Ashanti Is Pregnant With Her & Nelly’s 1st Child & Confirms They’re Engaged

Ashanti and Nelly are expecting their first baby together! On Wednesday, the 43-year-old revealed she is pregnant with her and Nelly’s first child and confirmed to Essence that they are engaged! The singer shared the baby news in an Instagram video, putting to rest months of fan speculation about whether she and her rapper beau are expanding their family. The clip shows the singer backstage preparing for a performance as her entourage asks how much longer she needs to get ready. “I’m gonna need about nine months,” Ashanti responds. Ashanti tagged the hip-hop star in the post and teased fans further with a playful caption, writing, “Baby baby baby baby” alongside heart and laughing emojis. This will be the singer’s first baby. Nelly is father to two grown children from a previous relationship and he also adopted his late sister’s kids after she passed away from leukemia in 2005.