Nick Cannon, Who Has 12 Children, Has One Ex-Girlfriend He Wishes He’d Had Kids With

Nick Cannon explained why monogamy isn’t for him on several occasions in the past year-plus. He has 12 children — the most recent baby arrived in December — with six different women because he just has too much love to give.

“I never want to generalize the relationships I have now, [like], ‘Oh, these my ladies!’ That’s sill. I have individual relationships with each person in my life, and I respect … their peace,” Cannon said in an interview with The Shade Room shared last week. “I’m not a private person, but I try to give everybody who wants to operate in privacy and keep their life personal, I love it. … I’ve had every type of relationship with a woman that a man could ever imagine.”

But moments later, the one-time Emmy winner reflected on two particularly lovable exes. When asked to name the love of his life, Cannon gushed over Mariah Carey, his ex-wife with whom he shares twins Monroe and Moroccan:

“I always talk about that, and then it goes viral and all her fans get mad at me. I’ll say, I was 12 years old with Mariah Carey pictures on my wall, and that becomes my wife. And the fact that she’s the coolest person I ever met. 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. When I found that out about her and saw how remarkable she was, like, that woman is not human. She’s a gift from God.”

That led directly into an even dicier question: Which ex does he wish he’d had a baby with?

“Everybody talks about having kids,” Cannon responded. “If I say this, I know it’s gonna go viral, but […] when Christina Milian were doing [the 2003 movie] Love Don’t Cost A Thing, I remember when I found out she was pregnant — did I have kids yet? I don’t know, but I was like, ‘Dang, man.’ But I was so happy for her.”

He added, “We was kids in love early on, and so you talk about that, but […] life plans it out. The universe gives it how it’s supposed to be given. […] That was the homie, and we definitely had our romantic conversations about what it would be like back then.”

Cannon and Milian dated in the early 2000s, years before Cannon married Carey in 2008. Cannon and Carey split in 2014 and finalized their divorce in 2016 (as noted by People).

Watch Cannon’s full The Shade Room interview below.

Nick Cannon Wishes He Had Kids With Christina Milian

He’s dated his fair share of Hollywood starlets and icons, and Nick Cannon is reflecting on his early 2000s romance with Christina Milian. The NCredible mogul has been a star since his teens, and over the years, he’s matched up with some of the hottest women in the industry, including his ex-wife, Mariah Carey. However, before he and the “Fantasy” hitmaker welcomed twins, Cannon and Christina Milian were the couple to watch. They linked in 2003 and were photographed from one red carpet to the next. Eventually, Cannon and Milian would part ways in 2005, and in a new interview, he reflected on what could have been.

Cannon is currently on the road for his Future Superstars Tour and took a minute to chat with The Shade Room. During the discussion, he was asked if there was anyone from his past he wished he had a baby with. Immediately, Cannon joked that he would get in trouble with this answer. “Everybody talks about having kids, that’s the thing,” Cannon said. “I think—ah! If I say this, I know this gonna go viral, but I always—when you think about it. When Christina Milian and I were doing Love Don’t Cost a Thing… I remember when I found out she was pregnant—did I have kids? I don’t know, I was like, ‘Dang, man.’”

Nick Cannon Is Happy For His Ex

Cannon and Milian starred in Love Don’t Cost a Thing in 2003, and she announced her pregnancy in 2009. She was married to The-Dream at the time. Cannon said he was sincerely happy for her, but it made him revisit their relationship. “I remember we was kids in love early on and so we talked about that,” Cannon added. “But to each his own. Life plans it out. The universe gives it how it’s supposed to be given.”

Milian admitted that she and Cannon broke up because of his repeated cheating. The Wild ‘N Out mogul also spoke on the demise of the romance, adding that he felt pressured to adhere to a certain standard. They’ve both moved on; Cannon has 12 children with six women, while Milian has three kids. She and The-Dream separated in 2009, just months after their wedding. After dating the likes of Jas Prince and (allegedly) Lil Wayne, Milian connected with singer Matt Pokora in 2017. They reportedly married in 2020 and welcomed two children together. Check out Nick Cannon speaking about kids with Christina Milian above.

Nick Cannon Called Mariah Carey ‘A Gift From God’ And The Love Of His Life But He Still Doesn’t Believe In Monogamy

Nick Cannon is always game to joke about his fertility. He was all for Jimmy Kimmel’s joke about Cannon having 12 children at the 2023 Oscars. Cannon and Kevin Hart cooked up a joke of their own, making people temporarily believe a game show called Who’s Having My Baby? was real.

But Cannon got serious about love in a recent interview with The Shade Room. The self-proclaimed “fearless romantic” explained his stance on monogamy and why he doesn’t subscribe to it before raving about his past relationship with his ex-wife, Mariah Carey.

When asked to name the love of his life, Cannon inferred it was Carey.

“I always talk about that, and then it goes viral and all her fans get mad at me,” he said. “I’ll say, I was 12 years old with Mariah Carey pictures on my wall, and that becomes my wife. And the fact that she’s the coolest person I ever met. 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.”

Cannon continued, “When I found that out about her and saw how remarkable she was, like, that woman is not human. She’s a gift from God.”

Cannon and Carey were married for six years before splitting in 2014 and finalizing their divorce in November 2016 (as chronicled by People). They share twins, Monroe and Moroccan.

As for whether Cannon wants a wife again, he told The Shade Room that his “focus now is my children and my business.”

“What about maybe one of the mothers of your kids?” the interviewer posed.

“I love them! They’re amazing!” Cannon responded and explained he won’t commit to one of them because “that’s a disservice to the other ones.”

Along with Monroe and Moroccan, Cannon shares three children with Brittany Bell, three with Abby De La Rosa (including another set of twins), two with Alyssa Scott (including the late Zen, who passed away at five months old in December 2021), one with Bre Tiesi, and one with LaNisha Cole.

Watch Cannon’s full interview below.

Mariah Carey’s Albums, Ranked

Mariah Carey is one of the most successful singer/songwriters ever. With a career spanning multiple decades, Mariah has 15 studio albums. She has 19 number-1 hits on Billboard and has sold over 200 million records globally. Besides having several mega-hits, Mariah Carey is known as an album artist. This means fans can enjoy her full albums instead of only the singles on the radio. 

Throughout her storied career, Mariah Carey has been seen as the blueprint for many artists. In fact, Rolling Stone even included her in the top 5 of their greatest singers of all time list. Of course, that list has been questioned by many, but there is no denying that Mariah Carey has one of the most important voices in music. What makes her singing so unique are the high notes and her voice’s breathy nature. She has worked with several other greats, including Whitney Houston, Boys II Men, and, most recently, Brandy in 2022. 

Mariah Carey’s musical catalog is unmatched. In many ways, she is the epitome of what it means to be an R&B/Pop singer. Luckily, Mariah is still making great music. To some fans, her newer albums are even better than her older and highest-selling bodies of work. 

Here are Mariah Carey’s albums, ranked. This list does not include soundtracks or extended plays.

12. Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse (2005)

Last on the list ranking Mariah Carey’s albums is her 2015 release. Me. I am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse is a sporadic group of songs. Though most fans consider it a solid album, it’s a bit all over the place. Fans got their first taste of the album through its lead single, #Beautiful, and yes, the hashtag is actually in the song title. Though a moderate hit, many complain that the featured artist on the song, Miguel, has more to do on the track than Mariah. Standouts from the album are Cry. and Faded. 

11. Music Box (1998)

Music Box is actually one of Mariah Carey’s biggest commercial albums. However, this album doesn’t entirely feel like a Mariah album. It’s a bit subdued in comparison to her better works. Still, it has some iconic songs. Most fans would know Hero and Dreamlover from this one. Mariah released it in 1998, and it’s her third album. 

10. E=MC2 (2008)

Mariah Carey’s 2008 album, E=MC2, had a lot of pressure to be a hit. It followed her big comeback just two years prior, where she racked up tons of awards and proved to the world she still had it. Mariah released Touch My Body as the lead single, and it became her 18th number 1 hit. Though the album has some memorable songs besides the lead single, it’s just not super memorable. However, check out Side Effects, Love Story, Last Kiss, and I’m That Chick. 

9. Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel (2009)

Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel is one of Mariah’s best albums. However, it’s simply not as known as some of her biggest. Released in 2009, the upbeat song Obsessed was chosen as the lead single. Famously, it’s also a bit of a diss track to Eminem. Unfortunately, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel didn’t have much staying power. Despite this, it’s a fan favorite. You should listen to Candy Bling, Standing O, Ribbon, It’s A Wrap, and her remake of I Want To Know What Love Is. 

8. Rainbow (1999)

Rainbow is Mariah Carey’s last album of the 1990s. It’s one of her most famous albums and includes one of her biggest hits, Heartbreaker. Many fans also regard the album for songs such as After Tonight and Petals. However, Rainbow was also her first album in a while to not reach number 1. It debuted at number 2 with over 300,000 units sold. 

7. Emotions (1991)

Mariah Carey’s Emotions is only her second album, but it’s also one of her best. Released in 1991, it’s an excellent display of Mariah Carey’s voice. With this album, Mariah Carey had much more creative control and could deviate from the usual 1990s musical formula. She released the title track as the lead single. 

6. Caution (2018)

Released in 2018, Caution is Mariah Carey’s latest album. Fortunately, it’s also one of her best. Most importantly, it showed Mariah’s ability to adapt to a new sound while also including elements of her music fans have always loved. It may not have been a blockbuster seller, but it’s one of the most important R&B albums of recent years. 

5. Mariah Carey (1990)

Mariah Carey’s self-titled debut album came in 1990. It has a strong 1980s sound, which you can hear in the hit Vision of Love. As many fans know, Vision of Love is one of Mariah Carey’s most recognizable songs. Notably, it’s considered one of the most difficult songs to sing. Mariah won Best New Artist at the Grammys as well as Best Female Pop Vocalist during the album cycle. 

4. Charmbracelet (2002)

Though considered one of Mariah’s best albums, Charmbraclet is often overlooked. Released in 2002, it was her first album since both the failure of her movie Glitter and her public breakdown. The first single, Through The Rain, is a fan favorite, but it wasn’t a big hit. The album sold 241,000 units in its first week. You should also check out The One. 

3. The Emancipation of Mimi (2005)

The Emancipation of MiMi is the big comeback we previously mentioned. Released in 2005, the first taste was the lead single It’s Like That. However, things really ramped up with We Belong Together. Not only was it Mariah’s 16th number-one hit, but it remained in the top spot for 14 non-consecutive weeks. Billboard even named it the song of the decade. The entire album is iconic and can be listened to from top to bottom. 

2. Daydream (1996)

Mariah’s fifth album came out in 1996. It features three of her biggest hits and is considered a masterpiece. Many fans say this is an album most artists would work their entire careers to produce. She received several Grammy nominations for the album but was completely snubbed the night of the ceremony. Still, it was one of the biggest albums of that year. 

1. Butterfly (1997)

Butterfly is Mariah Carey’s best album. Most people feel this way because it’s super personal and shows the singer truly experimenting with her songwriting. The album’s most famous songs are Honey, Butterfly, and The Roof. Mariah even released a 25th-anniversary version in 2022. One of the highlights of the rerelease was Mariah Carey and Brandy working together on the new version of The Roof.

Funniest ‘Wild ‘N Out’ Moments

Making its debut on MTV in 2005, Nick Cannon’s hit show, Wild ‘N Out showcases an array of comedic and musical talent. The cast splits into two teams to face off in various improv games like ‘Got Damned’, ‘Talking Spit’, and of course the epic ‘WildStyle’ roast between both crews, where the comedians honestly leave no meat on the bone. The cast truly has an unmatched chemistry to the point of being able to rhyme a whole verse in less than a second to what their opponent had just laid out. Some may say they prepare all of their material, but it’s evident in many of the skits that those assumptions are untrue. 

This Hitman Holla & Charlie Clips Rap Battle Goes Crazzzy

Guest stars like 2Chainz, Doja Cat, Jack Harlow, Dababy, Snoop Dogg, and more have been invited to join the “New School” team for a hilarious battle against Cannon’s “Old School.” Both teams dress according to the theme of the night, and you already know Cannon’s got the most drip, but that might be to make up for the fact that his cast, who are his best friends off camera, bag him on his rhymes as being the biggest joke of the show. 

The show has evolved since its start with new games and new names for the teams, but the laughs stay coming. Cannon is always adding new members to each team, like Cortez, Maddy “Becky Pickles, Kandie, and Santwon. But there are some OG’s that continue to clap back with the pinpoint skill to create funny and witty jokes without any drawback. Popular personalities on the show are Justina Valentine, D.C. Young Fly, Hitman Holla, Chico Beans, Conceited, Emmanual Hudson, Charlie Clips, PrettyVee and more.

Justina Valentine off the top is unlike any other.

The show comprises of games where the castmates and celebrities “battle it out head-to-head” in a rap battle. Whether it’s ‘Pie Or Die’ where DJ D-Wrek gives them a beat and word or, ‘Why You Bullspittin’’ where a member rides a mechanical bull and rhymes a group of words one after the other, each battle or individual rap scheme is met with precision, flare, respect, and most of the time, no matter how ‘harsh’ the context may be, there’s honesty to back it up. It could be ragging on Justina Valentine for her deep raspy voice and flat butt, comparing Charron to Eminem in every single roast or making fun of Big Mack’s weight, but no matter what, the crew always keeps their bond strong with no hurt feelings. 

Watch Emmanuel Hudson Body His ‘Pie or Die’ Word, ‘Idiosyncratic’.

Touring the country in cities like Atlanta, NYC, Detroit, and just about any major metropolitan area, Wild ‘N Out engages their live audience to the point of inclusion and Immediate applause. There’s even a battle, ‘Family Reunion’ where the two teams make fun of audience members, while ‘Who’s on the Pole?’ has fans come on stage and the castmates make up a stripper pole name for them based on their appearance. And of course, we can’t forget D.C. Young Fly, who is constantly roasting audience members throughout his hilarious raps.

The show did first debut on MTV but now airs on VH1 at 8:00 pm on Thursday nights. The crew filmed season 19 and the new shows are due to air in April of 2023. Viewers can expect to see the same iconic cast with a few new members. The upcoming celebrity guests range from GloRilla to Chance the Rapper, Micheal Rapaport, and more in its 25 episodes.

The intensity on set is always on fire and the castmates make sure to keep each other grounded, while still lifting each other to their best degree. Nick Cannon shared his feelings on his production by saying, “I love ‘Wild ‘N Out’ so much. One, because it’s my baby, but also I get to see others succeed and go on to lead their own careers.” Which is true, too. Though many on the show do rag Cannon on his rap career and relationship with Mariah Carey, they also always give credit to him for providing them and their families with money at the end of the day.

Nick Cannon Responds To Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscars Jokes

Nick Cannon responded to Jimmy Kimmel making jokes about his kids at the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday night. Speaking with TMZ after the award show, Cannon says that he found them “hilarious” and can handle it. Kimmel had been discussing Avatar: The Way of Water when he remarked, “Disney spent 2 billion dollars to make this movie. Just to break even, all of Nick Cannon’s children had to see Avatar four times.”

“Nah, it’s hilarious. I created Wild N’ Out. I can hear jokes all day long,” Cannon told TMZ, before adding, “Kimmel’s my man.” When the reporter asked how many kids he’d like to have, Cannon joked, “I don’t know. Whatchu doing later?”

Nick Cannon On Stage In 2022

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – MAY 20: Nick Cannon performs onstage during opening night of Nick Cannon Presents: MTV Wild ‘N Out Live at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on May 20, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Cannon first welcomed twins with his ex-wife, Mariah Carey, in 2011. In the years since, he’s had 10 more babies with five other women. They include Brittany Bell, Abby De La Rosa, Bre Tiesi, LaNisha Cole, and Alyssa Scott. Most recently, Alyssa Scott gave birth to their baby in December 2022. Last month, he told Entertainment Tonight that he’s open to having more kids as well.

Nick Cannon was far from the only person Kimmel poked fun at during his time hosting the event. Perhaps most of all, Kimmel trolled Will Smith, who was banned from the event after slapping Chris Rock at last year’s ceremony. “We want you to have fun, feel safe and, most importantly, we want me feel safe,” Kimmel told the audience. “So, we have strict policies in pace. If anyone in this theater commits an act of violence at any point during the show, you will be awarded the Oscar for best actor and permitted to give a 19-minute long speech. But seriously, the academy has a crisis team in place. If anything unpredictable or violent happens during the show, sit there and do absolutely nothing. Maybe even give the assailant a hug.”

Nick Cannon’s Reaction


Nick Cannon Was On-Board With Jimmy Kimmel’s Joke About His Kids At The Oscars

Nick Cannon is no stranger to people joking about his productivity. Andy Cohen joked that he should get a vasectomy, the paternity experts at Maury shared some suggestions of their own, and fellow comedian Kevin Hart even sent him a vending machine full of condoms as a prank.

So, when Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel joked that Nick and his kids were at least partly responsible for the record-breaking box office scores of Avatar: The Way Of Water, the multi-hyphenate father of 11 took it in stride. “Avatar: The Way Of Water was the most expensive movie ever made,” Jimmy noted in his opening monologue.

“Disney spent 2 billion dollars to make this movie. Just to break even, all of Nick Cannon’s children had to see Avatar four times.”

According to TMZ, when he was asked how he felt about the joke, Nick said he was on-board with the jokes, as he and Kimmel are close. After all, Nick started out as a standup comic himself, so he can handle being the target of a good roast.

In fact, of all the cracks about his seeming drive to populate a small country, some of the best (and strangest) have come from Nick himself. Last week, he teamed up with Kevin Hart to shoot a (probably fake) promo for a game show about women competing to be his seventh baby mama. He also cracked a few jokes over the holidays about the added pressure having so many kids puts on him.

Nick Cannon And His Nearly Dozen Children Were The Butt Of An Oscars’ Opening Monologue Joke

All eyes are on the 2023 Oscars for several reasons. The first, of course, is the potential history to be made depending on who walks away with the winner. The second is whether or not and in which ways this evening’s host Jimmy Kimmel will address last year’s infamous. Well, during Kimmel’s opening monologue, the television host and comedian held nothing back, starting with the slap.

But as the monologue continued, a few other public figures caught a few strays, including television host, actor, rapper, and comedian Nick Cannon. Cannon and his eleven children were on the receiving end of Kimmel’s throwaway jokes.

When poking fun at Avatar: The Way of Water and just how much money the film had to earn in order to break even, Kimmel pulled in Cannon’s large family. “Avatar: The Way of Water was the most expensive movie ever made. Disney spent 2 billion dollars to make this movie. Just to break even, all of Nick Cannon’s children had to see Avatar four times,” joked Kimmel.

Cannon hasn’t commented on the joke just yet. However, he, himself has used his love of procreation as a punchline in his own works. In fact, earlier this week, Cannon filmed a mock game show skit titled, Who’s Having My Baby, with Kevin Hart.

Everything We Know About The Upcoming ‘Celebrity Prank Wars’

Celebrity Prank Wars is the hilarious new show for Kevin Hart and Nick Cannon coming to the E! network in April. Cannon and Hart have built their careers on their talent for comedy. The show will feature a range of A-list celebrity guests, who will be the targets of the pranks planned and directed by the hosts.

The premise of Celebrity Prank Wars includes a variety of offbeat pranks, ranging from elaborate and complex setups to more simple and candid gags. Each prank’s goal is to get the largest possible reaction from the celebrity target, as well as generate the most buzz and online shares.

The competitive element of the show is also likely to be a major draw for viewers. Both Cannon and Hart are known for their competitive nature, and the show’s format will give them plenty of chances to one-up each other and earn bragging rights. The hosts will determine the winner of each episode’s celebrity prank war.

The Tweet That Started It

Who’s Having My Baby?

The show’s announcement comes after a fairly outlandish Tweet released in March, which appeared to be a new E! game show dubbed Who’s Having My Baby? The show claimed to feature Hart and Cannon and their pursuit of discovering what celebrity was pregnant with their kid.

The Tweet went viral, leading to some bafflement about whether the show was genuine. Especially given Cannon’s family circumstances.

Cannon’s unconventional family setup has been the subject of much debate in the media, with some condemning his decision to have children with multiple partners. However, he has consistently defended his choices, arguing that he can provide love and support to all of his children and their mothers.

However, the controversy surrounding the tweet only served to generate even more interest in the show. Additionally, both Hart and Cannon quickly clarified that the tweet was definitely a joke and that Celebrity Prank Wars was their actual project for the E! network.

More Than Just Co-hosts of Celebrity Prank Wars

It was a prank

Cannon and Hart’s irreverent humor and willingness to push boundaries have made them both popular figures in the entertainment world and friends for an exceptionally long time.

Their shared love of comedy has been a key driving force behind their friendship. Cannon and Hart are both extremely passionate about making people laugh and have often collaborated on comedy projects. They share a similar sense of humor and can effortlessly play off each other in a hilarious and natural way.

Cannon and Hart’s friendship goes back more than a decade, to when they were both up-and-coming comedians trying to make a name for themselves in the industry. They first crossed paths on the comedy circuit, where they instantly recognized each other’s talent and bonded.

A Time-Tested Friendship

‘Kevin Hart: I’m a Grown Little Man’

Their first collaboration came in 2005 when Cannon directed Hart’s stand-up special Kevin Hart: I’m a Grown Little Man. The special was a hit and helped to launch Hart’s career. From there, the two went on to work together on a variety of different projects, including films, television shows, and live performances.

One of their most successful collaborations has been the Real Husbands of Hollywood series, which aired on BET from 2013 to 2016. The show was a spoof of the notorious Real Housewives franchise.

Another reason that Cannon and Hart’s friendship has remained strong is their shared commitment to giving back to their communities. Both comedians are known for their philanthropic efforts and have used their platforms to support various causes.

It’s Deeper Than Comedy

For example, Hart founded the Help From the Hart charity in 2017. The foundation supplies scholarships to students from underprivileged backgrounds to attend historically black colleges and universities.

On the other hand, Cannon has founded numerous initiatives aimed at empowering young people, including working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Despite their busy schedules, Cannon and Hart have managed to maintain their friendship. They have supported each other in their personal and professional lives. For example, Cannon congratulated Hart on the birth of his daughter, and Hart attended the grand opening of Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out restaurant in Miami.

Their strong bond and support for each other’s careers have not only made them better comedians but serve as a positive example of how healthy competition and mutual respect can lead to solid and lasting relationships in any industry.

Celebs We Know Showing Up on Celebrity Prank Wars

One major factor that sets Celebrity Prank Wars apart is the involvement of superstar guests. Each episode will feature a different star guest, who will team up with one of the hosts to pull off a prank on the other host.

Some confirmed guests include Snoop Dogg, Tiffany Haddish, and Lil Nas X. The addition of these celebrities will undoubtedly bring a new level of hilarity and unpredictability to the show.

Overall, fans of both Nick Cannon and Kevin Hart eagerly anticipate the start of Celebrity Prank Wars. With their undeniable chemistry and quick wit, the duo is sure to deliver some memorable moments of comedy and chaos, making Celebrity Prank Wars a must-watch for anyone looking for a good laugh.