, Safire.
Erica decided to end her marriage to Safaree because she was not loyal and careless about her children. While she was pregnant with their second child, she filed for divorce. They divorced but they continued to live together for their children’s sake. Erica has also been apologizing for Safaree’s stupidities and tried to mend the relationship. It seems that their relationship is perfectly described by the “irretrievably fractured” comments. The couple are currently in divorce proceedings and will be ending their relationship soon.
Erica Mena and Safaree Samuels: Are they Still Together?
The couple split in October 2019, less than two years after they had been married. Their relationship has been rocky, with many arguments and threats ending up on social media. They don’t seem to get along and are not compatible enough to be married.
Samuels is well-known for sharing his private life on social media. On several occasions, the couple has been seen slamming each other with harsh words. Their relationship seems to have been on the edge ever since they started dating. Erica filed for divorce in Fayette County Superior Court last May after many arguments and controversies. Although the couple has been officially divorced, they still share a home with their daughter Safire (and son Legend Brian).
What is the reason they broke up?
The couple have experienced many ups and downs in their short-lived marriage. On a few occasions, Erica and Samuels were seen disagreeing on VH1’s reality series. Safaree was laughing at her two-year-old daughter’s injury, instead of caring for her. Safire was playing the guitar when it fell on her forehead. Erica rushed to her aid when she heard her little girl cry.
She became mad when she saw Safaree laugh louder than she was helping. Erica was frustrated by the incident and imagined how her life would look. Samuels wasn’t ready to assume the responsibilities of her children, she felt. She would have to care for her children by herself while their father finds it hilarious. Erica filed for divorce after the drama and arguments continued.
The drama continued after their divorce. Erica claimed that her marriage to Safaree was irretrievably ended. She asked for primary custody and she agreed to share joint legal custody. She also requested child support and exclusive use over the house they share.
Social Media Battle between Erica and Safaree
In a deleted tweet, Safari stated that he was leaving his marriage in February 2021. This marriage felt like the greatest mistake in his life. Erica retorted to his tweet, calling Safaree the most selfish and vain person she knew. The Twitter battle between Erica & Safaree has been a topic of debate in many instances. She Erica retorted to a comment Safaree made in a Majah Hype interview in December 2021. He said that he was with his children every single day and that they always know what’s happening. Erica went on Twitter to claim that Safaree was lying about their relationship. She also said that Safaree was in Jamaica on vacation when their second child was born in 2021.
Are They with Someone Right Now?
Erica and Safaree are toxic, but they can’t stop loving each other. The couple continued to live together even after Erica filed for divorce. The couple have been seen together at many events. Erica and safaree had Halloween together, and he was also spotted at erica’s birthday party.
Erica was seen also organizing a divorcement party for herself, and she officially declared herself single in an Instagram video that she posted in September 2021. In the video, she was seen with Natalie Nunn (Bad Girls Club star). Erica is bisexual so it’s possible that there was something between them. But, as of right now, there is no confirmation.
Mena also filed a divorce petition against Kaylin Garcia, accusing her of having an affair. Garcia is another former VH1 reality star. Garcia, a former vixen and fitness fanatic who claimed to have come from homelessness, is also a former VH1 star. Mena accused Garcia openly of philandering while she was pregnant with their second child. Katilyn, however, has refuted all Mena’s accusations about her involvement in Samuels.
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