Nelly & Ashanti Are “Very Happy” Together, Sources Say

It’s getting “Hot In Herre” once again for the former couple, according to a reportedly close source.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Nelly & Ashanti Are “Very Happy” Together, Sources Say

Nelly and Ashanti are one of rap and R&B's most enduring pop culture couple obsessions, even ten years after they broke up. However, that seems to have changed over the past few months, as more and more rumors and hints point to the two being back together. Moreover, sources reportedly close to the two recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight and confirmed that they were back together. "Both of them are very happy," one source said. Another added that the stars are "enjoying their time together." It's been clear for a while that the former couple was on consistently good terms, but this is a big update to that amicable relationship.

For those unaware, rumors of their rekindled romance first started floating around in February. Furthermore, the first piece of fan evidence came when eagle-eyed social media users spotted them apparently wearing the same chain in different posts. In fact, it's very similar to the Cuban link that Nelly took to the Grammys this year, which Ashanti then posted a picture in. Of course, it's not like the Country Grammar star has a monopoly on that style of jewelry, so it remained just speculation.

Ashanti & Nelly Cause A Chain Reaction Regarding Their Rumored Romance

However, a more suggestive piece of evidence was their intimate performance at a pool party, which saw them get up close and personal. With that steamy video in mind, fans couldn't imagine it being anything other than a relationship. Still, Ashanti had previously denied that she was getting back together with Nelly in an interview with Andy Cohen following a 2021 concert. "I saw a lot of comments," the "Body On Me" singer explained. "I mean, my reaction was, ‘wow!’ It was a lot of comments and people wanting that. What I will say is we’re in a better place. We’re cool now. We had some conversations, so it’s cool."

Meanwhile, the alleged reconciled couple also popped out together during the fight between Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis. What's more is that people spotted them holding hands as they left the premises. No matter what's going on between the two, it's safe to say that they know exactly what they're doing. Maybe it's just a much closer friendship than social media expects, or they're just letting people connect the dots for themselves. Regardless, check back in with HNHH for the latest news and updates on Ashanti and Nelly.


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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.