Is Ashanti Pregnant? Nelly Belly Rubbing Video Has Social Media Speculating

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Ashanti and Nelly during "John Tucker Must Die" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

The pair has been looking awful lovey dovey lately.

Valentine's Day is still a few months off, but romance is obviously in the air all around us – or at least sexual tension. There have been many celebrity pregnancy announcements this year, with 20-year-old Bhad Bhabie being the latest lyricist to confirm she's got a bun in the oven with her beau. Just days after that news broke the internet, some are speculating that Nelly and Ashanti may also be starting a family, though we're still awaiting official confirmation from the happy couple.

The rumours began over the weekend when the R&B icons once again came together on the stage, once again perfectly coordinating their outfits. Nelly looked ever the gentleman in his all-black suit, meanwhile, Ashanti's curves caught plenty of eyes as she entertained the audience in her little black dress with midsection cutouts and a seriously racy leg slit. Her dress notably has a large silver embellishment on the front, which the "Hot In Herre" hitmaker happily put his hands on – a move some took as indicating that a baby is on board, or at least in their plans.

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Ashanti and Nelly Have the Rumour Mill Turning

In the video above, nearly everyone in the room reacts in shock and excitement after watching Nelly hint at having a child with his lover. As is always the case when he's in her company, the 49-year-old couldn't stop smiling. It's currently unclear if he and Ashanti plan to tie the knot before welcoming a baby, or if they're simply having fun trolling the internet by feeding into the rumours. Regardless, we'll be sure to fill you in on more information as it comes.

For the most part, the internet is a big fan of Nelly and Ashanti's decision to reconcile. Of course, there will always be haters with negative opinions, and Tasha K certainly hasn't been holding hers back. Read what the embattled YouTuber had to say about the couple at the link below, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.

Read More: Tasha K Slams Ashanti & Nelly's Relationship: "Why She Doing All This?"


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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.