Nelly's daughter Chanelle Haynes is following in the rapper's footsteps
Chanelle Haynes is most notably known as the daughter of popular rapper Nelly. She was raised alongside her brother, Tre, but their mother's identity remains wraps. Haynes was also raised alongside her two cousins, whom Nelly raised after his sister's passing.
While the youngster was only one in four children that Nelly raised, the connection she seems to have with her father seems special.
Following in Her Father's Footsteps
Chanelle's dad, Nelly, has been raising four adult children as a single father. She and her 21-year-old brother Cornel III aka 'Tre,' are from his own relationship, but their mothers' identities remain private. The singer also raised his niece Sydney 'Stink' and nephew, 'Shawn,' after his sister died battling leukemia in March 2005.
The aspiring singer was first introduced to the world by Nelly in his 2014 reality show, Nellyville. Additionally, this was the show where her sibling and her cousins were also introduced. In the show, she had revealed that she studied business at Columbia College in Chicago following her father’s suggestion.
Moreover, she expressed her interest in music and showed us that she was her father's daughter. In July 2020, the aspiring singer released her first single and is likely to make even more music in the future.
As for her brother, Tre, he used to be a high school football player but stopped playing after graduating.
Haynes also has two other cousins from her late aunt; one cousin makes video game streams, tutorials, and music on his YouTube, while the other is an aspiring model and had her first photo shoot on the reality show.
These days, Haynes is a mother to a baby boy who was born in January 2020.
Her 'Step-Mother' Wants Children With Nelly
While Nelly raised Haynes as a single father, his girlfriend, Shantel Jackson, was a mother figure to Haynes and her siblings.
Shantel was first introduced on Nellyville as a cast member, and the two have been dating ever since. Subsequently, Shantel grew close to Haynes and her siblings, and Nelly even often calls her 'Mama.'
Although Shantel has found a special place in Haynes' heart and her family, she has made her plans known to have a child with Nelly on multiple occasions. One of those occasions was in a reality show called Platinum Life. In the show, Shantel brought 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.”
If Shantel and Nelly decide to have that child, Haynes should probably expect a fitting companion to her newborn — much like how Tre and her cousins were her's.