Ashanti & Nelly Are Reportedly Expecting Their First Child Together


R&B singer Ashanti and rapper Nelly are reportedly expecting their first child together.

According to Us magazine, the couple, who reunited earlier this year, tipped off those in attendance at Nelly’s Black and White Ball in St. Louis, MO this past weekend. Witnesses say the couple repeatedly put their hands on Ashanti's tummy during a performance together and appeared to be celebrating.

TMZ has fan-shot footage of the two from the event, which clearly shows they're excited about something going on in there.

The hip-hop power couple have long been linked romantically, first dating back in 2003 untl 2013. Then in April of this year, they were spotted holding hands in Las Vegas during a boxing event.

Nelly eventually confirmed the couple were back together in October. On Instagram he posted a birthday tribute video to his girlfriend, writing, "One time for the birthday girl…. Such a beautiful, an incredible person inside and out and one of the hardest working women. I know.. @ashanti Enjoy your day Ma you look awesome!!!! Happy Birthday Love ya!!!!"

Then last month, when Ashanti surprised Nelly with a car for his 49th birthday, he responded to a comment on Instagram that said, “get her pregnant @nelly,” with, “I’m on it.”

This will be Ashanti's first child, while Nelly has two children with his ex, Channetta Valentine: daughter Chanelle and son Cornell Haynes III.


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