Erica Dixon Won’t Return For ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ Season 5 — Exclusive
At the present, we know for certain stars Joseline Hernandez and her estranged husband Stevie J. will be returning as well as seasoned veteran Karlie Redd and the absentee K. Michelle. But what about mom and fan fave, Erica Dixon?
Wetpaint got the chance to ask the Klass 6 hair and clothing designer if she planned to return for a fifth season, and sadly she won’t.
“No,” she told us. “You won’t see me on this season of Love & Hip Hop [Atlanta].” However, the reality star is still taping, but not for Love & Hip Hop.
Though our hearts were pretty heavy with the news, Erica did tell us her removal from the upcoming season has done her a world of good, as she’s now “at peace.”
“It’s been peaceful,” she confessed. “People don’t understand — they just think it’s all this glitz and glamour because you’re on TV, but there’s so much that comes with it.
“It’s mentally draining and physically draining and people just don’t get that you know? And with me being a mom, I still have to put on face when it comes to her no matter what I’m going through. “I can honestly say I’m at peace and I’m happy,” she added.
She did reveal she’ll “always be cool” with castmates Mimi Faust, Karlie Redd, Ariane Davis, and Rasheeda Frost.
So what’s next for Erica now that we won’t see her on TV? Well, the medical assistant will be working on her Southern Bell children's’ book series, which mirrors her life growing up with a parent with an addiction and subsequently living with her relatives in New York.
The 7-book series will be based on Erica’s life experiences up to her high school days, and will pave the way for a tell-all memoir.
The single mom plans to talk about her life experiences as well as her time on L&HHATL.
We can’t wait to read all about it, Erica!
The first of the Southern Belle series, Introducing Southern Bell is available online for purchase.