She’s here! Erica Mena and Safaree Samuels announced on Monday, February 3, that their baby girl has arrived.
“Just here staring at my husband as he obsesses over our daughter,” the Love & Hip Hop: New York star, 32, captioned an Instagram photo of Samuels, 38, and their swaddled infant. “I thank God. I prayed for this life.”
As for the rapper, he posted a photo of his newborn holding his finger, writing, “These past 24 hrs have been an adventure to say the least!! I’m a part of the #girldad club now. Perfection is here.”
The Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star added on his Instagram Story: “Sorry to everyone who came out to see me in Rhode Island last night but as I was getting ready to leave my wife’s water broke. … Unbelievable.”
Us Weekly confirmed in October that the couple were expecting their first child together. (The reality star previously gave birth to her son, King, 12, with her ex-boyfriend Raul Conde in 2007.)
“I’m nervous,” Samuels said in his E! reveal at the time. “I’m in shock. I’m in disbelief. 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.”
The pair have been open about their plans to start a family. Mena admitted in a March 2019 Instagram Live video that she was eating “sea moss” to better her chances of getting pregnant.
She explained at the time: “We’re trying to have a baby, so we’re putting it inside our drinks and stuff.”
Six months earlier, the “Hunnid” rapper tweeted, “I’m so serious when I say the next woman I have sex with will be my wife. I can go ages without sex, I don’t care about it. I’m looking for a wife. I want a relationship, something real. If you’re not trying to give that I’ll keep my meat wrapped around my leg 2myself. I already spend a lot of time alone so abstinence will not be a problem at all. This birthday made me realize something and I refuse to grow old and not have a mini me and some1 to share this wood with.”
He and Mena tied the knot in October 2019 in New Jersey.Listen on Spotify to Us Weekly's Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories!
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