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On April 17, Ashanti shared her pregnancy news through a heartwarming video that doubled as a commercial for Proov, a platform aiding women in tracking ovulation and fertility, which she and Nelly happen to co-own with Dr. Amy Beckley, Essence reported.

The Instagram video showcased Ashanti’s mother, Tina Douglas, affectionately checking in on her daughter as she prepared for a performance. Proov product wrappers were spotted on Ashanti’s makeup table among the makeup preparations, hinting at the joyful news to come.

The video captured the 43-year-old expectant mother’s candid revelation of her pregnancy with humor and warmth as she quipped, “Uh, I’m gonna need about nine months.”


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Ashanti expressed her excitement about impending motherhood, casually mentioning her fiancé, stating, “This new year of my life is such a blessing full of love, hope, and anticipation. 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 not only announced to fans they are expecting their first baby together, but they are also getting hitched.

The adorable couple is engaged, and the “Foolish” singer is expecting her first child, marking the “Dilemma” rapper’s third. Nelly also embraced his role as a parent by adopting his late sister Jackie Donahue’s two children following her battle with leukemia in 2005.

The heartwarming announcement garnered an outpouring of love and well-wishes from fans and celebrities alike.

Lil Tuneshi expressed anticipation for becoming a “Sista Auntie,” while others praised the video’s effectiveness as a marketing tool for Proov.

Lil Tuneshi wrote, “Ti ti is Looking forward to finally meeting my liddle babyyyyyy 🤗🥹🍼 – Sista Auntie!!! 🤍.”

“This video is definitely gonna work for marketing bcuz I had to look up what Proov was 😂😂😂,” another person penned. 

“Congratulations, Mamas! So happy you got to do this on your time. Don’t let the world steal this moment from you! YOU ARE THE ONEEEEE that he won’t be letting get away lol 😍 this is cuteeeee.”

Celebrities Rasheeda, Kash Doll, and LaLa Anthony also congratulated Ashanti on her pregnancy.

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