Shad “Bow Wow” Moss recently got engaged to Love & Hip Hop’s reality cast member Erica Mena after only six months of dating. The 27-year-old 106 and Park host met his fiancée on the hip-hop and R&B music and video show he hosts on the BET network. He confirmed the engagement via Instagram and believes he has found the love of his life.
Erica, who rose to fame for her role on New York’s Love & Hip Hop, shared her big news to “Thisis50” while walking on the green carpet of the BET Hip Hop Awards on Saturday. On her current reality show Erica often finds herself in the middle of brawls and issues of love.
Bow Wow recently made the declaration that moving forward he would only like to be called by his full name. He and Erica have only been dating for about six months and have not made many public appearances together. In February the couple kissed on air during Erica’s visit to the 106 & Park set. The host posted a picture of his fiancée’s new ring and a photo of the couple sitting together at the BET Hip Hop Awards.
As many have seen on Love & Hip Hop the video vixen, at one time, was dating her model girlfriend Cyn Santana. In August she took to Twitter to speak to the speculations that surfaced concerning her and Cyn and her new relationship with Bow Wow. She tweeted, in a few tweets, to her fans who she addresses as MENAArmy:
Great things come to a End! Everything happens for a reason. That’s why you MUST Live! & LOVE!! I’m So Happy and I have you all! #MENAArmy.
She later tweeted:
You never know why things happen in life. You Will Never Know Why You Feel The Way You Do! You Do Know What Makes You Happy! Finally I can live in my glory. I know with all of me I’m happy now only because I let A LOT go! And with that came growth and REAL LOVE and I Love LOVE! So I will never stop loving when my heart tells me too. I will stop showing the world Who I Love so that I can protect it IT.
The couple has now ended any speculation surrounding their love. They want the world to know they are together and plan to spend their lives together. Rapper Bow Wow and Erica both have one known child and are excited to blend their families and become one unit.
Bow Wow was born Shad Gregory Moss in 1987 and is an actor, rapper and television host. At age three, he showed great interest in the rap game and was rapping recreationally by age six. As a youngster Shad performed at a Los Angeles concert and was noticed by famed rapper Snoop Dog. It was this meeting that jump-started his career in the entertainment industry. Snoop became Shad’s mentor and named him Lil’ Bow Wow to show he was in “the family.”
Shad has gone on to appear in movies such as All About the Benjamins, Like Mike, Johnson Family Vacation, Roll Bounce, The Lottery Ticket and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. He also appeared in episodes of the television series Entourage and is working on a new album.
Shad has publicly professed his love for Love and Hip-Hop’s Erica Mena after dating her for approximately six months. He asked her to marry him and has confirmed her acceptance via Instagram. Best wishes to Shad Moss and his new fiancée Erica Mena.
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By: Cherese Jackson (Virginia)