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Nelly and Ashanti Fuel Romance Rumors With Boxing Match Date Night in Vegas

Things are heating up between Nelly and Ashanti! Not long ago, the musicians who have been dating on and off since the 2000s added fuel to the romance rumors once again after being spotted out and about in public together in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

The two of them were recently photographed sitting ringside for the boxing match between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia. Soon after, the fans of the pair took to social media to express their thoughts on the duo’s reignited romance. Continue reading further to catch more details about the latest outing of Nelly and Ashanti.



Here’s all you need to know about the latest outing of Nelly and Ashanti

On April 22, 2023, Saturday, Nelly and Ashanti were snapped together watching the boxing match between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia at T-Mobile Arena. The two of them who were seen sitting ringside next to each other seemed pretty cozy.

Their latest outing sent their fans into a frenzy and they began sharing their views on the pair in the comments section of an Instagram post shared by The Shade Room.

Fellow rapper Bow Wow stopped by the comments section of the post and wrote, “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. You like 50 😂 sit yo old ass down 😂😂😂😂😂 this your queen.”

A large portion of the fans echoed the same sentiments by writing things like, “They’re definitely back together,” “As long as she don’t let him waste another 10 years of her life. I’m here for it,” and “I think that we all just want them to get married already.”

Followed by a social media user who penned, “At this point why tf not! But Nelly better get that ring UP. Yesterdays price is NOT todays price 😂.” A user chimed in and wrote, “‘Awwwww we love to see it! Nelly and Ashanti are breaking the internet Chile after being spotted together last night at the Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia fight in Las Vegas!’” One fan tweeted, “I’m here for an Ashanti and Nelly reboot.”


When did Nelly and Ashanti spark romance rumors?

For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, Nelly and Ashanti have been romantically linked on and off to each other since the 2000s. The two of them are yet to confirm their romance publicly. As of this moment, they have not made an official comment on their relationship status. It seems like they are back together however they can also be good industry friends.

This is not the first time that Nelly and Ashanti have sparked romance rumors. After their steamy stage performance of Body on Me in December 2022, Ashanti put some light on her relationship with Nelly while making an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” that same month.

At that time, Ashanti talked about her former flame following her 2021 split from Shantel Jackson and said, “My reaction was, ‘Wow.’ It was a lot of comments and a lot of people wanting that [us back together]. What I will say is, we’re in a better place. You know, ’cause before, it was like [mimics fighting]. But we’re cool now. Yeah, we have some conversations, you know. So it’s cool.”


Then, Andy, the host of the talk show asked her, “But you’re not getting back together?” Soon after, the Foolish crooner struggled to find the words to answer the question. She simply replied by saying, I mean, I don’t…”

Ashanti and Nelly have a long history together. Over the years, they have managed to keep their romance away from the spotlight. Although, Ashanti confessed in a 2014 interview with Sway in The Morning that Nelly was her first real love.

In a previous interview, the Rain on Me singer told Hot 97, “It’s a very small industry. Are we gonna see each other? Yeah… I’m not bitter. I feel like in a relationship, it’s like ping-pong. Sometimes you love them, sometimes you hate them. That’s a real statement, everyone goes through that.”

Why did Nelly and Ashanti split?

The Always On Time singer first spilled the beans on her break up with Nelly during a 2015 appearance at The Meredith Vieira Show. At that point in time, she said that she felt ‘betrayed.’

Ashanti said, “I think sometimes when people have their own insecurities, it allows them to act out of character. I’ve been betrayed. Again, you just have to grow, you have to grow up and accept responsibilities for the things that you do.”


She went on to say, “I’m not a big fan of people being cowards. I think it’s really important to know yourself and understand what you want and get it. I’m in a different place right now.”

In a 2019 interview at Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Ashanti disclosed that she and Nelly haven’t had a chat since their breakup which reportedly took place in the year 2013. A few years later, in 2021, they were seen together at the Fat Joe and Ja Rule Verzuz battle on September 14th.

Nelly and Ashanti’s relationship timeline explored

Nelly whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. and Ashanti met each other for the first time at a Grammy Awards press conference in 2003. As per various reports, the two musicians fell head over heels in love with each other at that point.

The Just a Dream singer and The Way That I Love You crooner’s relationship went on for a couple of years but they never confirmed their romance. Over the years, they attended many events together where they were seen holding hands and smiling for the cameras but they remained mum about their relationship. They called it quits in 2013.


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