• Ashanti and Nelly are expecting
  • The happy couple shocked the world with the announcement
  • HERE is what we know

The music industry is buzzing with the latest power couple update: Ashanti and Nelly are taking their love to the next level! Yes, you heard it right. The "Foolish" singer and the "Hot in Herre" rapper are not just engaged but are also on the fast track to parenthood. Talk about hitting two birds with one stone!

This news has sparked a frenzy among fans and fellow celebrities alike, eager to see the blend of such iconic musical talents into one family.

A Match Made in Music Heaven

The singer shared the news with 'Essence', revealing that not only is she pregnant, but she and Nelly, 49, are engaged.

"This new year of my life is such a blessing full of love, hope and anticipation," Ashanti told the outlet. "Motherhood is something that I have looked forward to, and sharing this with my family, fiancé and loyal fans, who have been so supportive of my career, is an amazing experience."

Ashanti and Nelly, who have been in an on-and-off relationship for years, have finally decided to put a ring on it. And as if that wasn't enough to keep the tabloids busy, they dropped another bombshell - a baby is on the way!

"We are beyond excited to start this new chapter together," said the couple in a joint statement.

It's like a fairy tale come true for the duo, whose love story has captivated fans worldwide.

While the couple has kept details about the pregnancy under wraps, sources close to them say they are over the moon about becoming parents. "Ashanti and Nelly have always wanted a family," a close friend revealed. "They can't wait to meet their little one."

This baby is sure to have some serious musical genes!

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Ashanti and Nelly's journey to this point has been nothing short of a rollercoaster. From chart-topping hits to breakups and makeups, their relationship has had its fair share of drama. But it seems love has truly conquered all for these two. "They've grown so much together," the insider added. "This engagement and baby are just the start of their forever."