Love and hip hop Star Erica Mena has filed for divorce from Safari Samuels after a year and a half of marriage. Et First reported that the thirty-three-year-old star filed in Fayette County Superior, Georgia on May 21.
The announcement came as a shock to some fans, as Erica Mena and Safari had announced a few weeks earlier that they were expecting their second child. Others were not so surprised. Some online reported that in recent times Mena has been posting Instagram photos of herself without her wedding ring.
The rapid-fire declaration made by Mena and Samuels on a regular basis is difficult to sustain. We have got a brief description of all the news that both of them have disclosed in the last few years.
Wife to the max 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Ml8Jy6fVER
– @IAMSAFAREE (@IAMSAFAREE) October 10, 2019
This is not the first time the news of this couple has come as a surprise. Back in 2019, Erica Mena and Safari Samuels kept their fans guessing with back-to-back announcements. In early October, she released a video stating that Mena was pregnant with her first child. The internet was buzzing with this news, but the pair was just starting.
Less than a week later, the two of them revealed via Instagram post that they had secretly got married. They got engaged last December, but neither of them said anything about the wedding plans. Samuels posted a photo of the big wedding band he bought for Mena, with the caption “Wifed up to the max.” The rapper reportedly spent $ 500,000 on his rings.
2020 was as crazy for Erica Mena and Safari as it was for the rest of us. In February, the couple welcomed their daughter Safaire to the world. These two together in the early months of the year. Appeared on Love and Hip Hop: New York Season 10. Then, as the epidemic went on, the two made online waves by launching a shared OnlyFans account in July.
After that, life became quiet for the busy couple. That is till now.
“Erica and Safari getting divorced.”
We all: pic.twitter.com/g8oQADz948
– (@frdrck___) May 25, 2021
Once again, Erica Mena and Safari are producing so much news that it is difficult to keep up. A few weeks ago Mena uploaded a picture on Instagram announcing her third pregnancy. He and Samuels are currently expecting their second child. Subtle fans noticed that in her latest photos discussing pregnancy, Maina did not wear her wedding band.
Now the reason behind this has become clear. It is revealed that Mena filed for divorce from Samuels last Friday. Mena’s divorce petition states that her marriage to Samuels is “unexpectedly broken” and that there is “no hope of reconciliation” between the two. Neither she nor Safari have yet made any public comment about the divorce.
Maina is seeking joint legal custody of Sapphire. According to the filing, she is requesting final decision-making authority and primary physical custody on a temporary and permanent basis “with parties having parental time determined in the best interests of minor children”. Presumably, she would ask for a similar arrangement for her new baby, but at the moment, it is unclear whether her request will be accepted.
The filing also requested that Samuels pay Mena’s attorney’s fees and pay him regular child support. Additionally, Erica Mena is asking for exclusive use of the house that the couple currently share in Georgia. More development is sure to happen soon, but for now, Mena and Samuels have avoided publicly commenting about the ongoing divorce.
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