Safaree Samuels and Erica Mena sat for an interview with People Espanol, CHICA, where they spoke about their love and relationship.
Though most say their relationship is simply for clout, the Love & Hip Hop couple say it’s real.
Safaree first laid eyes on Erica in 2003, when the video vixen was working on a shoot with Park Slope and the HoodStars for “La-Dee Da-Dee.” They didn’t begin dating until recently.
Explaining why she loves Safaree, 37, Erica said Safaree has put in the effort to connect with her 11-year-old.
She tells CHICA: “He took the time to not only get to know my son King, but he got a chance to kind of learn him, and how he feels and what we’ve been through.”
She added: “I’m a single mom and so sorry King has never really met anyone besides my previous engagement, and that experience was definitely traumatizing.”
But that’s not the reason her son is a hard sell. Instead it’s because he’s engaged, smart and, well, skeptical.
She continued to speak about her son, saying: “He likes to talk about … politics and global warming and he’s really big on coding. So it’s kind of hard to persuade him and get him excited. It’s not like, you know, the average kid, where you could take him to a basketball game, and he’s, like, in love with you. No.”
But now Safaree and the boy have nicknames for each other, and they talk girls. It also doesn’t hurt that Erica’s mother, who hasn’t been a fan of her former relationships, “loves him.”
Arica said: “He makes everyone laugh…. He loves to joke around and dance.”