Nick Cannon Wife Mariah Carey
Nick Cannon knew his marriage to Mariah Carey was over because they were getting apart as a couple.
They left in 2014, and their divorce was finalized last year, as Mariah was planning to wed her now-ex-fiance James Packer.
Nick and Mariah have never opened up in detail about the causes behind their split, but on Thursday, Nick admitted they were no longer moving forward as a couple.
“I feel like when two people are in a relationship, it should be about growth,” he told U.S. TV host Wendy Williams. “It should be a position where everyone’s converting a better human being in the relationship.
“So when you get to a point where there’s no longer any growth, and you’re not improving each other… I felt like it was best, especially for our children, since they’re the number one priority if I could be the best human being and the best father from outside of that house.
Nick and Mariah, who are parents to five-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan, have maintained a close relationship since their divorce, but Nick insists there’s no romance there anymore.
“There would be nothing wrong with that,” Cannon replied when Williams asked if he and his ex are still intimate, “but that’s not the case.
“There’s nothing but unconditional love there,” he continued. “I mean, she’s gorgeous but, you know, I’m respectful. I put the kids to bed, and I go home.”
Mariah became engaged to Australian billionaire Packer in January 2016, but they split in October. She subsequently carried on a relationship with her backup dancer Bryan Tanaka, but they broke up earlier this year.
Cannon has questioned Carey’s relationship with Tanaka in the past, but he remains supportive of his ex-wife.
“I’m just there to support my children,” he added. “Whatever she wants to do with her personal life, I support her. I just want her to be happy.”
And she did the same for him after he recently welcomed son Golden ‘Sagon’ Cannon with ex-girlfriend Brittany Bell.
Nick Cannon recently said he would be happy to get married again to Mariah Carey, but he may not want to get his hopes up. Nick Cannon Wife Mariah Carey While leaving lunch in Beverly Hills on Friday, TMZ asked Carey for her comments on the subject, and she did not hold back.
“Remarry? This is him making this up. He’s silly,” she said before the cameraman asked her if she liked the single life. “What is he, my last hope?”
Cannon was on T.I.’s podcast last month where he dropped the bomb and discussed the possibility of marriage in his future.
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“Honestly, I said I would presumably never get married again because I’m still working on me and trying to become a better man. That’s what I said,” he said. “But if I had to, I already know what that’s like; I would go back home first before I had to do it again.”
He later cleared up the statement during an appearance on Ellen.
“You know Mariah; she’s fine and happy,” he said. “We have a marvelous co-parenting relationship [and] our kids are so happy. It’s calm waters — let’s just keep it that way. Keep it calm.”
Carey recently discussed rumors that she was a star on The Masked Singer, which is hosted by Cannon, and gave the perfect Mariah Carey acknowledgment.
Talking to Entertainment Tonight, she replied: “Bye, girl, bye!”