Legendary R&B singer, Ashanti and renowned rapper, Nelly have reportedly reignited their romance, and if the buzz is to be believed, they’re about to embark on a new journey of parenthood together. According to US Weekly, the couple, who have had quite the romantic roller-coaster, have hinted at an upcoming baby arrival. This news has sent ripples of excitement throughout the world of Music News.
Ashanti and Nelly’s love story is one for the books. The duo initially stole hearts with their on-and-off relationship that started in the early 2000s, but unfortunately, ended in 2013. However, love has a funny way of finding its way back, and that’s precisely what happened with these two. After a decade-long hiatus, the couple has reportedly reconnected this year.
At Nelly’s renowned Black and White Ball held on December 3, Ashanti was not just present, but was the special guest of the event. It was here that the couple sent the room into a state of shock and speculation. A simple yet loving gesture of Ashanti placing her hands on her midriff and Nelly rubbing the area was enough to set the rumor mills ablaze about a possible pregnancy.
The whispers about the possible addition to their family were not just rumors. The news about Ashanti expecting her first child with Nelly has been confirmed. As one of their close associates, Polow da Don suggests, it’s now time for Nelly to “seal the deal.”
The hint about their impending parenthood wasn’t entirely out of the blue. Last month, on Nelly’s 49th birthday, Ashanti gifted him an all-blue convertible. When an Instagram follower prompted Nelly to make Ashanti pregnant, his response was a simple and affirmative, “I’m on it.”
The couple isn’t just making headlines in their personal life but their professional life as well. They have recently hit the studio to work on an upcoming collaboration. Music mavens Jermaine Dupri and Juicy J are also said to be part of this project. This isn’t their first professional collaboration though. They previously worked together in 2008’s “Good Good” and “Body on Me”.
Ashanti has been open about her desire to become a mother. Last year, she expressed her wish to start a family but highlighted the importance of doing so with the right person. She told People last December, “Trust me, there’s a lot of guys that want to be my baby daddy — and they’ve tried.”
The upcoming baby will be the third child for Nelly. He is already a father to Chanelle Haynes (29) and Cornell Haynes III (24), his children with Channetta Valentine.
Earlier this year, we presented a detailed timeline of Ashanti and Nelly’s relationship, tracing their journey from their initial romance, the breakup, and their eventual reunion. This new development adds another beautiful chapter to their love story.
This is an exciting time for Ashanti and Nelly. As they rekindle their love and prepare to welcome their First Child, we can’t wait to see what the future holds for them. Will they tie the knot? Only time will tell. For now, let’s bask in the joy of their love and the anticipation of their upcoming bundle of joy.