Erica Mena's pregnant - her engagement to Safaree is "shotgun" style

Erica Mena and Safaree from Love & Hip Hop are not only engaged, they're expecting MTO News has confirmed. The couple got engaged on Christmas Eve - after dating for only 4 months.

According to TMZ, "We're told the proposal went down Christmas Eve at Erica's house in Atlanta, where friends and family surrounded the happy couple. The 'Love & Hip Hop' stars started dating earlier this year, and they're already taking the next step!"

The couple has decided to wed not just because of their love for each other, but also because they want their new child to be born into a marriage. Erica reportedly learned that she and Safaree were expecting last month.

The insider explained, "Safaree was so happy, he went into super-dad mode." Another source, KD McNair, tells TMZ ... "2019 is the year of new beginnings and it's safe to say our guy Safaree stepped up and put a ring on it."

Reports say, Safaree dropped $175,000 on the engagement ring, which features 14 carats in platinum and was personally designed by Safaree and Trax NYC.

Safaree is definitely stepping up to the plate. He just bought a big house in Atlanta, where he and Erica plan on starting their family.

So how do we KNOW that Erica's pregnant? Well it turns out that Safaree and Erica are negotiating a 'spin-off' show with VH1 that will start filming this Spring.

And according to our snitch, the show is being pitched as a "pregnancy show."

Congrats to Safaree and Erica, on both their engagement and the pregnancy.