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Bow Wow is still living with his mama, but it’s not what you think.

The actor/rapper, who according to rumors, is now married to reality TV star Erica Mena, stays in the basement of his mom’s Atlanta home – and with good reason.

According to Shad Moss (Bow Wow’s given name), the 8-bedroom mansion is big enough that he and Erica go days without bumping into his mom.

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According to PEOPLE:

“It just makes sense,” the actor tells PEOPLE of the 8-bedroom Atlanta mansion he shares with fiancée Erica Mena, 28, and his mother Teresa Caldwell. “First of all the house is too big, but I want to make sure my mom is comfortable forever.”

He goes on to say:

“I remember when I first moved to Atlanta and Jermaine Dupree had the same situation,” he recalls. “He took part of the house and his mom had the whole rest of it. I said then that I wanted to have the same set up.”

Now, while Moss and Mena have taken over the remodeled basement, Caldwell resides on the main level and second floor.

“It’s like I have a condo downstairs,” says Moss, who splits his time between Atlanta and L.A. to film CSI: Cyber. “I’ve had 100 people there and my mom has been asleep and has never heard the music, screaming, laughter, or drinking. I mean full blown house parties downstairs while she is in the bed asleep. So I’m staying right here.”

And as far as his mama goes:

“There’s times where I’ll be down there for three days and we don’t see each other so it’s like I’m out of town even when I’m here,” he says adding one perk of being so close to mom: “I don’t have to get in the car and drive anywhere to see her. I just come up the stairs and say, “What up, Mom.’ ”

Mama’s boy, or nah? You be the judge.

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In the meantime, check out a couple of Erica and Shad’s latest IG photos above. Aren’t they adorable together?


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