On this season’s Love & Hip Hop New York reunion, MariahLynn dropped a bombshell. No, she’s not pregnant, but she wants to be, with Rich Dollaz’s baby.
And then left the stage and MariahLynn totally hanging.
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Now, in a VH1 exclusive interview, MariahLynn is spilling the tea about her on-again/off-again relationship with Rich, what went down after the reunion, and their future together.
VH1: You talked about being involved with Rich for 8 years. Can you give us a timeline of your relationship? When and how did you meet? How did things progress?
Okay so, here’s the thing: Because a lot of people have misconstrued the whole Rich and I thing, I want to definitely clarify that Rich and I were on and off for eight years. I originally had reached out to Rich obviously being an artist, but spending time together we grew a bond and throughout the eight years, we were dating other people. You know, Rich has dated other people, I’ve dated other people. For a while we were kind of at odds with each other, and then we kind of got to a cordial place and continued to build from there. A lot of people are like thinking I was like, in the dungeon or in the dark somewhere, but I wasn’t. When we were off, we were off and when we were on, we were on. Unfortunately for the people, when we were a majority of the time on, the cameras weren’t rolling and capturing the real of us.
VH1: You both dated other people throughout that time, did you always feel like Rich was someone you would end up with?
Absolutely. I don’t think it was always. I didn’t always feel that way. I think over time, you know, Rich and I have been through some trials and tribulations together with whatever struggles that we’ve gone through. Me, for example, going through a lot of things I’ve gone through with my mom, and a lot of what people would call my “imperfections” or my “flaws” in my life, Rich has kind of loved me beyond that and has been there for me. Those are the times that people don’t get to see.
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I was so afraid thinking about how you were coming into my life and how it was so drastically going to change and now I I fear the day you grow up and start your own life. I just hope god continues to allow me to teach you to be kind in a cruel world, to be strong and confident, to follow your dreams and know that I will be there literally every step of the way. I love you little sister and i thank you for making me a better person everyday Thank you to @yandysmith for sending me this pic of me and Icey
You both have had some serious family stuff this season, how did you support each other through his ex’s legal troubles and your mom’s issues/taking care of your sister?
Honestly, when it comes to Rich’s situation with his daughter’s mother — I absolutely love his daughter, Ashley. I adore her. I think she is a very intelligent, smart, beautiful girl. You know, as far as her mom goes, I can kind of give him advice. My mom has been in and out of the jail system, as well as my father who did almost 10 years. So I have an idea of how the legal system works and I know that not only is [Rich’s daughter] being affected but Rich as well because they both share a beautiful daughter. I try to just be there for him as much as he wants me to be there. I don’t intrude or try to get involved too much, but as far as anything I come to Rich with, whether it be my mom or the kids or my music, he’s a huge support system for me. I don’t think that people get to see that a lot. Especially with the reunion…
VH1: How have things been between you two since the reunion taped, have you still been seeing each other?
Absolutely. I was mad at him, obviously, because I felt that he didn’t have by back but I realized after watching the reunion that he wasn’t even on stage when the stuff was being said [by Nya Lee]. So, I went to the back and I obviously said what I said and I went upstairs to get myself together because, you know, emotionally — I’m a woman and we tend to deal with feelings and emotions more than pride, which is what I feel like men tend to deal with. After going upstairs I did see him go and address it and clarify that he does love me to death and his intentions weren’t to embarrass me, he was just a little taken back by what I was saying. I think I was speaking out of emotion and feeling like I was being attacked by other cast members who have absolutely no idea what Rich and I have been through throughout our journey.
VH1: Did you discuss what happened?
Yeah. I was in his room that night. We spent the night together [Ed. Note: on February 13th, the day of the reunion taping]. I woke up with him on Valentine’s Day and he drove me to my hotel so I could go to the airport and we’ve been together ever since and that’s that.
VH1: So how would you define the relationship now?
Rich and my relationship has been built over time, you know, falling out, being cool again, and I think that overall, over time our bond has grown even stronger. Even with the reunion. Even with everything that went down. I feel that it brought us together because it did open my eyes a lot and I think it opened his as well.
VH1: So are you guys just dating? Seeing where it goes…
Oh, no. Rich and I are together, obviously. Hence the picture he posted the other day supporting my music. I also posted him as well. I think we’re at a point where, like I said, we were back and forth and me dating people, him dating people. Now it’s all about communication and coming to a common ground.
VH1: This may be sort of an obvious question, then, but do you still feel like you want children with Rich?
Absolutely. I just feel like, if it’s gonna be somebody, it’s gonna be Rich because, I know he’s a good father, I know the feeling is mutual, and I know when I go on tour, I’m gonna have a built in babysitter.