Congratulations are in order for reality tv stars and married couple Erica
Mena and Safaree Samuels, they just welcomed a new baby boy! Last night, papa Safaree
announced to fans and followers on Instagram that his and Erica’s newborn baby son
arrived. The couple has been going through some rough times as they’ve announced
they’re divorcing recently. News of the split came just days after Erica originally
announced she was pregnant with baby number two.
In the post announcing the infant’s arrival, Safaree revealed that Erica had given birth to
a boy, writing “MR Stra-ittt jr is here!!” alongside a few praying hands emojis.
The Love & Hip Hop star also shared a sweet photo of the newborn gripping his finger to
his Instagram story captioning the photo “Another me… that’s all the world needed.”
The photo of Safaree is a sign that he was seemingly able to attend the birthing sight of
his new baby, something that was a controversial topic recently. The father asked a
the news that he and Erica were divorcing. As far as we know, Erica didn’t fight Safaree’s
request on paper.
According to the divorce docs, Mena who has been married to Safaree since 2019, filed
for divorce back in May citing that their marriage was “irretrievably broken” with “no
hope of reconciliation.” Mena has also asked for joint legal custody of their 2 children
and requested temporary physical custody of Saffire “with the parties having parenting
time as determined in the minor children’s best interests,” People notes.
Mena also added later that stress associated with Safaree and their split caused her
some pregnancy complications. The ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star alleged her estranged
husband Safaree has “failed to be involved in her care or to visit her at the hospital
during her most recent stay, where she remained overnight for many days related to her
So far, Erica has not shared the news of her son’s arrival personally. This newborn
bundle of joy marks the couple second’s child together. They also co-parent and raise
their 1-year-old daughter Saffire. Mena also has a 14-year-old son named King who she
shares with ex, Raul Conde.