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Ashanti and Nelly engaged, expecting first child together: ‘Such a blessing’

Ashanti is going to welcome a baby, baby, baby, baby, baby into this world!

The “Foolish” singer, 43, revealed to Essence that she and Nelly are not only engaged, but they are also expecting their first child together.

“This new year of my life is such a blessing full of love and hope and anticipation,” she told the outlet.

“Motherhood is something I’ve been looking forward to, and sharing it with my family, my fiancé, and my loyal fans, who have been so supportive of my career, is an incredible experience.”

Ashanti announced on Instagram on Wednesday that she is pregnant and expecting her first child with her boyfriend, Nelly. Instagram/@ashanti
She also revealed to Essence that they were engaged. Instagram/@ashanti

She also confirmed her pregnancy on Instagram on Wednesday with a clip where her mother, Tina Douglas, asked her if she was ready to go on stage for her performance.

“I need about nine months,” she said, showing her mother a positive Proov pregnancy test.

The video ended with the words “To be continued”.

“Baby baby baby baby…. ❤️🙏🏽😆,” Ashanti captioned the post, in which she also tagged the “Dilemma” rapper.

She told the outlet: “Motherhood is something I’ve been looking forward to, and sharing it with my family, my fiancé and my loyal fans, who have been so supportive of my career, is an incredible experience.” Instagram/@ashanti
“Baby baby baby baby…. ❤️🙏🏽😆,” Ashanti captioned her post, in which she also tagged the “Dilemma” rapper. Instagram/@ashanti

Stars and fans filled the mom-to-be’s Instagram comments with sweet messages after her big announcement.

“Yesssssssssss congratulations to my daughter, it’s you!!!!!❤️😘😘” commented rapper Kash Doll, who is pregnant with her second child.


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“Period ❤️🔥,” added Tamar Braxton.

“Congratulations my dear!! ❤️❤️❤️,” former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Claudia Jordan wrote.

The couple was showered with love in their comments section. Instagram/@ashanti
Last December, rumors began to surface that Ashanti and Nelly were expecting their first child together. Instagram/@ashanti

“So happy for you and Nelly!” Congratulations, all of you! »wrote one user.

“Awwww congratulations Shaaaaannnn!! I pray for a healthy pregnancy and baby! (AND A GIRL 🤣) 🥹🥹💕🌻💕,” added another.

Last December, rumors began to surface that Ashanti and Nelly — born Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. — were expecting their first child together.

According to a viral clip shared on X, while the couple was partying at Nelly’s Black and White Ball in St. Louis, they couldn’t keep their hands off Ashanti’s stomach.

The “Happy” singer has recently been wearing oversized dresses during her shows. WireImage
The “Air Force Ones” host and Ashanti first met in 2003 and dated for a decade. Getty Images

The “Rock Wit U” singer apparently also tried to hide her baby bump by wearing oversized jersey dresses during her recent performances.

The “Air Force Ones” host, 49, and Ashanti first met in 2003 at a press conference at the Grammys Awards. After a decade of dating, they called it quits in 2013, with the singer claiming he “betrayed” her.

However, in April 2023, the musicians sparked reconciliation rumors while sitting ringside at a boxing match in Las Vegas.

After secretly dating for a few months, Nelly revealed that they were officially back together.

They called it quits in 2013 and the former Grammy winner revealed that Nelly “betrayed” her.
In September 2023, the St. Louis rapper confirmed that they were back together. Instagram/nelly

“Yeah, we’re cooling off again,” he said in a September 2023 interview with “Love & Hip Hop” stars Rasheeda and Kirk Frost, according to Shade Room.

“I think it surprised both of us. It was nothing that I don’t think was planned.

The “Over and Over” rapper is already dad to daughter Chanelle, 30, and son Cornell Haynes III, 25, with ex Channetta Valentine.

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