By Marissa Donovan

Nelly recently shared his thoughts on marriage and commitment with People.com. “For me, it’s more important to die married than to have been married and it didn’t work out,” he said. The rapper takes marriage very seriously and wants an everlasting romance. Nelly is currently dating Shantel Jackson, but they will not be saying “I do” anytime soon. Time will tell if we hear celebrity wedding bells for this celebrity couple!

There’s no celebrity wedding planned for Nelly, but if there ever is, it’ll be a one and done. What are some ways to know you’re in a lasting relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Have you been dating someone for a long time and find yourself wondering if it will last forever? Check out our dating advice to see if you’re in a lasting relationship:

1. You both bring the best out of each other: Family and friends will be the first to notice a certain boost in your mood when the other person is near. You will even notice that your personal weaknesses will improve when they’re around. If you can bring the best out of the person you’re dating, there’s a good chance it will last forever!

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2. You both enjoy each other’s company: Are there rarely dull moments during a date night? Can small tasks such as doing laundry be less of a chore when you tackle it as a team? Are you comfortable sitting in silence together? If you can answer yes to all of the following questions, you should probably consider taking your relationship to the next step!

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3. You have faith in your future together: Cold feet can be common for those who are hesitant to fully give their commitment to the relationship their in. If you have already overcome obstacles as a couple and promise to help each other in the future then you probably found your lasting relationship!

Do you know of any lasting relationships worth sharing? Leave your lasting couple story in the comments for us to see!