Erica Duarte was 28 years old when she got married to a teenager of 17. She must have felt the scintillating emotion of being a wife and a mother at such a young age. Erica Duarte is the ex-wife of the famous controversial American rapper Philip Nickolas Katsabanis aka Stitches.
Erica met Stitches while she was a contestant on MTV’s Paris Hilton’s show in the second season. The two tied the knot on 31st October 2012. At that point, Stitches was 17 years and Erica 28 years. They got divorced in 2017. They have three children together namely; Rex, Rocco, and Evelyn Katsabanis.
Stitches is a rapper with weird tattoos of stitches on his face that made him look like he got some real stuff on his face. Controversial and allegedly on the authority’s radar for drugs in the United States.
When Stitches met Erica Duarte, she was certainly a nobody but a model seeking relevance in some reality TV shows. Her purpose is, in fact, still unclear.
The Mystery of Erica Duarte’s Existence
The existence of Erica Duarte still remains a mystery to many. She is like an alien fallen on the streets of New York and despite the buzzing paparazzi, and the fame attached to being the ex-wife of a famous controversial American rapper, yet nothing is known about her. Absolutely nothing! However, it is a known fact that the gentle, pretty Erica was born in America and holds an American nationality.
But having an exact date of birth is yet to be disclosed for public consumption. In other words, her birth date is a mystery that is yet to be solved yet. There is no known place to be her birthplace and her parents’ identity is unknown. In fact, regardless of her fame with Stitches, she does not exist.
She came into the limelight only after she married Stitches. Therefore, the information about her early life and educational background hasn’t been uncovered yet. Although Duarte is a Spanish name, her descent is from Mexico.
Erica Duarte’s Life and Career
Erica doesn’t have a specific career in pursuit before she had fame. She has been working as a judicial assistant in the USA while working towards relevance in the reality television show ‘Paris Hilton’s My New BFF’.
However, the reality show or modeling industry has not really favorable for her. However, Duarte came under the radar of media radar only after marrying Stitches.
Erica Duarte and Stitches were together for about five years until 2017 when they mysteriously got divorced. The ex-couple shared three children together that Stitches doesn’t joke with.
After the prompt divorce, Erica Duarte disappeared from the spotlight. It is said she’s now living a low key life somewhere in the USA after filing for a divorce from the rapper and drug lover.
According to sources, Erica Duarte was a judicial assistant by profession before she started her relationship with the rapper. She has also been featured on the reality television show ‘Paris Hilton’s My New BFF’ broadcasted on MTV in 2008. Paris Hilton was in the process of selecting a new friend out of two men and 16 women. However, she didn’t gain any popularity from the show. Duarte only rose to fame after she shared a romantic relationship with the rapper who has got a tattoo of Stitches all over his face.
Erica Duarte’s Marriage to Stitches
Duarte was married to the controversial rapper when he was 17 years old. Stitches who was 11 years younger than her never cared or showed any concerns about the age gap. Despite the noticeable age gap the couple decided to get married. It is said that Erica met her husband when Erica was a part of the reality show Paris Hilton’s My New BFF Season 2 and eventually fell in love.
After dating for a while, the two got married on 31st October 2012 in a closed ceremony away from public eyes and the media. Erica was 28 years old and Stitches was just 17 when they got married and nothing was said about their parents or family.
Reason behind their Divorce
Despite the fact that they got married at a young age, they were sharing a healthy relationship until 2017. The duo called off their five years of marriage in 2017. The reason behind their separation hasn’t been known yet. Both Erica and Stitches hasn’t said anything about their divorce yet.
After their divorce, the duo moved in different directions. After the separation, Erica rarely makes public appearances. She is maintaining a low key life after she called off her marriage with Stitches.
Controversies of Erica Duarte’s Ex-Husband
Erica Duarte’s ex-Husband and rapper, Stitches has a controversial personality. He is known not only for having a bunch of weird ugly looking stitches tattooed on his face and arms but also is often criticized and kept under the radar for promoting drugs and violence in the USA.
In September 2014, at a show at Propaganda, the rapper offered cocaine to several female fans. His ex-wife, Erica prompted the rapper to inform his gang that the show is over. His super hits music albums ‘I ‘m Just a Gangsta ‘ and ‘Brick in Yo’ Face” indicate that he is an advocate for drugs.
Erica Duarte’s Children with Stitches
Erica Duarte and Stitches had three children together from their marriage. In less than a year after getting married, they announced they were expecting a baby.
It is not uncommon, perhaps, she was pregnant before tying the knot. For the first time, they became proud parents of a baby boy in 2013. His name is Rex Katsabanis.
In the following year, they gave birth to another child, a boy in 2014. His name is Rocco Katsabanis. In late 2015 they gave birth to their last daughters named Evelyn and Katsabanis. Stitches love his children and spend a lot of time with them. This is what he has said about being a father: ‘Being a dad is the greatest feeling. It puts a real smile on my face every day. Nothing else does.’
Erica’s Net Worth: How Rich is She?
Erica has never revealed about her professional and personal life. Therefore, we do not know how she earns her cash. We don’t even know where she is, how do we know what she does and how much she earns?
She has successfully kept herself off from the media. Her net worth is unknown to date. Her former husband Stitches has a massive amount of about $ 500, 000 as net worth (approximately).
Is Erica Duarte present on Social Media?
Erica Duarte is not on Social Media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Well, what do you expect from a woman with no prior living history? For all we care, we don’t know if her real name is actually Erica Duarte.
Meanwhile, her absence on social media platforms makes it even more difficult to trace her whereabouts and her life. However, her ex-husband fills that absence for her. In other words, Stitches is quite active and has a great presence on social media. He has an Instagram account with over 1, 600, 000 followers where he continuously uploads images of himself and his children.
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He keeps me motivated. My Best friend . This is my first born son “REX”. If it wasn’t for him and god I don’t know where I would be in life . When you have children you realize that every decision you make affects them whether it’s good or bad . I don’t want him to be like me I want him to be better In every aspect . Everybody go check out my new album . Click the link in my bio . Album is called “Married To The Bricks”. Thanks to all my fans . Love yall
There is no specific knowledge of any link-up with Erica Duarte. As of now, she is living a single life happily in her own space away from the limelight. Erica’s whereabouts are still a mystery and yet to be disclosed.
It seems like she is keeping a distance from the media after her divorce with her ex-husband. Her gentle nature must have caused her disappearance, she seemed cool-headed and never liked the media around her.