If you're a fan of reality television, the name Erica Dixon definitely sounds familiar. The Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star used her presence on the hit program to launch a career in clothing, hair and as a YouTube personality. Because of her presence on the small screen, the 37-year-old has amassed more than three million followers on Instagram and nearly 900k on Twitter.
Dixon is more than just an online presence, however. The Atlanta native is a mother to three, the oldest of which fans met on the reality TV show. Her other two children are mostly kept out of the public eye, but ahead are instances where Dixon opened up about her growing family.
Dixon shares a teenage daughter with Lil Scrappy
In the early 2000s, Dixon began dating Atlanta-based rapper Lil Scrappy (real name Darryl Kevin Richardson). They were together on and off as the years passed, even announcing their engagement to fans nationwide. Unfortunately, the two eventually called it off and Dixon confirmed she initiated their split. In a May 2013 interview with Hello Beautiful, the business owner explained why:
“I definitely called off the engagement. Clearly Scrappy wasn’t ready. I feel like the whole proposal at the end of the day was to save his image. It was all about how he looked to the people. So that’s why I believe he proposed at the end at the reunion because he was getting so much hate from fans and I think it was just too much for him to deal with.”
The two share a daughter, Emani Richardson, who was born in 2005. Though she makes frequent appearances on her parents' social media accounts, she does have an Instagram page of her own.
Dixon announced she was pregnant with twins in February 2019
To the surprise of her followers, Dixon announced she was expecting twin girls via Instagram in February 2019. Per the caption, she decided to keep the news of her pregnancy and the father of her children a secret, only disclosing the revelation to her "closest friends and family who have been on this journey with me."
View this post on Instagram
Blessed beyond what I deserve. ???????? Thank you all for keeping this private until we were ready to share. Thank you to @hopedahairologist who set up an amazing reveal and my closest friends and family who have been on this journey with me. The love and support has been more than appreciated. This has been a difficult yet rewarding journey for me with the sickness and scares but we’ve conquered and will continue to. Prayers up and if you want to follow my journey or more details click the link in my bio. ???????? #Maybabiesontheway
Three months later, she welcomed daughters Embrii and Eryss, still without revealing their father.
Erica finally revealed the father's identity in November 2020
It appears fans had all but given up on finding out who the father of Embrii and Eryss was. In November 2020, they were treated to a fun surprise when Dixon finally revealed who fathered the toddlers. Dressed as members of The Addams Family, Dixon posted the photo to her Instagram stories, which was later screen-captured by The YBF Daily.
Dixon was matriarch Morticia, Emani came outfitted as Wednesday and the unidentified father cosplayed as father Gomez. Embrii and Eryss donned matching outfits to fit the theme.
Dixon faced backlash after revealing she did not vaccinate her twins
Vaccinations have always been a taboo topic, and Dixon found herself on the receiving end of negative feedback after revealing she and her partner decided not to vaccinate their young daughters. On Jan.16, 2020, she tweeted that her twins were not vaccinated, adding that they've never fallen ill either.
My twins are 8 months now. Never been vaccinated and have never been sick.
— Erica Dixon (@MsEricaDixon) January 16, 2020
Despite warnings that as they grow older, they could infect those around them, Dixon reiterated her previous statement and claimed vaccines are just "preventative" and don't fully protect any one person from catching a virus.
People are dying everyday from several disease. You do realize it’s 2020 and vaccinations are preventative measure in hopes that the body builds an immunity to the disease put in the child’s body. https://t.co/Jhvr7wxbS7
— Erica Dixon (@MsEricaDixon) January 17, 2020
In an interview with The Jasmine Brand published on Jan. 28, 2020, the children's book author said trolls wished death upon her family after sharing that revelation. Because the twins' father is vegan, Dixon decided to also follow that lifestyle through her pregnancy and beyond.
“The twins' father is vegan. He definitely is against the twins getting vaccinated,” she told the outlet. “I went vegan prior to my pregnancy and throughout as well…I did some research and asked questions as they saw their pediatrician…My research consisted of reading about both vaccinated and unvaccinated children, [and] how it would affect them when it came to daycare and school, side effects, risks etc.”
Dixon has teased several upcoming projects outside of the Love & Hip Hop franchise and growing her beauty empire. Among those includes a podcast, which she says is "coming soon," according to her official website.