Congratulations are in order! Love & Hip Hop: New York stars Safaree Samuels and Erica Mena have just announced that they are expecting their first child together. This news comes on the heels of their wedding date announcement. Watch behind-the-scenes footage from their maternity shoot at the end of the article!
Safaree and Erica Mena began dating for quite some time now. Since they announced their love to the world, the two have been inseparable. Last year, the Jamaican rapper proposed to his Latin love on Christmas Eve. A few days ago, it was reported that Safaree and Erica will exchange wedding vows on October 7.
As the couple is preparing for their big day, they celebrate more good news: They’re having a baby!
The couple announced the news in a video for VH1. “Wow, wow, it’s a big deal! Very big deal. I didn’t know I was capable of doing this,” Safaree said as he rubbed his fiancée’s bump. “I’m excited!”
The ex of Nicki Minaj began explaining how he feels as an expectant parent. “I’m nervous. I’m in shock. I’m in disbelief,” he admitted. “It’s very surreal to me. I don’t know what to do but I know I’m going to be great at what I do because I’m great at everything.”
We also caught a peek of the couple’s Bonnie and Clyde-inspired maternity shoot. While they haven’t commented on the news, maternity photos were posted to VH1’s Instagram account. They look gorge!
Baby Samuels will be Safaree and Erica’s first child together, as well as Safaree’s first. Erica has a son from a previous relationship. Coincidentally, Safaree’s ex, Nicki Minaj, is preparing to get married and start her own family with boyfriend, Kenneth Petty.