According to sources close to the musicians, “Nelly and Ashanti are back together and both of them are very happy.” 48-year-old Nelly and 42-year-old Ashanti were spotted holding hands in Las Vegas last month when they attended the Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia fight at the T-Mobile Arena. Around the same time, a video surfaced of them performing “Body on Me” together during a private party. “Nelly and Ashanti are really enjoying their time together,” another source added.
The couple first started dating in 2003, but they called an end to their on-again, off-again relationship for good in 2013. For a timeline of their relationship, you can read it here.
In a comment provided to People, a third source said the exes “have been touring and performing together and just hanging.”
The couple reunited after several years back in September 2021 during Fat Joe and Ja Rule’s Verzuz battle. She revealed that she had “no idea” he was going to be there, but ultimately it was a “positive experience.” The following year, Ashanti revealed that she was “in a better place” with her ex. “We have some conversations, you know, so it’s cool,” she said. By February this year, Nelly said, “Time does wonders for a lot of different things.”
The pair have gotten plenty of encouragement when it comes to reconciliation. Last month, Bow Wow suggested that the couple should get married. “Yo mo! I know we not seeing eye to eye either really but from lil bro to big bro, STOP PLAYING AND MARRY THIS WOMAN BRO,” Bow Wow wrote in a comment of a video showing the pair together.