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Lovebirds Ashanti and Nelly are trying to start a family, according to reports. Earlier this year, Ashanti, 43, and Nelly, 49, rekindled their on-again, off-again relationship.

Now comes word that Ashanti is trying to fall pregnant with Nelly’s third child. Nelly has two grown children, a son named Cornell Hayes III, and a daughter named Chanelle.

He also adopted his stepsister’s two children after she died in 2005 from a battle with Leukemia.


Now Nelly wants to start a family with Ashanti – and she is eagerly trying to fall pregnant.

According to Rhymeswithsnitch, a fan urged Nelly to impregnate Ashanti, and he responded, “I’m on it.”

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Doctors caution women to have children before age 35 while their eggs are still viable. Doctors say giving birth after age 35 raises risks of pregnancy-related complications and birth defects.

However, men can father healthy children into their 80s — as proven by actors Al Pacino, 83, and Robert De Niro, 80, who both welcomed babies in 2023.

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Ashanti surprised Nelly with his “dream car,” a $150,000 vintage 1962 Chevy Impala, at his Halloween/birthday party in Fairburn, Georgia on Oct. 31. Nelly turned 49 on Nov. 2nd.

“Ashanti couldn’t wait to give Nelly the car for his birthday,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly. “She had been planning this surprise for months and it was such a hard secret to keep. But seeing his reaction made it all worthwhile.”