Ashanti and Nelly announce baby news

The Grammy Award-winning artists are expecting their first baby together, the R&B songstress confirmed in a video shared to her Instagram account on Wednesday 17 April. As Ashanti is getting ready for a performance, her mum asks her how much time she needs, Ashanti answers, "Uh, I'm gonna need about nine months.” The Rain On Me singer also shared the news with Essence magazine, revealing that not only is she pregnant, she and Nelly are engaged. "This new year of my life is such a blessing full of love, hope and anticipation.”