Ashanti and Nelly wed in secret

The couple tied the knot on 27 December 2023, according to documents obtained by People magazine. The paperwork showed the marriage became official in St. Louis, which is Nelly's hometown. The couple announced their engagement last year but haven't publicly declared they are officially husband and wife. Earlier this week, Ashanti, 43, spoke about the moment Nelly, 49, proposed to her, saying it was a "beautiful, intimate moment". She told how she "definitely had one of his T-shirts and his boxers" on when he popped the question, and was surprised by the proposal.