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USA | Dec 6, 2023

Nelly and Ashanti reportedly expecting child

Tamoy Ashman

Tamoy Ashman / Our Today

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American singer Ashanti and her boyfriend American rapper Nelly.

It appears congratulations are in order for Nelly and Ashanti after their latest public spectacle led to reports that the pair are expecting their first child together.

The couple, who recently rekindled their love affair, were spotted over the weekend at Nelly’s 11th Black and White Ball at the Four Seasons Hotel. While on stage, Ashanti placed her hands on her belly, and Nelly did the same. The two then burst into laughter, seemingly indulging in an inside joke.

While neither of the two have stated they are expecting, this has not stopped fans from speculating that there might be a ‘bun in the oven’.

If the reports are true, this would be Ashanti’s first child and Nelly’s third. The rapper has two other children from a previous relationship.

American singer Ashanti and her boyfriend American rapper Nelly. (Photo: Instagram @ashanti)

The couple sent social media into a frenzy in September of this year when they confirmed that they rekindled their relationship after more than five years apart, proving that absence might just make the heart grow founder.

Since then, they have been spotted out and about at events, publicly declaring their love for each other in grand and minor gestures. Ashanti even bought the Body On Me artiste a car for his birthday, after he surprised her with a necklace on her birthday.

Ashanti is no stranger to Jamaica, having visited the island in November last year to perform for hundreds of patrons at Mega YUSH, an event held at Sabina Park. She shared the stage with American rapper Ja Rule, who returned to the island after a 10-year ban for his use of profanity on stage.

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