Singer Ashanti and rapper Nelly are raising eyebrows, with multiple sources suggesting the couple might be expecting their first child together.
Over the weekend, Nelly, Ashanti and many more got suited and booted for the “Country Grammar” rapper’s 11th Black and White Ball at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis. The glamorous event marked the return of the ball after a seven-year hiatus, and the superstar couple stole the show with a playful moment that fueled the baby rumors.
As Nelly and Ashanti took the stage, they shared an inside joke that left them both in stitches. Ashanti playfully placed her hands on her stomach, prompting Nelly to do the same, and the pair erupted in laughter. Fans watching the event live and online were quick to interpret the gesture as a hint at a baby bump, sending social media into a frenzy of speculation.
Adding credence to these whispers, a source close to the couple reportedly confirmed the pregnancy to Us Weekly, stating, “Nelly and Ashanti are welcoming their first baby together.”
While the notoriously private pair haven’t addressed the speculation directly, their silence hasn’t dampened the internet’s excitement. Congratulatory messages and well wishes are flooding social media platforms, with fans expressing their joy for the rumoured parents-to-be.
A potential pregnancy would be a new chapter in Ashanti and Nelly’s long-standing, on-again, off-again romance. Dating rumors first swirled around the duo back in 2003, and their relationship has been a source of fascination ever since, navigating twists and turns over the years. This child, if confirmed, would be the first for both artists.