Ashanti, 43, is pregnant and expecting her first baby with her romantic partner, Nelly, 49, a source confirmed Monday to Us Weekly. The pregnancy speculation first sparked over the weekend; Ashanti and Nelly put their hand on Ashanti’s stomach and stroked it. A decade-old romance finally bore fruit. The duo dated on and off from 2003 to 2013. In April, rumors were sparked at a boxing match in Las Vegas while they held hands. The baby will be Ashanti’s only child, while for Nelly, the baby will be his 3rd since he has already raised his children: his son, Cornell Haynes III, 24, and his daughter, Chanelle, 29, with his ex, Channetta Valentine.
Ashanti and Nelly: RECAP 20 years long journey
The Grammy Award-winning couple had finally become official with their only child. This was ten years after their initial break up and 20 years after they started dating in 2003. Since both Ashanti and Nelly remained coy about their relationship for a long time, this official announcement rouses the media.
Ashanti and Nelly first met at the 2003 Gramamy Award nomination announcements. Though they denied their relationship, they were frequently seen going out together. However, in 2015, they ended their relationship as there was not enough trust. After their spilit, Ashanti rumored with two men, which she both denied. On the contrary, Nelly had been together with Shantel James for a brief period.
After nearly eight years, in 2023, Ashanti and Nelly were highlighted walking on a red carpet together, which was their first time since 2012. Following the event, the duo confirmed that they rekindled their romance again. On November 2nd, Ashanti attended Nelly’s 49th birthday party in Atlanta. Moreover, Nelly and Ashanti’s families were also invited to the party.
The R&B duo Ashanti: How many Grammys did she get?
Surprisingly, a Grammy celebrity has received five Academy Awards. Furthermore, she honored her achievements with an Academy Award, a Children’s and Family Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, three American Music Awards, and four Billboard Music Awards. In addition, Ashanti was the first artist to win Best Contemporary R&B Album in 2004.
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