Not only did Ashanti surprise Nelly with his childhood dream car ahead of his 49th trip around the sun a few days ago, she surprised him again with a party on his actual birthday last night (Nov. 2).
Footage from the event showed the newly rekindled couple walking into a venue while Ashanti’s hands covered Nelly’s eyes before everyone yelled, “Surprise!” The New York native hopped on Instagram Live during the celebration and the pair seemed to be vibing and having a great time surrounded by their friends and family. Check out the clip below.
On Tuesday (Oct. 31), the “Body On Me” hitmakers celebrated Nelly’s birthday early with a military-themed costume party. The St. Louis native couldn’t keep his tears in as Ashanti surprised him with what appeared to be a customized blue convertible. “Sometimes all you can say is, ‘Thank You.’ Best gift [I’ve] ever received besides my kids!!!! You showed out, shawty!!! Love you, Ashanti,” Nelly wrote on his Instagram page after the moment.
Nelly and Ashanti first met 20 years ago and were dating on and off for a decade before reuniting again this year. After months of speculation about the duo rekindling their romance, the Grammy-winning rapper revealed in an interview back in September that they’re cool again. “I think it surprised both of us, though. It wasn’t anything that was like, I don’t think, planned. I think we both was pretty much doing what we do,” Nelly said during his appearance on “Boss Moves with Rasheeda.” He added, “Sometimes being separate, you understand one another more, where you could be like, ‘Well, yo, let me exactly see, maybe, what they see.’ ‘Cause you know we all can be defensive sometimes in our own relationships. And we know we’re wrong, but we’re going to stand on it, you what I mean?”
Ashanti also went public with their relationship by wearing a purse that had a photo of the couple’s faces printed on it to the 2023 MTV VMAs. During an interview with “TODAY,” she explained, “This is where we first exchanged numbers. I was like, ‘Oh, this would be cute.’ Everything is lining up in the universe. So I’m happy.”
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