Erica Mena recently endured a very public and toxic breakup with rapper, Shad Moss, a relationship we all saw go from fairytale to nasty very quickly. But before the troubling split, Mena and Moss were once very much in love and excited to bring a baby into the world.
The then engaged couple learned they were expecting their first child together in May 2015, however, 4 months into the pregnancy, Mena suffered a miscarriage. After learning about the devastating news, the reality star spoke out on Instagram about her loss, a loss that now six months later is still difficult to accept.
During a recent sit down with Mena, the 28-year-old broke down in tears while discussing the miscarriage, something that she said is important for women to speak out about. “I’m still going through it just because I really wanted that baby,” she told us.
“I was at a point in my life for the first time I just felt like ‘ok, it’s family time.’ I’ve always wanted that,” Erica explained. “I didn’t grow up in the healthiest environment and I go so up and beyond from my son King that it was like ‘I can do this all over again.’ I’m financially stable more so than when I had King. Mentally. Spiritually. I was just ready.”
She added, “I connected with that pregnancy and I was ready for it.”
After an emotional year, Erica is now moving forward and focusing on her 9-year-old son, her spirituality and staying positive.