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Have Ashanti and Nelly Ended Their Relationship?

Instagram.com/LaShontaeWord has it that Ashanti and Nelly have called it quits on their relationship. 

The pair seemed be enjoying each other in October, when Nelly hosted a surprise party in Atlanta to celebrate Ashanti's 32nd birthday.  But rumor has it that Nelly has moved on, setting his sights on The Game actress Tae Heckard, who last year appeared in music videos for songs by Keyshia Cole and Rick Ross among others. 

Years ago, Tae even appeared in a video for Nelly's 2005 hit "Grillz."  It's possible that nothing romantic is happening between the old friends, but they've certainly been hanging out together lately.  Around Christmas, Nelly's daughter took to Instagram with photos of herself and her dad, and credited Tae as the person behind the camera. 

And the gossip mill recently went into overdrive when Nelly appeared alongside Tae in a photo she posted from her own Instagram account.  When a Twitter user mentioned Tae in a message, writing, "So wait @taeheckard ain't gay..." and asked whether she was dating Nelly, Tae responded.  "u thought I was gay?!?!?! ..." she wrote, ignoring the question about her relationship to Nelly.

So far, Ashanti and Nelly have remained mum on what's going on between them.

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