Aww, baby! Let us find out Ashanti boo'd up!
After finding herself in one confusing love octagon last year, it appears as though Ashanti may have opened up her heart and allowed love to enter again.
The notoriously private singer has been dropping major hints over the last few weeks about a change in her relationship status, (including roses she received from her boo) but has remained tight-lipped on the man who's been making her heart smile. However, the "Who's Ashanti's New Man" guessing game may now be over after she gave away her biggest hint this week -- a birthday tweet to San Fransico 49er Darnell Dockett!
Happy Bday Baybayyyyyy lol @ddockett [birthday emojis]
to which he replied:
thanks boo [kiss emoji]
The tweets seems pretty innocent when taken at face value, but when paired with some receipts, it looks like Ashanti and Darnell may very well be an item!
Ashanti, who's based in New York City, recently revealed on The Meredith Vieira Show that she's currently in a long distance relationship while sharing her thoughts on the subject. Hmmm, interesting because Darnell was living in Arizona before getting picked up by the 49ers.
The singer revealed:
For me, personally, because of our lifestyles, it’s great. I just got back from Miami and jet skis and all that kind of stuff. So it’s fun. The passion is there; the longing is there. You make sure you don’t go too long without seeing each other. But, because of FaceTime and videos and all of that good stuff, it does make it more interesting. But I would never purposely say, ‘Hey, I wanna find a guy that lives [away].
Coincidentally, Darnell was also in Miami during that same time for NFL training, and tweeted about jet skiing:
Who in Miami that wants to go jet ski? I know where all the Sharks hang out near governors cut, anyone down to go look?
There was also that "fabulous" first date she went on several months ago. Blushing and gushing, she dished to Meredith:
I had a fabulous first date a few months ago. Yes! It was beautiful because it was a lot of thought put into it. It was cute. It was right up here, at my Milo's. The food was amazing, the lighting was gorgeous, the tables, the waiters were really cool.
When asked if there was a second date with the guy, she gave a good indication that there was probably a third and fourth date and they may have even ran around the bases a few times. Ha!
And it looks like Darnell was gunning for the 34-year-old for a minute, too! Peep this November 2013 tweet he sent back when Ashanti and Nelly were together.
Can y'all tell @ashanti I'm looking for her! [prayer emoji]
A fan recently reminded the 34-year-old footballer of the tweet and Ashanti chimed in with an "lol" and flirty emoji.
Now we doubt Ashanti is ever going to go public if she's indeed with Darnell. The singer was often the butt of jokes for not being "claimed" by ex-boyfriend Nelly. However, as the rapper revealed post-breakup, it's Ashanti who prefers to keep her private life private. "Obviously, we had an agreement, but it just wasn’t my case to just keep that private like that," he explained last year to Richmond’s 92.1 radio.
But she may have changed her mind since she's on the verge of spilling it all. Nicki Minaj used to be private about her love life until she got with Meek Mill. There was also a time when Bey and Jay kept things on the low, too. Now it's all about #Surfboardt.
Catch Ashanti blushing and gushing below!