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  • Nelly is a Grammy-winning rapper and singer
  • The artist additionally starred in films like ‘The Longest Yard’
  • He lately reunited with Ashanti after splitting up a decade in the past

Nelly has reportedly taken a second likelihood on romance with Ashanti! The pair, who broke up in 2013 after 10 years collectively, have reunited and are “happy,” an insider instructed Leisure Tonight, with a second supply including, “Nelly and Ashanti are really enjoying their time together.” HollywoodLife has reached out to reps for Nelly and Ashanti for affirmation.

Ashanti and Nelly have reportedly reunited in 2023. (Sara Jaye/Shutterstock)

The previous energy couple sparked reconciliation rumors after they have been photographed holding fingers at boxing match in Las Vegas in April, which got here a number of months after they carried out their 2008 duet “Body on Me” at a live performance in December. Ashanti then appeared on Watch What Occurs Reside with Andy Cohen, and talked about her and Nelly’s standing. “What I will say is we’re in a better place,” she defined. Nelly appeared to echo her sentiment when he instructed ET on the 2023 Grammys that “time does wonders for a lot of different things.”

Because the “Country Grammar” hitmaker and the “Foolish” songstress get pleasure from being the most recent love match reboot —see Bennifer 2.0 — let’s check out his romance historical past, under.

Shantel Jackson

Shantel Jackson and Nelly. (JA/Everett Assortment)

Nelly and actress Shantel Jackson began relationship in 2014. Three years later, whereas showing on the fact present The Platinum Life, Shantel gushed in regards to the romance. “The best part about being with Nelly is that he always likes to have fun,” she stated on the present, based on Essence.  “I don’t wanna be a baby momma, I want, you know, the horse and carriage, the wedding, the ring before I have a baby. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage.”

In 2020, throughout Nelly’s look on Dancing with the Stars, the pair appeared as robust as ever, because the “Hot in Herre” singer praised his girlfriend. “I would not want my life to not have Shantel in it,” he stated on the time, per the outlet. “We’ve been seeing each other for five or six years. Any time you can connect with somebody like that, it works out for the long run. She’s sweet, beautiful, and the more we got to know each other, she’s just as beautiful inside.”

At one level, the couple have been even teasing a marriage! “It’s something I’m only doing one time,” Neey stated of marriage to People in 2017. “For me, it’s almost like society would prefer you to have been married and got divorced and tried it then to be married and stay married. For me, it’s more important to die married than to have been married and it didn’t work out.”

By July 2021, nevertheless, the longtime romance appeared to fizzle. After a fan requested Shantel if she was nonetheless with Nelly within the remark part of her Instagram, she replied, “No we’re not ….. Just friends.” Nelly confirmed the information to The Shade Room, claiming that they’d break up in 2019.


Ashanti and Nelly started their romance after first assembly the Grammys in 2003. Their relationship lasted for 10 years earlier than they ended issues in 2013. Their latest reconciliation solely got here after rumors about them getting again collectively have been rampant.

Final December, a video surfaced of Ashanti and Nelly performing collectively at a live performance. In it, the pair have been seen getting fairly cozy on stage whereas singing their 2008 hit collab “Body on Me.” Throughout a cease on Watch What Occurs Reside with Andy Cohen, Ashanti was grilled about her standing with Nelly. “What I will say is, we’re in a better place,” she stated. “Because before it was like [*punching*]. We have some conversations [now]. So it was cool.” Nonetheless, when Andy Cohen adopted up and requested in the event that they have been not getting again collectively, Ashanti didn’t seem to offer a strong reply, as she stated, “I mean, I don’t…” earlier than laughing. With the latest reconciliation information, it seems like she gained’t have play coy anymore!

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