By Cassie Carpenter for Dailymail.Com
23:30 23 April 2023, update 23:57 23 April 2023
11 years after their split, three-time Grammy winner Nelly and Grammy winner Ashanti held hands as they arrived together for a sold-out boxing match at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Saturday.
Jungletography TV captured the 48-year-old rapper just as he sat down next to the 42-year-old actress-singer to watch lightweight champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis win against rival Ryan Garcia.
The shy on/off pair weren’t alone either as they joined a top team including Grammy winner Jermaine Dupri, eight-time Grammy winner Usher, two-time Grammy winner Johntá Austin a Grammy, and Grammy-nominated Daniel Daley.
Ashanti (last name Douglas) wore a $3,745 Dolce & Gabbana x Kim Kardashian ‘Milano Rib Jersey Mid-Calf Dress with Rhinestones’ with a faux nytail at the waist.
The Long Islander – who has 14.8million social media followers – then teased a snap of his TAO Asian Bistro & Nightclub fortune cookie, which read: ‘Someone will demand to be happy with you tonight .”
Ashanti and Nelly (born Cornell Haynes Jr.) originally reportedly met at a press conference for the 45th Annual Grammy Awards in 2003, but they didn’t start dating until 2005.
The Texas-born, St. Louis-raised hip-hop star was featured on the singer’s 2007 track Switch Falling for You and 2010 track NY Lover, while featured on her 2008 track Body on Me.
Ashanti reportedly broke up with Nelly in 2012 over her alleged “cowardly betrayal”.
“I think sometimes when people have their own insecurities, it allows them to act out of character. I’ve been betrayed,’ the Gotta Move On Remix singer said of the Meredith Vieira Show split in 2015.
“Again, you just have to grow. You have to grow and accept responsibility for the things you do. I’m not a big fan of loose people. I think it’s very important to know yourself, to understand what you want and to get it. I’m in a different place right now.
Rapper Still Hot In Herre raised four children – daughter Chanel, 29; son Cornell aka Tre, 24; and his late sister’s daughter Sydney and son Lil Shawn – who appeared on his BET reality show Nellyville (2014-2015).
Nelly is next due to perform this Saturday at the Californian country music festival Stagecoach which is held at the same venue as Coachella, the Empire Polo Club in Indio.
Ashanti is next set to perform on DJ Cassidy’s star-studded The Mic Live Pass lineup! happening May 12 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
The A New Diva’s Christmas Carol actress will next play homeless woman Violet in Julia Verdin’s upcoming drama No Address alongside Beverly D’Angelo, William Baldwin and Xander Berkeley.
Ashanti will also produce and portray bride-to-be Lizzie Anders in Erik White’s upcoming romantic comedy The Plus One, alongside Cedric the Entertainer and Jonathan Bennett.