Hip hop superstar Nelly and his longtime girlfriend Shantel Jackson have split MTO News has confirmed. It was Shantel herself that ended all doubt about the end of her relationship.
The 37-year-old actress broke the news Saturday in the comments section of her latest Instagram post. After one user asked her if the couple was still together, Jackson confirmed the two had separated.
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"No we're not ….. Just friends," she wrote.
While a representative for Nelly did not immediately respond to MTO News's request for comment. He went on social media, claiming that he and Shantel split up more than 3 years ago.
Nelly seems to be capping though. Nelly said Jackson was supportive of him while he competed on Dancing with the Stars in late 2020. In October, he confirmed that he believed Jackson was "the one," which he revealed during an episode of the ABC reality show.
When asked by Entertainment Tonight about the possibility of an engagement, Nelly said the couple was "working towards it," later adding, "When we know, I'll tell you."