ASHANTI IS EXPECTING HER FIRST CHILD WITH NELLY
Written by Ella Melake on December 6, 2023
It isn’t ‘Just a dream’ for Nelly and Ashanti are expecting their firts child.
A source confirmed Monday that Ashanti is pregnant to Us Weekly.
A rep for Nelly, 49, could not confirm or deny the news when contacted by The Post.
The Post also reached out to a rep for Ashanti, 43, for comment.
The duo, who dated on and off from 2003 to 2014, fueled pregnancy rumors over the weekend onstage at his Black and White Ball in St. Louis.
Ashanti placed her hand on her stomach, prompting Nelly to also touch her tummy.
“I want you guys to say ‘seal the deal,’ ” a man with a microphone prompted the crowd to chant as the singer burst into laughter.
This would be Ashanti’s first child and Nelly’s third. He has daughter Chanelle, 29, and son Cornell Haynes III, 24, with his ex, Channetta Valentine.
The “Body On Me” collaborators reunited in April where they were spotted holding hands while they left the boxing match between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia in Las Vegas.
Nelly claimed the reconciliation “surprised both of us.”
“It wasn’t anything that I don’t think was planned,” he told “Love and Hip Hop” stars Rasheeda and Kirk Frost.
“I think we both were pretty much doing what we do, but sometimes being separate you understand one another more,” the “Hot in Herre” rapper said of finding their way back to each other.
“You be like, ‘Yo, let me see exactly what they see.’ You know, because we all can be defensive sometimes in our own relationships. We know we wrong but we going to stand on it. But we all a victim to that.”
Last year, Ashanti explained to The Post’s Chuck Arnold why their high-profile relationship didn’t last the first time around.