‘LHHNY’: Safaree Samuels and Erica Mena Are Having a Baby

This past season of Love & Hip Hop: New York saw Safaree Samuels reveal to his friends and castmates that he and Erica Mena were together. Although it didn’t go over well with everyone (ahem, Rich Dollaz), Safaree chose to protect his relationship by keeping Mena away from the fray.

He’s been serious about his love for her, and so has she, and the two have been moving forward with their plans to build a life together. Fans who have been keeping up with them are probably already aware, but the couple confirmed what people have been speculating for a while.

Congratulations are in order for the Love & Hip Hop duo, as the two just shared the news that they’re expecting a baby.

Erica Mena and Safaree Samuels
Erica Mena and Safaree Samuels | Getty Images/Prince Williams/Wireimage

They made an official announcement on social media

Fans let out a collective “Awwwwww!” when they caught a glimpse of this photo from the couple’s maternity shoot. Mena captioned her post with a sweet comment about her fiancé that read, “God knew my heart needed you.”

VH1 shared its own message of congratulations with a video featuring both Safaree and Mena gushing over their upcoming bundle of joy. The network has been a part of their relationship journey from day one.

Not only do Safaree and Mena run in the same LHH circles, but they also starred on Scared Famous together, the show where their ‘ship first started to bloom.

Fans are reacting with heart emojis and for the most part, are happy that the two found love with each other. It’s a baby, y’all!

This is Safaree and Mena’s first child together

In the clip, Mena explains that she’s trying to coach Safaree about parenthood so that he doesn’t let their child do whatever he/she pleases.

Mena is already a mother to one son, King, from a previous relationship. She keeps him out of the spotlight and both she and Safaree plan to exercise the same caution with this child.

Safaree, for his part, is obviously excited about becoming a father, and as he says, “It’s a very big deal.” If LHHH fans remember, he toyed with the idea when he, Ray J, and A1 did a semen analysis on the show. Safaree was not the one who lost the bet. If you want a refresher, peep it here.

Safaree and Mena are due to get married soon

Rumors about the pregnancy started circulating some time ago, and now there is talk that the two are tying the knot really soon. Mena has been keeping her social media followers up to date with wedding plans, including gown shopping.

The two have been coy about the date, but word on the street is that the VH1 affair will be taking place within the next week or so. That’s two huge events for these lovebirds and Love & Hip Hop viewers.

While it hasn’t been confirmed, it’s believed Safaree and Mena will be back for at least a wedding special, and it’s a possibility they’ll be sharing part of their journey on Love & Hip Hop: New York. According to E! News, viewers won’t have to wait long to find out because the show returns this fall.