Cannon knew Bre Tiesi was pregnant before Zen's death in December, he revealed on his talk show.
Nick Cannon's family is getting bigger!
Cannon, 41, confirmed the arrival of baby no. 8, after sharing on January 31, 2022 that he and model Bre Tiesi are expecting during the opening of his eponymous talk show, according to PEOPLE.
After the announcement, Cannon shared a series of tweets from people making fun of him about having another baby, but he soon revealed that he is in a "great space." He then shared a photograph from his and Tiesi's baby shower during his "Pic of the Day" segment and spoke about his deep love for each of his children as well as his excitement to welcome another child.
The unborn baby—who will be welcomed sometime this year—will be Tiesi's first child.
Nick Cannon Reveals He's Expecting Baby No. 8 with Model Bre Tiesi Following the Death of Son Zen https://t.co/Zv7WVcnmG5— People (@people) January 31, 2022
The Nick Cannon Show host is already dad to 10-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, whom he shares with ex-wife Mariah Carey; 4-year-old Golden "Sagon" and 1-year-old Powerful Queen, whom he shares with Brittany Bell; and 7-month-old twins, Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir, whom he shares with Abby De La Rosa.
Cannon also shared a child with Alyssa Scott: their son Zen, who died on December 5, 2021, after a brief battle with brain cancer. The little one was only five months old at the time of his death.
Apparently, Cannon knew Tiesi was pregnant before Zen's death, he revealed on the talk show. "So even going through all of that, this was always in the back of my mind, like, 'What is the right time? How do I share this?'" he said. "No one, we didn't expect Zen to pass away ... All of the news was so unexpected."
"I wanted to definitely respect the grieving process with Alyssa, and Bre was respectful enough — She held off making our announcements and speaking on social media," Cannon continued. "She's a very, you know, in the public eye type of person, but keeps her stuff private as well."
"And it was just one of those things like, you know, I didn't know what to do. I didn't know what to say when I was dealing with Zen or to hold off. Even right now, that it came out yesterday, that wasn't planned to talk about it. We wanted to, you know, hold on as long as we can, but it happened. We here and I'm with my family I get to discuss it, I get to be open," added Cannon.
As for Scott, she shared a post on social media just hours after Cannon's baby update, revealing that she is "at peace" since the loss of her and Cannon's baby, according to PEOPLE.
The model thanked everyone who sent her supportive messages while she mourned the loss of her child, and shared that her late son "expanded my heart in ways I never thought possible" and filled her with compassion. "It is painful having my son be a part of conversations that aren't in alignment with his light and legacy. It isn't something I chose for him or myself," she wrote.
"It's important for me to let you all know.. I am centered, I am at peace," Scott continued. "I look at everyone's predicament with loving eyes. I will not judge. I will consciously decide what I will participate in. I am surrounded by love. God, my mom, dad, sister, brother, and daughter continue to carry me."
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