It turns out there may have been a reason other than true love for Safaree Samuels to put a ring on his beloved’s finger so quickly. Is Erica Mena pregnant with Safaree’s baby — and is she planning on sharing the news for Love & Hip Hop Atlanta‘s cameras? Based on the latest social media tease from the couple, Erica may indeed be with child, and the gossip over her maybe-baby bump is flying fast and furious.
Erica’s LHHATL Season 7 storyline never quite took root with fans, thanks in part to the widespread belief she returned to the franchise because she was broke. And Safaree’s been the subject of plenty of baby daddy gossip of late, thanks to Love & Hip Hop Hollywood‘s endless game of “Did Lyrica get pregnant when she and Safaree smashed while Lyrica and A1 were on a break?”
All of which is to simply say that the two Love & Hip Hop co-stars and recent lovebirds have related, if different, professional reasons for wanting to make a baby together. As for their personal reasons? No one’s really doubting that Erica and Safaree are into each other; they looked well boo’d up and happy together in the weeks before Safaree’s Christmas Eve proposal.
So on that note, here’s the video that’s got the gossip flowing. When Safaree teased some new music in his IG stories recently, dancing alongside Erica, of course all anyone noticed was Erica’s midsection:
Personally? That looks more like a poorly placed tennis ball than a baby bump. Erica also doesn’t seem to want to move too much, maybe suggesting that whatever she’s got under her sweatshirt to simulate a baby bump would fall out if she really got into the song. I know all women show differently, but, based on that video alone, Erica has more in common with Blac Chyna’s eating habits than she does Lyrica’s timing.
If Erica Mena is pregnant, and she does reveal her pregnancy during Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Season 8, it would be the show’s second high-profile cast pregnancy in as many seasons. Last year, Starcasm was the first to report Jessica Dime’s pregnancy, which the show confirmed shortly thereafter.
LHHATL Season 8 is filming now. The show is reportedly set to return on March 25.
(Photo credits: Is Erica Mena pregnant via Instagram)
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