Ashanti Seen Holding Hands with Nelly At Las Vegas Boxing Match

by Xara Aziz
Big Stock Photo: Ashanti and Nelly at the World Premiere "Resident Evil: Extinction". Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV. 09-20-07

Recent rumors of Ashanti and Nelly are ringing louder after the pair were seen together ringside during Saturday’s boxing match between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia in Vegas.

The Happy singer, 42, and the Hot in Herre rapper, 48, were spotted in the second row alongside Jermaine Dupri during the fight, reigniting rumors that they are back together after breaking up 10 years ago.

In one video that has surfaced online, the rumored couple can be seen holding hands as they walk through a crowd. And in another video, both are seen taking their seats as the fight is about to begin.

The couple was originally an item in 2003 and have both went their separate ways until they both appeared in a 2021 Verzuz battle between Queens rapper Ja Rule and Bronx artist Fat Joe.

In February, a Nelly and Ashanti fan page bearing the handle @fanmode2022, posted images of the couple in matching necklaces. Ashanti’s necklace was tucked underneath two silver chains while Nelly wore his chain over a black collared polo shirt.

Instagram @fanmode2022

Fans were quick to notice that the chains looked similar and began spilling their reactions in the comment section.

“I’m so here for this!!!” one fan wrote.

“Who besides me have been waiting for this reconciliation?? Ashanti was the one that got away!” another gushed.

“Happy for them if its true! Now Nelly do the right thing and Marry her!!!” one wrote.

“Chile soulmates are a thing,” wrote another.

Neither of the artists – who are both Grammy Award winners – have come out to speak about the speculation, although they have been seen out together in recent months.

Earlier this year, the pair were seen together at a Tennessee club after performing at a concert. And in December, they took the stage to perform at a Christmas concert in Arizona.

In 2015, Ashanti revealed why the on-again-off-again couple went their separate ways during an episode of The Meredith Vieira Show stating that she was “betrayed” by the star.

And during a 2021 Instagram Live after her Verzuz appearance in which he surprisingly took the stage, she opened up stating that “I haven’t seen him or spoken to him, since we broke up so I didn’t know what to expect.” 

And in another Instagram video, she said that “my relationship status is definitely complicated.”

Meanwhile, Nelly has been linked to Shantel Jackson (the ex-girlfriend of former boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.) for six years until they parted ways in 2021.

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