Nelly ‘Surprised’ by Rekindled Romance With Ashanti After 10 Years
"Yeah, we cool again," the 48-year-old rapper spilled in a new interview with Love and Hip Hop alum Rasheeda on her Boss Moves podcast.
"I think it surprised both of us though. It wasn’t anything that I don’t think was planned. I think we both were pretty much doing what we do, but sometimes being separate you understand one another more," he continued.
Nelly and the "What's Luv?" singer dated on and off for a decade before calling it quits in 2013.
Rumors of a rekindled romance between Nelly and Ashanti swirled earlier this year after the lovebirds, who collaborated on "Body on Me" in 2008, were repeatedly spotted together in Las Vegas.
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"You be like, 'Yo, let me see exactly what they see.' You know, because we all can be defensive sometimes in our own relationships. We know we wrong but we going to stand on it. But we all a victim to that," Nelly told Rasheeda.
The "Rock Wit U" rapper noted that their re-sparked romance has "no pressure," and simply "feels good" at the moment.
"Before I felt like both of us were doing what we were doing before career-wise, and when you got so many people in the middle of it, it can be tough," he added.
Following his split from Ashanti in 2013, Nelly started dating Shantel Jackson. The former couple split in 2021.