Ashanti pregnant: due date, baby’s gender & all the pregnancy details

5 February 2024, 10:45 | Updated: 5 February 2024, 15:11

Nelly posts birthday tribute to Ashanti after rekindling romance

By Anna Suffolk

Ashanti has revealed she is pregnant with boyfriend Nelly, after rekindling their decade-long romance.

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R&B singer Ashanti, 43, has revealed she is pregnant with her rapper boyfriend Nelly, 49, with a source confirming rumours to Us Weekly: “Nelly and Ashanti are welcoming their first baby together.”

This comes just months after Nelly and Ashanti rekindled their romance in 2023, ten years after ending their decade-long relationship.

The artists first met at the Grammys in 2003 but called things off in 2013, and have now announced their pregnancy in 2023, so here's everything you need to know!

Nelly & Ashanti are soon to be parents!
Nelly & Ashanti are soon to be parents! Picture: Getty
  1. When is Ashanti and Nelly's baby due?

    So far, Ashanti and Nelly have not publicly revealed when their little one is due, however we do know it will be sometime in 2024.

    Ashanti, 43, first sparked pregnancy speculation in December 2023 when she attended Nelly’s Black and White Ball in St. Louis with her partner.

    During the event, she put her hand on her stomach, and Nelly did the same, and broke into laughter after hinting together.

    Ashanti & Nelly pictured at Halloween 2023.
    Ashanti & Nelly pictured at Halloween 2023. Picture: Getty

    In January 2024, during a tour stop in Texas, a clip went viral of Ashanti performing in an oversized t-shirt and thigh-high boots, with fans speculating she is concealing a bump.

    In a post shared to gossip account The Shade Room, Ashanti was seen performing with Ja Rule, but talk turned to her outfit as one commented: "Is that a belly?"

    "I was looking at her belly the entire time," another commented on the post, where she was recorded performing hits like 'Body on Me' and 'Foolish'.

  2. What is Nelly and Ashanti's baby's gender?

    Nelly and Ashanti have not revealed the gender of their little one, and may indeed choose not to share the gender of their baby until they are born.

    In response to their rekindling romance, a source told Us Weekly: “A few years ago, Ashanti never would’ve imagined reconciling with Nelly, but they’re enjoying spending time together,” the insider said at the time. “They don’t want to rush anything.”

    They went Insta-official in October 2023, as Nelly toasted to Ashanti's 43rd birthday.

    The pair were a noughties it couple.
    The pair were a noughties it couple. Picture: Getty

    Fans have speculated that Nelly and Ashanti are welcoming a baby girl, after the singer wore a baby pink oversized t-shirt wilst performing with the 'Just a Dream' rapper.

    A fan commented underneath a post of the pair and said: "Somebody said not them wearing gender reveal colors," as another quipped: "Think they telling us it's a girl lol."

    Ashanti and Nelly seem to be going from strength to strength in their relationship, and frequently share adorable posts across social media.

    Nelly & Ashanti Celebrate The 10th Anniversary Of E11EVEN Miami
    Nelly & Ashanti Celebrate The 10th Anniversary Of E11EVEN Miami. Picture: Getty
  3. How many kids does Ashanti have?

    Ashanti does not have any children, and this baby with Nelly will be the 43-year-olds first!

    The pair originally met 20 years ago at a press conference for the Grammy Awards, and are now expectant parents.

    That old school R&B love >>>>>
    That old school R&B love >>>>>. Picture: Getty
  4. How many kids does Nelly have?

    Unlike Ashanti, Nelly does have children from a previous partner.

    He shares a son, Cornell Hayes III (24), and daughter, Chanelle (29), from a previous relationship.

    He also has two adopted children from his stepsister Jaqueline Donahue who died on March 25, 2005.

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