Erica Mena either deserves an Academy Award, or she’s dead ass serious. Either way, she doesn’t give a fuck what you think. The foul-mouthed Love & Hip-Hop New York star etched her name in the controversial VH1 series with a penchant for violent altercations, but if you ask her today, she has refocused her energy on more important things. Namely her brand-new fiancé: Shad “Bow Wow” Moss.
The last time I saw Mena – celebrating Bow Wow’s birthday at Tao in New York City – she was set to schedule a VIBE sit-down with her lover Cyn Santana. Her ex-boyfriend and fellow cast member Rich Dollaz had also served as her on-and-off situationship during the show’s fourth season. Fast-forward six months, and the 106 & Park host has put a ring on it. Wait, what?
At the head of the family-sized table back in March, Mena and Bow looked like more than friends, but definitely far from walking down the aisle. So how’d the two get here? This is what happened, according to Mena – complete with infidelity, kisses on live television and a “bitch” in between. — Iyana Robertson