Safaree Samuels is in love - with Love & Hip Hop co-star Juju, MTO News can confirm.

Safaree and the folks over at Love & Hip Hop are trying to keep he and JuJu's new relationship a secret - but the cat is out of the bag.

During the upcoming season of Love & Hip Hop, JuJu and Safaree become a couple.  Safaree spoke to Page Six in a recent interview, and explained how hard it's been to remove himself from ex-girlfirend Nicki Minaj:

At the end of the day when you’re with somebody for so long, they associate you with each other no matter what. Like every time something happens, you wanna know about things and it’s nobody’s business what I think. Just like it’s none of my business what’s going on because this is a situation that I’ve been away from for five years. I don’t think people realize it. I’ve been away from that situation for five years now doing my own thing.

Safaree then spoke about JuJu - but without naming her specifically. He told the mag that he’s “madly in love ” with her and has known this since he first met her.

When I’m not with her, I get headaches because I’m just thinking about her non-stop.

MTO News learned that JuJu and Safaree's relationship will play out on the upcoming season of Love & Hip Hop NY.