Safaree Lloyd Samuels is a well-established rapper and songwriter who surprisingly began his career in the early 2000s alongside a then-unknown Nicki Minaj in a group called the Hoodstars. According to reports, the two dated from 2002 to 2014, and it is believed that some tracks on Minaj’s album ‘The Pinkprint’ were born out of their breakup. With numerous mixtapes and a studio album to his name, Safaree earned further popularity when he appeared on several iterations of ‘Love & Hip Hop.’
As a contestant on the TV show ‘Scared Famous’ in 2017, Safaree met and got acquainted with Erica Mena, a TV personality and model. The two were quick to get together, and their whirlwind romance led to them getting married in 2019. However, the couple’s road together has been quite rocky, and thus, fans are curious to know whether they are still together. So, here is everything we have found!
Safaree and Erica Mena: How Did They Meet?
Safaree and Erica Mena first crossed paths on the sets of the reality TV show ‘Scared Famous.’ Sparks flew from their very first meeting, and reportedly by 2018, the two found themselves swept up in a whirlwind romance. Fans were in awe of their commitment, and their chemistry together was absolutely out of this world. Dedicated to making their relationship work, the couple soon took the decision to build a life together, as Safaree proposed to Erica on December 24, 2018.
On October 7, 2019, Safaree and Erica exchanged marriage vows in an incredible wedding ceremony several months after their engagement. They welcomed their daughter, Safire, on February 2, 2020. In the same year, they appeared on ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.’ All in all, the couple seemed quite happy, and it seemed like they were meant to last. But soon, trouble reared its ugly head, as Safaree and Erica’s relationship seemed to be crumbling cracks towards the end of 2020.
Erica openly acknowledged the problems in her marriage with Safaree. In November 2020, in a now-deleted post, Safaree claimed he was ending 2020 as a bachelor. Although this soon gave way to numerous controversies and speculations, the couple seemed to settle the matters. Safaree later wrote, “A man is nothing without his family. I’m not a bachelor & I love my wife. I would never disrespect the mother of my child or wife. Sorry for being childish & Salute to all the real men out there.”
Are Safaree and Erica Mena Still Together?
Although it seems like Safaree and Erica are now separated, their on-again-off-again relationship makes their current status quite unclear. The temporary peace between the two soon dissolved as in early 2021, Safaree took to social media and mentioned that getting married was his biggest mistake and that nothing was worth losing his freedom over. However, the post has been since deleted.
Erica seemed genuinely affected by Safaree’s post and accused him of airing his feelings on social media whenever the going got tough. In a now-deleted social media post, she further alleged that Safaree was not there for her and that he wasn’t giving enough time to their daughter. Ultimately, Erica officially filed for divorce in May 2021, although she was expecting her second baby with Safaree. A month after filing for divorce, she gave birth to a baby boy.
Nevertheless, it seems like the divorce has been finalized, as reports stated that Erica was seen celebrating her separation in a club. Moreover, she accused Safaree of neglecting their son and cheating on her, a claim which remains uncorroborated to date. But even with the couple separated, it seems like they have continued co-parenting their children, who remain the light of their lives. And by the end of 2021, Safaree and Erica seemed to be on good terms. Apparently, they celebrated Halloween together, and Safaree was spotted at Erica’s birthday celebration.
Interestingly, Safaree and Erica have hinted towards a possible patch-up as the rapper was quite apologetic about how he treated and hurt Erica. Furthermore, he broke down at the thought of losing Erica and claimed he couldn’t imagine living without her. However, with the pair remaining silent on their current relationship status, only time will tell where Safaree and Erica stand.
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