AceShowbiz - Erica Mena is calling it quits with Safaree Samuels after less than two years of marriage. Just weeks after revealing that she and her rapper husband are expecting their second child together, the "Love & Hip Hop: New York" star was reported to have filed for divorce in Fayette County Superior Court in Georgia.
Multiple reports claimed that Erica submitted the paperwork on Friday, May 21. Both PageSix and Entertainment Tonight (ET) uncovered that the 33-year-old noted in her court documents she has "no hope of reconciliation" with Safaree since their marriage is "irretrievably broken." She, according to ET, also stated that the two of them are currently living in a "bona fide state of separation."
Erica is seeking a joint legal custody for their daughter, Safire, with her having the one-year-old's primary physical custody on a temporary and permanent basis. Additionally, she is asking for child support and the exclusive use of their Georgia home. She also wants Safaree to cover her attorney fees.
On Monday, May 24, Erica made use of her Instagram Story page to share Tory Lanez's tweet that read, "I'd rather loyalty than love. ... And no the 2 are not the same." She followed it up with a "#IPromise" post in which she wrote, "Rest tonight knowing that whatever is on your mind is in God's hands."
Erica and Safaree got married in New Jersey in October 2019, just days after announcing that they were expecting their first child together. The estranged couple welcomed Safire in February 2020. Months later, Safaree seemed to be hinting at marital woes as he shared an Instagram post wherein he declared his Bachelor status.
At the time, Safaree was quick to issue an apology for the post. In a clarifying post, the 39-year-old wrote, "A man is nothing without his family. Im 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."
As for Erica, the TV personality has been sharing photos of her growing baby bump since announcing her pregnancy in early May. Her wedding ring, however, was noticeably missing from the pictures.