Shantel Jackson Opens Up On Why She And Nelly Broke Up After 7 Years Together

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Nelly and his longtime girlfriend, Shantel Jackson, has called it quits.

The couple dated for 7 years and according to Shantel, the two are taking time apart to grow individually. During a recent interview on “The Real” she explains things began to drift when she stopped going on the road with him. She says, “so when we started our relationship, I was always on the road with him. Traveling, out of the country, on concerts, all that good stuff. But then, when it came to a point where I was home more often building my company Shoe Gummi or just working on my brand, and him being on the road, me being on the road less with him, we started to grow apart, and it just became an issue with, ‘you know what? what are we doing? what are we gonna do?’ And, we just had to come to the realization of look, let’s take this time and see if this split is going to bring it back full circle for us and honestly, that’s what we’re doing.”

When asked if the two were taking a “break” including of splitting permanently she explained, “yeah, you can say that. A break, split, but I feel like it’s important that we take the time to just do it. Me personally, I feel like it’s important for me, because if our relationship is gonna come back, it’s gonna come back. If this break is going to stop that, then it’s kind of inevitable, if that makes sense.”

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