Ashanti And Nelly Announce Engagement

ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 13: Recording Artists Nelly and Ashanti during Ashanti’s surprise birthday dinner hosted by Nelly at STK on October 13, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Ashanti and Nelly have two big life updates to share with their fans. After the singer announced she is pregnant, she is now revealing they are engaged! Ashanti expressed her happiness, saying, “This new year of my life is such a blessing full of love, hope, and anticipation.”

The couple also revealed to ESSENCE that they are co-owners of Proov, a diagnostics company offering at-home tests to help individuals looking to conceive. These tests aim to identify issues that may hinder conception, providing a more affordable option for those on a budget.

“This new year of my life is such a blessing full of love, hope, and anticipation,” Ashanti shared. “Motherhood is something that I have looked forward to, and sharing this with my family, fiancé, and loyal fans, who have been so supportive of my career, is an amazing experience.”

This announcement marks a new chapter for both stars. While this will be Ashanti’s first child, Nelly already has four children from previous relationships. Their relationship, which began in 2003, was rekindled in 2023, leading to their engagement.

Ashanti and Nelly’s Rekindled Flame

Nelly spoke about their renewed relationship, saying, “It’s no pressure. You know, before I felt like both of us are doing what we’re doing career-wise.” He expressed that things are much easier now that they are older and approaching love differently.

“It’s no pressure,” Nelly said. “You know, before I felt like both of us are doing what we’re doing career-wise. And when you got so many people in the middle of it, it can be tough.”

Their reunion came after years of separation, with the couple finally reconnecting at the Verzuz event between Fat Joe and Ja Rule. Ashanti shared that she was surprised to see Nelly there and that their encounter was positive.

“I had no idea he was going to be there. I haven’t seen him or spoken to him since we broke up,” Ashanti said during an Instagram Live in 2021.

Despite past challenges and unresolved issues, Ashanti and Nelly have worked through their differences and are now looking forward to building a future together as husband and wife. Their journey is a testament to the power of love and reconciliation, and we wish them all the best as they embark on this new chapter of their lives.