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Erica Mena Net Worth: How Rich is Love & Hip Hop Star?

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Erica Mena Net Worth

Erica Mena is an American former model, actress, and reality star. She is best known for starring in the VH1 reality series, Love & Hip Hop: New York. Mena has also appeared in the movies Swag Inc and The Millenial. As of 2022, Erica Mena net worth is roughly around $1 million.

Full Name Erica Jasmin Mena
Birthday November 8, 1987
Birthplace Newburgh, New York
Profession Reality star
Ex-husband Safaree Samuels
Net Worth $1 million

Early Life

Erica Mena was born in November 1987 in Newburgh, New York. She was born to her parents, Sonia and Brian. Her father was a drug dealer. Mena’s mom was imprisoned after her dad forced her to sell drugs. In fact, she was born while her mom was in prison.

Mena has been a victim of sexual abuse as a toddler which ended when her mom was released from prison. In an interview with Rolling Out in 2014, Mena shared that her sister, Lisa, who was 15 years older than her actually held her down.

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Erica had an interest in modeling from an early age. She won MTV’s Jennifer Lopez Look-Alice contest when she was 14. Then, she decided to make a career as a model. She eventually got modeling work in different agencies. Afterward, she also gained fame as a video vixen by appearing in various hip-hop music videos. She has appeared in music videos for renowned artists, Chris Brown, Akon, Fabolous, and Fat Joe.

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Then, she received mainstream success after she was featured in the reality series, Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami in 2009. Following that, she appeared in the original installment of the Love & Hip Hop franchise, Love & Hip Hop: New York in 2011. She began appearing in the series during the show’s second season. The following season, she was promoted to main cast member. To date, she has made appearances in over 60 episodes of Love and Hip Hop: New York.

 Mena was announced as one of the contestants of the first season of VH1’s horror reality series, Scared Famous. The series premiered on October 23, 2017. The following year, she appeared on the seventh season of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. She returned to Love & Hip Hop: New York on its 10th anniversary season in 2019.

Mena had an altercation with a fellow cast member, Kimbella in her first episode of Love and Hip Hop: New York. The two used to throw champagne glasses that injured both women. After their fight, the show makers banned glasses and metal silverware on the set. Likewise, the personal bodyguards were allowed after the incident considering cast members’ security measures.

Erica has also made appearances on Love & Hip Hop: Check Yourself for two years from 2013 to 2015. Similarly, she appeared on the reality series, Love & Hip Hop: Secrets Unlocked in 2021. As a model, she has appeared in dozens of men’s magazines including King, XXL, and Maxin. She has also worked for the modeling brands such as L’Oreal, Tommy Hilfiger, and Roca Wear.

Personal Life

Erica Mena is openly bisexual and has been linked up with rappers, Raul Conde and Bow Wow. She also shares a son named King Javien Conde with her ex-boyfriend, Raul Conde. In Season four of Love and Hip Hop: New York, she started dating singer, Cyn Santana. However, the two split up in season 5. Then, she became engaged to rapper, Bow Wow in 2014. Nevertheless, they ended their relationship and called off their engagement in late 2015.

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Erica found her new love interest in rapper and TV personality, Safaree Samuels. She became engaged to Samuels on Christmas Eve in 2018. They turned into a married couple on October 7, 2019. Together, they share a daughter, Safire, and a son, Legend. She filed for divorce from Samuels just a month before her son was born.

Mena talked about her marriage with Safaree in a promo video of Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta. In the video clip, Mena shared that she watched Safaree cry in court to a Judge as he makes less money than her. Along with that, she mentioned that Safaree doesn’t want to pay child support for their child. Erica then shared that her ex-husband is trying to convince a judge to split custody of their kids. In November 2022, she shared a video with a message urging women to give priority to their mental health. She wrote in a message how skinny she look after postpartum and with a broken heart.

Erica Mena Net Worth

Erica Mena’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million as of 2022. She has accumulated a hefty amount from appearing in the VH1’s reality series and many other TV shows and movies. Additionally, she has also published the books titled Chronicles of a Confirmed Bachelorette and Underneath it All.

Mena and her ex-hubby, Safaree bought an $848,000 worth house in Fayetteville, Georgia in July 2020. The former couple listed the house for sale in June 2022 and sold it after a week for $1.3 million.

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