Blogs are going crazy right now over Nelly’s admission that he’s not quite ready to marry Shantel Jackson.
But instead of stating the obvious, the headlines say “Nelly Is preparing to marry Shantel Jackson.”
Entertainment Tonight Reports:
On Monday’s Dancing With the Stars, the “Ride Wit Me” artist dedicated his Villains Night dance to girlfriend Shantel Jackson, before delivering his highest-scoring performance of the season.
Speaking with ET’s Lauren Zima after the show, Nelly reflected on his relationship, and comments he made during the episode about how much he loves Shantel.
“She’s great. She’s really dope. We have a great time, and we understand each other,” shared Nelly.
In a video package that aired just before his Freddy Krueger-inspired Argentine tango on Monday, Nelly said the song they’d be dancing to — The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” — was one of his and Shantel’s favorite songs.
“I would not want my life to not have Shantel in it,” Nelly said in the DWTS video package. “We’ve been seeing each other for five or six years. Any time you can connect with somebody like that, it works out for the long run. She’s sweet, beautiful, and the more we got to know each other, she’s just as beautiful inside.”
Nelly also confirmed, when asked by Daniella, that he feels Shantel is “the one.” Speaking with ET, Nelly explained exactly what made him so sure of that.
“We have so much in common,” Nelly shared. “She grew up in the inner city, she knows what it’s like to go through certain things in life when you grow up in the inner city.”
“She’s very driven, very passionate about the things she does and she doesn’t accept anything but wanting to be better,” he added. “And that’s what I love. That’s exactly what I love.”
However, when the subject of possibly getting engaged came up, Nelly played a bit coy and simply said, “We’re working towards it.”
“When we know, I’ll tell you,” he added.
As for their Argentine tango that paid homage to Freddy Krueger, Nelly and Daniella pulled off a fantastic number that earned the pair three 9s from the judges for a total of 27 out of 30, which is the pair’s highest score of the entire season.
It’s been 5-6 years. Nelly has had an entire unprotected sex scandal in the back of the tour bus, cheating scandal on Shantel.
Now he says they’ve been ‘SEEING EACH OTHER FOR 5-6 YEARS’, and that he can’t imagine his life without her.
What more is he waiting on?
After embarrassing that woman like that his announcement should be that they are engaged.
It’s obvious that a person will continue to grow and evolve over the years, and you’ll get to know them on a deeper level. But by the 5-year-mark you definitely know that person enough to know if you want to marry them. What is he WORKING TOWARDS?
You either want to be with someone or you don’t.
I sense something behind the comment, and behind the scenes there are some problems. Something isn’t right….. He likes her kindness and having her around. But he doesn’t seem to actually VALUE her as the woman of his dreams.
And for him to save they have growing up in the inner city in common……. I’ll just let ya’ll let that sink in. Commonalities in relationships needs to be deeper than that. It’s about the spirit and the purpose of the two individuals in the relationship. It’s not about bounding over trauma backgrounds.
Not speaking badly of Shantel, but she’s definitely playing the PICK ME game, instead of the “N*gga you’d better pick me before another n*gga wife’s me” game!
That is why it’s important for a woman to always work on getting her own money, so that she can CHOOSE any many she wants, instead of waiting on THE MAN OF HER DREAMS to look at her as THE WOMAN OF HIS DREAMS.
The wrong man will slow down your dreams and goals. You will end up on a man’s time clock instead of your own, if you don’t institute your own value.
Cassie learned that lesson the hard way with Diddy, but luckily she recovered fast once he released her and fell in love with a man who married her ASAP.
My advice here is to definitely not put your life on hold for a man. It doesn’t matter if he’s rich or famous. You only get one life to build your dream. In order to get a man to marry you, you have to go within and also increase your manifestation skills. Women have more control than they often realize.
What do you think of Nelly’s statement?