Shad Moss, known as Bow Wow to most, is now engaged to reality star Erica Mena, according to news reports.


Moss, 27, is known mostly for his rap and acting career. Moss has played in major box office movies such as All About the Benjamins, Like Mike, Johnson Family Vacation, Roll Bounce and Madea’s Big Happy Family.

Mena, 26, is known for her role on the reality show “Love and Hip Hop: New York.” On the show, Mena went through drama with her ex boyfriend Rich Dollaz, and ended the show by dating a woman named Cyn Santana. Now, she’s engaged to Moss.

Moss, who is currently the host of BET’s “106&Park” has had Mena on the show as a guest more than once. The first time Mena came on the show, they ended up kissing on television. Right after that kiss, they started dating, according to reports, and six months later they are engaged.

Many thought this a public prank or joke to get attention. However, the pair has confirmed the rumors are true.

Over the weekend, during the recording of the BET Hip Hop Awards, Mena showed off her ring on the red carpet. “I’m doing things different with this one,” said Mena during an appearance on the Hot 97 radio show, referring to her last relationship with Santana. “I’m perfecting this one more than ever.”

Moss also confirmed that they really are engaged. “It’s far from a publicity stunt,” Moss told the “Rap-Up” show. “I’ve never been the type of person to do anything for publicity. I don’t need it. I’m on TV every day. I did this out of my heart, I did this out of love.”

Moss and Mena both posted the same picture on their respective Instagram pages of them holding hands, showing her ring.

Mena, who will appear on another season of “Love and Hip Hop,” said Moss will not be joining the cast.

Moss is currently shooting for the movie Fast and Furious 7 and the show “CSI: Cyber.”


Courtney Jacobs

AFRO Staff Writer