Erica Mena is pulling out all stops for her new husband Safaree Samuels. According to TMZ, the former reality star dropped thousands of dollars on a “push present” for the first-time father-to-be even though he won’t be doing any pushing in the delivery room.
The lavish gift, reportedly priced at $50,000, is a 14-carat rose gold Cuban link nameplate, which reads: “Daddy”.
Push presents are a fairly modern concept and are usually given to a birthing mother by her partner to celebrate the occasion. The origins of the trend are unclear, but some suspect that it was concocted by the jewelry industry as a means of getting consumers to spend more money.
“It’s an expectation of moms these days that they deserve something for bearing the burden for nine months, getting sick, ruining their body,” BabyCenter’s executive editor, Linda Murray, told the New York Times. “The guilt really gets piled on.”
According to a 2007 BabyCenter survey of 30,000 participants, 38 percent of new mothers received a push present and 55 percent expected one.
As for why Samuels deserves a push gift at all considering that he did not endure any of the things previously mentioned by Murray and that Mena will be doing all of the hard labor associated with childbirth, Erica reportedly wanted to do something special for the 38-year-old reality star since this is his first child. As you can see from the tweet below, folks are a wee bit confused though we don’t condone the ill will wished upon the couple.
Mena, who has a child from a previous relationship, and Samuels announced their pregnancy in early October after denying rumors for months.
“I’m nervous,” Samuels explained in footage captured by VH1. “I’m in shock. I’m in disbelief. It’s very surreal to me. I don’t know what to do but I know I’m going to be great at what I do because I’m great at everything.”
Days after sharing the news, the pair tied the knot during a lavish wedding ceremony at the Legacy Castle in Pequannock, New Jersey.
Would you buy a push present for your man?