Nelly Says Relationship With Ashanti ‘Surprised Both of Us’

Nelly and Ashanti are throwing it again to the early 2000s!

Nelly, 48, confirmed that the long-estranged pair has rekindled their romance, per a clip of an interview on “Boss Strikes with Rasheeda” that was shared by The Shade Room on Tuesday, September 12.

“Yeah, we cool once more,” the Grammy winner stated when requested if he reunited together with his former flame. “I feel it stunned each of us although. It wasn’t something that I don’t assume was deliberate.”

The duo dated on and off from 2003 to 2013 after assembly at a press convention for the forty fifth Annual Grammy Awards. The opportunity of the pair reuniting appeared unlikely after Ashanti, 42, stated she had been “betrayed” by Nelly on The Meredith Vieira Present in 2015.

“I feel generally when folks have their very own insecurities it permits them to behave out of character,” the “Rock Wit U” singer stated on the time.

The 2 first sparked reconciliation rumors in April, after they had been seen holding arms at a boxing match in Las Vegas. Ashanti additionally posted a video by way of her Instagram story, with what gave the impression to be Nelly’s hoodie seen to her proper. She playfully captioned the submit, “Oh hey,” with a winky face emoji.

Nelly on His Rekindled Romance with Ashanti

Ashanti and Nelly.
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Two months later, the “Scorching In Herre” singer and Ashanti posed with their arms round one another on the third Annual Birthday Ball for High quality Management CEO Pierre Thomas. In August, Nelly posted a video to his personal Instagram Story of the 2 cozying up collectively whereas singing to Usher’s “Good & Sluggish.”

“I simply need to take it good and sluggish,” they sang within the video. “See I’ve been ready for this for therefore lengthy.”

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A while aside was seemingly what the couple wanted. Nelly defined on Tuesday that being separated can result in understanding the opposite individual extra.

“You be like, ‘Yo, let me see precisely what they see,’” he stated. “You recognize, as a result of all of us might be defensive generally in our personal relationships. We all know we fallacious however we going to face on it. However all of us a sufferer to that.”

When requested if the connection “feels good now,” Nelly responded enthusiastically that it does “as a result of it’s no stress.”

“Earlier than I felt like each of us had been doing what we had been doing earlier than career-wise, and if you obtained so many individuals in the midst of it, it may be powerful,” he added.