"I was 12 years old with Mariah Carey pictures on my wall, and [she] becomes my wife," he said.
Nick Cannon only has kind words about his ex-wife Mariah Carey. The pair were married between 2008 and 2016 and have two kids together—11-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan, whom they continue to co-parent. The comedian, 42, and his ex-wife, 53 first met in 2005 but started dating in 2008. They decided to get married within six weeks, and this took everyone by surprise. They even got matching tattoos after tying the knot at Carey’s Bahamian estate to tie the knot in a sunset, ocean-side ceremony, per PEOPLE. After over six years together they decided to call it quits.
Cannon called the All I Want For Christmas Is You hitmaker, "the love of his life" during a recent interview with The Shade Room. "Like the greatest? I mean, I always talk about that. Then it goes viral, and our fans get mad at me," shared Cannon. "But I was 12 years old with Mariah Carey pictures on my wall, and [she] becomes my wife. And the fact that she's the coolest person I ever met."
The father-of-12 said he loves the We Belong Together singer's bright and positive attitude the most. "I get a lot of this delightful disposition from her. She's just always happy, always doing for others. No matter what's happening in life. I'm like, 'Wow, a person can really operate like that and don't allow negative energy into their space'," he shared. To him, the pop star isn't just a mere mortal. "When I found that out, about how remarkable she was," he continued, "That woman is not human. She's a gift from God."
The host and rapper is a dad to 12 children. Apart from the 11-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan with Mariah Carey, he also shares Rise, 5 months, Powerful, 2, and Golden, 6, with Brittany Bell; Beautiful, 3 months, and Zion and Zillion, both 1, with Abby De La Rosa; Halo, 2 months, and the late Zen with Alyssa Scott; Legendary, 7 months, with Bre Tiesi; Onyx, 5 months, with LaNisha Cole according to ET Online. His son Zen died at five months old in December 2021 after being diagnosed with brain cancer.
As for his big brood, he explained, "God decides when we're done [laughs] but I believe I definitely got my hands full. And I'm so focused. I'm locked in. But when I'm 85, you never know. I might." The doting dad is hopeful for the future he's set up for his kids calling it a "blessing". He continued, "man, like, hopefully because of what I am able to do, my kids can do whatever they want to do, to be able to be in a position that if they want to be a nuclear physicist, I know somebody at an Ivy League school that I could [hit up]."
"If they want to go into the military, if they want to be artists, if they want to be actors, it's a thing where we have the capability. Let's start talking about it now so we can help your dreams come true," he added.
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