Ashanti and Nelly Celebrate New Year's Eve from Afar on Instagram Live: 'Happy New Year, Baby!'

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The couple recently rekindled their romance, 20 years after they were first linked in 2003

<p> Paras Griffin/Getty Images</p> Ashanti and Nelly in Atlanta on June 8, 2023

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Ashanti and Nelly in Atlanta on June 8, 2023

Nelly and Ashanti are ringing in the new year from afar!

The rekindled couple may have been in different locations on Sunday night, but it didn't keep them from celebrating together as Nelly went live on Instagram with his girlfriend, who performed a New Year's Eve show with Ja Rule at the St. James venue in Springfield, Virginia.

After going live to show off his own celebrations, Nelly, 49, patched in the "Rock wit U (Awww Baby)" singer and told her, "You look good, Mama. Happy New Year, baby!"

"Thank you, baby!" said Ashanti, 43, blowing her beau a kiss.

A little later in the session, Nelly's song "E.I." played, which caused them both to smile and sing along.

"I love you, Ma!" he said to his girlfriend, who replied, "I love you too, baby!"

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Related: Ashanti Throws Nelly a Karaoke-Filled Surprise 49th Birthday Party in Atlanta (Exclusive Photos)

Ashanti and Nelly have been linked on and off since 2003, but the musicians confirmed in September that they were giving their relationship another go.

"We are in a great space," Ashanti told PEOPLE on the 2023 MTV VMAs red carpet while carrying a personalized clutch bag printed with a 20-year-old photo of her and her beau. "Everything is positive. [We're] having a lot of fun."

<p>Nelly Instagram</p>

Nelly Instagram

That same day, Nelly confirmed that he and the “Foolish” singer were back together, telling Love & Hip Hop’s Rasheeda and Kirk Frost on her Boss Moves with Rasheeda show that they were “cool again.”

“I think it surprised both of us,” said the "Country Grammar" artist, adding that their rekindled relationship "wasn’t anything that was planned.”

<p>Nelly Instagram</p>

Nelly Instagram

Related: Nelly and Ashanti's Relationship Timeline: A Look at Their Rekindled Romance

Since reconnecting, the two have been public with their love. For Ashanti’s birthday in October, Nelly gave her a diamond chain necklace and a diamond-encrusted watch.

He also celebrated her birthday by posting a sweet Instagram tribute. Alongside a montage of photos and video clips of the couple, Nelly wrote, "One time for the birthday girl ... Such a beautiful, incredible person inside and out and one of the hardest working women. I know ... @ashanti."

"Enjoy your day Ma you look awesome!!!! Happy Birthday Love ya!!!!" he concluded.

In the comments section, Ashanti responded to her rapper boyfriend, "Awwwwww Thanku Big head!!!!!!!!🥰😘 love ya!!!!"

Then in November, the Grammy-winning star threw Nelly a surprise 49th birthday party in Atlanta, complete with karaoke. Both her parents and his flew in for the big day, as well as his four children.

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