Ashanti Flaunts Baby Bump In Beautiful Blue Dress Following Pregnancy Announcement With Nelly

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - FEBRUARY 14: (EDITOR’S NOTE: Image created using a star filter) Nelly and Ashanti attend Usher's "Coming Home" Album Release Event on February 14, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)

Ashanti is excited about baby number one.

Ashanti shared a video of herself showing off her baby bump in a blue dress on Instagram, Monday, following the news that she and Nelly are expecting their first child together. Her song, "Sweet Baby," soundtracks the brief clip. "My sweet baby. Well….. (Our) Sweet baby," she wrote in the caption with laughing emojis.

Fans celebrated the pregnancy in the comments section of her post. "Between her genes and Nelly genes, that's gonna be adorable munchkin," one user wrote. Another added: "She’s pregnant at 43 let this be a perfect example that your biological clock doesn’t end at 35 like people claim smh. God can do anything. Im 31 if it takes me to age 40 to have a kid oh well."

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US rapper Nelly (L) and US singer-songwriter Ashanti arrive for the 25th Annual Mark Twain Prize For American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, on March 24, 2024. This year's award, which is named to honor one of the world's greatest humorists, honors US actor and comedian Kevin Hart. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP) (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)

Ashanti first announced the pregnancy during an interview with ESSENCE, last week. "This new year of my life is such a blessing full of love, hope, and anticipation,” she told the magazine. “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.” She also confirmed that she and Nelly are engaged. Check out her latest Instagram post below.

Ashanti Shows Off Baby Bump

Ashanti and Nelly first met back in 2003 and dated for a decade before splitting up. They eventually rekindled their romance in 2023. Be on the lookout for further updates on Ashanti and Nelly on HotNewHipHop.

Read More: Ashanti Officially Announces Pregnancy & Engagement To Nelly


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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.