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Erica Mena Reveals She Was ‘Obsessed’ With Lil Bow Wow As A Kid — Listen

Tue, July 7, 2015 1:50pm EDT by Add first Comment
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It really is a small world after all! Erica Mena recently dropped by the HollywoodLife podcast to chat with us EXCLUSIVELY about her fiance Shad Moss (who you may also know as Lil’ Bow Wow). Well, it turns out the two were meant to be from way back when!

A lot of us hang posters of heartthrobs on our bedroom walls when we are young– but not so many of us end up getting to marry them! Erica Mena, 27, is one of the lucky ones. The actress and musician divulged to us EXCLUSIVELY how far back she’s been crushing on her now-fianceShad ‘Bow Wow’ Moss, 28, and the story will definitely make your heart all aflutter!


“What people don’t know is that, when I was a kid and he was Lil’ Bow Wow, I was obsessed with him,” Erica dished to us EXCLUSIVELY about her former crush turned fiance. “The funny thing is, when he met my mom, she pulled out this bucket and it was all my posters and teeny bopper stuff with him on it,” she added. “He doesn’t need to know how long I loved him. He thought it was funny.”

Thanks a lot, mom! But all’s well that ends well, right? Erica certainly seems to think so. “Life has a funny way of working out,” she mused. Cool, so does that mean we’re going to end up married to Justin Timberlake? Or maybe Aaron Carter? They both occupied space on our preteen walls so it only makes sense!

Anyways, we know Erica was obsessed with Shad when she was a kid, but her actual feelings for him have been developing for a long while, too! “2007 or 2006,” she said as to when she realized she liked him. “We were friends… I was going through a breakup and he was dealing with someone. We were confiding in each other. We were going back and forth. Once I was done with my relationship, that’s when we started to spend a lot of time together. We are so alike, we know so much about each other. We became really close. We’ve been in each others’ lives.” So stinking precious.

What do out think of Erica marrying the guy she used to hang posters of?

— Casey Mink