A quick Google search on Chanelle Haynes will give results redirecting to coverage of Trin-tee singer Chanelle Haynes, who was fired from the Tina Turner musical after singing with the Rolling Stones.

But, the article's subject is not the 'Heaven Hear My Heart' songstress.

Rather, with the article, we are covering Chanelle Haynes, the daughter of famous rapper Cornell Iral Haynes, better known by his stage name Nelly, who was raised alongside her brother, Cornel III, aka Tre, who was born on 2 March 1999. 

She also has two cousins, Sydney and Shawn, whom her father,  'Hot In Herre' singer Nelly, raised with his children after his sister died battling leukemia in March 2005. 

Still, the question, "Who is Chanelle Haynes' Mother?" goes unanswered in the popular press to this day.

Out of all of Nelly's kids, the rapper seems to have the most special relationship with his daughter, Chanelle.


Read the full article to know about Chanelle Haynes' parents' love story, age, job, status now, and height.

What is Chanelle Haynes' Age?

Born on 27 February 1994 in Austin, Texas, Chanelle Hayenes is 29 years of age, as of writing.


Her parents, 'Dilemma' singer Nelly and Ashanti, are singing powerhouses in their own right and both of them are millionaires.

According to Celebritynetworh, Nelly has an estimated net worth of $8 million, whereas Ashanti boasts an estimated net worth of $ 5 million

Nelly is also the owner of the moonshine spirits brand, MoShine 

What is Chanelle Haynes doing Now?

Since Chanelle lives a private life and is not active on social media, Hence, it isn't fair to speculate about her personal life and career choices until she makes them public.

As for her education, Chanelle is a business administration graduate from Columbia College in Chicago.

She also appeared in tv shows such as She's Not Our Sister, Motown Live and Nellyville. 

And for a long time, there are also rumors floating around the internet that her boyfriend Mario, a rising musical sensation, died in gun violence. 

According to AmoMama, Nelly's two children were introduced in his BET reality series, Nellyville (2014-2015).

And during the show that chronicled the lives of Nelly and his family members, his daughter Chanelle "Nana" Hayes revealed about the death of her boyfriend who was shot right in front of her, as per reporting of MSTARS News

"It's been a few months since my ex-boyfriend," she revealed in 2014 during the first episode.  "We were at this park when everything broke out, I got to running towards the crowd because I'm looking for my little brother [Trey]. Gun shots went off, and I just remember this one girl that came up to me and said, 'it's Mario,' and I just looked down and saw him."

What is Chanelle Haynes' Height?

Chanelle stands at the height of 5 feet and 3 inches. 

Who is Chanelle's Haynes' Mother?

Chanelle's parents are rapper Nelly and 'Falling For You ' songstress Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas, professionally known as Ashanti. 

They met at a press conference for the Grammy Awards on 1 January 2003. Ashanti revealed that she played hard to get before they started dating.

“The first time I met Nelly he asked me for my autograph, but I think he was being sarcastic and I remember writing it down on the program. That picture has been in so many publications as something else but it all started out as a joke. For the record, it took him a long time to get my number.”


Unfortunately, her parents' on-again,off-again relationship ended in a breakup in 2013 with her mother Haynes revealing that she had been "betrayed," possibly blaming Nelly for his "insecurities."

“I think sometimes when people have their own insecurities it allows them to act out of character," she shared on The Meredith Viera Show, according to the Us Magazine. The 'Gotta Move On' songstress added,

Again, you just have to grow. You have to grow up and accept responsibilities for the things that you do. I’m not a big fan of people being cowards. I think it’s really important to know yourself and understand what you want and get it. I’m in a different place right now.

Are Chanelle's Father Nelly and Mother Ashanti Dating Again?

But the star aligned to get get them back together, as in 2023 they shared a stage to perform theirs and Akon's 2009 collab song 'Body on Me' twice, once in Las Vegas and another time during the Under The Mistletoe concert. 

In May 2023, the pair were also spotted "smiling at each other" at a star-studded birthday party organized by Tao Group Hospitality executive Jon Schwartz on the occasion of his 40th birthday party at the New York nightclub Marquee, as per AS.

It was Entertainment Online that broke the news for the first time, quoting a source who spotted them holding hand hands as they walked through T-Mobile Arena in April 2023. They were there to see the fight of Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia.

When ET asked him about their Las Vegas performance and what was special about the song, he blushingly said, "I don't know....maybe...Akon."

And back in February 2023, the singer told ET that time had mended his relationship with Ashanti. He shared,

Time does wonders for a lot of different things and when you get a chance to reflect, time is one of those things that allows you time to reflect on what's what and you get a chance to see things in different lights and see your faults and see you know different things. So I think we both did that and it's cooler that we're just friends.

Similarly, in December 2022, Ashanti had also confirmed their growing bond and new-founded mutual understanding in an interview with Watch What Happens Life with Andy Cohen, where she responded to fans' desire to see herself and Nelly get back together as a couple after their performance at the Mistletoe concert. 

"I saw a lot of comments. I mean my reaction was wow. It was a lot of comments and a lot of people wanting that. I will say we're in a better place. Because before it was like arghhhhhh (expresses with hand gestures)," she share. But we're cool. We had some conversations—that was cool."

Chanelle was Following Her Father's Advice

Chanelle, who also goes by the name of Nana, was first introduced to the world by Nelly in his 2014 reality show, Nellyville. This is the same show where her sibling and her cousins were also introduced.

In the show, Chanelle opened up about her life, revealing a few details like her education and dreams. She revealed that she studied business at Columbia College in Chicago, following her father’s suggestion.


She further expressed her interest in music and hinted that she was stepping into her father's footsteps.

Staying true to her word, in July 2020, the aspiring singer released her first single and is likely to make even more music in the future.

The Bond between Nelly and His Daughter Is Beautiful

A quick look through rapper Nelly's Instagram would give you a hint of his beautiful relationship with his daughter Chanelle.

On 28 February 2021, on the occasion of Chanelle's birthday, the 'Just A Dream' singer wished his daughter on Instagram. He posted a beautiful picture of the father-daughter duo and captioned it, "My mini me..!! Happy Bday to my first born Daddy’s girl.. love you to the moon and back..!!"


Similarly, on her birthday in 2020, he expressed, "...even tho you are a strong beautiful young women all I see is a snaggletooth five-year-old that can make me laugh on any dark day."

Chanelle's Brother and Cousins Are Also Doing Well in Their Lives

Chanelle's biological brother Tre used to be a high school football player but stopped playing after graduating. Presently, he is relishing quality time with his family and girlfriend.

Chanelle's cousin, Shawn, makes video game streams, tutorials, and music on his YouTube. In contrast, her other cousin, Sydney, is an aspiring model and had her first photo shoot on the reality show, Nellyville. Sydney is also a mother to a baby boy who was born in January 2020.

Chanelle Haynes's To-Be-Step-Mother Wanted Children with Nelly

While Nelly raised Chanelle as a single father, his girlfriend, Shantel Jackson, was a mother figure to Chanelle and her siblings.

Shantel was first introduced on Nellyville as a cast member, and she and Nelly had been dating ever since until their breakup in 2021.

Subsequently, Shantel grew close to Chanelle and her siblings, and Nelly often called her 'mama.'

Although Shantel found a special place in Chanelle's heart and her family, she had also made plans to have a child with Nelly on multiple occasions.

One of those occasions was highlighted in a reality show called Platinum Life. In the show, Shantel brought up the subject by asking Nelly if he remembered her telling him she wanted to freeze her eggs as an option as she was in her thirties and her eggs were probably old.

To which Nelly responded by saying, “Your egg ain’t old.”

Shantel dug further into the subject, explaining the process to him and asking him if she wanted to, would he want to do it.

Nelly was supportive in his reply, “I’m a natural guy. If it happens, it happens. But it’s your decision. I’m here to be supportive. Either way, I love you. It’s all good.”