After being under the radar so to speak for a number of years, Nelly confirmed his relationship with Ashanti this week. “I think it’s always serious when you hang with a person continuously and still have fun” says the Hip Hop star. Rumored to have been a couple since 2003, Nelly and Ashanti have been having ‘fun’ for sometime without confirming their relationship publicly. “That’s the thing between me and her, we just like having fun,” the star said Sunday at his 34th birthday celebration in Las Vegas. While Ashanti has only named the star as a “good friend” in interviews, she has left hints that an engagement could be coming soon.