Ashanti and Nelly Expecting: A Joyful Announcement


Singer Ashanti and rapper Nelly have revealed exciting news—they’re engaged and expecting a baby. The couple, who recently rekindled their romance after two decades, shared their happiness exclusively with Essence magazine. Ashanti, 43, expressed her joy, saying, “This new year of my life is such a blessing full of love, hope, and anticipation.” She shared her excitement about impending motherhood and the support from her family, fiancé, and devoted fans.

Nelly and Ashanti are Excited to be Parents 

The announcement came with a playful twist, as Ashanti teased the timeline for her upcoming performance, jokingly indicating a nine-month preparation period to her mother. In a statement to CNN, Ashanti expressed her eagerness to emulate the parenting example set by her own parents. Nelly, 49, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., echoed the sentiment, expressing excitement to welcome and shower love upon their child.

Their reunion was confirmed in September, two decades after their initial relationship ended. Ashanti’s appearance at the MTV VMA Awards with a clutch featuring a photo of her and Nelly sparked speculation, which was later confirmed during interviews. Nelly candidly acknowledged their renewed relationship during an appearance on “Boss Moves with Rasheeda.” The couple’s joyous news has garnered widespread attention and well-wishes from fans, marking a new chapter in their journey together.