• Ashanti and Nelly are happy parents
  • The singer shared how Nelly was in the dark about it
  • Fans are taking the story viral

With an unexpected twist that has fans everywhere talking, Ashanti, the renowned singer, and her fiancé, Nelly, found themselves at the center of baby rumors during a live performance. Despite the onstage antics suggesting otherwise, Ashanti reveals the truth behind the viral moment and how they shared their joyous news.

A Viral Moment Unplanned

In the world of glitz and glamour, where every moment is scrutinized, Ashanti and Nelly managed to keep a secret that would soon have the world buzzing with excitement. It was during their electrifying performance at the Black and White Ball in St. Louis, December 2023, that Nelly, the soon-to-be dad, dropped a hint so big it couldn't be ignored.

But as Ashanti reveals, the truth was even more surprising than the speculation!

"When he blurted that out on stage, we actually did not know. I hadn't even taken a test at that time," Ashanti confessed to Entertainment Tonight.

The singer was merely adjusting her dress when Nelly made the gesture that set the rumor mill into overdrive. "I was pushing it down and he's like, making it look like something. And I'm like, 'No!' " Ashanti joked, recalling the moment with a laugh.

But life has a way of turning playful moments into reality. After missing a period, Ashanti's suspicions grew. The reveal came via FaceTime, where she couldn't hold back the news from Nelly any longer. "I couldn't wait, [I] had to get it out," she said. Nelly's reaction?

"Oh I knew." It was a mix of surprise, happiness, and a touch of 'I told you so' that marked this moment as unforgettable for the couple.

Fast forward to Mother's Day, and the couple is basking in the glow of their upcoming journey into parenthood. Ashanti took to Instagram to share a heartfelt post, showcasing their families coming together in celebration.

"This Mother’s Day was so special," she wrote, alongside photos of her and Nelly, with her growing bump making its debut appearance. In April, the couple officially announced they are expecting their first baby together.

Ashanti shared a heartwarming video on Instagram, capturing the moment she told her mom, Tina Douglas, the news. "Uh, I'm gonna need about nine months," she quipped, leaving her mom in shock and fans overjoyed.

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From an onstage blunder to a heartwarming family celebration, Ashanti and Nelly's journey to parenthood is nothing short of a fairy tale. As they prepare to welcome their bundle of joy, the world watches with bated breath, eager for the next chapter in this love story.