AceShowbiz - Nelly and Ashanti are reportedly officially back on as a couple, more than a week after sparking reconciliation rumors. A source says the hip-hop star and the R&B artist have rekindled their romance and couldn't be happier now.
"Nelly and Ashanti are back together and both of them are very happy," a source tells ET after they were spotted spending time together in Las Vegas last month. Backing up the claim, another source claims to the outlet, "Nelly and Ashanti are really enjoying their time together."
Nelly and Ashanti first began dating in 2003. They were in an on-and-off relationship for over a decade before calling it quits for good in 2014.
In December 2022, fans began to question the status of their relationship after Ashanti joined Nelly onstage at the Power 98.3 and 96.1's "Under the Mistletoe" concert in Arizona. During the show, the duo delivered an intimate performance of their collaborative 2008 hit "Body on Me".
Asked about fans shipping them together, Nelly said when speaking to Selena Hill later in the same month, "The majority of the questions I've been getting lately are, 'Oh, are y'all getting back together?' But releasing music together? The one thing that I can say is that we're both very business savvy. So, if something is presenting itself as an opportunity to get money, we're probably both gonna be with it."
Meanwhile, Nelly explained to ET in February where things stood for him and Ashanti following their onstage reunion. "Time does wonders for a lot of different things," he said at the time. "And time is one those things that allows you time to reflect on what's what, and you get a chance to see things in a different light and see your faults. So I think we both did that and it's cool that we just friends."
They, however, further fueled the reconciliation rumors after they were spotted attending a boxing match in Las Vegas in April. The pair were even seen walking hand-in-hand when leaving the T-Mobile Arena in Nevada.