Eventually, Nelly and Ashanti were all but ready to let the cat out of the bag. While they’ve been pretty private about their relationship since the ’00s, the two got all sorts of flirty on Instagram Stories in August 2023. Nelly shared a video he took as he and Ashanti snuggled up and sang Usher’s “Nice & Slow” together. With lyrics like “See, I’ve been waiting for this for so long / I just want to take it nice and slow,” the song was a very fitting pick for their long relationship journey. The following month, both Nelly and Ashanti put all speculation to rest.
In September 2023, the “Hot in Herre” rapper appeared on “Boss Moves with Rasheeda” and said he and Ashanti are officially back. “Yeah, we cool again,” he responded. “I think it surprised both of us, though. It wasn’t anything that …[was] planned. I think we’re both pretty much doing what we do.” He went on to add that this time around, there’s less “pressure” surrounding their personal and professional lives — which is a good thimg.
That same day, Ashanti hit the MTV VMAs with a very special accessory: a purse with a picture of her and Nelly on it. “We’re in a great space, everything is positive, we’re having a lot of fun,” she told People on the red carpet. The adorable handbag was all the proof any of us needed that Nelly and Ashanti are officially back and better than ever.
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